A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

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Index
A
Aaron, Betsy, 300, 303
Abelson, Danny, 269–270
acting
at Gilmour, 12–13
and meeting Tim Mayer, 21
role in Animal House, 298
role in Between the Lines, 276–277
Adams, Neal, 121
“Adventures of Phoebe Zeitgeist, The,” 53
advertising
and Gerry Taylor, 101–102
for Harvard Lampoon, 27
Heineken, 174
loss after Judeo-Christian Tradition issue, 233–235
and music industry, 102–103
Aggassis Theater, 22, 265
Agnew, Spiro, 64–65
Airplane!, 354
All in the Family, 92
Animal House, xii, 211
casting, 288–289
concept, 278–279
Dexter Lake Club scene, 313–314
director selection, 281–282
filming on location, 295–299
financial success, 314
musical score, 299
and National Lampoon finances, 311
premier, 312
reviews, 312
screenplay, 279–281
Artists and Models issue (February 1976), 267
Aykroyd, Dan, 258

B
“Baba Rum Raisin,” 225
Bacon, Kevin, 296
Barrie, J. M., 37
Beard, Henry, 28
after National Lampoon, 372
background, 29–30
“Buckminster Fuller's Repair Manual for the Entire Universe,” 120
changes in 1974, 199–201
comparison to Doug Kenney, 86–87
conflict over career, 89
departure from National Lampoon , 245–247
and dismissal of Cloud Studio, 78

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction - Midas at the Marmont xi
  • 1: Hayley Mills in Pleasantville 1
  • 2: The Most Perfect Wasp 18
  • 3: Here Is New York 41
  • 4: You've Got a Weird Mind. You'll Fit in Well Here 58
  • 5: What Do Women Eat? 91
  • 6: Hitler Being Difficult 118
  • 7: Show Biz and Dead Dogs 152
  • 8: Guns and Sandwiches 198
  • 9: The Pirates 237
  • 10: The Cultural Revolution 263
  • 11: Fuck the Proposal 283
  • 12: Round Up the Usual Jews 302
  • 13: Pheasant Shake for Mr. Kenney 327
  • 14: A Year with No Spring 348
  • Epilogue 371
  • Bibliography 379
  • Index 392
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