This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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This touching and hilarious memoir is 100 percent Carol Burnett -- funny, irreverent, and irresistible.

Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another--reading it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell.
 
In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such at Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; the background behind famous scenes, like the moment she swept down the stairs in her curtain-rod dress in the legendary “Went With the Wind” skit; and things that would happen only to Carol--the prank with Julie Andrews that went wrong in front of the First Lady; the famous Tarzan Yell that saved her during a mugging; and the time she faked a wooden leg to get served in a famous ice cream emporium.

This poignant look back allows us to cry with the actress during her sorrows, rejoice in her successes, and finally, always, to laugh.
 

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User Review  - Narilka - LibraryThing

This Time Together by Carol Burnett is a series of anecdotes, some of them funny, some of them serious. Reading them felt like spending an evening with Carol where she talked about many topics that ... Read full review

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User Review  - CRMJones - LibraryThing

Lovely memories from a much-loved celebrity The only fault in this book is that it should go on forever! Carol Burnett provides many wonderful memories and stories of her life in this compendium. The ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Alfred Hitchcock and the Epaulets
15
The Rehearsal Club Revue
30
Garry Moores Variety Show
44
Nammy and the Auditions
57
Aunt Iney
65
Fans
71
John Steinbeck and the Twentyfourth Floor
77
Erin and Diplomacy
156
Laurence Olivier
173
The Front Page and Mea Culpa
181
Keeping Up with Pine Valley While in Europe
189
How Not to Make Small Talk with Royalty
196
A Girl Named Kathy
203
The End of the Run
211
Turbulence
219

Our Rep Players
83
Australia
109
Jim Nabors 11 5
115
The Writers Room
125
Cary Harvey and Tim at the Racetrack
133
Lucy
141
Dinner with Lucy at the Farmers
149
Body by Jake 22 5
225
a Beverly Sills 289
239
Brian
246
Hal Prince Hollywood Arms Carrie 2 54
254
Carrie and the Fib 962
262
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About the author (2010)

CAROL BURNETT has been an actor on Broadway, on television, and in the movies.  She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Kennedy Center Honors, among other singular achievements of a woman comedian who was nothing less than a pioneer and a role model for stars like Tina Fey, Amy Pohler and Amy Schumer.

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