‘Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book’ Review

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on November 14, 2011


The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book
By Vince Waldron
Softcover, 416 pages ($18.95)
The definite history and episode-by-episode guide to one of television's smartest, snappiest and most groundbreaking sitcoms commemorates the golden anniversary of the show's 1961 debut. An entertaining, engrossing and enlightening collection of rare photos, insights and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, it candidly recalls the fortuitous intersection of casting, comedic creativity and commercial instinct that gave TV wings to the "Bye Bye Birdie" movie actor, made Mary Tyler Moore an all-American sweetheart and set the tone and standard for small-screen comedy that would continue long after its own six-year run.  
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