In Such Good Company

In Such Good Company

Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox

eBook - 2016
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through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it"-- Provided by publisher.
"Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show's original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation. Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars--the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day--Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including: how the show almost didn't air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents; how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show's opening Q&A; and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, 2016.
ISBN: 9781101904664
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 12, 2017

Lovely trip down memory lane.
LOL on non-confrontational Carol conjured Barbara Stanwyck & Joan Crawford to fire temperamental Harvey for one day & be nice on Monday.
Marveled cast & crew could make & execute weekly show in five days.
Never knew Bob Mackie until I was much older.

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Razor289
Nov 25, 2016

Classic Carol at best.
Tha variety show at best.
Do they have this today, wouldn't it be nice.
A true format at best.

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tmsuomala
Oct 17, 2016

I really enjoyed Burnett's memories of the show. My sister and I grew up watching the reruns and I loved reading the behind-the-scenes stories of her guests and about how she ran the show.

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maggiezad
Oct 02, 2016

Totally agree. Rather silly to put parts of shows in and call it content. Not very interesting and just skimmed through.

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Butterfly121761
Sep 30, 2016

Some of it brought back memories, some of it was boring and I skipped through. Basically it was like one large repeat of all the shows and characters.

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