Becoming Richard Pryor Pb
  • Becoming Richard Pryor Pb
  • Becoming Richard Pryor Pb
ISBN: 0062123300
EAN13: 9780062123305
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 9, 2014
Pages: 608
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9.1" L x 6.3" W
Weight: 1.66 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Select Format Format: Hardcover Select Conditions Condition: Very Good


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Very Good $4.46 Becoming Richard Pryor Pb
Book Overview

Becoming Richard Pryor is a book that breaks new ground. . . . Saul details the amazing way that Richard found his way out of the life for which he seemed destined and into the world of the performing arts.--New York Times

Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his family's brothels, in Peoria, Illinois, by a grandmother who often threatened to kick him upstairs with her size-twelve shoes, he always considered himself a bottom dog. He took to the stage originally to escape the tough realities of his childhood but later discovered he could alchemize his stand-up by delving fully, even painfully, into the off-color life he'd known. He brought that vitality to a movie career whose best moments--Blazing Saddles, Blue Collar, the buddy comedies with Gene Wilder--flowed directly out of his spirit of creative improvisation. The major studios considered him dangerous. Audiences felt plugged directly into the socket of life.

Built on groundbreaking research, Becoming Richard Pryor brings into sharp focus the man and his genius as never before. From his heartbreaking childhood, his trials in the army, and his improv days in Greenwich Village to his soul-searching interlude in Berkeley and his rise in the New Hollywood of the 1970s, Becoming Richard Pryor sheds light on an Read More chevron_right

Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming Richard Pryor Pb

Book Reviews (0)

  |   0  reviews
Did you read Becoming Richard Pryor Pb? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review

No customer reviews for the moment.