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From Adventures of Superman to World of Giants, this reference work covers all science fiction television series of the 1950s. A lengthy essay details character development, technical innovations, critical commentary and other matters.

Author: Patrick Lucanio

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015047124386

Category: Performing Arts

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As Americans grappled with the real problems of the atomic age in the 1950s, the science fiction television series provided escapist fare. At first essentially fantasy and adventure, the shows reflected the progress of the decade, using in the late 1950s extrapolations from the theories and findings of true science. From Adventures of Superman to World of Giants, this reference work covers all science fiction television series of the 1950s. A lengthy essay details character development, technical innovations, critical commentary and other matters. The episode guides that follow first provide primary cast and production credits for the entire season and then coverage of each individual episode, with title, airdate, writer, director, and a plot synopsis. Much of the information was derived from actual viewing, and many errors from other works are corrected here.
1998 By Patrick Lucanio

Age: “A gentleman doesn't ask that of a lady” (she appears to be in her early 50s). ... She is a member of the Ladies Drama Committee and married Cosmo despite the fact that her parents felt he was not good enough for her (not from a ...

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Often regarded as the first golden era of television, the 1950s was a decade when many classic programs—from I Love Lucy and Gunsmoke to The Honeymooners and Perry Mason, among others—made their debuts. Even after these shows departed the airwaves, they lived on in syndication, entertaining several generations of viewers. Devoted and casual fans alike can probably remember basic facts about these shows—like the names of Lucy and Ricky’s neighbors or the town where Marshall Matt Dillon kept the law. But more elusive facts, like the location of the most successful defense attorney in Los Angeles (Suite 904 of the Brent Building), might be harder to recall. In Television Series of the 1950s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Vincent Terrace presents readers with a cornucopia of information about 100 programs from the decade. Did you know, for example, that the middle initial of Dobie Gillis’ friend Maynard G. Krebs, stood for Walter? Or that Ralph Kramden’s electric bill came to only 39 cents a month? Or that on I Love Lucy, Ricky originally performed at Manhattan’s Tropicana Club? These are but a few of the hundreds of fun and intriguing trivia facts contained within this volume. Shows from all four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and DuMont)—as well as select syndicated programs—are represented here. This is not a book of opinions or essays about specific television programs, but a treasure trove of the facts associated with each of these programs. Readers will discover a wealth of fascinating information that, for the most part, cannot be found anywhere else. In some cases, the factual data detailed herein is the only such documentation that exists currently on bygone shows of the era. Television Series of the 1950s is the ideal reference for fans of this decade and anyone looking to stump even the most knowledgeable trivia expert.
2016-05-16 By Vincent Terrace

This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 2000s.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103807

Category: Performing Arts

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This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 2000s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show’s run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and other fascinating details.
2018-10-15 By Vincent Terrace

This book provides profiles of characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows from the 1950s.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 144226103X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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This book provides profiles of characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows from the 1950s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show s run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and otherfascinating details. ."
2016-05-16 By Vincent Terrace

Production of the series itself, under veteran television director Hollingsworth Morse, proceeded at a more rapid clip, with 26 half-hour episodes knocked out on three-day schedules (on average) between October 1953 and April 1954.2 ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230377318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history. Before astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong were household names, before the 'one small step' that left America's national footprint on the Moon, and before the wonders of science fiction became the wonders of science fact, battles were fought with Para-Ray guns and Cosmic Vibrators, 'Opticon Scillometers' scanned through walls, heroes in jetpacks soared through the skies, and the universe was full of wonder. The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.
2012-08-30 By Cynthia J. Miller

The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, ...

Author: C. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230377325

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs - all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.
2012-08-30 By C. Miller

Note: Programs that premiered in the 1950s and that continued first-run production into the 1960s are not included here. Information on the following programs can be found in the volume Television Series of the 1950s: Bonanza Bronco ...

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442268357

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1960s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show’s run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and other fascinating details.
2016-08-30 By Vincent Terrace

Or that Hank Hill’s shoe size is 12? Or that Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cookie is Double-Stuff Oreos? These are just a handful of hundreds of fun and intriguing specifics found inside this volume.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103784

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1990s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show’s run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers, relatives, and other fascinating details.
2018-06-07 By Vincent Terrace

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (Twentieth Anniversary ed.) ... Outlaws Old Time Radio Corner at TV.com Categories : 1940s American radio programs 1950s American comedy television series 1950s ...

