Zoomar - Ernie Kovacs 1957 - Doubleday & Company, New York - First Edition Comedian, actor, and television star Ernie Kovacs’ ‘sophisticated novel about love and TV’ tells the story of advertising account executive Tom Moore, who suddenly finds himself plunged into the role of TV producer after his beauty-contest idea is sold to the Wipe-Ola shoe shine company. As he becomes more and more immersed in the land of television, the more his home, career, and peace of mind become jeopardised.   Zoomar is a behind-the-scenes TV expression referring to a camera lens used for close ups. Kovacs reportedly wrote the novel in only 13 days.
Dust jacket art work by Paul Galdone.

Born in 1919, in New Jersey, Ernie Kovacs was an American comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his uninhibited, often ad-libbed and visually experimental comedic style, which would go on influence future decades of television programs. He died in an automobile accident in Los Angeles in 1962.

References: O’Connor, ‘
TV View: Ernie Kovacs, a comic to the medium born’ The New York Times 1987. Dunn, ‘Rennick Plans News Specials’ The Miami News 2010. The Pittsburgh Press 1962, web. www.kirkusreviews.com.
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  Condition: Near fine, ink name to front free endpaper, in near fine unclipped dust jacket, some light wear to spine ends.   Ref: 106448   Price: HK$ 1,500