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Title:
Live from New York : the complete, uncensored history of Saturday Night Live as told by its stars, writers, and guests
Author:
Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957- , author.
Edition:
Rev. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
781 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live, " a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live, " LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed--and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Exordium : 1975-1976 -- Heyday : 1976-1980 -- The stars come out : 1980-1985 -- Behemiel rising : 1985-1990 -- Overpopulation : 1990-1995 -- Still crazy after all these years : 1995-2002 -- Politica : 2002-2008 -- One man's family : 2008-2014 -- Lorne.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780316295048
Format :
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James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales's definitive oral history of Saturday Night Live , hailed as "incredible" ( Vulture ) and "required reading" ( People ), rollickingly updated with nearly 100 new pages covering the decade since the book's original release.

When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live , LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed---and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.


Author Notes

James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist who has also worked in the entertainment side of television production and development. Along with Tom Shales, he is the author of the #1 bestseller Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.

Tom Shales is America's foremost television critic, having won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1988. For twenty-five years, he was film critic for National Public Radio.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preface to the 40th Anniversary Editionp. 3
Prologuep. 7
1 Exordium: 1975-1976p. 15
2 Heyday: 1976-1980p. 100
3 The Stars Come Out: 1980-1985p. 191
4 Behemiel Rising: 1985-1990p. 288
5 Overpopulation: 1990-1995p. 354
6 Still Crazy After All These Years: 1995-2002p. 424
7 Politica: 2002-2008p. 526
8 One Man's Family: 2008-2014p. 608
9 Lornep. 700
SNL Cast Listsp. 747
Indexp. 757