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Clips from a Life By Denis Norden

Clips From A Life by Denis Norden

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Summary

Classic stills from the life of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers.

Clips From A Life Summary

Clips From A Life by Denis Norden

Classic stills from the life of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. This is the extraordinary life story of comic legend Denis Norden, told in momentary snapshots by the master British comedian himself. Containing reminiscences of a career stretching back to the golden age of the radio, through the heyday of cinema and the early pioneering days of television comedy, Clips From a Life showcases Denis Norden's creative genius at its very best. Told with Denis' hallmark flashes of brilliant humour and sharp observation, the fascinating life of this outstanding humorist is unravelled through his private recollections of the ways things used to be, back then. Denis' school-day musings, dry witticisms, and old-time sayings unearthed from days gone by, combined with remembrances of collaborations with famous figures of the day, from Eric Sykes to Melvin Frank, will sweep you back instantaneously to the magical gags, lively characters and laughter of the past.Flitting between Denis' childhood and early career in Variety as a cinema manager for the Hyams Brothers, to his post-war work as a scriptwriter on the groundbreaking radio shows Take It From Here and In All Directions, to the phenomenally successful television comedy Whack-O! , (all written with long-term collaborator Frank Muir), to his years as a solo writer, performer, and presenter on programmes such as the It'll Be Alright on the Night, it is easy to see how Denis' comic appeal has endured for decades, to make him one of the greatest British writers and performers to date. Brimming with Denis' unique wit and personal warmth, this is a rich and compelling mix of anecdote and autobiography from a very special entertainer.

Clips From A Life Reviews

"Don't even open this book if you have important things to do. I have known Denis for over 700 years. I owe my entire film acting career to him, since the only parts I got offered were in his films, on his recommendations. He is kind, and wise, and wonderful company, better than Michael Palin, Much, better than Michael Palin. Much, much better than Michael Palin. And he's a decent height. The truth is!I love this man. I loved this book." John Cleese

About Denis Norden

With his signature clipboard tucked under his arm, Denis Norden is one of Britain's best-loved and most enduring entertainers. In a career that stretches back to the golden age of radio, and the pioneering years of television comedy, he has worked alongside such greats as Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan and Peter Ustinov and has co-written and presented numerous successful radio and television shows. The much-loved It'll Be Alright on the Night ran for over 29 years, earning Denis a place in The Guinness Book of Records. He was awarded a CBE in 1980 and a Lifetime Achievement award in 1999 by the Writers Guild of Great Britain for his services to comedy and entertainment.

Additional information

GOR001016013
9780007277957
0007277954
Clips From A Life by Denis Norden
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-10-01
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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