Albany, GA: BearManor Media, 2011. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine. Item #7200
Color pictorial wrappers, octavo, 587 pages. SIGNED by the author on the title page. In this collection, film and radio historian Clair Schulz directs his readers to the silver screen for 35 concise profiles of entertainers, funnymen, frightmeisters, underrated actresses, and versatile actors. Open this book and stroll down memory lane. Laugh at the antics of Bud and Lou; sing along with Durante, Jolson and Danny Kaye; creep down spooky corridors with Boris, Bela, Vincent and two Lon Chaneys. Relive those early years of television with Lucy, Joan Davis, Ernie Kovacs, Eve Arden and William Bendix. Hear Bob Hope tell his life story and peek at a script meant for his eyes only. Say the secret word with Groucho. Hunt clues with Basil Rathbone and Howard Duff. Tune in to Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, The Jack Benny Program, and a dozen other stops along the radio dial. Illustrated with over 140 images from the author's personal collection of sheet music, photographs, magazines, posters, and other show business memorabilia, this nostalgic omnibus belongs on the bookshelves of everyone who fondly remembers the golden age of radio, TV and motion pictures. A fine copy.