Columbia produced over 500 two-reel shorts from 1933 through 1958, with Hollywood’s finest comics (the Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, others). Fully illustrated with never-before-published photographs, the book chronicles the history of all, including interviews with the veterans. The filmography covers all of the 526 two-reelers: credits, date, synopsis.
The Best of Saturday Night Live Classic Years Collection 1975-80 (Movie CD-ROM, Comedy Performance For Your PC) Volume 2
(Volume 2: 2 CD-ROMs) Transform your PC into a personal entertainment center. MovieCD is easy to use, everything you need is on the disc. The on-screen remote controls the functions. NBC’s guardians, their eyes on a generation untapped by advertisers, wanted a show that spoke to younger viewers. Something fresh. Creator producer Lorne Michaels gave them that with Saturday Night Live. But he also gave them much more. NBC was thinking clean cut exuberance. Apple cheeked kids. Instead, it got counterculture. Anti-establishment. Experimental. Daring. Dangerous. Reminisce and enjoy classic skits including Mel’s Hide Heaven, Weekend Update, Candy Slice, Goodnights, Mighty Mouse, The Festrunk Brothers and numerous others. Starring your favorite SNL cast members and guests including Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, John Belushi, Jane Curtain, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Steve Martin, Andy Kaufman, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and many others.
A sample of the menu: Woody Allen on dieting the Dostoevski way • Roger Angell on the art of the martini • Don DeLillo on Jell-O • Malcolm Gladwell on building a better ketchup • Jane Kramer on the writer’s kitchen • Chang-rae Lee on eating sea urchin • Steve Martin on menu mores • Alice McDermott on sex and ice cream • Dorothy Parker on dinner conversation • S. J. Perelman on a hollandaise assassin • Calvin Trillin on New York’s best bagelIn this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing–food and drink memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to “cookery witches,” those mysterious cooks who possess “an uncanny power over food,” and Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for. There is Roald Dahl’s famous story “Taste,” in which a wine snob’s palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes’s ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet. Whether you’re in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker’s fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste.