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B.S. I Love You: Sixty Funny Years With the Famous and the Infamous

Berle, Milton

ISBN 10: 0070049130 / ISBN 13: 9780070049130
Published by Mcgraw-Hill, 1987
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Signed 0070049130 Inscribed by Milton Berle with "Love To My Dear Friend & Bro. Friar." From the estate of Bob Hope. Bookseller Inventory # 010683

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Title: B.S. I Love You: Sixty Funny Years With the ...

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST BOOKS OF THIS OR ANY YEAR. B.S. I LOVE YOU IS WRITTEN BY ONE OF AMERICAS GREATEST SHOW BUSINESS LEGENDS ABOUT HIS SIXTY YEARS IN THE FRIARS CLUB-THAT RIBALD, ROLLICKING COLLECTION OF ZONIES. THE FRIARS CLUB IS TO HUMOR WHAT FOR KNOX IS TO GOLD. THIS SIXTY-YEAR MEMOIR OF LIFE WITH THE FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS IS FILLED WITH THE WIT, AD LIBS, PITHY REMARKS, RISQUE ROASTS, ONE-LINERS, AND ANECDOTES THAT MILTON BERLE HAS BEEN COLLECTING-WITH JUST THIS PURPOSE IN MIND-FOR THE LAST SIXTY YEARS. THIS BOOK IS A TREASURE TROVE OF STORIES ABOUT POLITICIANS, ACTORS, SPORTS STARS, SINGERS, WRITERS, COMEDIANS, GANGSTERS, BAND LEADERS, DRINKERS, GAMBLERS, AND LOVERS-AND SEVERAL WHO ARE COMBINATIONS THEREOF. THE CAST OF CHARACTERS INCLUDES RONALD REAGAN AND JFK, GEORGE BURNS AND AL CAPONE, SOPHIE TUCKER AND GROUCHO MARX, ENRICO CARUSO AND GEORGE S. KAUFMAN, PHYLLIS DILLER THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST BOOKS OF THIS OR ANY YEAR. B.S. I LOVE YOU IS WRITTEN BY ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST SHOW BUSINESS LEGENDS ABOUT HIS SIXTY YEARS IN THE FRIARS CLUB-THAT RIBALD, ROLLICKING COLLECTION OF ZONIES. THE FRIARS CLUB IS TO HUMOR WHAT FOR KNOX IS TO GOLD. THIS SIXTY-YEAR MEMOIR OF LIFE WITH THE FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS IS FILLED WITH THE WIT, AD LIBS, PITHY REMARKS, RISQUE ROASTS, ONE-LINERS, AND ANECDOTES THAT MILTON BERLE HAS BEEN COLLECTING-WITH JUST THIS PURPOSE IN MIND-FOR THE LAST SIXTY YEARS. THIS BOOK IS A TREASURE TROVE OF STORIES ABOUT POLITICIANS, ACTORS, SPORTS STARS, SINGERS, WRITERS, COMEDIANS, GANGSTERS, BAND LEADERS, DRINKERS, GAMBLERS, AND LOVERS-AND SEVERAL WHO ARE COMBINATIONS THEREOF.

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In this paean to the Friars Club Berle reminisces about his high times at the 80-year-old theatrical hangout and its branch in Beverly Hills, opened during the 1950s. In 1920, Eddie Cantor introduced Berle, a vaudeville tyro aged 12, to the Friars, where he met oldtime greats like Al Jolson, Joe E. Lewis and Fred Allen and later made friends with newcomers Sinatra, Dean Martin and others. There are spicy stories of gangsters who backed plays, night spots and entertainers. Bringing history up to date, Berle announces that the Friars now accept women as members. The book is crammed with boffo one-liners as delivered by genuine wits the comedian has known, very funny material if often salacious. The superabundance of knee-slappers, however, dulls the edges. Perhaps Berle has forgotten that a comic should "always leave them laughing," not overwhelmed. Photos not seen by PW.
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