Pete & Dud: An Illustrated Biography - Alexander GamesLondon: Andre Deutsch, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly marked on both panels, a decent copy otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables ; Colour photographs; Discography;
From the cover: “Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were comedic pioneers. Always ahead of their time they were key figures in the development of modern satire when they were an integral part of the Beyond The Fringe team, wrote and starred in the brilliantly surreal film Bedazzled, made national heroes of Dagenham Pete and Dud, and forged the way for alternative stand-up comedy with their expletive-splattered Derek and Clive albums. Together they were consistently unbeatable. Apart, they were occasionally brilliant, successful in different ways (most notably Pete with Private Eye, Dud as a Hollywood Sex Thimble), and lived intriguing lives.
This book is the first to attempt to put into perspective the work and careers of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, both as a team and individuals. As well as charting their professional lives, it offers a unique insight into the workings of both men.
Illustrated throughout with images from their career and including exclusive interviews with people who have worked with and been influenced by them, Pete & Dud has also been written with the co-operation of some of Peter and Dudley’s closest friends and former partners, including Lin Cook.”