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"Impresario" The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan

"Impresario" The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan

$49.00

Author James Maguire has written a fascinating biography of Ed Sullivan and meticulously recorded the birth of TV, the heyday of newspaper columnists and the glamour of New York City. Offered is a 2006 First Edition of "Impresario," including 40 illustrations. Long Text: Each Sunday night, from 1948 to 1971, more than 35 million people tuned in to see everyone from Elvis to Richard Pryor, the Beatles to Nureyev. Animal acts and high art shared billing. A gig on Sullivan made many performers.

In this remarkable book, author James Maguire reveals the man behind the curtain, portraying Sullivan as tyrannical, egotistical and controlling. As Maguire tells it, the sportswriter turned Daily News columnist had one goal: fame. Sullivan failed at radio and film, but triumphed in print, and though his early TV years were rocky, he successfully (and lucratively) captured the zeitgeist; his tastes were America's tastes. As an emcee, he was awkward and stilted in front of the camera; as a producer, he was brilliant and intuitive. Maguire has written a fascinating biography and meticulously recorded the birth of TV, the heyday of newspaper columnists and the glamour of New York. Well written and highly detailed, Sullivan's biography, like his career, has it all, really-big-show-wise. A must-have for collections emphasizing show-biz history.

Offered is a 2006 First Edition, including 40 illustrations.

"Impresario" The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan
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