The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan

Book - 2006
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• Sullivan has nearly 100% name recognition among people 40 and older • In a survey of the fifty most influential programs in the U.S.,TV GuiderankedThe Ed Sullivan Show#10 • Show still appears on PBS and on cable stations across the country • Sixty million baby boomers grew up watchingThe Ed Sullivan Show For more than twenty years, from 1948 to 1971, fifty-five million viewers watchedThe Ed Sullivan Showreligiously every Sunday night. Everyone who was anyone appeared--the Beatles and Elvis, of course, and Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, and Elizabeth Taylor, plus public figures such as Fidel Castro, David Ben-Gurion, and Martin Luther King, Jr. More than thirty years later, the program remains a pop-culture icon. But despite Ed Sullivan's prominence, little was known about the private man...until now.Impresarioreveals what the Sullivan viewers never saw: nasty, hot-tempered, craven, yet also capable of high ideals and, above all, hugely ambitious. At a time when Americans are looking back, The Ed Sullivan Show stands out as a shining example of television during the golden era.Impresariolets readers look behind the screen to see the man who made it happen.
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780823079629
Branch Call Number: B SULLIVAN ED
PN1992.4.S8 M3 2006x
Characteristics: vii, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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