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Knoedelseder, William 1947-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 4,080 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Stand-up comedy routines  Biography  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9397.U54, 338.7663420973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Knoedelseder
I'm dying up here : heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era by William Knoedelseder( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. It was Comedy Camelot--but it couldn't last. William Knoedelseder was then a cub reporter covering the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He was there when the comedians--not paid by the clubs where they performed--tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Here he tells the story of that golden age, of the strike that ended it, and of how those days still resonate in the lives of those who were there.--From publisher description
Bitter brew : the rise and fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's kings of beer by William Knoedelseder( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful, and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew, journalist William Knoedelseder tells the often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family -- a tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day
Stiffed : a true story of MCA, the music business, and the Mafia by William Knoedelseder( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That a reputed mafioso, Sal Pisello, is selling MCA cutouts (record remainders) and cheating everyone along the way, the investigation grows and expands to involve the FBI, the Justice Department, extortion, counterfeiting, payola, and bribery, and uncovers the ubiquitous presence of the Mafia in the record industry. . . as well as the immense political power of MCA. Filled with an utterly memorable rogues' gallery of characters, from Irving Azoff, the colorful former
In Eddie's name : one family's triumph over tragedy by Bryn Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On November 11, 1994, a Philadelphia sixteen-year-old named Eddie Polec was brutally beaten and left to die by a gang of teenagers from a neighboring suburb. More than a dozen frantic 911 calls from bystanders had gone unanswered during a crucial forty minutes when Eddie was still alive. Rather than seek revenge or sue the city, The Polecs responded with grace and courage. They undertook the Sisyphean task of overhauling Philadelphia's fatally flawed 911 system". -- Jacket
Fins : Harley Earl, the rise of General Motors, and the glory days of Detroit by William Knoedelseder( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bestselling author "turns to the American auto industry, chronicling its birth and rise to greatness through the remarkable lite of Harley Earl, the eccentric visionary who revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Harley Earl's story qualifies as a bona fide American family saga. It began in the Michigan pine forests in the years after the Civil War, traveled across the Great Plains on the wooden wheels of a covered wagon, and eventually settled in a dirt road village in California called Hollywood, where young Harley took the skills he learned working in his father's carriage shop and applied them to designing sleek, racy-looking automobile bodies for the fast crowd of the burgeoning silent movie business. As the 19205 roared with the sound of mass manufacturing, Harley returned to Michigan, where, at General Motors' invitation, he introduced art into the rigid mechanics of automaking. Over the next thirty years, Harley operated as a kind of combination Steve Jobs and Tom Ford of his time, redefining the form and function of the country's premier product. His impact was profound. When he retired as GM's vice president of styling in 1958, Detroit reigned as the manufacturing capital of the world, and General Motors ranked as the most successful company in the history of business. William Knoedelseder tells the story in ways both large and small, weaving the history of the automaker with the histories of Detroit and of the Earl family, and examining the effects of the automobile on America's economy, culture, and national psyche. As he did in Bitter Brew, Knoedelseder uncovers personal tragedies, corporate battles, and moments of sheer genius, providing rich portraits of this difficult and surprisingly canny genius and of the company--and country--he helped to shape."--Dust jacket
I'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era] by William Knoedelseder( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. It was Comedy Camelot--but it couldn't last. William Knoedelseder was then a cub reporter covering the burgeoning local comedy scene for the Los Angeles Times. He was there when the comedians--not paid by the clubs where they performed--tried to change the system and incidentally tore apart their own close-knit community. Here he tells the story of that golden age, of the strike that ended it, and of how those days still resonate in the lives of those who were there.--From publisher description
Bitter brew : the rise and fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's kings of beer by William Knoedelseder( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce; a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success
Fins : Harley Earl, the rise of General Motors, and the glory days of Detroit by William Knoedelseder( Recording )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Knoedelseder reveals the backstory of American icon General Motors in the 1950s, whose phenomenal rise was due to the stylings of visionary car designer Harley Earl. Knoedelseder tells the story in ways both large and small, weaving the history of the company with the history of Detroit and the Earl family as he examines the effect of the automobile on America's economy, culture, and national psyche
Hits und Hinterma╠łnner : Tricks und Machenschaften im Musikbusiness by William Knoedelseder( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family value by William Knoedelseder( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm Dying Up Here by William Knoedelseder( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams and laughter, they created an artistic community unlike any before or since. It was Comedy Camelot-but it couldn't last. William Knoedelseder, then a cub reporter covering the scene for the Los Angeles Times, was there when the comedians-who were not pa
Ku niang bai wei : Pi jiu zhi wang de bai nian feng yun = Bitter brew by William Knoedelseder( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu le mei guo ben tu pin pai bai wei pi jiu cong chuang ye dao fa zhan dao ding sheng dao shuai luo de bai nian li shi.Bai wei pi jiu de chuang shi ren bu xi shi de guo yi min,Ta jiang yi jia she ji lin dao bi de xiao jiu chang da zao cheng shi jie yi liu de niang jiu qi ye,Da dao le ling ren nan yi qi wang de gao du,Dan zui zhong ye nan tao die xia yun duan de ming yun.Bu xi jia zu de li shi shi yi duan shi xian mei guo meng de li shi,Ta de jin nian xing shuai bian qian ye zhe she le mei guo she hui de bian qian
I'm dying up here (MP3CD) : heartbreak and high times in standup comedy's golden era by William Knoedelseder( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A reporter for "The Los Angeles Times" relives the mid-1970s, when L.A. was a mecca for stand-up's stars-to-be thanks to "The Tonight Show," until a strike of the Comedy Store in 1979 tore apart the tight-knit community
Stiffed : a true story of MCA, the music business, and the Mafia by William Knoedelseder( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I'm Dying Up Here! : the Great Comedians Strike of 1979 by William Knoedelseder( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In Eddie's name : one family's triumph over tragedyI'm dying up here : [heartbreak and high times in stand-up comedy's golden era]Family valueI'm dying up here (MP3CD) : heartbreak and high times in standup comedy's golden eraI'm Dying Up Here! : the Great Comedians Strike of 1979
Alternative Names
Knoedelseder, Bill

Knoedelseder, Bill 1947-

William Knoedelseder American journalist

William Knoedelseder Amerikaans schrijver

William Knoedelseder periodista estadounidense

William Knoedelseder periodista estatunidenc

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