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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert L. Mills Narrator: Mr. Bob Mills, Gary Owens (preface) Publisher: Waterlogg Productions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Over 11 hours of entertainment! says Laugh-In's Gary Owens. In The Laugh Makers, Bob Mills takes us on a delightful, side-splitting journey back to the slapstick sketch comedy of television's Golden Age - a long-ago era of variety, song-and-dance, brilliant patter, and a seemingly endless parade of laughs - sprung from the genius of 'gag men,' that talented group of wit-blessed word-smiths to whom the book pays well-deserved homage.

The Laugh Makers is a priceless collection of heretofore unpublished recollections revealing untold secrets and goings-on behind the scenes on the Bob Hope Show, from Stockholm to Bora Bora, London to Peking. It's jam-packed with stories and anecdotes - all from a fondly remembered past that will have you chuckling from start to finish. Bob Mills is well qualified to salute the famous corps of gag men who kept the comedian knee-deep in jokes.These first-hand recollections summon up the final phase of Hope's career - and the end of the trail for an entire brand of show business.

The Laugh Makers was listed in Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy - Year End Book Survey 2009.

The Laugh Makers: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers was written and read by Robert L. Mills, with a preface read by Gary Owens. It was produced by Joe Bevilacqua, with music by Barry Dugan. Buy the print book here: http://www.amazon.com/LAUGH-MAKERS-Behind-Scenes-Incredible/dp/1593933231orhttp://bobhopeslaughmakers.weebly.com/

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 2/7/2013

    " This is a wonderful book, authored by one of Bob Hope's most hilarious writers. I loved every chapter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 7/2/2012

    " Kind of boring actually. Too much detail about people and places I don't remember (wasn't around). Maybe if I was more familiar with the Bob Hope show? "

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About the Author

Robert L. Mills, a native of San Francisco, served in the Navy after high school and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1962 and the University of California Hastings Law in 1965.  He practiced law for ten years before moving to Hollywood to write for television. Mills worked on The Dinah Shore Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts before joining Bob Hope as a staff writer in 1977. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, and in 1999 he became an enrichment lecturer for Crystal Cruise, performing shows based on his experiences with Hope aboard numerous cruise ships. He lives in Studio City, California, with his wife Shelley.