Larry Gelbart: Writer

Larry Gelbart was one of the best comedy writers, but he was also a fine playwright and producer.  He didn’t just write jokes, he constructed scripts around a clear theme and three-dimensional characters.  His material was funny but smart at the same time. Gelbart is probably most famously known for writing and producing M*A*S*H, adapting … More Larry Gelbart: Writer

The Two Henry Blakes

M*A*S*H was first a successful film, then a mega-successful television series. Some characters made the transition from the film to the series while others did not. Henry Blake was a middle-aged doctor assigned to command a mobile field hospital. You’ve seen the television series and maybe the film, so I don’t need to explain the … More The Two Henry Blakes