CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $27.82Trending at AU $43.72
- AU $70.98Trending at AU $87.50
- AU $62.89Trending at AU $77.17
- AU $78.98Trending at AU $85.01
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.03
- AU $34.79Trending at AU $42.43
- AU $21.22Trending at AU $24.76
About this product
- DescriptionShowbiz might t be the second oldest profession, but it's t far off. Ever since Nero fiddled while Rome burned and Salome demanded so outrageous a fee for dropping her veils that she ended up with the worst tice in history, the human instinct to get up and perform has produced a pleasing mountain of ill-timed gaffes. 'Classic Showbiz Clangers' collects some of the more engaging - or torious - examples from the 20th and 21st centuries, ranging from Hugh Grant's ill-advised encounter with the divine Divine Brown in a white BMW to the over-eager radio anuncer who invited his listeners to 'stay stewed for the nudes' as a news-flash beckoned. David Mortimer's hilarious look at stage, screen, variety, panto and more will lead you to discover how the great Edmund Kean single-handedly wrecked a performance of 'Macbeth' and what cured Wina Ryder of shopping, t to mention Bob Monkhouse's unique method of sorting out a heckler. And if that seems a little tame, what was it that Angus Deayton was able to teach Caroline Martin that she didn't already kw? Read on and find out!
- Author BiographyDavid Mortimer's pedigree for searching out the moments when it all went wrong springs in the first instance from a failure to master any position on a rugby pitch, despite trying most of them. This enabled him to recognise a hundred and one ways of throwing a match away, and from this position of authority he has since dispensed lungfuls of good advice from the safety of the touchline.
- Author(s)David Mortimer
- PublisherPavilion Books
- Date of Publication27/04/2006
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleClassic Clangers
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRobson Books Ltd
- Content NoteNo illustrations
- Weight204 g
- Width138 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine11 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.