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Burns & Allen Show Collection...
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When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie's delivery got a bigger laugh than George's punch lines.The duo became a big hit on vaudeville and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered. Their first regular radio work was as supporting players on CBS's The Guy Lombardo Show in the 1930s. When Lombardo switched to NBC, George and Gracie took over the show. Early on, the two did not play a married couple on the air. For a long time, they continued a 'flirtation act' with George as Gracie's most persistent suitor.But when the show's ratings began to sag toward the end of the 1930s, George decided it was time their real-life marriage was written into the show. The new format included husband-and-wife characters in a situation comedy setting. George's instincts were spot-on and The Burns & Allen Show went on to new heights, eventually making a successful transition to television. "Taking in a Veteran""Contest: Hollywood's Ideal Married Couple""George's Job in Washington DC""Listening to the Royal Wedding or Playing Poker" Guest, Jean Sablon"Their 15th Wedding Anniversary"Guest, Marie ("The Body") McDonald "Watching Neighbor's Daughter""Movie Contract for a Friend's Daughter""Gracie Dents the Car's Fender or Has She?""George and Gracie offered the lead in Dulcy""Going to the Racetrack"Show book
A Singular Man
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Fuck: An Irreverent History of...
An amusing, informative, controversial and utterly irreverent history of the world’s favourite word.F, U, C and K – four letters that can cause outrage, scandal, embarrassment or instant relief if you hit your thumb with a hammer.In this wide-ranging and frequently hilarious history of the F-word, Rufus Lodge searches out the origins of our language’s most popular obscenity, and chronicles its dramatic arrival in our everyday lives. As he discovers, the F-word can be heard among aristocrats and astronauts, rock stars and royals, poets and politicians, even in the company of Father Ted and Basil Brush.No-one is safe from the F-word’s outrageous progress, as innocent animals, fragrant mothers and squeaky-clean TV hosts are dragged into the fray. The cast of characters includes Shakespeare, the Beatles, Andy Murray, T.S. Eliot, Elton, Camilla and everyone unfortunate enough to live in an Austrian town with a very embarrassing name.F*** is a cavalcade of priceless anecdotes, historical research, filthy jokes and definitions too devious for any decent dictionary – guaranteed to make you laugh, and broaden your vocabulary*.* The publisher takes no responsibility for any embarrassment caused when readers drop the F-bomb after reading this book.Show book