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This Time Together: Laughter and Reflectionby Carol Burnett
Synopses & Reviews
These short memories, of the people Burnett met and interviewed over the years, on- and off-camera, bring it back — the golden age of variety shows....Burnett has a writer's eye for the moment, the detail, the slip that reveals character. She's never mean and always grateful.
—Los Angeles Times
Carol was a huge star on television because she was funny, daring, and always genuine. We loved Carol because we felt we knew her. With this book, we do. She trusts us with her personal anecdotes, happy, sad, hilarious and poignant. Thank you Carol.
I read THIS TIME TOGETHER in one sitting and when I finished I felt like Carol had been sitting beside me telling me these wonderful stories of her life. It's funny, it's endearing and very moving. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I grew up watching Carol Burnett. She's an amazing actress, talented writer and legendary comedienne. She inspired me to do what I'm doing today. And believe me, if I knew how to read, I would definitely read this book.
I love this book because it's written the way she talks--nothing stilted, nothing distanced. You'll read it in one gulp (I did) and then you'll read it again. She's an excellent writer--so spot-on intelligent and hilarious.
Reading Carol Burnett's book, THIS TIME TOGETHER, makes me realize that every American family prays that they can have someone as lovely as Carol as their next door neighbor.
From the Hardcover edition.
The comedic actress best known for The Carol Burnett Show reveals a life filled with ups, downs and an undying love for making people laugh. By the author of One More Time: A Memoir.
In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such at Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; her television show that won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run; and the sorrows that she overcame with her irresistible humor.
About the Author
CAROL BURNETT has been an actor on Broadway, television, and in the movies, and was the star of the long-running The Carol Burnett Show, which won twenty-five Emmy Awards. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Table of Contents
Jimmy Stewart — Early days in Hollywood — Tweety, Mama, and Chris — Alfred Hitchcock and the epaulets — Remembering the early days in New York — Stretching pennies — The dress — One rainy night — The rehearsal club revue — John Foster Dulles and the Blue Angel nightclub — "Once Upon a Mattress" and George Abbott — Rumplemayer's and the mean hostess — Garry Moore's variety show — My dog Bruce and the office — Walking alone at night in New York City — Nanny and the auditions — Nanny's visit to New York — Aunt Iney — Viewer discretion advised — Fans — Lunchtime at the turkey farm --Tarzan and Bergdorf Goodman — John Steinbeck and the twenty-fourth floor — CBS vs. my variety show — Our rep players — Vicki Lawrence — Harvey Korman — Lyle Waggoner — Tim Conway — Conway's cancellation — Australia — Bob Mackie — Jim Nabors — Talking to the audience — The writers' room — Cary Grant — Carey, Harvey, and Tim at the racetrack — Adrienne Lenore Weingardt — Carol Channing and food for thought — Lucy — Lucy, Zero, and Carol + 2 — Dinner with Lucy at the farmers' market — Jody and Ray Charles — Erin and diplomacy — My chum Julie Andrews — A very bad hair day — Julie, Mike Nichols, and the lady in the elevator — Laurence Olivier — Walter Matthau — "The Front Page" and mea culpa — Restaurant reservations — "All My Children" — Keeping up with Pine Valley while in Europe — Joan Crawford — How not to make small talk with royalty — Stanwyck and the leprechaun — A girl named Kathy — The end of the run — "Annie" and John Huston — Turbulence — Living in a high-rise all alone — Body by Jake — Dating — Marlon Brando — Mr. Computer — Beverly Sills — Questions and answers on the road — Brian — Pets — Hal Prince, "Hollywood Arms, " Carrie — Obituary — Carrie and the fib — What's next?
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