Nick Hornbys grandioser neuer Roman: ein Ausflug ins Swinging London der Sixties Die hübsche Barbara entflieht der Provinz und zieht nach London, um berühmt zu werden. Sie bekommt tatsächlich die Hauptrolle in einer neuen Fernseh-Sitcom, die zu einer der erfolgreichsten TV-Shows Englands wird. Das Team wird ihre Familie – doch was passiert, wenn Ruhm und Glanz irgendwann verblassen?Anfang der 60er: Barbara nimmt die Wahl zur »Miss Blackpool« nicht an, als ihr aufgeht, dass sie dann ein weiteres Jahr in diesem verschlafenen Provinzstädtchen verbringen müsste. Stattdessen zieht sie nach London, ins Herz der neu entstehenden Popkultur, um Komikerin zu werden. Was zunächst aussichtslos erscheint, wird Wirklichkeit, und die Truppe rund um die beiden Drehbuchschreiber Tony und Bill, den Produzenten Dennis sowie Schauspielkollegen Clive ersetzt Barbara fortan die Familie. Alle sind von der Idee besessen, aus ihrer Sitcom einen Riesenerfolg zu machen, was ihnen trotz privater großer und kleiner Katastrophen auch gelingt. Doch was passiert, wenn Schönheit und Ruhm mit der Zeit verblassen?Nick Hornby nimmt den Leser mit ins brodelnde London der 60er-Jahre, mitten hinein in die Welt der am Hungertuch nagenden Gagschreiber, der überarbeiteten Regisseure, der egozentrischen Schauspieler und der vom großen Durchbruch träumenden Mädchen. Ein Buch über ganz große Auftritte, lebenslange Freundschaft und die große Liebe.
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Junge Londonerin zu ihren kurdischen Eltern: »Ich habe eine gute und eine schlechte Nachricht. Die schlechte: Ich werde Stand-up-Comedian. Die gute: Ich trage ab heute Burka – allerdings nur auf der Bühne.« Eine hochexplosive multikulturelle Gesellschaftskomödie, so berührend und packend wie ›Englischer Harem‹.
Author: Anthony McCarten
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
"I've done everything in the theatre except marry a property man," Fanny Brice once boasted. "I've acted for Belasco and I've laid 'em out in the rows at the Palace. I've doubled as an alligator; I've worked for the Shuberts; and I've been joined to Billy Rose in the holy bonds. I've painted the house boards and I've sold tickets and I've been fired by George M. Cohan. I've played in London before the king and in Oil City before miners with lanterns in their caps." Fanny Brice was indeed show business personified, and in this luminous volume, Herbert G. Goldman, acclaimed biographer of Al Jolson, illuminates the life of the woman who inspired the spectacularly successful Broadway show and movie Funny Girl, the vehicle that catapulted Barbra Streisand to super stardom. In a work that is both glorious biography and captivating theatre history, Goldman illuminates both Fanny's remarkable career on stage and radio--ranging from her first triumph as "Sadie Salome" to her long run as radio's "Baby Snooks"--and her less-than-triumphant personal life. He reveals a woman who was a curious mix of elegance and earthiness, of high and low class, a lady who lived like a duchess but cursed like a sailor. She was probably the greatest comedienne the American stage has ever known as well as our first truly great torch singer, the star of some of the most memorable Ziegfeld Follies in the 1910s and 1920s, and Goldman covers her theatrical career and theatre world in vivid detail. But her personal life, as Goldman shows, was less successful. The great love of her life, the gangster Nick Arnstein, was dashing, handsome, sophisticated, but at bottom, a loser who failed at everything from running a shirt hospital to manufacturing fire extinguishers, and who spent a good part of their marriage either hiding out, awaiting trial, or in prison. Her first marriage was over almost as soon as it was consummated, and her third and last marriage, to Billy Rose, the "Bantam Barnum," ended acrimoniously when Rose left her for swimmer Eleanor Holm. As she herself remarked, "I never liked the men I loved, and I never loved the men I liked." Through it all, she remained unaffected, intelligent, independent, and, above all, honest. Goldman's biography of Al Jolson has been hailed by critics, fellow biographers, and entertainers alike. Steve Allen called it "an amazing job of research" and added "Goldman's book brings Jolson back to life indeed." The Philadelphia Inquirer said it was "the most comprehensive biography to date," and Ronald J. Fields wrote that "Goldman has captured not only the wonderful feel of Al Jolson but the heartbeat of his time." Now, with Fanny Brice, Goldman provides an equally accomplished portrait of the greatest woman entertainer of that illustrious era, a volume that will delight every lover of the stage.
