Great Movie Comedians

Great Movie Comedians

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By Leonard Maltin

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Leonard Maltin is America’s best-known film historian, film reviewer, and author of books that have sold more than 7 million copies. In Great Movie Comedians, Maltin surveys the 20th century’s greatest comedy performers to see what made each one unique.

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Great Movie Comedians

By Leonard Maltin

Signed Paperback

Leonard Maltin surveys the 20th century’s 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 Chaplin’s Little Tramp. Along the way you’ll 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. What’s more, he’s added some rare, new photos to the already-impressive gallery of images. If you love comedy, you’ll enjoy this celebratory volume.

 

 

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