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Intrepid Laughter
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Throughout his career, Preston Sturges (1898--1959) was known for bringing sophistication and wit to the genre of comedy, establishing himself as one of the most valuable writer-directors in 1940s Hollywood. Today, more than fifty years after they were originally produced, his films have lost little of their edge and remain extremely popular. Intrepid Laughter is an essential guide to the life and work of this luminary of the stage and screen, following Sturges from his unusual childhood, to his early success as a Broadway playwright, to his whirlwind career in Hollywood.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Content
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1. The Most Bizarre and Marvelous Scenario: Flashbacks on the Life and Career of Preston Sturges
  2. pp. 1-54
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  1. 2. The Screenwriting of Preston Sturges
  2. pp. 55-78
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  1. 3. Written and Directed by Preston
  2. pp. 79-132
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  1. Notes and References
  2. pp. 133-140
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  1. Annotated Bibliography
  2. pp. 141-145
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 146-162
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 163-169
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 170-171
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