Quinlan's Illustrated Directory of Film Comedy Stars

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David Quinlan
Batsford, 1992 - Comedians - 302 pages
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This reference guide looks at the career histories of nearly 300 comedy stars, some of whom have a prodigious reputation resting only on one or two outstanding films. The author examines their methds and their sense of physical comedy with background stories as to how comic effects were achieved. Over 350 photographs illustrate entries for nearly 300 comedy stars, including John Cleese, Steve Martin and Danny De Vito and older favourites, the Marx Brothers, Mae West and Danny Kaye. Each entry is accompanied by a complete filmography, including film, TV and guest appearances, plus voice-over narrations and films directed.

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User Review  - cappybear - LibraryThing

I still find this book interesting and informative, even though it's around twenty years old now and out-of-date. I particularly like Quinlan's descriptions of some of the actors: the late Kevin ... Read full review

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User Review  - echaika - LibraryThing

I couldn't care less, but if you're into old movies trivia you might like this. He says nothing substantial about any of the stars he's chosen and a lot of them never were stars anyways. Read full review


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