BIBLIOGRAPHY: REFERENCE SOURCES

THE BEST OF TV SITCOMS
by John Javna (Harmony Books paperback, New York. 1988)

THE BIG RADIO COMEDY PROGRAM
collection of vintage U.S. scripts, edited by Ross Firestone (Contemporary Books paperback, Chicago. 1978)

THE BOOK OF COMEDY SKETCHES
edited by Frank Muir and Simon Brett (Elm Tree Books paperback, London. 1982)

BOOM BOOM! – A CENTURY OF AUSTRALIAN COMEDY
by Rob Johnson and David Schmiedt (Hodder paperback, Sydney. 1999)

BRING ME LAUGHTER
by Bruce Crowther and Mike Pinfold (Columbus paperback, London. 1987)

BRITISH TELEVISION COMEDY AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT RESEARCH GUIDE 1950 – 1995
by Richard Down and Christopher Perry (Kaleidescope Publishing paperback, Dudley. 1995)

CLASSIC RADIO COMEDY
by Mat Coward (Pocket Essentials, 2003)

CLOWN PRINCES AND COURT JESTERS – SOME GREAT COMICS OF THE SILENT SCREEN
by Kalton C. Lahue and Sam Gill (A.S. Barnes, New York. 1970)

THE COMEDIANS – 12 GREAT COMICS REVEAL THE TEARS BEHIND THE LAUGHTER
by Tedd Thomey and Norman Wilner (Pyramid paperback, New York. 1970)

COMEDY GREATS – A CELEBRATION OF COMIC GENIUS PAST AND PRESENT
by Barry Took (Equation, London. 1989)

THE COMIC INQUISITION – CONVERSATIONS WITH GREAT COMEDIANS
by John Hind (Virgin paperback, London. 1991)

COMIC LIVES – INSIDE THE WORLD OF AMERICAN STAND-UP COMEDY
by Betsy Borns (Fireside / Simon and Schuster paperback, New York. 1987)

COMICS – A DECADE OF COMEDY AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS
by John Connor (Papermac / Macmillan paperback, London. 1990)

COMING TO YOU LIVE!
by Denis Norden, Sybil Harper and Norma Gilbert (Methuen, London. 1985)

COMMAND PERFORMANCE, U.S.A!
by Harry MacKenzie (Greenwood Press, Westport Connecticut. 199?)

CURTAIN UP! THE STORY OF THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE
By Lord Delfont (Robson Books, 1989)

DIDN’T YOU KILL MY MOTHER-IN-LAW?
by Roger Wilmut and Peter Rosengard (Methuen paperback, London. 1989)

DOUBLE TAKE AND FADE AWAY
by Leslie Halliwell (Collins / Grafton, London. 1987)

EVERY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
by Patrick Pilton (Robson, London. 1976)

FOOTLIGHTS – A HUNDRED YEARS OF CAMBRIDGE COMEDY
by Robert Hewison (Methuen, London. 1983)

FROM FRINGE TO FLYING CIRCUS
by Roger Wilmut (Eyre Methuen, London. 1980)

FUNNY PEOPLE and MORE FUNNY PEOPLE
by Steve Allen (Stein and Day, New York. 1981 and 1982)

FUNNY WAY TO BE A HERO – HALF A CENTURY OF BRITISH MUSIC HALL COMEDY
by John Fisher (Frederick Muller, London. 1973)

THE GRAND ORDER OF WATER RATS – A LEGEND OF LAUGHTER
by Charlie Chester (W.H. Allen, London. 1984)

THE GREAT CLOWNS OF BROADWAY
by Stanley Green (Oxford University Press, New York. 1984)

THE GREAT MOVIE COMEDIANS
by Leonard Maltin (Crown, New York. 1978)

GREAT MOVIE SHORTS – THOSE WONDERFUL ONE- AND TWO-REELERS OF THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES
by Leonard Maltin (Bonanza Books, New York. 1972)

THE GREAT RADIO COMEDIANS
by Jim Harmon (Doubleday, New York. 1970)

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF CLASSIC BRITISH TV
by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping (Guinness Publishing paperback, London. 1993)

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF SITCOMS
by Rod Taylor (Guinness Publishing paperback, London. 1994)

HERE’S TO THE FRIARS – THE HEART OF SHOW BUSINESS
by Joey Adams (Crown Publishers, New York. 1976)

IT’S A JOKE, JOYCE – AUSTRALIA’S FUNNY WOMEN
by Wendy Harmer (Pan paperback, Sydney. 1989)

JOE FRANKLIN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMEDIANS
by Joe Franklin (Bell Publishing, New York. 1979)

THE JOKE’S ON US – WOMEN IN COMEDY FROM MUSIC HALL TO THE PRESENT
by Morwenna Banks and Amanda Swift (Pandora paperback, London. 1987)

KINDLY LEAVE THE STAGE – THE STORY OF VARIETY 1919-1960
by Roger Wilmut (Methuen, London. 1985)

THE LAST LAUGH – THE WORLD OF STAND-UP COMICS
by Phil Berger (William Morrow, New York. 1975)

