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Jerry Lewis films an analytical filmography of the innovative comic by James L. Neibaur

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


  • Lewis, Jerry, 1926- -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277) and index.

Statementby James L. Neibaur and Ted Okuda ; with a foreword by Kathleen Freeman.
ContributionsOkuda, Ted, 1953-
LC ClassificationsPN2287.L435 N45 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 285 p. :
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1105747M
ISBN 100899509614
LC Control Number94030905

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