Other books byGarry Marshall
My Happy Days in Hollywood
With the television hits The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy, and movies like The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman, and The Princess Diaries under his belt, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades. His work on the small and big screen has delighted audiences for the last three decades and has withstood the test of time. In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time, sharing the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the “street performer” Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people laugh and whose personal philosophy—despite his tremendous achievements—has always been that life is more important than show business. From the Hardcover edition.
14 year old Button Smith spends her days mentally torturing her fellow school pupils and her nights adopting the virtual identity of Axis Mundi. Axis is a lumbering skinhead who penetrates, and vandalises, corporate virtual realities...just for the heck of it! Trouble is, this makes Axis/Button a lot of enemies such as the scheming Pray-Tell Corporation, Bob the God-Ape, serial killer Jerome Peterson and decadent rock star William Velvet. Unfortunately, one of them discovers Button's secret identity...undoubtedly spelling the end for Axis Mundi. Right? "Axis Mundi" is a trade paperback presenting, for the first time, the full darkly hilarious story of Burton Smith, a nihilistic teenager with a taste for destruction. Written by lan Carney and drawn by Garry Marshall, the series has previously appeared in Inkling and Deadline magazines as well as two issues of an Axis Mundi comic published by Slave Labor Press. This handsome volume contains the two Slave Labor comics along with over fifty pages of never before seen material and the rarely seen original Axis Mundi six-pager! Drawing inspiration from soap opera, girls' comics, cartoons and action movies, "Axis Mundi" is an hilarious and thrilling ride with sharp artwork that is both funky and reader friendly. A must for anyone who's frustrated with the brittle hyperbole of corporate web sites!
Wake Me When It's Funny
How to Break into Show Business and Stay
This memoir and show-business primer from one of film and TV's most successful writer-producer-director-actors (Pretty Woman, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Murphy Brown) gives sound advice on how to create comedy, break into TV, shoot movies, and deal with Hollywood. 40 b/w photos. Garry ("Allergic to Everything but Success") Marshall has written hundreds of TV scripts, produced and created 14 prime-time series, including The Odd Couple and Happy Days, and has written a number of stage plays. This entertaining portrait of Marshall's life takes readers on a tumultuous, behind-the-scenes journey, from his early days to the peak of sitcom success to his work in movies today. 32 pages of photos.