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dc.contributor.advisorStaiger, Janeten
dc.creatorReddicliffe, Steven Vernen
dc.description.abstractAn oral history of television comedy from the early 1950s through the mid 1970s as told by the writers Sydney Zelinka, Larry Rhine, Milt Josefsberg, and the team of Seaman Jacobs and Fred S. Fox. The shows they wrote for included "The Honeymooners," "The Phil Silvers Show," "The Red Skelton Hour," Bob Hope specials, "Here's Lucy," "All in the Family," and "Maude." These five writers were working in the earliest days of the medium and spent years writing for the personalities--from performers to producers--who pioneered and defined it. Most of them also wrote scripts during one of broadcast television's greatest periods of transformation, when comedy took a decidedly topical turn that continued to have a significant impact on television comedy in the decades that followed.en
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject"The honeymooners"en
dc.subject"Here's Lucy"en
dc.subjectBob Hopeen
dc.subjectRed Skeltonen
dc.subject"All in the family"en
dc.titleVoices of comedy : conversations with writers of television's most enduring showsen

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