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The Resource Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook

Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook

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Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
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Flip
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the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
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Kevin Cook
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Flip
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the inside story of TVs first black superstar
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eng
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The rags-to-riches story of a groundbreaking, beloved entertainer When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as "TV's first black superstar"? Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him
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An account of the popular entertainer's rags-to-riches story traces his rise through the segregated nightclub circuit, to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, describing the creations of his popular characters and his barrier-breaking work with forefront 1970s stars
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Midwest
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792.7028092
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Read by Mirron Willis
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adult
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the inside story of TV's first black superstar
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Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 04 min.))
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9781470881290
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT10878243
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Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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other
Carrier category code
sz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT10878243
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 04 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781470881290
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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s
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878243
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10878243
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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