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The Resource Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman

Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman

Label
Letterman : the last giant of late night
Title
Letterman
Title remainder
the last giant of late night
Statement of responsibility
Jason Zinoman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. Yet he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality
Summary
A definitive account of the life and career of comedic talk show host David Letterman evaluates how his ironic style transcended traditional television and how his remote and reclusive personality contrasts with his widely misunderstood achievements
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10558764
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zinoman, Jason,
Dewey number
791.4502/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.L39
LC item number
Z56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letterman, David
  • Television personalities
  • Comedians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Letterman, David
  • Comedians
  • Television personalities
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the last giant of late night
Label
Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Education of a talk-show host, 1947-1979. Shock jock ; When David met Merrill -- Part II: The anti-talk show, 1980-1984. The art of stupid ; Not tonight ; The Harvard takeover -- Part III: The archangel of irony, 1984-1987. The founding fathers of late night ; The writer under the stairs ; The Letterman generation ; The two Daves -- Part IV: Writer's block, 1988-1993. Comedy is not pretty! ; Meg and Mom -- Part V: The very big show, 1993-2015. The agony of victory ; The Oscar myth ; Hinky ; More fun than humans should be allowed to have
Control code
20853152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062377210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952206999
  • (OCoLC)952206999
Label
Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Education of a talk-show host, 1947-1979. Shock jock ; When David met Merrill -- Part II: The anti-talk show, 1980-1984. The art of stupid ; Not tonight ; The Harvard takeover -- Part III: The archangel of irony, 1984-1987. The founding fathers of late night ; The writer under the stairs ; The Letterman generation ; The two Daves -- Part IV: Writer's block, 1988-1993. Comedy is not pretty! ; Meg and Mom -- Part V: The very big show, 1993-2015. The agony of victory ; The Oscar myth ; Hinky ; More fun than humans should be allowed to have
Control code
20853152
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062377210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952206999
  • (OCoLC)952206999

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