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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Garry Moore Show : Behind the Scenes When TV Was New
Ladies and Gentlemen The Garry Moore Show Behind the Scenes When TV Was New Author:Herb Sanford In the 1950s television burst upon the entertainment world, a fledgling medium of unknown potential. This book tells the inside story of those early years of TV, when all shows were live (no retakes!), when history was made, stars were born, and America's leisure time was revolutionized. — Herb Sanford, producer of the first Garry Moore show, gi... more »ves readers a delicious behind-the-scenes view of the crazy happenings and historic firsts that characterized live television. Nostalgia? Sure. Laughs? You bet. But above all he shares the excitement of the talented group who for eight years braved uncharted territory--with unforgettable success.
This book recaptures those magic moments when Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Jonathan Winters, and other giants of today's television world were introduced to the viewing public; when a woman in Michigan received $10,000 in nickels--tax free--just for being a nice person; when a family in Cleveland won Durward Kirby for a weekend in a giveaway contest. It tells what went into the preparation of the shows (how do you get ready for a couple of visiting water buffaloes?); how guests were booked; how scripts were written; how offbeat ideas were pursued; how the staff managed to find enough material for five hours a week of live programming.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Garry Moore Show is a viewer's delight, a treasure trove of fun-filled reminiscences, highlighted with dozens of photographs. As Garry Moore says in his introduction, "the laughs were many and our loyalties fierce....And it was the best television there ever was, because the audience was not an audience but fellow passengers sharing with us the wonder of it all."« less