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Wilk, Max

Overview
Works: 172 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 7,606 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Anecdotes  Drama  Comedy films  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ML410.R6315, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Max Wilk
The golden age of television : notes from the survivors by Max Wilk( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the blurb: Do you remember when your TV screen was only ten inches wide, when it broadcast only five hours a day, when neighbors came in every Saturday night to watch Sid Caesar and kids were in every afternoon to see Howdy Doody? Max Wilk, one of television's first writers (who is now one of its foremost), has given us a wonderful memoir of the days when the mighty screen was, indeed golden-its creations rough, spontaneous, and unforgettable. These were the days when writers and actors thought nothing of creating an hour-long TV drama once a week and producing it live-The Ford Television Theatre and the Philco Playhouse made James Dean, Grace Kelly, and Paul Newman household names. The mad antics of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca delighted us all, but even writers like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen were hard put to be so funny for so little money and with such tight deadlines. Max Wilt reminisces with Art Carney about his years with "the Great One," Jackie Gleason, and brings us back to those late nights with Steve Allen and Jack Paar when talk shows were still in their infancy. He shows us the love and care (and hysteria) that went into those early TV efforts and lets us in on the heartache and hilarity which were inevitable by-products of attempting to do so much with such primitive resources. Was Jack Benny really as funny off-camera as on? What happened when Jimmy Cagney forgot his lines? Did Julius La Rosa and Arthur Godfrey ever make up? Why was I Love Lucy one of the biggest breakthroughs in TV technology? Max Wilk probes deep into the recesses of the television monolith and makes the fantastic decade of the media's birth and growth truly come alive
They're playing our song ; from Jerome Kern to Stephen Sondheim - the stories behind the words and music of two generations by Max Wilk( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OK! : the story of Oklahoma! by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A celebration of the anniversary of America's most loved musical"--Jacket subtitle
The wit and wisdom of Hollywood; from the squaw man to the hatchet man by Max Wilk( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This giant assortment of Hollywood jokes, toasts, anecdotes, letters, footnotes and feuilletons ... is the end result of a pleasant conversation which took place some time back between yours truly [the author] and that eminent wandering wit, Mr. S.J. Perelman"--Intro. v. i
It happened to Jane by Doris Day( Visual )

2 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Osgood a single mom of two finds herself in the live lobster business. When her first big order turns up dead it kills her chances for a successful season. Discovering that budget cuts at the railroad is to blame she goes up against the railroad's tyrannical owner to make this season not a complete loss
Schmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwriters by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are face-to-face interviews with some of the historic giants of the industry, spanning the silent era to the 1970s, including Billy Wilder, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Donald Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story), Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful Life), Evan Hunter (The Birds), John Collier, Edmund Hartmann, Preston Sturges, and many more."--Jacket
American treasure hunt : the legacy of Israel Sack by Harold Sack( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OK! : the story of Oklahoma! by Max Wilk( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In vivid detail, this illustrated book tells the story of the landmark musical, beginning with its inception at New York's legendary Theatre Guild. Ok! recounts this first-time collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein; Agnes de Mille's groundbreaking choreography, the grueling tryouts, and most of all, the uncompromising vision of all the artists connected with the production as they strove for theatrical excellence." "Revised and updated, it includes a special section on the Royal National Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh production of Oklahoma!, presented on Broadway in 2002. Ok! The Story of "Oklahoma!" celebrates this watershed work that has taken its place in the pantheon of American musical theatre."--BOOK JACKET
Represented by Audrey Wood by Audrey Wood( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And did you once see Sidney plain? : a random memoir of S.J. Perelman by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving picture boys by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of The sound of music by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''The Sound of Music'' was the last - and most successful - collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. This book tells the story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph
Memory lane, 1890 to 1925; ragtime, jazz, foxtrot and other popular music and music covers by Max Wilk( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough act to follow by Max Wilk( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kissinger noodles ... or Westward, Mr. Ho by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to save their Chinese restaurant in Paramus, two New Jersey mobsters are waiting at the airport for Uncle Ho, a renowned Peking chef, when he arrives in the U.S
They're playing our song by Max Wilk( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories behing the words and music of two generations--Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Mercer, Frank Loesser, Ira Gershwin, and more
Get out and get under by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliminate the middle man by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture and finale : Rodgers & Hammerstein and the creation of their two greatest hits by Max Wilk( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture and finale revisits the creation of Oklahoma! and The sound of music by Rodgers & Hammerstein
One of our brains is draining by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The golden age of television : notes from the survivors
Alternative Names
Max Wilk Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1920-2011)

Max Wilk écrivain américain

Max Wilk escriptor estatunidenc

Max Wilk escritor estadounidense

Max Wilk US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Dramaturg

Max Wilk yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Макс Уилк

Languages
English (105)

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Schmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwritersOK! : the story of Oklahoma!The making of The sound of musicThey're playing our songOverture and finale : Rodgers & Hammerstein and the creation of their two greatest hits