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Allen, Steve 1921-2000

Works: 482 works in 765 publications in 3 languages and 12,680 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Biography  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Children's films  Animated films  History 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewer, Actor, Narrator, Composer, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Instrumentalist, Singer, Lyricist, Speaker, Conductor, Adapter, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PS3501.L5553, 813.54
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Vulgarians at the gate : trash TV and raunch radio : raising the standards of popular culture by Steve Allen( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 856 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
Miss Nelson has a field day : ... and Miss Nelson is back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 744 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
Dumbth, and 81 ways to make Americans smarter by Steve Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 663 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
The Talk show murders by Steve Allen( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 546 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
Pioneers of primetime( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars
Ripoff : a look at corruption in America by Steve Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 414 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
Steve Allen on the Bible, religion, & morality by Steve Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 333 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
Erroll Garner : no one can hear you read( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone once said of jazz legend Erroll Garner that playing the piano for him was as easy as breathing is for you or for me. In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet his story has never been told. Until now
The wake by Steve Allen( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenny Bruce by Lenny Bruce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are no dirty words, only dirty minds." - Lenny Bruce. The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears. With Lenny Bruce, Steve Allen, Paul Krassner, Mort Sahl, Kenneth Tynan, Nat Hentoff & Malcom Muggeridge
The Steve Allen show( Visual )

113 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Vaughn Meader perform. Steve Allen talks with James Baldwin. Blossom Dearie sings Put on a happy face. Steve Allen talks with Minnesota governor Karl Rolvaag. Steve Allen and Cliff Arquette play around with fitness expert Anne Marie Bennstrom
Kings of laughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys appear with Steve Allen, Ed Wynn, and original front man Ted Healy as bungling barbers, clueless cowboys, goofy golfers, bumbling beach bums, witless witnesses, hare-brained house cleaners, and more
The freshman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle, and impress the sweet girl he loves, in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd's slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm
The Universal mind of Bill Evans : the creative process and self-teaching( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Bill Evans in performance, plus an explanation by the Evans brothers and Allen of how a jazz artist creates his art
The bug and the slug in the rug by Steve Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While traveling through a rug, one day, a bug comes upon a slug for the first time only to learn that as different as each is in appearance they have a lot in common
Les grands esprits du management by Jean Boisvert( )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and English and held by 64 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
Memphis dreams : Innocence and rebellion( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis: Iconoclastic phenomenon, inciting hysteria in teenagers and indignation in parents. On his way to the top he combined the R & B of the Mississippi delta with rocka-billy and tapped into the turbulent forces of youth, sexuality, class, and race, transforming American culture. This program documents the astounding career of Elvis Presley, from his first hits with Sun Records to his final days at Graceland. In the words of John Lennon, "Before Elvis there was nothing."
The Benny Goodman story( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical biography of the famed King of Swing, following his life from his childhood in Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938
Steve Allen songbook by Steve Allen( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vulgarians at the gate : trash TV and raunch radio : raising the standards of popular culture
Miss Nelson has a field day : ... and Miss Nelson is backDumbth, and 81 ways to make Americans smarterSteve Allen on the Bible, religion, & moralitySteve Allen songbookDie laughingMurder in HawaiiWake up to murder
Alternative Names
Allen Stephen 1921-1999

Allen, Stephen Valentine.

Allen, Stephen Valentine 1921-

Allen, Stephen Valentine 1921-2000

Allen, Steve, 1921-

Allen, Steven

Allen, Steven Valentine 1921-2000

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

Steve Allen Amerikaans acteur (1921-2000)

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



English (205)

German (1)

French (1)