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Robert Benchley s wayward Press

by Robert Benchley
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Press
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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Robert Benchley's
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: Robert Benchley
Categories: Press
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Books about Robert Benchley's "wayward Press"
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: Kelly Boyer Sagert
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book offers an examination of the Roaring Twenties in the United States, focusing on the vibrant icon of the newly liberated woman—the flapper—that came to embody the Jazz Age. * Primary documents allow readers to see how contemporaries viewed flappers, follow the trial of a famous comedian charged with a horrific crime, and read what proponents of Prohibition really thought about wicked liquor * The glossary allows readers to enter into the spirit of the times, when people could express their delight using phrases such as "bee's knees," and "cat's meow"; pass along the word about illegal booze with colorful terms such as "hooch," "bathtub gin," and "bootleg"; and describe relentless dancers as "floorflushers," women using too much face makeup as "flour lovers," and pilots as "fly boys."
Robert Benchley
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Gordon E. Ernst
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

The first full-length annotated bibliography brings together citations to most of Benchley's collected and uncollected works.
When Dempsey Fought Tunney
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Bruce J. Evensen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

An anthology of 31 essays by the philosophically gifted selected by the editors as historically significant to the "post" in postmodernism, exhibiting the shift away from documentation and interpretation to an exploration of significance. The collection begins with Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, traveling into 19th century social theory with Marx and Nietzsche, the challenges to those theories presented by Dewey and Kuhn, and the deconstruction of modernity with Foucault, Derrida, and Cornel West. In the final section, Habermas and Benhabib (among others) respond to postmodernism, taking us into the post postmodern contexts of the future. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Benchley Lost and Found
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Robert Benchley
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

39 pieces show Benchley at the height of his writing.
The Editorial Art of Edmund Duffy
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Stanley L. Harrison, Edmund Duffy
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

Edmund Duffy (1899-1962) was awarded three Pulitzer prizes for editorial cartooning and his career spanned five of the most tumultuous decades in American history. His early work appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the worker-owned New York Leader. Beginning in 1924 and for the next quarter-century. Duffy was cartoonist for the Baltimore Sun, one of America's finest newspapers, where he won Pulitzers in 1931, 1934, and 1940. This collection of more than 250 Duffy cartoons provides an overview of Duffy's career with commentary on the people and events he drew.
Camus, a Romance
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Elizabeth Hawes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-08 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

A woman’s passion for the Nobel Prize winner yields “a rich hybrid of biography, literary criticism, intellectual history and memoir” (The Washington Post). Elizabeth Hawes was a college sophomore in the 1950s when she became transfixed and transformed by Albert Camus. The author of such revered works as The Fall, The Plague, and The Stranger, he was best known for his contribution to twentieth-century literature. But who was he, beneath the trappings of fame? A French-Algerian of humble birth; the TB-stricken exile editing the war resistance newspaper Combat; the pied noir in anguish over the Algerian War; and the Don Juan who loved a multitude of women. Above all, he was a man who was making an indelible mark on the psyche of an increasingly grounded and empowered nineteen-year-old girl in Massachusetts. Confident that one day she would meet her idol, Elizabeth never let go of his basic message: that in a world that was absurd, the only course was awareness and action. In this “beautiful memoir of a life-long obsession” (Harper’s Magazine), literary critic Elizabeth Hawes chronicles her personal forty-year journey as she follows in Camus’s footsteps, “bring[ing] this troubled and complex writer back into the light” (The Boston Globe). “A fascinating spin on the mere biographies others produce”, Camus, a Romance is the story not only of the elusive and solitary Camus, one wrought with passion and detail, but of the enduring and life-changing relationship between a reader and a most beloved writer (The Huffington Post).
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Wes D. Gehring
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Praeger

