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Old Jewish Comedians

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ISBN-10: 1560977418

ISBN-13: 9781560977414

Edition: 2006

Authors: Drew Friedman, Leonard Maltin, Monte Beauchamp

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An illustrated celebration of the greatest Jewish comedians of the 20th century. This comprehensive collection of portraiture of comedians born before 1930 includes the famous (Milton Berle, Groucho Marx, Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Jack Benny), the not-so-famous (Benny Rubin, Shelly Berman) and the largely unknown (Al Kelly, Menasha Skulnik). The Reuben Award-winning Friedman presents a thorough visual history of these greatest Borscht-Belt comedians with 28 full-page portraits. This is the latest BLAB! Storybook, a series showcasing sequential artists from the acclaimed anthology BLAB!. Each volume is presented in a beautiful 10" x 10" hardcover and full-color format.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 11/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Gary Groth�is the co-founder of�The Comics Journal�and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.Drew Friedman 's work has appeared in Raw, Weirdo, SPY, The New York Times, MAD, The New Yorker, BLAB!, The New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Field & Stream, appears regularly in Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines. His collection of portraits Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks was published by Blast books in 2011. He resides in Pennsylvania with his wife and collaborator, Kathy Bidus and their two beagles.

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin was born in New York City on December 18, 1950. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and began writing as a teen. Maltin received a degree in journalism from New York University and has published articles in numerous film journals, newspapers, and magazines. He is well-known for his bestselling annual, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the first edition of which he created at the age of 18. Maltin has written or edited many other film-related books and television specials, and he has hosted, produced and/or written video documentaries. His title Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He has hosted radio and…    

Monte Beauchamp edited The Life & Times of R. Crumb from St. Martin's Press, and the popular Blab! series. His work has appeared in Print, Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the New York Festival's Annual of Advertising. He lives in Chicago, IL.