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Comfort And Joi

Dougherty, Joseph

ISBN 10: 059533590X / ISBN 13: 9780595335909
Published by Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: Iuniverse Inc, 2004
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Near fine trade paperback signed and dated on the half title page. Book has some slight edge and corner wear but is otherwise clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12201858459

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Title: Comfort And Joi

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: Iuniverse Inc

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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She was one of the working stiff actors who made American movies a sort of extended family for me. If I don't do this for her, who will?Memory and movies collide when the narrator of Comfort and Joi, award-winning screenwriter Joseph Dougherty's imaginative blend of fiction and film fact, sets out to document the life and work of bosomy blonde bombshell Joi Lansing, a minor glamour girl who appeared in such "classics" as Hillbillys in a Haunted House and Queen of Outer Space.Alone in a borrowed house on the California coast during a winter weekend, he indulges his fascination with the pin-up who rose from extra girl to work with Orson Welles, only to end her career in grade-z horror pictures.Offbeat movie history from the fringes of Hollywood triggers haunting personal memories as he follows this "beautiful beacon in a Sargasso of bad filmmaking" and finds an unexpected path to his own past."Dougherty is a humanist who argues that each of us has to look, listen, choose, and commit. His work is as encouraging as it is enlightening."-Douglas Heil, Prime-Time Authorship

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Joseph Dougherty?s plays have been produced at Lincoln Center and Manhattan Theatre Club. His Emmy winning work in television includes the groundbreaking series thirtysomething and the HBO movie Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Beverly and their exceptional standard poodle, Oso.

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