Pryor Convictions

Pryor Convictions

Originally published by Pantheon Books in 1995.

Author: Richard Pryor

Publisher: Barnacle Book

ISBN: 1947856057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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Originally published by Pantheon Books in 1995.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences

Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences

Pryor Convictions tells the uncensored story of the man behind the myth. Written in Pryor's own words, this human and compelling account is like the man himself: raw, funny, fearless, and completely unforgettable.

Author: Richard Pryor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954940741

Category: Comedians

Page: 288

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Richard Pryor's life story is one of the most controversial and shocking of any performer in American history. Raised in the bars and whorehouses of Peoria, where he gained first-hand knowledge of racism and hypocrisy, he toiled for years as a bland Cosby clone before finding his true voice as one of America's most brilliant comedians -- and one of its most profound, and profane, social critics. At the apex of his career -- one of Hollywood's biggest stars, and one of the most influential black men in the world -- it all came tumbling down in a maelstrom of drugs, multiple marriages, heart attacks, violence, and suicide attempts, finally ending in a notorious incident where he lit himself on fire while freebasing cocaine. Pryor Convictions tells the uncensored story of the man behind the myth. Written in Pryor's own words, this human and compelling account is like the man himself: raw, funny, fearless, and completely unforgettable.
Categories: Comedians

Ebony

Ebony

PRYOR. CONVICTIONS. By Richard Pryor with Todd Gold Comedian tells true
story of his suicide attempt and his battle with MS A^TER freebasing without
interruption for several days in a row [in 1980], I wasn't able to discern one from
the ...

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Ebony

Ebony

In the spotlight, Pryor is joined by (counter clockwise from top left) Whoopi
Goldberg; Jane Fonda; Norm Nixon, Debbie ... Those adversities slowed him, but
he still managed to write his much talked-about autobiography, Pryor Convictions
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The Southeastern Reporter

The Southeastern Reporter

aforesaid , convicted , and sentenced to two ... in the first of two substantially
similar uary , 1887 , said Moses Pryor was indicted , counts , alleges two prior
convictions for a like charged with taking , stealing , and carrying offense ,
charges a ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3500278

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Jet

Jet

Richard. Pryor. In. Movie. movies The Last Boy Scout, Mo' Money, Major Payne
and Blankman, has been a fan of the ... actor Richard Pryor in an upcoming
movie based upon Pryor's 1995 autobiography, Pryor Convictions, reported Daily
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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.
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Ebony

Ebony

PRYOR. The article, "Pryor Convictions" (Sept. 1995), on Richard Pryor left me
speechless. He is truly a comic genius. Mr. Pryor's ability to be totally honest, yet
thought-provokingly funny says a great deal about his approach to life. I, too,
share ...

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Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments

Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments

... promotes Catholic education , MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER , Jan. 27 , 2004 .
Samira Jafari , State agencies create alliance to fight white collar crimes ,
ASSOCIATED PRESS , Feb. 17 , 2004 . Adam White , Pryor Convictions , NAT'L
REV .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03885380A

Category: Judges

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Categories: Judges

Studies in American Humor

Studies in American Humor

Siva Vaidhyanathan University of Texas Pryor Convictions and Other Life
Sentences . Richard Pryor . New York : Pantheon , 1995 . Richard Pryor has
produced three " autobiographies " in his lifetime . The first was composed of the
disparate ...

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ISBN: IND:30000047680586

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Whiting Up

Whiting Up

My biographical information on Pryor draws on Pryor and Gold, Pryor Convictions
. 65. Muckelbauer, Future of Invention, 72–75; Haygood, In Black and White, 116.
66. Haygood, In Black and White, 379. 67. McWhorter, “Mr. Mimic.” 68. Pryor ...

Author: Marvin McAllister

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807869062

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused with racial "passing" or derogatory notions of "acting white," whiting up is a deliberate performance strategy designed to challenge America's racial and political hierarchies by transferring supposed markers of whiteness to black bodies--creating unexpected intercultural alliances even as it sharply critiques racial stereotypes. Along with conventional theater, McAllister considers a variety of other live performance modes, including weekly promenading rituals, antebellum cakewalks, solo performance, and standup comedy. For over three centuries, whiting up as allowed African American artists to appropriate white cultural production, fashion new black identities through these "white" forms, and advance our collective ability to locate ourselves in others.
Categories: Social Science

Guide to American Cinema 1965 1995

Guide to American Cinema  1965 1995

268 PRYOR , RICHARD America and an education to white America by telling
the truth about race relations with his biting , socially perceptive stand - up
routines and comedy ... In 1995 , he released his autobiography , Pryor
Convictions ...

