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The Resource Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (electronic resource)

Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (electronic resource)

Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Title
Flip
Title remainder
the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as "TV's First Black Superstar". Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
792.702/8092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN2287.W477
LC item number
C66 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Mirron Willis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willis, Mirron E.
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Flip
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Television personalities
  • African American television personalities
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470881290
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
E408B803-D340-4BEB-B515-D8CB798A9711
System control number
  • 1341865
  • (OCoLC)839272856
  • (OCoLC)ocn839272856
  • 1341865
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470881290
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
E408B803-D340-4BEB-B515-D8CB798A9711
System control number
  • 1341865
  • (OCoLC)839272856
  • (OCoLC)ocn839272856
  • 1341865
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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