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Ernie Kovacs Centennial – Panel Discussion – Video excerpts

Description from The Anthology Film Archives Program

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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “How Sweet It Is” – Jackie Gleason

This is one ‘helluva’ funny book!

 Inside book jacket flaps.

Back Cover of the book.

This book is great! If you like The Honeymooners and any of Jackie Gleason’s TV Specials over the years you will enjoy reading these stories about his wonderful life. There is one that I remember very well. When he stayed at the St. Regis Hotel he frequented the in-house King Cole Bar   and sat next to  Salvador Dali. This drinking companion ended up drawing an album cover for his music album “The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason“.

The rest of the book is equally hysterical and so enjoyable!

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Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs – Pioneer of early TV

Ben Model is the archivist for the Ernie Kovacs library. And he has much to say about Ernie Kovacs. Having viewed the entire library of TV shows, personal films etc.

Shout Factory presents Ernie Kovacs DVD set

Here are some additional links that contain reviews (from the NY Times) of a bio and the collection of videos by Ernie Kovacs.

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/08/movies/tv-view-ernie-kovacs-a-comic-to-the-medium-born.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/14/arts/tv-review-life-of-ernie-kovacs-is-portrayed.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/arts/television/the-ernie-kovacs-collection-new-on-dvd.html?_r=0

To purchase the Ernie Kovacs DVD set go here!