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Just the funny parts: ...and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club

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Grouped Work IDa21fe437-d8d3-9908-bb6f-d8d2d164040f
Grouping Titlejust the funny parts and a few hard truths about sneaking into the hollywood boys club
Grouping Authornell scovell
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-21 05:26:30AM
Last Indexed2021-10-21 05:42:33AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780062473486

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Television writers -- United States -- Biography
title_displayJust the funny parts : ...and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club
title_fullJust the Funny Parts ... And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club
Just the Funny Parts ... And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club
Just the funny parts : ...and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club / Nell Scovell
title_shortJust the funny parts
title_sub...and a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys' club
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Humor (Nonfiction)
Performing Arts
Scovell, Nell
Television producers and directors
Television writers