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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Focuses on the origin story and early (70s) years of SNL, entertaining as I was watching them on Netflix at the time. Well-researched, witty. For some reason, a detail about Lorne Michaels keeping a lemon tree in his office made me really really want a lemon tree. Read full review

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Very entretaining. Read full review


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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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