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Currents of comedy on the American screen

Nicholas Laham

Currents of comedy on the American screen

how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times

by Nicholas Laham

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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • Television comedies -- United States -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementNicholas Laham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.C55 L24 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23197428M
    ISBN 109780786442645
    LC Control Number2009012371
    OCLC/WorldCa277136416

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