The Original Funny Girl
Author: Herbert G. Goldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire. What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column. What could be funnier than YOU? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager. With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won't cry at all. Either way, you'll definitely laugh. Funny Girl isn’t just an anthology: it’s a cause, a mission, a movement. Girls are funny. Now it’s time for the world to know it. From the Hardcover edition.
Funniest. Stories. Ever.
Author: Betsy Bird
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Author: Jule Styne,Bob Merrill
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby | A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Preview: Funny Girl is a novel by writer Nick Hornby set in Blackpool, England in 1964. It tells the story of twenty-one year old Barbara Parker, a beautiful blonde, who wants to become a comedic actress like Lucille Ball. Barbara wins the Miss Blackpool beauty pageant. Barbara wants more than anything to get out of Blackpool. When she realizes the title of Miss Blackpool commits her to a year of hospital visits and charity events, Barbara gives the title to the runner up and leaves for London. Barbara gets a job working the cosmetics counter at Derry and Toms, a department store on Kensington High Street. She meets Marjorie, who works in the shoe department, and accepts an offer to become her roommate. Barbara tells Marjorie she wants to become an actress. Marjorie suggests she buy a copy of The Stage, a trade paper that advertises auditions… PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Funny Girl • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
Traces the life and career of the popular entertainer, describes her apprearances in burlesque, vaudeville, drama, musical revues, film, and radio, and discusses the secrets of her success
the life and times of Fanny Brice
Author: Barbara Wallace Grossman
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In search of an identity, fourth-grader Shelby Bloom worries that she's no sports superstar, no whiz kid, no social butterfly, and no beauty queen. But she is funny-at least she thinks she is-so she decides she'll be the funny girl, the one who wins friends by keeping them in stitches. Soon she finds that while she really does have a comic flair, she also has a few things to learn about what makes people laugh, when the timing is right, and how things can go wrong for the jokester. See a video interview with the author and discover more titles in the series when you scan the book with the free Capstone 4D augmented reality app.
Author: D. L. Green
Publisher: Funny Girl
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An anthology of six one-act plays especially for women: FORGETTING FRANKIE: Karen attempts to get over her own heartbreak by investigating why a man asked three different women to marry him. COMMON CAUSE: Owen and Sandy banter and battle over whether or not they're meant for each other. AN EMPTY COFFEE SHOP: Sally hates Valentine's Day and takes refuge from the hearts and flowers in a coffee shop. PARADING WITH NELL: George visits her grandmother with some big new and finds grandma wearing a pot on her head. BAD BOATING: A girl and boy go on a date in a sailboat off Nantucket and the fog rolls in. INTENSIVE CARE: Mags, Bethany and Caroline's significant men are all in Intensive Care. Now, they need some intensive care. "Annie Evans' Forgetting Frankie.shows an ear keenly attuned to the terse, defensive style in which young urban professionals stake each other out in the mating game." - Stephen Holden, New York Times
Author: Annie Evans
Category: Performing Arts
Need to brighten your day and enjoy yourself? Get to know more about about a woman's nature with these freakishly funny quotes and sayings. Some people say laughter is the best medicine in the whole world. We don't know for sure if that's true or not but it certainly doesn't hurt trying... So buckle up and get your giggle on because you're about to embark on a fun ride!
Author: Jack Rhony
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's the year of our Lord 1971, and Maureen O'Neill is one of the smartest girls at Fatima Academy. One of the funniest, too. Her teachers don't like it, but her friends think she's a riot. But one day her world begins to crumble apart, and Maureen is forced to keep a terrible secret. Meanwhile, the girls are whispering about her, the boys are starting to notice her, and the teachers are driving her crazy. The Secret Life of a Funny Girl is award-winning writer Susan Chalker Browne's tenth book for children and her first young adult novel.
Author: Susan Chalker Browne
Publisher: Pennywell Books
Category: Teenage girls