Joan Davis: America's Queen of Film, Radio and Television Comedy, to be published by McFarland & Company in spring 2014. Here's the publisher's description:
"The Emmy-nominated star of the classic 1950s sitcom I Married Joan,
Joan Davis (1912-1961) was also radio’s highest paid comedienne in the
1940s--and she displayed her unique brand of knockabout comedy in more
than forty films. This book provides a complete account of her career,
including a filmography with critical commentary, and the most detailed
episode logs ever compiled for her radio and television programs. A
biographical chapter offers never-before-published information about her
family background, marriage to vaudeville comedian Si Wills and
relationships with other men, and her tragic early death."
I hope the book will not only help Joan's longtime fans learn more about this brilliant comedienne, but also introduce her work to those who have not yet discovered her. In the meantime, check out The Joan Davis Channel on YouTube to see her timeless comedy as preserved by one of her most devoted fans.