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Danny Kaye: King of Jesters Hardcover – November 1, 2012
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Some criticize the book for not enough "personal" material. In terms of Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine, one thing seems to be abundantly clear: both of them personally engendered strong emotional reactions from their acquaintances, business associates and each other -- be those reactions either positive or negative. I would rather read a book, such as this one, which sticks to established facts and to quotes from the principal players than to dredge up scandal and gossip from those with an axe to grind. On that note, I think the book had an abundance of personal detail -- just not the type of detail you might glean from listening through a keyhole.
This book did not paint Danny as a saint, but neither did it make him out to be a villain [as some past books have]. It simply told the story of a very talented human being with all the same worries, pains and joy we all face.It told the story of one of Hollywood's most beloved comedians, dancers and singers and it told it beautifully.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Hollywood history, the life of Danny Kaye or would just like an enjoyable book to read.
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I found out about this book in David Koenig's latest book on Disneyland: "The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic." I enjoyed Mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alan D. Cranford
Item is just as described. Not a tell all book but a good recounting of the career of this mulch-talented performer. Read morePublished 10 months ago by deville1968
My son, age 23, just discovered the magic that was Danny Kaye. I bought this as a Christmas gift for him and he loved it.Published on January 5, 2014 by T. Boyd
I was looking for a good bio of Danny Kaye. This book really is NOT that as it covers, for the most part, what took place during filming this or that movie. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by David W. Nesbitt
I was a big Danny Kaye fan as a child, and rarely missed his films. When Danny had his weekly variety show in the 1960s, I was less interested. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by A. Mcintyre
It seem to me like a reveiw on films and plays staring Danny Kaye and not a life story of a master of comedy.Published on July 29, 2013 by Raymond Mace
This is not a biography, which is what I was hoping for when I bought the book. It is, instead, a reference book of Kaye's movies, stage appearances, television shows, and the... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Walter P. Sheppard