Here's to the Friars: The Heart of Show Business
Joey Adams

Here's to the Friars: The Heart of Show Business

Crown Publishers, 1976. First edition First edition/ printing (no statement as is correct). Fine in bright, crisp dust jacket. Hardcover. 186 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Joey Adams provides an anecdotal, personality-oriented history of the Friar's Club, a private club founded in New York in 1904 whose members traditionally were drawn from the world of comedians and other celebrities. The Friar's Club is best known for its "roasts" of famous members, many of them X-rated though some were later broadcast on television. Virually every big-time name in American comedy in the first half of the 20th century was a member; the club is still located in "The Monestery" as its home is called, on East 55th Street in Manhattan. Fine Hardcover 9780517527887 (Item ID: E22847)


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