LAUGH MAGAZINE
various author credits (Bureau of Mediaology, Melbourne. 1991 to 2005)

THE LAUGH MAKERS – A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT COMEDIANS
by William Cahn (Putnam, New York. 1957, new edition: Grosset and Dunlap, New York. 1970)

LAUGHTER IN THE AIR – AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF BRITISH RADIO COMEDY
by Barry Took (Robson / B.B.C., London. 1976. updated paperback edition published in 1981)

THE LAUGHTERMAKERS – A QUEST FOR COMEDY
by David Nathan (Peter Owen, London. 1971)

LAUGHTER ON RECORD – A COMEDY DISCOGRAPHY
by Warren Debenham (Scarecrow Press, New Jersey. 1988)

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH – FAMOUS COMEDIANS AND THEIR WORLDS
by Eric Midwinter (Allen and Unwin, London. 1979)

MOVIE COMEDY TEAMS
by Leonard Maltin (Signet paperback, New York. 1970)

NO MORE CURRIED EGGS FOR ME – A CONCOCTION OF CLASSIC COMEDY
compiled by Roger Wilmut (Methuen, London. 1982)

PUNCH LINES – TWENTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COMEDY
by Richard Harris (A.B.C. paperback, Sydney. 1994)

RADIO COMEDY
by Arthur Frank Wertheim (Oxford University Press, New York. 1979)

RADIO COMEDY 1938 – 1968
by Andy Foster and Steve Furst (Virgin paperback, London. 1996)

RADIO TIMES GUIDE TO TV COMEDY
by Mark Lewisohn (B.B.C. Worldwide paperback, London. 1998, 2nd edition 2003)

THE REDD FOXX ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACK HUMOR
by Redd Foxx and Norma Miller (Ward Ritchie Press, Pasadena. 1977)

ROAST OF THE TOWN – THE NOTORIOUS FRIARS CLUB CELEBRITY ROASTS
by Joey Adams (Prentice Hall, New York. 1986)

ROY HUDD’S CAVALCADE OF VARIETY ACTS
by Roy Hudd and Philip Hindin(Robson, London. 1997)

THE SECOND CITY – A BACKSTAGE HISTORY OF COMEDY’S HOTTEST TROUPE
by Donna McCrohan (Putnam / Perigee paperback, New York. 1987)

SLAPSTICK! – THE ILLUSTRATED STORY OF KNOCKABOUT COMEDY
by Tony Staveacre (Angus and Robertson, Sydney. 1987)

SON OF CURRIED EGGS – A SECOND HELPING OF CLASSIC COMEDY SKETCHES
compiled by Roger Wilmut (Methuen, London. 1984)

SPIKE & CO. – INSIDE THE HOUSE OF FUN WITH MILLIGAN, SYKES, GALTON & SIMPSON
by Graham McCann (Hodder & Stoughton, London. 2006)

THE STARS OF STAND-UP COMEDY
by Ronald Lande Smith (Garland Publishing, New York. 1986)

SUNSHINE ON PUTTY – THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH COMEDY FROM VIC REEVES TO THE OFFICE
by Ben Thompson (Fourth Estate, London. 2004)

TATCHELL’S GUIDE TO BBC RADIO COMEDY
by Peter Tatchell (Bureau of Mediaology, Melbourne. 2003, 2nd edition 2006)

TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
by Joel Eisner and David Krinsky (McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina. 1984)

THAT WAS SATIRE, THAT WAS
by Humphrey Carpenter (Victor Gollancz, London. 2000)

THAT’S ANARCHY! – THE STORY OF A REVOLUTION IN THE WORLD OF TV COMEDY
by Chrissie MacDonald (Temple House, Melbourne. 2002)

TOP OF THE BILL – THE STORY OF THE LONDON PALLADIUM
by Ian Bevan (Frederick Muller, London. 1952) 

TURNED OUT NICE GAIN – THE STORY OF BRITISH LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
by Louis Barfe (Atlantic Books, London. 2008)

TV LAUGHTERMAKERS – THE STORY OF TV COMEDY
by Anthony Davis (Boxtree/TV Times, London. 1989)

THE ULTIMATE HISTORY OF NETWORK RADIO PROGRAMMING AND GUIDE TO ALL CIRCULATING SHOWS
by Jay Hickerson (privately published, Connecticut. 1992/1996/2001/2005)

VITAPHONE FILMS – A CATALOG OF THE FEATURES AND SORTS
by Roy Liebman (McFarland. 2003)

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING – INTERVIEWS WITH AUSTRALIAN COMIC ARTISTS
by Murray Bramwell and David Matthews (Susan Haynes / Allen and Unwin paperback, Sydney. 1992)

WE NEVER CLOSED – THE WINDMILL STORY
by Sheila Van Damm (Robert Hale, London. 1967)

WHO’S WHO IN COMEDY
by Ronald L. Smith (Facts On File, New York. 1992)

WORLD OF LAUGHTER – THE MOTION PICTURE COMEDY SHORT 1910-1930
by Kalton C. Lahue (University Of Oklahoma Press. 1966)

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