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This book is a fun and accessible guide to foreign television series that were later broadcast in or adapted for the U.S., including popular favorites such as The Office and Doctor Who.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538156094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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This book is a fun and accessible guide to foreign television series that were later broadcast in or adapted for the U.S., including popular favorites such as The Office and Doctor Who. Entries include details regarding the cast, genre, episodes, U.S. and foreign networks, broadcast dates, storylines, trivia, and even unaired pilots.
2021-09-15 By Vincent Terrace

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ISBN: OCLC:1257237025

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Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948–1959. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006. _____. ... American Science Fiction Television Series of the 1950s.

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786454372

Category: Performing Arts

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In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, westerns, and crime series. The archives cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by more than 6,000 individual scripts. Includes an index of personal names, program and episode titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms.
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... The New York Times episodes of Leave It to Beaver (USA only) on TVLand.com Leave It to Beaver Leave It to Beaver on IMDb at TV.com Categories : Leave It to Beaver American television sitcoms 1950s American comedy television series ...

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A series of eight Director : Alan J Levi Rosanna San Marco her adopted brother and sister , television dramas rebroadbast for Music ... Nancy television's golden age of the Photography : Gerald Perry James Cole Tim Topper 1950s .

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0918432618

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 458

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1985 By Vincent Terrace

His language recreates authentic urban speech in turn both prosaic and eloquent, making him something of a 1950s Clifford Odets, ... Sadly, the boom in television drama was short-lived as networks reduced time spent on original plays, ...

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major writers and their works to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * William Inge: Picnic (1953), Bus Stop (1955) and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1957); * Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins: West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959); * Alice Childress: Just a Little Simple (1950), Gold Through the Trees (1952) and Trouble in Mind (1955); * Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee: Inherit the Wind (1955), Auntie Mame (1956) and The Gang's All Here (1959).
2019-11-14 By Susan C. W. Abbotson

In a similar vein , the Disney organization produced an elaborate portable Television Playhouse in 1953. The set contained plastic figures of Disney characters , along with a stamped metal theater so children could reenact episodes of ...

Author: William H. Young

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313323933

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This volume presents a nuanced look at an often romanticized yet surprisingly complex time in American popular culture.

Joe Sarno presents information about 1950s television series based on comic strips. Sarno notes the dates that each series appeared on television, and provides brief descriptions of each episode.

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Joe Sarno presents information about 1950s television series based on comic strips. Sarno notes the dates that each series appeared on television, and provides brief descriptions of each episode.
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Whilst the one-off drama, largely due to technical constraints, dominated very early television fiction, the serial and series forms had begun to take on an important role by the beginning of the 1950s (witness the aforementioned ...

Author: Michael Hammond

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748679645

Category: Performing Arts

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An engaging and provocative study of the contemporary prime-time 'quality' serial television format, this book gives a timely account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing and explores their influential position within the television industry. Divided into the areas of history, aesthetics and reception, the text provides an illuminating overview of an increasingly hybrid television studies discipline. Chapters consider the formal and aesthetic elements in the contemporary television serial through approaches ranging from those concerned with issues of gender and sexuality, national identity, and reception to industry history and textual analysis. The book also includes British examples of 'quality' serial television emphasizing not only their cultural specificity but also the transnational context in which these programmes operate. Features*Section introductions provide student-friendly explanations of the various approaches and methodologies employed in the book*Chapters are written by an international team of experts in the field of television studies*Ideal for use as a textbook on courses in contemporary television taught at undergraduate level
2005-05-04 By Michael Hammond

This series presented a competitive game of the card game, three-card poker. F 10:00–11:00 May 2006 855. Three's a Crowd (Quiz— Syndicated Television Series). ... Repeats ofthe classic CBS quiz panel series from the 1950s and 1960s.

Author: Mitchell E. Shapiro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 major cable networks: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, FX, GSN, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike, TBS, TNT, USA and VH1. These 20 represent the mass-oriented cable networks that have been most involved in airing original programming. From January 1990 through December 2010, a detailed listing for each network includes its prime time scheduling history as well as a brief description of each program and a brief “bio” of each network.
2014-01-10 By Mitchell E. Shapiro

This book offers an analysis of a range of different British and American television series from the 1950s to the present day.

Author: David Buxton

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ISBN: UOM:39015018467210

Category: Popular culture.

Page: 170

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This book offers an analysis of a range of different British and American television series from the 1950s to the present day. Three broad categories are used to organize the analysis: human nature (Bonanza, The Untouchables, The Invaders, Star Trek); pop (The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Man from UNCLE, Mission: Impossible) and the police series (Hawaii 5.O, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Miami Vice).
1990 By David Buxton