Calling all Pee-wee Herman fans! Caseen Gaines, author of the one-and-only book about the entire Pee-wee Herman phenomenon, will be at Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss and sign copies of his brand-new book, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse!
Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse is the first and only behind-the-scenes look behind the hit Emmy Award-winning TV show starring the pop culture icon Pee-wee Herman, complete with over 250 rare and never-before-published full color photos, marking the show’s 25th anniversary last fall. Gaines’ book is based on interviews with over a hundred cast members, writers, producers, network executives, crew members, puppeteers, and animators who contributed to the program TV Guide recently referred to as one of the “top ten cult classics of all time.”
“Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a must for any Pee-wee fan. Gaines unearths a significant moment in pop culture with the care of an archaeologist, and the vibrant humor of Pee-wee himself.” — John Ortved, author of The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
“With his inspired, lunatic Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens showed a generation of television viewers that it’s okay to be different. Caseen Gaines has crafted a meticulously researched look at the origin, production, and legacy of this landmark series that is every bit as educational and entertaining as the show it chronicles.” — Jeremy Kinser, Senior Editor, The Advocate
“Though brutally honest in recounting crew conflicts and the fickle world of show business, Gaines demonstrates the enchantment and broad appeal of the Playhouse, as well as the spontaneity of a show where ‘anything could happen.’” — Publishers Weekly
Feb 24th, 7pm