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The Long, Long Trailer

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
ASIN: B0007E0IG0
The Long, Long Trailer is a novel by Clinton Twiss from 1951. It is about a couple who buy a new travel trailer home and spend a year traveling across the United States.

The novel was made into a movie in 1954 starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Bert Freed, Moroni Olsen, Gladys Hurlbut, Madge Blake, and Walter Baldwin. It was direc
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published 1951 by Thomas Y. Crowell Company
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May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was a funny, good read. If you have ever taken a vacation and pulled a trailer, it is even better. So, funny because they travel a long time doing only 25 mph, that is hard to imagine, when we zip along at 65 or 70 pulling ours. It did have a lot of typos but, it was still worth the read....
Kelly Reid
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hilariously written, and a great account of what the mobile life was like before interstate highways and mobile phones, computers, or remote work.
Rod Kuhn
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a lifelong fan of Lucille Ball, I was watching the movie "The Long, Long Trailer" for probably the 50th time when it dawned on me that it was actually based on the novel of the same name by Clinton Twiss. My interest in mid-century literature piqued, I hit up Amazon to see if it was still in print and available. I was astounded by the cost which ranged from $30 to nearly $250. "This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilizat ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The true adventures of a couple who go on vacation. Many scenes in the movie of the same name (starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) are in the book, plus many more. There are many humorous times as the author describes their adventures.
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Although The Long, Long Trailer was Clinton Twiss's first full-length book, his entertaining style was know to hundreds of thousands of radio listeners. He was long associated with such programs as One Man's Family, I Love a Mystery, Mysteries by Morse, The Barry Fitzgerald Show, and many others. However, in the last few years he was obliged to give up this strenuous routine in order to devote all ...more
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