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The Resource Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook

Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook

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Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Title
Flip
Title remainder
the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Title variation
Flip
Title variation remainder
the inside story of TVs first black superstar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as "TV's First Black Superstar". Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him"--
Summary
An account of the popular entertainer's rags-to-riches story traces his rise through the segregated nightclub circuit, to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, describing the creations of his popular characters and his barrier-breaking work with forefront 1970s stars
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171936
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.W477
LC item number
C66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Flip
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Television personalities
  • African American television personalities
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the inside story of TV's first black superstar
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn796756094
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670025701
Lccn
2012039994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)796756094
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn796756094
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670025701
Lccn
2012039994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)796756094

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