9781476747736-1476747733-Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show

Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show

ISBN-13: 9781476747736
ISBN-10: 1476747733
Edition: First Edition
Author: de Visé, Daniel
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9781476747736
ISBN-10: 1476747733
Edition: First Edition
Author: de Visé, Daniel
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors de Visé, Daniel wrote Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show comprising 320 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1476747733 and 9781476747736. Since then Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy went to Hollywood to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, Don called to ask if the sheriff could use a deputy. The comedic synergy between Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife ignited The Andy Griffith Show, elevating a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship, as potent off the screen as on. Andy and Don—fellow Southerners born into poverty and raised among scofflaws, bullies, and drunks—captured the hearts of Americans across the country as they rocked lazily on the front porch, meditating about the simple pleasure of a bottle of pop.

But behind this sleepy, small-town charm, de Visé’s exclusive reporting reveals explosions of violent temper, bouts of crippling neurosis, and all-too-human struggles with the temptations of fame. Andy and Don chronicles unspoken rivalries, passionate affairs, unrequited loves, and friendships lost and regained. Although Andy and Don ended their Mayberry partnership in 1965, they remained best friends for the next half-century, with Andy visiting Don at his death bed.

Written by Don Knotts’s brother-in-law and featuring extensive unpublished interviews with those closest to both men, Andy and Don is the definitive literary work on the legacy of The Andy Griffith Show and a provocative and an entertaining read about two of America’s most enduring stars.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book