(1987/Traveling Light-Exit) second edition, english, paperback, 20x28 cm, ca 130 pages, hundreds of b&w photos. In early 1954, on al late train from Southend, someone pulled the communication cord. The train ground to a halt. Light bulbs were smashed. Police arrested a gang dressed in Edwardian suits. In April two gangs, also dressed Edwardian-style, met after a dance. They were ready for action: bricks and sand-filled socks were used. Fifty-five youth were taken in for questioning. The following August Bank Holiday the first ´Best Dressed Ted Contest´ was held. The winner was a twenty-year-old greengrocer´s assistant. The Teddy Boy myth was born. Originally published in 1979 ´The Teds´ is a classic of British documentary photography. A vivid and absorbing book it combines image and text to tell a fascinating story that spans some three decades.
A diverse, intelligent comedienne, Gayla Johnson entertains audiences with her stories and her characters, treating her listeners to her unique view of the world we live in. Quoted as saying, ´´Stand-up comedy is the one thing you can do badly and no one will laugh at you´´, Gayla has been called ´´comedically adroit´´ by critics. Gayla Johnson believes that most people are alike and see themselves in others - in other words, everyone is guilty! Using this as her basic premise, Gayla uses comedy to break through existing ´´color lines´´ and appeal to diverse audiences. Drawing material from her personal life, her performances have garnered much attention. Not only was she honored by the LA Comedy Awards with the Most Hilarious Comedian award, but she has also won a host of comedy competitions, including The Ice House Comedy Club Comedy Contest, Positive I Can Entertain Competition, Funniest Female, and The Make Me LAFF Competition. Among her many comedic influences, Johnson cites Richard Pryor, noted for his honest, uncensored and gritty delivery, as well as female comedy icons Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Betty White, who inspire her with their willingness to think outside of the box, depart from social expectations and take on zany, silly roles that were not expected of women of their day. Johnson has appeared on Comics Unleashed, SiTV´s Laff Jam, Inside Joke, BET Comic View, TBS Comedy Festival and The Comedy Time Series on YouTube. She is a seasoned television actress with recurring roles on Showtime´s Fierce Funny Women and ABC´s Don´t Trust the B- in Apartment 23 as well as Brothers and Sisters, Beverly Hills 90210 and The Practice. As a veteran theater actress, Johnson starred in several productions, including For Colored Girls, Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Enough, A Raisin in the Sun, La Brea Tar Pits: No Exit and nume 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayla Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000190/pf_roar_000190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are three special episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant ( The Office, Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington. Part I: HalloweenGhostly drivel abounds as Steve consults an SMS-based oracle, Karl experiences a kidney probing, Steve visits Bristol, Karl becomes a Godfather, and Ricky tells of some lighter moments at the morgue. (Includes a CD-giveaway contest that has already expired - sorry!) Part II: ThanksgivingKarl is unfamiliar with the American public holiday mentioned in the show´s title and launches a campaign for a calendar-free society. Ricky explains the origins of Thanksgiving, prompting him to ask Karl who might be a good choice for a present-day pilgrim father. Steve brings up the sterling work mice are carrying out in the name of medicine. Karl´s hypochondria comes to the fore as he describes a recent visit to a leg-rubber who prescribes a toe-based soporific. More readings from Karl´s diary; UFOs; the will to live; Madeira cake; Relative merits of gay and heterosexual men´s pornographic magazines; Oxfam´s extended product lines; and Karl is concerned about the shortage of new sounds. Plus there´s a (now defunct, obviously) competition to win copies of Karl´s book and the new CD box set. Part III - ChristmasKarl reflects on the year past and singles out an unlikely highlight; Steve stocks up on yuletide essentials; Karl advocates an anarchic Christmas and complains about his domestic chores; Karl´s diary draws to a close with revelations of bothersome footwear, cravat-luggage, not-so-current affairs, bees, beds, and worry-holes; and Ricky provides an emotional exit en route to the orphanage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/gerv/000002/pf_gerv_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.