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Gehring, Wes D(avid)

GEHRING, Wes D(avid)

GEHRING, Wes D(avid). American, b. 1950. Genres: Film, Biography, Bibliography. Career: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, professor of film, 1978-; writer. Publications: Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film, 1980; Charlie Chaplin's World of Comedy (monograph), 1980; Charlie Chaplin: A Bio-Bibliography, 1983; Screwball Comedy: Defining a Film Genre (monograph), 1983; W. C. Fields: A BioBibliography, 1984; Screwball Comedy: A Genre of Madcap Romance, 1986; The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography, 1987; (ed. and contrib.) Handbook of American Film Genres, 1988; Laurel and Hardy: A Bio-Bibliography, 1990; "Mr. B" or Comforting Thoughts about the Bison: A Critical Biography of Robert Benchley, 1992; Groucho and W.C. Fields: Huckster Comedians, 1994; Populism and the Capra Legacy, 1995; Dark Humor: Beyond Satire, 1996; Personality Comedians: Selected Players, 1997; Parody as Genre: Never Give a Saga an Even Break, 1999. Works appear in anthologies and periodicals. Address: Department of Telecommunications, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, U.S.A.

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