Benny Hill Merry Master of Mirth

The truth is revealed about Hill's Angels and the alternative comedy backlash that saw Hill pushed off the small screen in the UK. Benny Hill is the ultimate guide to the most widely recognised funny man since Charlie Chaplin.

Benny Hill   Merry Master of Mirth

Benny Hill is the best known and best loved British comedian on world television - from the USA to the Pacific Rim. Feted for his unique brand of coy awareness, innuendo and saucy songs - but seemingly out of favour in his homeland before his death - Benny Hill can now be rated as having had one of the foremost careers in comedy. Robert Ross tracks Hill's career through the landmark Independent Television specials, early parody sketches for the BBC, film appearances, radio shows and recordings - including the No. 1 hit 'Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West'. Ross examines Hill's skillful use of the fledgling TV medium, and celebrates the support of his regular back-up team (Bob Todd, Henry McGee and Nicholas Parsons). The truth is revealed about Hill's Angels and the alternative comedy backlash that saw Hill pushed off the small screen in the UK. Benny Hill is the ultimate guide to the most widely recognised funny man since Charlie Chaplin.

Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics

4 3 Hampton Sides, Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., 14. The Death of Benny Hill and the Windmill Theatre in Soho 1 Robert Ross, Benny HillMerry Master of Mirth:

Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics

London's forgotten scandals, secrets and personalities from the twentieth century, told by the writer of the popular blog Another Nickel in the Machine.

Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

... 2000) Benny Hill: Merry Master of Mirth (B.T. Batsford, 1999) Carry On Uncensored with Morris Bright (Boxtree, 1999) Monty Python Encyclopedia (B.T. Batsford, 1998) The Carry On Companion (B.T. Batsford, 1996) PROUDLY PRESENTS ...

Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

In this long overdue and affectionate salute, celebrated comedy historian Robert Ross pays tribute to some of the finest, funniest and most fascinating names in comedy from both sides of the Atlantic. Monty Python’s Terry Jones wrote the foreword. With the passionate input of such comics as Tim Brooke-Taylor, Hattie Hayridge, Roy Hudd, Michael Palin, Ross Noble, Chris Addison and Bernard Cribbins, Ross honours these legends of humor who, for a variety of reasons, didn't quite reach the heady heights of stardom or, once they had, couldn't cope with the pressures. Whether it is a favorite from the distant smoke- and ale-stained world of the Music Hall like the great George Robey, or the downbeat poetry of Hovis Presley, who dropped disenchanted bombs on the late 1990s, Forgotten Heroes of Comedy will finally elevate them to the Hall of Fame where they belong. Forgotten, no longer. UK Joe Baker UK Eric Barker UK Alfie Bass UK Michael Bates India (to English parents) David Battley UK Michael Bentine UK Harold Berens UK Wilie Best USA Alec Bregonzi UK Michael Ward UK Douglas Byng UK Marti Caine UK Esma Cannon Australia (but moved to UK) Patrick Cargill UK Jimmy Clitheroe UK Danny Ross UK Billy Dainty UK Janet Davies UK Florence Desmond UK Jerry Desmonde UK Eddie Leslie UK Maidie Dickson UK Charlie Drake UK Jimmy Edwards UK Gus Elen UK Ray Ellington UK Dick Emery UK Pierre Etaix France Barry Evans UK Mario Fabrizi UK Doug Fisher UK Ronald Frankau UK Leslie Fuller UK Dustin Gee UK Peter Glaze UK Tommy Godfrey UK Harry Locke UK Ken Goodwin UK Bernard Gorcey Russia (died USA) Bert Gordon USA Monsewer' Eddie Gray UK Raymond Griffith USA Deryck Guyler UK Brian Hall UK Lloyd Hamilton USA Arthur Haynes UK Richard Hearne UK Dickie Henderson UK Gerard Hoffnung Germany (died UK) Shemp Howard USA Nat Jackley UK Rex Jameson UK Spike Jones USA John Junkin UK Dave King UK Roy Kinnear UK Dennis Kirkland UK Patsy Knox USA Debbie Linden UK Hugh Lloyd UK Malcolm McFee UK Moore Marriott UK Graham Moffatt UK Ray Martine UK Zeppo Marx USA Glenn Melvyn UK Eric Merriman UK Christopher Mitchell UK Albert Modley UK Robert Moreton UK Gladys Morgan UK Lily Morris UK Richard Murdoch UK Tom E. Murray USA David Nixon UK Larry Noble UK Ole Olsen USA Chic Johnson USA Ken Platt UK Sandy Powell UK Vince Powell UK Hovis Presley UK Cardew Robinson UK Joe E. Ross USA Patsy Rowlands UK Derek Roy UK Derek Royle UK Leslie Sarony UK Larry Semon USA Ronald Shiner UK Johnnie Silver USA Dennis Spicer UK Larry Stephens UK Jake Thackray UK Thelma Todd USA Jack Train UK Karl Valentin Germany Liesl Karlstadt Germany Norman Vaughan UK Tom Walls UK Ralph Lynn UK Elsie and Doris Waters UK Rita Webb UK John Wells UK George and Kenneth Western UK Gordon Wharmby UK Bert Wheeler USA Robert Woolsey USA Albert Whelan Australia (died UK) Robb Wilton UK Mike and Bernie Winters UK Georgie Wood UK Dolly Harmer UK Harry Worth UK Mario Zampi Italy (died UK)

