- 239 Pages
- Released: October 1, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
For three decades, the popping eyes, the siren wail of a voice and above all the luxurious mustache of Jerry Colonna provided thousands of laughs on radio, films, television and in military installations around the world. "Professor Colonna," as he was known on Bob Hope's radio show, was the quintessence of a surreal comic character, a man who could build a skyscraper from the top down, empty the Panama Canal with soda straws, and hold telephone conversations with himself ("Ha ha ha! He doesn't know I hung up on him!") As a singer he, by his own admission, "destroyed many a beautiful song," and held the world's record for a single sustained note--72 seconds!
Now the Professor's son tells Jerry's story, with intimate family glimpses, offbeat anecdotes, wacky radio and TV routines, and true tales of danger and courage while entertaining troops worldwide. There was only one Jerry Colonna, and now you can enjoy him once again. With a fond personal foreword by Colonna family friend, film and classical composer John Williams.
Ah, yes! It is almost here! The story of everyone's favorite mustache, Jerry Colonna, coming from the bulging eyes of his son, Bob. Teeming with personal, unpublished photos from this wacky author's private collection, this book will keep you up all night! And then some! But that's a good thing. Foreword by Star Wars composer, John Williams!