In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox / Carol Burnett.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages) : illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, 
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- ISBN: 1101904666
- ISBN: 9781101904664
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|Contents:||Introduction -- In the sandbox -- A man's game -- Play! -- Variety shows in the seventies -- A typical week -- Let's bump up the lights! -- Some of my favorite Q&As -- Our gang -- Those behind the scenes for the entire eleven-year run -- "Life once removed": a conversation with Larry Gelbart -- Explaining a punch line -- Our recurring sketches of the years -- The famous blooper -- Cracking up -- "The pigeon lady" gets back at Tim -- Characters and auras -- The movie parodies -- Our trips to England, Ireland, and Italy -- "And then somebody asked me..." -- A miracle moment -- Down memory lane with some of our guests -- "Lovely story," "The Funn family," and other guests -- Embarrassing moments -- "Are those your own teeth?" and other questions I've answered -- The night I got even -- The mini-musicals -- Australia -- Lights, camera, action: More movie parodies I loved -- Stress relief -- The flip shows -- More special memories about some other amazing guest stars -- The night I fired Harvey -- The Emmys -- A conversation with Dick Cavett -- Harvey leaves our show -- Our final season and the last show -- Afterword -- The artist entrance -- Wrapping it all up -- Appendix 1: Shows and guests -- Appendix 2: Writers by season.|
|Summary:||a--In Such Good Company Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including: ₅ how the show almost didn't air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents; ₅ how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; ₅ anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; ₅ the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show's opening Q&A; ₅ and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it.|
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Citation: Burnett, Carol. "In such good company : eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox." New York : Crown Archetype, 2016.