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Allen, Steve 1921-2000

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Vulgarians at the gate : trash TV and raunch radio : raising the standards of popular culture by Steve Allen( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fundamental question, as Allen sees it, is this: What kind of a society will we leave to our children - one dominated by media conglomerates that push anything for a quick buck, or one that reflects the highest standards of our heritage? It's up to us to do something about it, to raise a chorus of protest that echoes the words of the TV anchorperson from the movie Network, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!""--Jacket
Meeting of minds by Steve Allen( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to make a speech by Steve Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertainer Steve Allen demonstrates how anyone, in any circumstance, can master and use the fundamentals of effective public speaking
Dumbth, and 81 ways to make Americans smarter by Steve Allen( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steve Allen addresses a social problem so pervasive that it apparently lies behind all others. The author's thesis started as a personal hunch when he began to observe, in the early 1960s, a sharp increase in instances of inefficiency. Assuming that shoddy workmanship, poor service, and growing incompetence were at least partly caused by a breakdown in the capacity to reason, Allen proceeded to the stage of formal research. What he discovered was incompetence on a scale more vast than anything envisioned by Laurence J. Peter, who has amusingly but persuasively argued that people tend to be elevated to the level of their personal incompetence--the "Peter Principle." Allen coined the word dumbth as a shorthand term for the sort of muddle-headedness that, he asserts, has become characteristic of our society. Allen approaches the problem of the collapse of intelligence in the United States on the same no-laughing-matter basis that made his earlier books ... so instructive. After sketching out the dimensions of the problem, the author, like all good social reformers, points to a solution. First, he recommends that we add a fourth "R"--Reasoning---to the traditional reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic of the process of formal education, beginning in kindergarten and first grade. Second, he offers the reader a full 81 "rules" for good thinking, arguing that since there are rules-of-the-game for piano-playing, marriage, science, nutrition, and thousands of other activities, it is absurd to suppose that thinking well is so natural a gift that its practitioners require no instruction whatever. Although Steve Allen is best known for his creative work in music and comedy, he has also written thirty-two books and several thousand songs. He has hosted numerous television shows and was the creator of the original "Tonight" show."--Jacket
Miss Nelson has a field day : ... and Miss Nelson is back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The football team just can't win a game. The whole town is down in the dumps - that is until the notorious Viola Swamp whips the team into shape. Miss Nelson has to have her tonsils removed and while she is away her students are up to no good. They have managed to fool the principal, but not Viola Swamp. Now the kids can't wait for Miss Nelson to return
Funny people by Steve Allen( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Talk show murders by Steve Allen( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator, Roger Dale, finds himself sucked into finding the brazen killer who kills talk show guests from under everyone's nose. Dale finds himself more frustrated as the body count piles up, and the FBI gets more persistent in trying to get him to drop the case. Finally, Dale and the FBI decide to work together when he comes up with the idea to use himself as bait for the next primetime victim
Bigger than a breadbox by Steve Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the author's quips and humor from his first days in radio through the "Tonight Show" to the present
The ground is our table by Steve Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the plight of migrant farmers and of their struggle for improwed working conditions and union representation
Pioneers of primetime( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. This program features interviews with the legends of early television blended with a treasure trove of rare television footage. Six years in the making, this program chronicles television comedy's pedigree, from Vaudeville, through radio, to the Golden Age of Television. These legendary entertainers provide a fascinating first hand account of what it was like to launch the new medium of television
The Benny Goodman story( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this wonderful musical biography of the famed King of Swing
The passionate nonsmoker's bill of rights : the first guide to enacting nonsmoking legislation by Steve Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ripoff : a look at corruption in America by Steve Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. Shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon an essentially reticent man
The funny men by Steve Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues in Americanism( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Series of three debates ... held at Pasadena, California on November 17, 1963, January 22,1964, and February 23, 1964 ... under the auspices of the Graduate Committee for Political Education Inc."
The Steve Allen show( Visual )

334 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Partch, Dick Shaw, Martin Murphy and Phil Interlandi are all cartoonists
Steve Allen on the Bible, religion, & morality by Steve Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Draws on the expertise of biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers to demonstrate that fundamentalist assumptions about the reliability and authenticity of the Bible ... have no rational or factual basis"--Inside dust jacket
Letter to a conservative by Steve Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grands esprits du management by Jean Boisvert( )

6 editions published in 1994 in French and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Boisvert, réalisateur de la série télévisée Les Grands Esprits, conseillé par des professeurs de gestion de l'École nationale d'administration publique, a réuni des auteurs aux perspectives différentes (chercheurs, penseurs et praticiens) ayant en commun un intérêt pour la compréhension du fonctionnement des organisations. De grands esprits réincarnés (Weber, Fayol, Taylor, Follett, Dubreuil, Woodward, Barnard, Mayo) échangent donc autour de thèmes tels l'organisation scientifique du travail, la bureaucratie comme forme d'organisation, les fonctions de gestion, la coopération, la coordi
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Vulgarians at the gate : trash TV and raunch radio : raising the standards of popular culture
Meeting of mindsDumbth, and 81 ways to make Americans smarterMiss Nelson has a field day : ... and Miss Nelson is backThe Benny Goodman storySteve Allen on the Bible, religion, & moralityInventing late night : Steve Allen and the original Tonight showHi-ho, Steverino! : my adventures in the wonderful wacky world of TV
Alternative Names
Allen, Stephen

Allen Stephen 1921-1999

Allen, Stephen Valentine.

Allen, Stephen Valentine 1921-

Allen, Stephen Valentine 1921-2000

Allen, Steve, 1921-

Allen, Steven Valentine 1921-2000

Steve Allen American comedian, actor, musician and writer (1921-2000)

Steve Allen americký komik, herec, spisovatel, hudebník a hudební skladatel

Steve Allen Amerikaans acteur (1921-2000)

Steve Allen amerikansk programledare, musiker, skådespelare, komiker och författare från Kalefornien

Steve Allen amerikansk tv- og radio-personlighet, musiker, komponist, skuespiller, forfatter

Steve Allen comediante, ator, músico e escritor americano

Steve Allen compositeur, chanteur et pianiste de jazz

Steve Allen musicista, attore e personaggio televisivo statunitense

Steve Allen pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Steve Allen US-amerikanischer Komiker und Musiker

Steve Allen yhdysvaltalainen koomikko ja juontaja

Stevens, William Christopher.

Stevens, William Christopher 1921-

Stevens, William Christopher 1921-2000

Аллен, Стив

סטיב אלן

סטיב אלן שחקן אמריקאי

استیو آلن مجری تلویزیونی، موسیقی‌دان، و بازیگر آمریکایی

ستيف آلين

스티브 앨런



English (537)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

German (2)