When Variety Was King

When Variety Was King

Memoir of A TV Pioneer : Featuring Jackie Gleason, Sonny and Cher, Hee Haw and More

eBook - 2013
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Frank Peppiatt was the most popular producer of his time - a time when variety television was king. He created Hee Haw, the number-one show on TV. He wrote and produced shows for Jackie Gleason, Andy Williams, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Sonny and Cher and Perry Como. He even invented the rock TV show Hullabaloo. Peppiatt, a man who spent his life behind the scenes writing comedy and turning entertainers into household names, now recounts his own remarkable life story: a humble Canadian boy who grew up to create iconic American TV shows amid a cast of Hollywood celebs.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781770903548
Branch Call Number: EBOOK B P396p
Characteristics: 1 online resource (306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages plates) : illustrations


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rufus_red4 Sep 12, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable, though very light, memoir from the man who co created Hee Haw and worked on many of the most successful and ground breaking variety shows including The Judy Garland Show and Hullabulo. I'd of wanted for him to go into a little bit more description of the legends he worked with but it's a fast read and Mr. Peppiatt is very much of his time. I see he passed away in 2012, he seemed like a great guy.

Jul 06, 2013

Not what I expected. To be fair though, if I didn't already have so many books on the go, I probably would have enjoyed this book a lot better.


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