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Caesar's Hours

My Life in Comedy, with Love and Laughter

By Sid Caesar, Eddy W. Friedfeld

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages, New edition Edition
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 13 December 2004
It is no exaggeration to say that without Sid Caesar, life in America would have been a lot less funny. He was the star and guiding force behind Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, two of the most innovative programs in the Golden Age of Television, and the writers and stars of those shows went on to create the plays, movies, and sitcoms that we now think of as classic American comedy. So many of our greatest comedy writers-Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen-were part of Sid Caesar's creative troupe. Caesar's Hours is Sid Caesar's touching, wise, lively, and funny artistic autobiography, his account of how these great routines were fashioned and performed, and the interactions that gave birth to them. He takes us inside his family, the famed writers' room, the rehearsal studios, and onto the stage itself, where some of the funniest moments in television history came to life.

About the Author

Sid Caesar was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1922 and began his career in comedy while a musician in the Catskills. He was a film and stage star by his mid-twenties, and in 1950 came the debut of "Your Show of Shows, " followed later in the decade by "Caesar's Hour." Caesar has also starred in numerous Broadway shows and Hollywood movies. He lives in Beverly Hills, California. Eddy Friedfeld is an entertainment journalist and film critic. He lives in New York City.

EAN: 9781586482831
ISBN: 1586482831
Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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