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Classic Showbiz Clangers: An Amusing Collection Of Showbiz's Most Embarrassing Moments From Over A Century - Classic Clangers (Paperback)David Mortimer (author)
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 27/04/2006
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Showbiz might not be the second oldest profession, but it's not far off. Ever since Nero fiddled while Rome burned and Salome demanded so outrageous a fee for dropping her veils that she ended up with the worst notice in history, the human instinct to get up and perform has produced a pleasing mountain of ill-timed gaffes. 'Classic Showbiz Clangers' collects some of the more engaging - or notorious - examples from the 20th and 21st centuries, ranging from Hugh Grant's ill-advised encounter with the divine Divine Brown in a white BMW to the over-eager radio announcer who invited his listeners to 'stay stewed for the nudes' as a news-flash beckoned. David Mortimer's hilarious look at stage, screen, variety, panto and more will lead you to discover how the great Edmund Kean single-handedly wrecked a performance of 'Macbeth' and what cured Winona Ryder of shopping, not to mention Bob Monkhouse's unique method of sorting out a heckler. And if that seems a little tame, what was it that Angus Deayton was able to teach Caroline Martin that she didn't already know? Read on and find out!
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 150 x 214 x 12 mm
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