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It's Good to be the King By James Robert Parish

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With the runaway success of Mel Brooks' Broadway musical version of "The Producers", he is more popular than ever. This book brings his distinguished career and colorful personal life into focus.

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It's Good to be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks by James Robert Parish

This book traces the extraordinary life and career of Mel Brooks, who has ridden a wave of show business success perhaps unsurpassed by anyone of his generation. Offering many insights into the wacky world of Brooks and his many collaborators, as well as an intimate look into his successful marriage to the brilliant and beautiful actress Anne Bancroft, "It's Good to Be the King" might just be the most delightful, engaging, and entertaining biography you'll ever read.

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"...readers will be satisfied with the details unearthed by Parish's exhaustive research." (Publishers Weekly, January 1, 2007)

About James Robert Parish


James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter, is the author of numerous books on the entertainment industry, including Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops and The Hollywood Book of Breakups.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments.Introduction.1 Out of the Ashes of Despair.2 Born into the Spotlight.3 The King of the Street Corner.4 Hello and Good-bye to Brighton Beach.5 Swimming in the Borscht Belt.6 Off to War.7 Becoming Mel Brooks.8 Hail Caesar!9 Smashing into the Ranks.10 Your Show of Shows.11 Living on the Edge.12 On the Torturous Road to Success.13 Broadway, Love, and Marriage.14 Farewell, Caesar.15 Unraveling.16 A Wacky Man for the Millenniums.17 A Season of Many Changes.18 A Remarkable New Love.19 Back to Broadway and Beyond.20 Becoming the Critic.21 Getting Smart.22 Flaunt It, Baby.23 Jumping in Front of the Cameras.24 Back in the Running-Again.25 A Monster Hit.26 On the Hollywood Treadmill.27 Stretching His Career Horizons.28 A Mighty Monarch at Last.29 Next Stop, Outer Space.30 Back to Work.31 Comedy-Tonight!32 Carrying On.Mel Brooks's Film, Stage, and Television Credits.Bibliography.Index.

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GOR002005198
It's Good to be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks by James Robert Parish
James Robert Parish
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2007-03-27
336
0471752673
9780471752677
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