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In Such Good Company : Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
by Carol Burnett


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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?
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Overview
Click Here For the Autographed Copy
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 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."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781101904657
  • ISBN-10: 1101904658
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

From 1967 to 1978, The Carol Burnett Show delighted television viewers of all ages from coast to coast. Now Burnett presents a look at her beloved variety hour. Though it may start with the show’s inauspicious beginnings (a forgotten clause in Burnett’s contract) and end with its star-studded finale, Burnett’s narrative is hardly chronological; instead, it resembles the conversational cadence of a relative reminiscing about the good old days. This is certainly a relatable approach, but it does lead Burnett to repeat details about her favorite stories. Nevertheless, Burnett’s fans will enjoy the wealth of knowledge as she reveals her close relationships with her crew, revisits highlights from audience q&a sessions, and shares anecdotes about the biggest stars of the 1960s and ’70s. Burnett watched every episode afresh to research this book, and that attention to detail shows in her exhaustive accounts of major sketches. However, even nonfans will enjoy the nuggets of intrigue Burnett scatters throughout, in which she shines a light on the sexism she faced during her tenure as a leading lady of the small screen. (Sept.)

 
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