This is the second collection of scripts of the hugely popular Bickersons, a radio/TV series starring Don Ameche and Frances Langford. Includes never-before-published versions of their classic routines, plus original radio commercials, both radio pilots, Christmas episode for the unaired animation show, and more!
Biography of the creator of The Bickersons, writer for Eddie Cantor and Fanny Brice, by the author of The Bickersons, Don Ameche and the upcoming Frances Langford. Contains a wealth of Rapp's own work, including part of an unpublished autobiography! This is the hardback version.
Award-Winning Finalist in the Humor category of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News Love is where you find it..." John Bickerson For the first time in print - finally!! - The Bickersons' Love Letters! Never before have the infamous love letters between John and Blanche Bickerson seen the light of day. This amazing testament to the strength of marriage at last shows the true depth of feeling the squabbling couple felt for one another. And no. It wasn't always bickering! Now you can find out how they met. Who they are. What are their backgrounds. And experience, for a change, the love shared between a couple that was obviously made for one another.
Written in the 1960s by Philip Rapp (creator of the Bickersons and writer for Baby Snooks) and Joel Rapp (TV writer for McHale's Navy and many others), this is the only Official play starring The Bickersons (originally portrayed by Don Ameche and Frances Langford on radio). It contains Hilarious new adventures for these famous characters - and new characters. So watch out! You might laugh so hard you'll let the bourbon slip. Presented in print here for the first time Ever! Copyright 2015 The Philip Rapp Estate. All rights reserved. For performance questions, please contact BearManor Media.
The official biography of radio's hit bickering couple, The Bickersons, starring Don Ameche and Frances Langford. For the first time in print - the entire history of the inspiration behind The Honeymooners and Married with Children. Includes biographies of all the cast, and is heavily illustrated and sprinkled with classic quips from writer/creator Philip Rapp.
This book finally casts a spotlight on some short-lived and almost forgotten sitcoms—those which aired for only one single season. Many books have already been written about situation comedies that enjoyed long and storied runs on television but this volume focuses upon the others. Overflowing with fresh facts, interviews, photographs, and stories, nearly 300 short-lived sitcoms over a 32 year span are presented A-to-Z, whether network or syndicated, prime time or Saturday morning.
Everyone was “In the Mood for Love,” when Frances Langford, renowned Big Band singer with a rich contralto voice, rose from performing at hometown parties in Mulberry, Florida to Broadway, Old Time Radio, and movies during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Her signature song carried her from turntables to troops in World War Two, and then into the stuff of legends. From the airwaves on Louella Parson’s Hollywood Hotel, Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour, and Dick Powell’s Campana Serenade (1942-1943), Frances achieved nationwide fame as Don Ameche’s insufferable wife, Blanche, on The Bickersons (1946-1951). Her beauty eclipsed her broadcasts, when the movies plucked her from speakers to screens. Her film debut in Every Night at Eight(1935) led to Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), in which she popularized "Broadway Rhythm" and "You Are My Lucky Star," Born to Dance (1936), and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) with James Cagney, in which she sang the rousing "Over There." For the first time, her personal interviews with author/publisher Ben Ohmart bring the treasured memories from her past to light. Return with her to the front lines from 1941 into the 1980s with Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna on U.S.O. tours through Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific, entertaining thousands of G.I.s throughout the world. Frances Langford. More than a voice. More than the G.I.s’ choice. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the Frances Langford Collection in Lakeland, Florida.