Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story

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It was a movie made by the same people who brought you Animal House and many of the same people who worked for National Lampoon. It was a comedy for the changing era–no longer safe Bob Hope jokes, but jokes willing to skewer society at large and to be a bit crazy on the side. This is the story of the people who made the cult hit Caddyshack. Chris Nashawaty brings us along the drug-fueled ride of Doug Kenney, who was one of the co-founders of National Lampoon and wanted to make a movie his way after the success of Animal House. So he teamed up with his friends, wrote a script that was largely ignored, and went to South Florida to film on a golf course. Along the way, they would learn valuable lessons about the world of movies but also develop lifelong friendships. The movie helped boost the career of modern-day legends. Sadly, Doug Kenney died in Hawaii right after the movie was released. This is a hilarious book, and the people in it seem larger than life. But they were the epitome of defying the authority era in the 1960s.


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Author Chris Nashawaty
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-24
ISBN 9781250105950
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Issue November 2018
Category Pop Culture
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