Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Author: Dale Sherman
Here's the lowdown on the unforgettable show about the Forgotten War. M*A*S*H began as a novel written by a surgeon who had been in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. After being rejected multiple times, the novel would go on to become a bestseller, leading to 14 sequels, an Oscar-winning movie that propelled its director and actors to stardom, and a multiple-Emmy-winning television series that lasted nearly four times the length of the war.
MASH FAQ looks at how the novel came to be, its follow-ups in literary form, the creation of the popular movie, and – most importantly – the television series that transformed comedy and television in the 1970s. Included are chapters on the top-20 pranks of M*A*S*H, the cast members' careers before and after the television show, famous guest appearances, and movies shown in the mess hall.
Beyond the fiction, MASH FAQ also features a brief chapter to put the war into perspective for easy referral – and looks at what led to the Korean War, how such medical units functioned, and how M*A*S*H shaped our perception of the era.
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“It began as a best-selling novel written by a U.S. Army surgeon about his experiences in the Korean War, became an Oscar-winning movie and then morphed into one of the most beloved, awarded, iconic TV shows of all time. Dale Sherman's MASH FAQ (Applause) serves up everything a fan could ever want to know about the world of M*A*S*H, including before-and-after chapters on the TV cast members, famous guest appearances, lists and trivia.” – parade.com
“If you enjoy the MASH franchise, or feel like revisiting a great film/book/series, for nostalgia reasons or to see if it's as good as you remember –čthen MASH FAQ is a great place to start, and a thorough ode to a concept that continues to win fans.” – EntertainmentFocus
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