Jon Pacini on fri 20 aug 04
Greetings All --- I hadn't posted this reply to the list originally, not
realizing Ivor had-so here it is-thanks again Ivor and have a good
weekend ---Do you get an early start on it than the rest of us???
Laguna Clay Co
From: Jon Pacini [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:23 AM
To: Ivor and Olive Lewis
Subject: RE: big questions---art/ talent/ craft
Hi Ivor----Thanks for the note. With just the shear volume of one liners Bob
used over the years I'd bet he had a legion of writers in his employ. Much
like a master potter who adds the brush strokes of slip on a freshly thrown
pot produced by his employees.
Laguna Clay Co.
From: Ivor and Olive Lewis [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 8:45 PM
To: Jon Pacini
Subject: Re: big questions---art/ talent/ craft
Dear Jon Pacini,
You say of Bob Hope,....."Bob knew his jokes; he had hundreds of
thousands of them on file. As a wordsmith he was an unsurpassed
I recall it being said during a documentary on the life of Bob Hope, a
Comedian I admire immensely, that he employed a school of gag writers,
ten or more of them. As a comedian, his creativity (Craft talent if
you wish!) was his ability to manipulate the timing of his delivery.
This was especially true of his classic "One Liners".