With the cooperation of family members and using diaries, correspondence, and other archival materials, humorist Wes Gehring has written a fresh and lively biography of humorist Robert Benchley. Known for his development of the comic anti-hero in essays, columns, film scripts, as a screen actor, and on stage and radio, Benchley emerges as a fascinating individual whose significance as a pivotal American humorist is fully documented. The flavor of Benchley comes through not only in observations and anecdotes but in a section reprinting selected letters, columns, and a collage of comments on favorite comedians. Also included is an annotated bibliography of Benchley's writings and books and articles about him, a Benchley chronology, an annotated filmography, a discography, photographs, and reproductions of Benchley's sketches and cartoons.
CBS's Don Hollenbeck
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Loren Ghiglione
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Loren Ghiglione recounts the fascinating life and tragic suicide of Don Hollenbeck, the controversial newscaster who became a primary target of McCarthyism's smear tactics. Drawing on unsealed FBI records, private family correspondence, and interviews with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, and more than one hundred other journalists, Ghiglione writes a balanced biography that cuts close to the bone of this complicated newsman and chronicles the stark consequences of the anti-Communist frenzy that seized America in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hollenbeck began his career at the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal (marrying the boss's daughter) before becoming an editor at William Randolph Hearst's rip-roaring Omaha Bee-News. He participated in the emerging field of photojournalism at the Associated Press; assisted in creating the innovative, ad-free PM newspaper in New York City; reported from the European theater for NBC radio during World War II; and anchored television newscasts at CBS during the era of Edward R. Murrow. Hollenbeck's pioneering, prize-winning radio program, CBS Views the Press (1947-1950), was a declaration of independence from a print medium that had dominated American newsmaking for close to 250 years. The program candidly criticized the prestigious New York Times, the Daily News (then the paper with the largest circulation in America), and Hearst's flagship Journal-American and popular morning tabloid Daily Mirror. For this honest work, Hollenbeck was attacked by conservative anti-Communists, especially Hearst columnist Jack O'Brian, and in 1954, plagued by depression, alcoholism, three failed marriages, and two network firings (and worried about a third), Hollenbeck took his own life. In his investigation of this amazing American character, Ghiglione reveals the workings of an industry that continues to fall victim to censorship and political manipulation. Separating myth from fact, CBS's Don Hollenbeck is the definitive portrait of a polarizing figure who became a symbol of America's tortured conscience.
Studies in American Humor
Language: en
Authors: Loren Ghiglione
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher:

Books about Studies in American Humor
What's Next?
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Robert Giles, Robert W. Snyder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Routledge

The future of journalism isn't what it used to be. As recently as the mid-1960s, few would have predicted the shocks and transformations that have swept through the news business in the last three decades: the deaths of many afternoon newspapers, the emergence of television as people's primary news source and the quicksilver combinations of cable television, VCRs and the Internet that have changed our ways of reading, seeing, and listening.The essays in this volume seek to illuminate the future prospects of journalism. Mindful that grandiose predictions of the world of tomorrow tend to be the fantasies and phobias of the present written large-in the 1930s and 1940s magazines such as Scribner's, Barron's, and Collier's forecast that one day we would have an airplane in every garage-the authors of What's Next? have taken a more careful view.The writers start with what they know-the trends that they see in journalism today-and ask where will they take us in the foreseeable future. For some media, such as newspapers, the visible horizon is decades away. For others, particularly anything involving the Internet, responsible forecasts can look ahead only for a matter of years. Where the likely destinations of present trends are not entirely clear, the authors have tried to pose the kinds of questions that they believe people will have to address in years to come.While being mindful of the tremendous influence of technology, one must remember that computers, punditry, or market share will not ordain the future of journalism. Rather, it will be determined by the sum of countless actions taken by journalists and other media professionals. These essays, with their hopes and fears, cautions and enthusiasms, questions and answers, are an effort to create the best possible future for journalism. This volume will be of interest to media professionals, academics and others with an interest in the future of journalism.
Provoking the Press
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Kevin M. Lerner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-24 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

At the beginning of the 1970s, broadcast news and a few newspapers such as The New York Times wielded national influence in shaping public discourse, to a degree never before enjoyed by the news media. At the same time, however, attacks from political conservatives such as Vice President Spiro Agnew began to erode public trust in news institutions, even as a new breed of college-educated reporters were hitting their stride. This new wave of journalists, doing their best to cover the roiling culture wars of the day, grew increasingly frustrated by the limitations of traditional notions of objectivity in news writing and began to push back against convention, turning their eyes on the press itself. Two of these new journalists, a Pulitzer Prize—winning, Harvard-educated New York Times reporter named J. Anthony Lukas, and a former Newsweek media writer named Richard Pollak, founded a journalism review called (MORE) in 1971, with its pilot issue appearing the same month that the Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers. (MORE) covered the press with a critical attitude that blended seriousness and satire—part New York Review of Books, part underground press. In the eight years that it published, (MORE) brought together nearly every important American journalist of the 1970s, either as a writer, a subject of its critical eye, or as a participant in its series of raucous "A.J. Liebling Counter-Conventions"—meetings named after the outspoken press critic—the first of which convened in 1974. In issue after issue the magazine considered and questioned the mainstream press's coverage of explosive stories of the decade, including the Watergate scandal; the "seven dirty words" obscenity trial; the debate over a reporter's constitutional privilege; the rise of public broadcasting; the struggle for women and minorities to find a voice in mainstream newsrooms; and the U.S. debut of press baron Rupert Murdoch. In telling the story of (MORE) and its legacy, Kevin Lerner explores the power of criticism to reform and guide the institutions of the press and, in turn, influence public discourse.