The Dukes of Hazzard: The Unofficial Companion

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Macmillan, 2005 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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Following in the successful wake of The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres, The Dukes of Hazzard debuted in January 1979 and quickly became a staple of CBS-TV's Friday night lineup. With its wild mix of wacky car chases and spectacular vehicle wrecks, bumbling sheriffs, greedy politicians, and its rambunctious lead players (the Duke boys and curvaceous Daisy Duke), it's little wonder the program developed such a strong and loyal viewership.

This is the first book devoted to the genesis and production of the hit program, tracing its 1970s origin through to its recent, highly-rated "reunion" movie on CBS-TV. The author conducted extensive interviews with cast and technical talent to explore this beloved show - revealing for the first time many behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the week-to-week filming of the series.

In this lively and factual presentation of the long-running TV series (1979-85), no trivia point is left unanswered about the amazing clan of Dukes and their colorful nemeses Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg.

 

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Contents

Just Two Good OP Boys
13
A Place Called Hazzard
19
Aint This Fun?
39
A Norman Rockwell Painting That
49
A Formula for Success
59
Goodbye Enos Hello Cletus
65
Hazzardmania
77
The Puke boys sure wouldnt
85
Season Three
171
Season Four
199
Season Five
229
Season Six
255
Season Seven
283
MadeforTelevision Movie
307
The Dukes of Hazzard Merchandise
317
Building a General Lee
327

Bigger Jumps Smaller Cars
99
Back to Hazzard
115
Season One
121
Season Two
141
Episode Guide to The Dukes of Hazzard
333
For More Information
339
Index
347
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Page 344 - Southern Hospitality (and Politics) Gives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' an Old Kentucky Home," by David Gritten, October 12, 1981, pp.

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About the author (2005)

David Hofstede, the author of several books and magazine pieces on TV and pop culture, is himself a long-time devotee of The Dukes of Hazzard. He resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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