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Book Title: In Living Color: The Authorized Companion to the Fox TV Series|
The author of the book: Nelson George
ISBN 13: 9780446393515
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 358 KB
Edition: Warner Books; Mti edition
Date of issue: December 1991
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This was a great book to read after watching the 25th anniversary of Fox and TV Land awards because on both, "In Living Color" was honored for its ground breaking humor. This book covered "In Living Color" during it's third season when it was still managed by Keenan.
Keenan is interviewed to find out how the show was created and all the troubles he runs into by the censors. The process to film this show is not like other shows. Various skits are filmed each week and then they are edited and script rewrites are constantly being done in the meantime. By the end of two weeks, Keenan makes the decision of what skits get put into each episode.
Keenan did mention that he knew most of the people before but he still had them auditioned just to proof themselves because he doesn't believe in giving hand-outs. The rest of the book covers how the producers are able to get certain skits put on air and how they get away with certain things. It also covered the Fly girls and the deejay SW1.
The end of the book just covers original full scripts for certain skits. Some parts were never aired o the show because of it's content.
This was a great book to read just to learn more about the show and how it all got started.
Read information about the authorNelson George is an author, filmmaker, television producer, and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture.
Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe for playing the lead in his directorial debut, the HBO movie 'Life Support'. The critically acclaimed drama looked at the effects of HIV on a troubled black family in his native Brooklyn, New York. He recently co-edited, with Alan Leeds, 'The James Brown Reader (Plume)', a collection of previously published articles about the Godfather of Soul that date as far back the late '50s. Plume published the book in May '08.
He is an executive producer on two returning cable shows: the third season of BET's American Gangster and the fifth airing of VH1's Hip Hop Honors. George is the executive producer of the Chris Rock hosted feature documentary, Good Hair, a look at hair weaves, relaxers and the international black hair economy that's premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Nelson George serves as host of Soul Cities, a travel show that debuted in November 2008. on VH1 Soul. Nelson visited Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Memphis, New Orleans and the Bay Area. He eats food, visits historic sites, and hears lots of music. LaBelle, Robin Thicke, Babyface, Rafael Saadiq, Angie Stone and Jazmine Sullivan are among the many artists who talked with Nelson and perform. The second season starts shooting in Spring 2009.
Throughout the '80s and '90s George was an columnist for Billboard magazine and the Village Voice newspaper, work that led him to write a series of award winning black music histories: 'Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound'; 'The Death of Rythm & Blues'; and 'Hip Hop America'. He won a Grammy for his contribution to the linear notes package on the James Brown 'Star Time' boxed set. George co-wrote 'Life and Def', the autobiography of his old friend Russell Simmons. He's also had a career writing fiction, including the bestselling 'One Woman Short', and the story, 'It's Never Too Late in New York', which has been in several anthologies of erotica.
As a screenwriter George co-wrote 'Strictly Business', which starred Halle Berry, and 'CB4', a vehicle for Chris Rock. His work with Rock led to his involvement with 'The Chris Rock Show', an Emmy award winning HBO late night series. He was an executive producer of Jim McKay's film, 'Everyday People', which premiered at the Sundance festival, and Todd Williams' Peabody award winning documentary 'The N Word'. In 2009 Viking will publish his memoir, 'City Kid', a look at the connections between childhood in Brooklyn and his adult career in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Detroit.
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