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The Resource Becoming Richard Pryor, Scott Saul

Becoming Richard Pryor, Scott Saul

Label
Becoming Richard Pryor
Title
Becoming Richard Pryor
Statement of responsibility
Scott Saul
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his family's brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. He took to the stage, originally, to escape the hard-bitten realities of his childhood, but later came to a reverberating discovery: that by plunging into the depths of his experience, he could make stand-up comedy as exhilarating and harrowing as the life he'd known. He brought that trembling vitality to Hollywood, where his movie career--Blazing Saddles, the buddy comedies with Gene Wilder, Blue Collar--flowed directly out of his spirit of creative improvisation. The major studios considered him dangerous. Audiences felt plugged directly into the socket of life. --Amazon
Summary
Drawing upon interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals and screenplay drafts, the author traces Richard Pryor's journey from his rough childhood, his trials in the Army and his apprentice days in Greenwich Village to his ascent in the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s and his struggles with drugs and fame
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386455
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saul, Scott
Dewey number
  • 792.7602/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.P77
LC item number
S38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pryor, Richard
  • Comedians
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming Richard Pryor, Scott Saul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869267234
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062123305
Lccn
2014034682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869267234
Label
Becoming Richard Pryor, Scott Saul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869267234
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062123305
Lccn
2014034682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869267234

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