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“Over 11 hours of entertainment!” says Laugh-In’s Gary Owens. “In The Laugh Makers, Bob Mills takes us on a delightful, side-splitting journey back to the slapstick sketch comedy of television’s Golden Age – a long-ago era of variety, song-and-dance, brilliant patter, and a seemingly endless parade of laughs – sprung from the genius of ‘gag men,’ that talented group of wit-blessed word-smiths to whom the book pays well-deserved homage.”
The Laugh Makers is a priceless collection of heretofore unpublished recollections revealing untold secrets and goings-on behind the scenes on the Bob Hope Show, from Stockholm to Bora Bora, London to Peking. It’s jam-packed with stories and anecdotes – all from a fondly remembered past that will have you chuckling from start to finish. Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes.These first-hand recollections summon up the final phase of Hopes career – and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business.
The Laugh Makers was listed in Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy – Year End Book Survey 2009.
The Laugh Makers: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope’s Incredible Gag Writers was written and read by Robert L. Mills, with a preface read by Gary Owens. It was produced by Joe Bevilacqua, with music by Barry Dugan. Buy the print book here: http://www.amazon.com/LAUGH-MAKERS-Behind-Scenes-Incredible/dp/1593933231orhttp://bobhopeslaughmakers.weebly.com/
Narrator: Mr. Bob Mills, Gary Owens (preface)
Duration: 11 hours 21 minutes
Released: 11 Nov 2005
Publisher: Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions