ix, 229 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
An exploration of the life and work of the television pioneer, Lucille Ball. With stories illuminating the many different facets of the woman, this book details how Ball transformed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry. --
Comedy guru Del Close, mentor to everyone from Bill Murray to Tina Fey, sets out to write his autobiography for D.C. Comics. As he leads us through sewers, mental wards, and his peculiar talent for making everyone famous but himself, Close emerges as a personification of the creative impulse itself. He's a muse with BO and dirty needles, offering transcendence despite (or because of) the trail of wreckage behind him.
3) Love, Gilda
LOVE, GILDA is a unique window into the world of Gilda Radner. Director Lisa D'Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, comedy career, relationships and, her struggles with cancer.