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Author Horton, Andrew

Title Ernie Kovacs & early TV comedy : nothing in moderation / by Andrew Horton

Publ Info Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PN2287.K7 H67 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN2287 K7 H67 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : nothing in moderation. An overview of the postwar era and the Ernie Kovacs shows in the context of American television comedy -- The flow of the Philadelphia and New York Kovacs shows : comic surrealism, verbal and visual -- Silents please! Ernie, California, and working with music, sound, and surrealistic visuals on his specials -- Ernie in the movies: from comic director to supporting character actor -- The Kovacs legacy: "I don't know. I just do it!"
LC subject Kovacs, Ernie, 1919-1962
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Television comedies -- United States
Alt Title Ernic Kovacs and early television comedy
ISBN 9780292721944 (cloth : alk. paper)
0292721943 (cloth : alk. paper)