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Also some TV , including the miniseries , The Sun Also Rises ( 1984 ) . BIBLIOG : Robert Ross , Merry Master of Mirth , 2000 ; Mark Lewisham , Funny Peculiar : The True Story of Benny Hill ...

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.

OJRIL

... OTHER FILM TITLES AVAILABLE FROM BRASSEY'S INCLUDE : The Carry On Companion Rob Ross , Foreword by Phil Collins 0 7134 8439 X $ 24.95 pb Benny Hill : Merry Master of Mirth Rob Ross 07134 8422 5 $ 17.95 pb $ 19.95 ISBN 1-57488-270-8.

OJRIL

"'O.J.R.I.L. (Old Jokes and Ridiculously Irrelevant Links): The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman' holds the distinction of being the only book ever published in the entire history of Western civilization with this title. (Although 'O.J.R.I.L.: The Completely Incomplete Graham Greene' came frighteningly close.) As if this great feat were not enough, this book also comprises a new collection of four unpublished, (and mostly) unproduced scripts by the late Graham Chapman of the legendary Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe." "The scripts include the much-rumored, but never produced, 1974 American TV special, 'Our Show For Ringo Starr', co-written with Douglas Adams. 'Jake's Journey', a TV sitcom filmed but never released, that was commissioned for CBS-TV. (It involves the misadventures of an American teenager in London and is very loosely based on 'A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur'.) 'The Concrete Inspector' was written as a half-hour short-feature, and 'Tonight: VD' is a brief sketch written shortly before Graham Chapman's death in 1989. ("Must we all be so juvenile? It's only two letters, for God's sake.")"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Film Review

Oh , most influential director of the century is hard to achieve . The still cracks me up . ( TR ) authors ' very honest , fresh and occasionally confrontationa ! Benny Hill - attempt . They rave over Marnie Master of Mirth and I ...

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Forthcoming Books

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The Encyclopedia of British Film

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The Encyclopedia of British Film

A comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors, and studios behind a century of British cinema. Published in association with the British Film Institute and illustrated with black and white photos of film stars and filmmakers from the 1920s to the present day.

Shylock s Revenge

Describes the Nuremberg Trials as a counter-play to the trial scene in "The Merchant of Venice". Pp. 237-293 contain the text of a play by David Henry Wilson.

