Fred Allen's Radio Comedy (American Civilization)

Fred Allen's Radio Comedy (American Civilization)

By: Alan R. Havig (author)Hardback

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Tracing a career that lasted from 1912 into the 1950s, Havig describes the "verbal slapstick" style that was Fred Allen's hallmark and legacy to American comedy

About Author

Alan Havig is Professor of History and American Studies at Stephens College in Columbia Missouri.


Acknowledgments Illustrations 1. An Introduction 2. The World of a Smalltimer, 1894-1932 3. The Fred Allen Shows, 1933-1949 4. Creating Radio Comedy 5. Fred Allen and Radio Censorship 6. Fred Allen's Comedy of Language 7. Fred Allen, Satirist 8. Allen's Alley, 1942-1949 9. An Epilogue Appendix: The Complex World of Network Radio Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780877227137
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780877227137
  • ISBN10: 0877227136

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