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The Resource A futile and stupid gesture : how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever, Josh Karp

A futile and stupid gesture : how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever, Josh Karp

Label
A futile and stupid gesture : how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever
Title
A futile and stupid gesture
Title remainder
how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever
Statement of responsibility
Josh Karp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon's place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how the magazine spawned a popular radio show and two long-running theatrical productions that helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Gilda Radner and went on to inspire Saturday Night Live. More than 130 interviews were conducted with people connected to Kenney and the magazine, including Chevy Chase, John Hughes, P.J. O'Rourke, Tony Hendra, Sean Kelly, Chris Miller, and Bruce McCall. These interviews and behind-the-scenes stories about the making of both Animal House and Caddyshack help to capture the nostalgia, humor, and popular culture that National Lampoon inspires
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karp, Josh
Dewey number
  • 070.5/72092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4900.N324
LC item number
K37 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kenney, Douglas C
  • Periodical editors
  • Comedians
  • American wit and humor
  • United States
  • Kenney, Douglas C
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • American wit and humor
  • Comedians
  • Intellectual life
  • Periodical editors
  • United States
Label
A futile and stupid gesture : how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever, Josh Karp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Midas at the Marmont; 1 Hayley Mills in Pleasantville; 2 The Most Perfect WASP; 3 Here Is New York; 4 You've Got a Weird Mind. You'll Fit in Well Here.; 5 What Do Women Eat?; 6 Hitler Being Difficult; 7 Show Biz and Dead Dogs; 8 Guns and Sandwiches; 9 The Pirates; 10 The Cultural Revolution; 11 Fuck the Proposal; 12 Round Up the Usual Jews; 13 Pheasant Shake for Mr. Kenney; 14 A Year with No Spring; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
191952895
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306051910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8d70b8b1-1a22-4ad6-b8e5-ebc6bf30f09b
Publisher number
MWT11334005
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191952895
Label
A futile and stupid gesture : how Doug Kenney and National lampoon changed comedy forever, Josh Karp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-391) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Midas at the Marmont; 1 Hayley Mills in Pleasantville; 2 The Most Perfect WASP; 3 Here Is New York; 4 You've Got a Weird Mind. You'll Fit in Well Here.; 5 What Do Women Eat?; 6 Hitler Being Difficult; 7 Show Biz and Dead Dogs; 8 Guns and Sandwiches; 9 The Pirates; 10 The Cultural Revolution; 11 Fuck the Proposal; 12 Round Up the Usual Jews; 13 Pheasant Shake for Mr. Kenney; 14 A Year with No Spring; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
191952895
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306051910
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8d70b8b1-1a22-4ad6-b8e5-ebc6bf30f09b
Publisher number
MWT11334005
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191952895

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