Saturday night: a backstage history of Saturday night live

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Beech Tree Books, 1986 - Performing Arts - 510 pages
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Based on interviews with more than 250 people associated with the show--stars, producers, hosts, and others--this book provides an intimate backstage portrait of the comedy program, from its beginnings through its rise to the peak of popularity

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Good writing, fun to read. - Goodreads
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But fantastic insights into the backstage politics. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bert.Cielen - LibraryThing

Focusing on the first ten years of the show (and really mostly on the first five years), this book is an insightful and inevitably somewhat gossipy history of how this comedy institution came to be ... Read full review

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I read this one back when I was in high school in Germany. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Doug Hill's previous works include "Prayer, Faith and Healing" and "Healing Power," A former staff writer for "TV Guide," he is completing studies for a divinity degree at Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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