Brief encounters : conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks / Dick Cavett ; foreword by Jimmy Fallon.
- First edition.
- New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
- Cavett, Dick.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
Dick Cavett show (Television program).
- Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett shares his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life. On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Here he introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks and Nora Ephron, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, their personalities, and their place in the pantheon. We tag along as Cavett spends an afternoon with Stan Laurel at his modest apartment in Los Angeles, spars with Muhammad Ali at his training camp, and comes to know a young Steve Jobs--who woos him to be Apple's first celebrity pitchman. He also offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing, and the utter improbability of being alive at all.--From publisher description.
- Dreams, let up on us!
The windows of the soul need cleaning
Art did the darndest things...to your jokes
A. Godfrey : a man for a long, long season
More of our man Godfrey
Real Americans, please stand up
Dear fellow improbable...
The titan and the Pfc.
Match him? Not likely
I wrote it, must I also hustle it?
A bittersweet Christmas story
Sauce for the goose? Take a gander
The wrath of grapes
How do you open for a mind-reading horse?
My life as a juvenile delinquent
My Liz : the fantasy
In defense of offense
The week that was
The first shall be last
or, anyway, second
Waiting (and waiting) in the wings
I owe William Jennings Bryan an apology
Sorry, W.J.B., to bring this up again
Flying? Increasingly for the birds
The great Melvino, or our Mr. Brooks
Up against the wall
Last nude column (for now, at least)
Deck the halls with boughs of nutty
Marlene on the phone
Should news come with a warning label?
Road to ruin
Groucho lives! (in two places)
They dressed like Groucho
Pyramid power, over me
You gave away your babies?
Vamping with Nora
Comedy pain and comedy pleasure
The fine mess maker at home
Can you stand some more Stan?
How are the mighty fallen, or Where's my friend?
Ali, round two
Back when I was packing
More on guns, with readers
And the Oscar doesn't go to the Oscars
Tonight, tonight, its world is full of blight
With Winters gone, can we be far behind?
Missing: Jonathan Winters. Badly
Hel-LO! You're...who again?
Good night, sweet Soprano
As comics say, "These kids today! I tell ya!"
More sex, anyone?
Tough way to lose a friend
Cavett on booze, again
Only in my dreams?
- "A New York Times book."
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9780805099782 (electronic book)
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