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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


  • Radio comedies -- United States -- History and criticism

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJim Cox.
LC ClassificationsPN1991.8.C65 C69 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18003909M
ISBN 109780786431465
LC Control Number2007025482

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