The Skinny about Best Boys, Dollies, Green Rooms, Leads, and Other Media Lingo: The Language of the Media

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Random House Reference, 2006 - Performing Arts - 289 pages
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From the author of Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communciations comes this witty guide to the remarkable words that come from the media. In this compilation, Weiner reveals stories and meanings of familiar and unfamiliar words and phrases from sources such as Hollywood movies, the theater, publishing, broadcast TV, and other media. Featuring everything from "yellowbacks" to "yellow journalism," "white mail" to the "Great White Way," and "teasers" to "spin doctors," this book is the "leading light."

•A collection of thematic Safiresque essays
•Features hundreds of media-inspired words

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The skinny about best boys, dollies, green rooms, leads, and other media lingo: the language of the media

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For anyone who has ever stuck around for the credits at the end of a movie and wondered what gaffers and best boys do, Weiner's compendium of media slang, jargon and shoptalk will be a welcome read. A ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Richard Weiner is the author of Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications, which was a Library Journal "Best Reference Book of the Year." A former public relations executive, he writes a monthly column on media jargon for Tactics, the publication of the Public Relations Society of America.

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