The Great Movie Comedians: From Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen (Revised and Updated)

The Great Movie Comedians: From Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen (Revised and Updated) by Leonard Maltin 1514324946 9781514324943
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THE GREAT MOVIE COMEDIANS: FROM CHARLIE CHAPLIN TO WOODY ALLEN - Revised Edition by Leonard Maltin Leonard Maltin surveys the 20th centurys greatest comedy performers to see what made each one unique. Drawing on his own observations as well as interviews with directors who worked with these stars, he presents entertaining profiles of everyone from Charlie Chaplin, the genius who "did it all" to his modern-day counterpart Woody Allen, whose nebbish persona became as identifiable as Chaplins Little Tramp. Along the way youll learn about pioneering comedienne Mabel Normand, sexual provocateur Mae West (who wrote her own saucy material), "iron man" Buster Keaton, the madcap Marx Brothers, the relentlessly rowdy Three Stooges, and many, many more. Maltin has revised his chapters (and filmographies) on Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and Woody Allen to bring this acclaimed 1978 book up to date. Whats more, hes added some rare, new photos to the already-impressive gallery of images. If you love comedy, youll enjoy this celebratory volume.

Author: Leonard Maltin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 378

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015-10-17


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