Cheap Laffs

The Art Of The Novelty Item

by Mark Newgarden and Michael Schmelling

Hardcover, 126 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, List Price: $19.95 | purchase

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Title
Cheap Laffs
Subtitle
The Art Of The Novelty Item
Author
Mark Newgarden and Michael Schmelling

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Book Summary

A lighthearted exploration of pop culture's fascination with gag and practical joke novelty items celebrates the history of the industry, exploring the originality, if tastelessness, of such items as the Whoopee Cushion, the artificial ink spot, and the rubber chicken. 25,000 first printing.