Shylock s Revenge

Analyzes the development of antisemitism from the early Renaissance to Nazism. Traces the figures of Shylock and of Ahasuerus, the Wandering Jew, in literary works and stage presentations, showing that they reflect changing attitudes to Jews. Suggests that Shakespeare's Shylock embodies all the traditional stereotypes of the Jew, such as bloodthirstiness and avarice. The plot of "The Merchant of Venice" is based on the interplay of bourgeois, aristocrat, and Jew, a triangle that recurs in history and in literature (e.g. in the Dreyfus Affair and in Gustav Freytag's "Soll und Haben"). Examines variations of the model in Disraeli and Marx, and the identification of Jews with any hated class or with all of them simultaneously, as in Nazism. Antisemitism was reinforced by the Church's allegations, after the French Revolution, of a world Jewish conspiracy, and by racist ideology. All these elements met in Hitler's vision of extirpating the strangers from society in order to return to pre-capitalist brotherhood. Describes the Nuremberg Trials as a counter-play to the trial scene in "The Merchant of Venice". Pp. 237-293 contain the text of a play by David Henry Wilson.

Billboard

WANTED For Celebrations in Illinois and Indiana, Merry-Go-Round Foreman, Octopus Foreman and other Ride Foremen. ... William A. (Tex) Mooneyman, mailman and The Billboard agent; Vera Pollitt, tax box; Wallace Cobb, trainmaster; ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Want Foremen for Merry-Go- Round and Kiddie Auto, also Ride Help on Rides. Want Sound Truck. ... Joe Uknis, formerly with World of Mirth Shows, was ready for the opening with his frozen custard. Dale Barron has his Wild Life ready.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Wallace A. Cobb, for the past 14 years trainmaster on World of Mirth Shows, will handle Royal American Shows' train this ... Mardi Gras at Mobile, Ala., included Eddie Lipp- man, Bobbie Sickels, Robert Ayers, Jimmy Byers and H. P. Hill.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Merry-Go-Round, Chairplane. ... Hiawatha: Rising Sun, O. Hill's Greater: Colorado Springs, Colo. ... ice cream; Mrs. J. Thayer, popcorn; Arne Vomberg, bingo and root beer; Benny Wenzell, Jack Sokolik, Mary Vomberg, Chuckie Golovitch, ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Frank Caravella is Dwner, and other members of the staff include Roy de Lano, secretary -treas- *er; Benny Herman, business man- ... Rides and foremen: Merry-Go- Elound, Roosevelt Gibson; Octopus, D. W. Barrineau; Twin Ferris Wheels, ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Hilly ard Hi-Jinks on streets, Hillyard, Wash., Aug. 18, 19, 20. ... Esther Speroni is out with Mid- I way of Mirth Shows. ... Alfred R. Trudeau, Arthur Touhen, Al Weinberg, Moe Winninan, Henry Wein- stein, Benny Rosenberg, Jack Schue.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

BILL POWELL, former World 0/ Mirth employee now in the Philippines, writes: "Tom Price, ttho has been here since the Spanish- American War, has an old Parker Merry- Go-Round, which is the only amusement device on Lcyte Island, ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Mike Olsen, trainmaster, is getting train in and out in good time. ... Newport, Ark. West Coast Am. Co.: (Fair) Portervllle, Caltf., 3-11. World of Mirth: Augusta, Ga. ... U; Sharon Hill 12; Phila 13. Virgil, Magician: Albion, Idaho, 4; ...

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Billboard

Teen-ager Merry-Go-Round, excellent condition, $3,850.00; with Trailer, $4,350.00. 1948 Tilt-A-Whirl. ... Hubert Hill. . Nashville — Davidson Co. PFA Rally, Nov 17. John T. Tucker. Shelbyvllle— Bedford Co. ... Sherman MASTER Coming Events.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

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Jack Hill . In Color . Children under 17 admitted only with parent . 153 , 167 , 217 CONVERSATION , THE- ( 1hr . 53m . ... UA , '73 ) Merry . laugh - filled tale successfully blending comedy and suspense , with two likable New York cops ...

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