Bob Elliot, an Interview
Onstage and Backstage podcast from Hal Leonard is available on iTunes and Libsyn. Each episode authors and their guests have a chat about the topics of their books. Bob Elliott of the famous Bob and Ray joins his biographer David Pollock to tell stories from David’s new book, Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons. Get ready for some amusing “backstayge” anecdotes from one of the funniest broadcasters in radio history.
Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons traces the origins and development of the pair’s unique sensibility that defined their dozens of local and network radio and TV series, later motion picture roles, Carnegie Hall performances, and hit Broadway show Bob and Ray – The Two and Only.
Together for 43 years (longer than Laurel and Hardy, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, and Martin and Lewis), the twosome deflected all intrusions into the personalities behind their many masks and the dynamics of their relationship, and rarely elaborated on their career trajectory or methodology. Now, with the full cooperation of Bob Elliott and of Ray Goulding’s widow, Liz, together with insights from numerous colleagues, their craft and the culture that made them so relevant is explored in depth.
Posted on May 30, 2013, in Comedy, Film & TV and tagged Applause Books, bob and ray, Bob and Ray Keener Than Most Persons, Bob Elliot, david pollock, listen, podcast, radio. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.