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Morecambe and Wise Untold William Cook

Morecambe and Wise Untold

William Cook

Published June 7th 2012
ISBN : 9780007488292
256 pages
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 About the Book 

During the 1960s and 1970s, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were Britains most popular double act. Their hit television series The Morecambe and Wise Show quickly became a part of British national culture. Before television, however, the pair played live shows for nearly a quarter century starting in the early 1940s. This is the story of their early years, when the duo was a live act first and foremost, playing pantomime and summer season, variety theatres and seaside piers. “Youre making us look like a cheap music hall act,” Ernie used to complain. “Well, we are a cheap music hall act,” Eric would reply. These early shows and their years of on-stage experience would eventually exert a huge influence on the shape of their later comedy.