Happy Days, a book about American sitcoms from 50 years ago

Happy Days, a book about American sitcoms from 50 years ago

Sunday, Monday and Fonzi: from May 17, 2023, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary, the world’s first book on one of Italy’s most popular sitcoms is also in bookstores.

The sweet, colorful joy that every episode brings happy Days. For years, millions of people have turned off the world and turned on the TV to enter Cunningham’s house, and sit next to it ArnoldI walk beside him Fonzie. As the 50th anniversary of the first episode’s broadcast in the United States approaches, Editions of Minervathanks work Joseph Janelli And Emilio Targiafinally chronicling the gigantic journey of happy days in homes around the world.

The popular sit-com, which aired in the United States from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984, offered an idealistic view of American life between the 1950s and 1960s, told through the daily events of the Cunningham family. Thousands of people lined up for hours outside the studios to see Happy Days live.

The opening theme became a kind of siren song that lured millions of people of all nationalities in front of the TV screens.

The introduction is signed Henry Winklerthe epilogue that of Max Paisley. There is also a chapter devoted to Robin Williams, which first appeared on the Happy Days compilation. Also in the book is the complete list of 255 episodes with plots and performers.

It is a chapter in which personalities from the worlds of culture, music and entertainment talk about their relationship to Happy Days.

“It seemed incredible to us that there was not, in all parts of the planet, a reference volume containing the history and stories of happy days – the authors emphasized -. And so began our long journey, between the present and the past, in the footsteps of FonzieAnd Ritchie & Co. However, it wasn’t easy trying to chronicle the birth, growth, and meaning – for hundreds of millions of people around the world – of one of the most popular TV series of all time. A task as complex as it is fascinating. an honor but also a burden. Very serious entertainment. For this reason we at once imposed strict rules of travel, under the motto of scruples and attentiveness, in seeking stories and curiosities to tell the reader. It has been a long, complicated, amazing and exciting journey.”

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Joseph Janellia radiologist from Codogno, who has been a huge fan of the TV show Happy Days since he was a child, then foundedHappy Days International Fan Club. In 2005, he took part in the “Reunion” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TV series, and in 2008, in Milwaukee, he spoke on behalf of fans from around the world at the dedication ceremony of the bronze statuette dedicated to Fonzie.

Emilio Targiajournalist and writer, of Roman and Parmesan blood, is currently the editor-in-chief of A Radical Radiowhere he has conducted Sunday Media magazine and its surroundings on new technologies for 26 years.

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