Philip Rapp, creator of the Bickersons, was radio's greatest comedy writer. Long time writer for Baby Snooks and Eddie Cantor, Rapp's distinctive wit has charmed audiences for over seven decades. He was one of Hollywood's highest paid script writers, using his gift of the gag to write films for Danny Kaye, best-selling albums for Don Ameche and Frances Langford, and classic television series like Topper and I Married Joan. He wrote the final TV series for Joan Davis, and for the Marx Brothers, and influenced everything from The Honeymooners to Married with Children, with his timeless marital masterpiece, The Bickersons.
Culled directly from the Philip Rapp files, this premiere biography of one of Hollywood's greats also showcases a vast chunk of Rapp's best scripts, jokes and writings. Teaming with rare photos and interviews with family and friends, Ohmart's detailed work boldly illustrates a one of a kind talent that will never come this way again.
"Quarrels between man and woman are nothing new, and could be dull, but they take on freshness and merriment extraordinaire in the hands of Philip Rapp." - Goodman Ace, American Humorist.
"Gripes of Rapp is a must read for anyone who has visions of being a comedy writer." - Sam Locke, Award Winning Comedy Writer.
"Anything you want to know about comedy writing and much more." - Roger Corman.