JC Penny / Pee-wee Herman Clothing & Merchandise Sale Flyer from The Milwaukee Journal - Nov 19, 1989.
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Here is your chance to win a FREE copy of the new book, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse by Caseen Gaines!
Entering is simple: just reblog this post, and then send your name, contact information, and blog link to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15th with CONTEST in the Subject Line. One entry per person. Your reblog CAN be on any blog format such as blogger, typepad, wordpress, etc. Winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after the contest ends.
For more information on the book, check out: InsideThePlayhouse.com
Please note that this is a charity auction and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The book will come signed by the author and personalized, if you wish.
On eBay HERE.
Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse offers refreshing insights about the most celebrated playhouse of American pop-culture. Caseen Gaines divulges information about the show and movement that even the most savvy Pee-wee connoisseurs had been unaware of—that is, until now. Many fans instantly reminisce when they think of the hit television show, reliving memories of favorite characters, certain jokes, or particular episodes. However, this book exhibits value far beyond mere nostalgia. Gaines plunges deeper than ever before and explores the dynamics of the Playhouse and of Reuben’s entire career, which began with Groundlings Theatre troupe in the late 1970s and has led him all the way to contemporary Broadway and a Judd Apatow directed movie in the near future.
Over the years, the show’s continual metamorphosis has caught the discerning eye of many die-hard Pee-wee fans. Alterations in character appearances alongside unexplained character departures and arrivals throughout the show’s duration have continually aroused intrigue amongst aficionados. In order to better grasp the intricacies in the evolution of the Playhouse, Gaines interviewed over 200 individuals involved with Pee-wee, ranging from those involved with the show and movies, and even people involved in the merchandising process. This book uncovers some of the most rare and previously unknown aspects that have all been directly involved in the creation and transformation of Pee-wee Herman throughout the last 25 years.
Gaines magnificently reveals the inner-workings of the playhouse, from the show’s production to some of the relationships built on set. Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse also investigates a few of the show’s setbacks, including never before heard information about the abrupt ending of its final season, courtesy of the head of CBS at the time of Reuben’s unfortunate and infamous run in with the law.
This book is a must have for pop-culture enthusiasts as well as anyone who has enjoyed the prodigious Pee-wee Herman phenomena. This publication prevails as a celebration of the Pee-wee movement through his personal successes, those of his playhouse, and the praise of all the creative people behind the scenes since the show’s inception.
Check it out HERE.
(Photo © John Duke Kisch/CBS)
Caseen Gaines has posted a new blog about the big adventure of designing his book cover for Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of a Pop Phenomenon! Give it a read and while you are at it, become a fan of Caseen’s Facebook page!
Check out the blog post HERE and keep an eye out for Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse this September from ECW Press.
See yourself inside “PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE”, an upcoming book by Caseen Gaines!
A note from the author:
Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse, my upcoming book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the hit television show, is destined to be the ultimate fan experience. To that end, I wanted to give Pee-wee’s Playhouse fans an opportunity to be a part of Playhouse history.
If you have any photographs that you think should be in the book, I want you to let me see them so my editor and I can consider them. I’m particularly interested in photos of people with merchandise, dressed in costume, and photos of Playhouse cast members that you’ve taken yourself at events.
The easiest thing to do would be to post your picture to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/caseen), and if I’m interested in it, I’ll send you a private message. If that makes you uncomfortable, you can also email me your photos at email@example.com
Just to be extra-clear, your pictures must be shots you own the copyright to, which usually means that you took the photo. Additionally, by submitting a photo to me you are not automatically granting me permission to publish it. If I’m interested, I’ll contact you and we’ll start a conversation.
Reblog this post, so that we can spread the word about this upcoming book and also hopefully get some great photographs for it!