Fred Allen's Radio Comedy PB (American Civilization) (Paperback)

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Fred Allen's Radio Comedy PB (American Civilization) (Paperback)


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Several decades after his death and more than forty years since his radio program left the air, Fred Allen's reputation as a respected humorist remains intact. This is a study of the development of the radio industry, a discussion of American humor, and the story of how one relates to the other.
Alan Havig is Professor of History and American Studies at Stephens College in Columbia Missouri.
Product Details ISBN: 9780877228103
ISBN-10: 0877228108
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 1991
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: American Civilization

"A notable example of radio at its best."
Back Stage/SHOOT

"Fred was one of the greatest of vaudeville and radio comedians. Anyone even casually concerned with the state of American humor will be well advised to give his work, as Mr. Havig presents it, careful study."
Steve Allen

"Alan Havig has done an intelligent, careful and exhaustive research job. This is a well-written, solid performance-biography."
J. Fred MacDonald, Curator of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, Chicago