Go all the way back to “a really big show” with Michael Harris’ Always On Sunday, 4.3 stars and just $2.99 on Kindle:
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It was as if one remote controlled every TV set in America when we tuned in to The Ed Sullivan Show every Sunday night for decades–from 1948 to 1971. The most famous moment came in February 1964 when the Beatles appeared for the first time, but Michael Harris brings you right on stage — and back stage — for that show and many other really big shows and really telling backstories from Sullivan’s humble beginnings to his many triumphs in the 50s and 60s.
Harris, bestselling author of The Atomic Times , combines a storyteller’s gifts with a remarkable research and years of direct experience working with Sullivan to share a rare insider’s view of what may have been the most important entertainment program in America during commercial television’s first quarter century.
“One of the most intriguing show business books to come along in a long time. It’s great, very well written and tells it like it is. I knew Sullivan for years and consider Harris’ book an accurate sketch of a complex man. Well done!” — Chicago Sun Times
“Honestly told …with remarkable frankness and genuine inside knowledge. In the field of show business biographies, Always On Sunday has secured a place on the shelf reserved for the very best.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Always On Sunday: An Inside View.…. And it is inside! The book is studded with backstage gossip about showbiz greats.” — Houston Post
“Highly readable and surprisingly candid.…A remarkable success story.” — Miami Herald