The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book [Deluxe Expanded Archive Edition]: The Definitive History of Television's Most Enduring Comedy

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The most acclaimed comedy series of TV's golden age, The Dick Van Dyke Show comes to life in this deluxe enhanced eBook that features hundreds of black and white and color photos, documents, and other rare images that are available only in this expanded edition. 

This fun-filled and impeccably researched book takes readers backstage to witness the creation of this TV classic through the eyes of the show's cast and crew, including Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and, of course, Dick Van Dyke himself. This expanded eBook includes never-before-published backstage and rehearsal photos—many in full color!—as well as the ultimate The Dick Van Dyke Show episode guide, which features the cast and title pages of every one of the show's 158 original scripts!

Written by Emmy-winning writer Vince Waldron, this deluxe edition of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book offers readers the last word on the most influential TV comedy ever.

“It was the very best time of my life and Vince's book helps me recall every treasured moment. Thanks, Vince!"—Dick Van Dyke

“What an unexpected pleasure to read a book on a subject about which I thought I knew everything, only to find out that I didn’t. A very serious contribution to understanding what really were the best years of my theatrical life. I’d say it was a wonderfully scholarly work--but I won’t, because I don’t want to scare people away from a book that’s as much fun to read as this is.”—Carl Reiner, Producer and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show

"Wonderful. You got all the facts down in the right order.  No embellishments.  All the truth.  Somebody finally got the whole story right.”—Rose Marie

“The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book is the best reference book on my shelf.  It makes it even more fun to watch the show, if that's possible.”—Morey Amsterdam

“Vince's tribute to our show offers as accurate a snapshot of the series—and the era that begat it—as any I've seen.”—Sheldon Leonard, Executive Producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show

“A compelling narrative. . . . Waldron waltzes through the series’ story as gracefully as Van Dyke sidestepped his living room ottoman.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Vince Waldron lovingly and very thoroughly recounts the history of The Dick Van Dyke Show." —Los Angeles Daily News

"The definitive history...offers a wealth of backstage anecdotes."—Emmy Magazine

"Entertaining and exhaustively researched...fans of the show will not be disappointed."—The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel





















"A terrific writer and painstaking researcher...it doesn't get any better than this, folks."—The TV Collector

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About the author

Vince Waldron is an Emmy Award–winning writer and the author of Be My Baby and Classic Sitcoms. He is the creator and director of Totally Looped, a stage show in which comedians provide new dialogue for old movie clips. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Words in Edgewise
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Published on
May 3, 2014
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Pages
404
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ISBN
9780985278267
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
Performing Arts / Television / Reference
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