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The Resource I, Red Skelton : exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys | a novelized memoir, by Wes D. Gehring

I, Red Skelton : exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys | a novelized memoir, by Wes D. Gehring

Label
I, Red Skelton : exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys | a novelized memoir
Title
I, Red Skelton
Title remainder
  • exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys
  • a novelized memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Wes D. Gehring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gehring, Wes D
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skelton, Red
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
general
Label
I, Red Skelton : exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys | a novelized memoir, by Wes D. Gehring
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"What emerges is a work that is entertaining, informative, and incisive. We learn much about Red Skelton in this highly-readable book. Among the more revealing items is the story of Red's parentage--a well-documented story that would be unbelievable if dramatized on film, but which does not strain credulity if one is familiar with Gehring's previous work. We learn much more about the women in Red's life, notably the indomitable Edna Stillwell, the first wife, whose guidance and drive were most responsible for Red's early sucsess. There is also an intriguing portrait of the beautiful but troubled Georgia, his second wife, who was probably the true love of his life"-P. xi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The guy they call the clown / Red Skelton -- Forward / Conrad Lane -- Author's preface: in Red's shoes -- Born in a brothel -- The professor, the prostitute, and Ella -- On the road : from donuts to the clap -- Edna - the first Mrs. Skelton -- Me - a Bob Hope model -- Radio & multiple changes : movies, military, and marriage -- Buster Keaton - mentoring & murder -- Edna still waves the career baton -- Some highs and tragic low -- Palm springs in the 1960's : desert recluse -- Stormy weather -- Exit laughing -- Epilogue ... or paging Dr. Freud! -- Select bibliography
Control code
19522486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 161 pages
Isbn
9781593933654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn780097610
  • (OCoLC)780097610
Label
I, Red Skelton : exit laughing or, a man, his movies, and sometimes his monkeys | a novelized memoir, by Wes D. Gehring
Publication
Note
"What emerges is a work that is entertaining, informative, and incisive. We learn much about Red Skelton in this highly-readable book. Among the more revealing items is the story of Red's parentage--a well-documented story that would be unbelievable if dramatized on film, but which does not strain credulity if one is familiar with Gehring's previous work. We learn much more about the women in Red's life, notably the indomitable Edna Stillwell, the first wife, whose guidance and drive were most responsible for Red's early sucsess. There is also an intriguing portrait of the beautiful but troubled Georgia, his second wife, who was probably the true love of his life"-P. xi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The guy they call the clown / Red Skelton -- Forward / Conrad Lane -- Author's preface: in Red's shoes -- Born in a brothel -- The professor, the prostitute, and Ella -- On the road : from donuts to the clap -- Edna - the first Mrs. Skelton -- Me - a Bob Hope model -- Radio & multiple changes : movies, military, and marriage -- Buster Keaton - mentoring & murder -- Edna still waves the career baton -- Some highs and tragic low -- Palm springs in the 1960's : desert recluse -- Stormy weather -- Exit laughing -- Epilogue ... or paging Dr. Freud! -- Select bibliography
Control code
19522486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 161 pages
Isbn
9781593933654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn780097610
  • (OCoLC)780097610

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