Author: Daniel Curran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015047107522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 511

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"This is not an attempt to list the greatest films of the period nor the greatest actors and directors but an attempt to give a representation of the times."--Introduction, p. xii.
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics

... William H. English Papers : A Teaching Life RC 40948 Pryor , Bonnie 62
Marvelous Marvin and the Wolfman Mystery RC 44811 Pryor Convictions : And
Other Life 3 Sentences RC 41790 by Richard Pryor Pryor , Richard Pryor
Convictions ...

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ISBN: PURD:32754081673109

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

At the age of six , he was sexually abused by a young man in the neighborhood (
who , after Richard Pryor became Richard Pryor , came to his trailer on a film set
and ... PRYOR : Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas oir , “ Pryor Convictions .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029376840

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Reference Library of Black America

Reference Library of Black America

In 1993 , Pryor was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . In 1995
, Pryor ' s collection of memoirs Pryor Convictions — and Other Life Sentences
was published , detailing his difficult childhood , failed marriages , and battles ...

Author: Jeffrey Lehman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787676365

Category: African Americans

Page: 1373

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Presents information on all aspects of African-American life including politics, employment and income, education, religion, literature, performing arts, science and medicine, and sports.
Categories: African Americans

Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: IND:30000077957524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

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In librarian's office.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Vibe

Vibe

When he burned himself up in a drug - induced haze in 1980 , the episode
seemed more like a skit than a coke fiend's cul - de - sac . These incidents and
more are now chronicled in his autobiography , Pryor Convictions and Other Life
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ISBN: NWU:35556026784116

Category: African American musicians

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present

Pryor, Richard, and Todd Gold. Pryor Convictions, and Other Life Sentences.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1995. Watkins, Mel. On the Real Side: Laughing,
Lying, and Signifying — the Underground Tradition of African-American Humor
that ...

Author: Paul (EDT) Finkelman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195167791

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from 1896 to the present day.
Categories: Social Science

The African American Encyclopedia

The African American Encyclopedia

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ISBN: 0761405658

Category: African Americans

Page: 1818

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Deals extensively with the African American experience in the United States from the very beginning up to the present day with an in-depth examination of the history and contributions of a people who want to be recognized.
Categories: African Americans

Race and the Subject of Masculinities

Race and the Subject of Masculinities

Joe Layton , Columbia Pictures and Raystar , 1982 ; Richard Pryor in Concert ,
dir . ... I do not take the issue of Pryor ' s illness up here , I plan to take the issue
up in a later essay devoted to Pryor ' s recent autobiography , Pryor Convictions .

Author: Harry Stecopoulos

Publisher: New Americanists

ISBN: UVA:X004151442

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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Although in recent years scholars have explored the cultural construction of masculinity, they have largely ignored the ways in which masculinity intersects with other categories of identity, particularly those of race and ethnicity. The essays in Race and the Subject of Masculinities address this concern and focus on the social construction of masculinity--black, white, ethnic, gay, and straight--in terms of the often complex and dynamic relationships among these inseparable categories. Discussing a wide range of subjects including the inherent homoeroticism of martial-arts cinema, the relationship between working-class ideologies and Elvis impersonators, the emergence of a gay, black masculine aesthetic in the works of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe, and the comedy of Richard Pryor, Race and the Subject of Masculinities provides a variety of opportunities for thinking about how race, sexuality, and "manhood" are reinforced and reconstituted in today's society. Editors Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel have gathered together essays that make clear how the formation of masculine identity is never as obvious as it might seem to be. Examining personas as varied as Eddie Murphy, Bruce Lee, Tarzan, Malcolm X, and Andre Gidé, these essays draw on feminist critique and queer theory to demonstrate how cross-identification through performance and spectatorship among men of different races and cultural backgrounds has served to redefine masculinity in contemporary culture. By taking seriously the role of race in the making of men, Race and the Subject of Masculinities offers an important challenge to the new studies of masculinity. Contributors. Herman Beavers, Jonathan Dollimore, Richard Dyer, Robin D. G. Kelly, Christopher Looby, Leerom Medovoi, Eric Lott, Deborah E. McDowell, José E. Muñoz, Harry Stecopoulos, Yvonne Tasker, Michael Uebel, Gayle Wald, Robyn Wiegman
Categories: Social Science