The Resource How I escaped from Gilligan's Island : and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer, William Froug, (electronic resource)

How I escaped from Gilligan's Island : and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer, William Froug, (electronic resource)

Label
How I escaped from Gilligan's Island : and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer
Title
How I escaped from Gilligan's Island
Title remainder
and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer
Statement of responsibility
William Froug
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1950s writers were leaving radio en masse to try their hand at another promising medium & mdash;television. William Froug was in the thick of that exodus, a young man full of ideas in a Hollywood bursting with opportunities. In his forty-year career Froug would write and/or produce many of the shows that America has grown up with. From the drama of Playhouse 90 and the mind-bending premises of The Twilight Zone to the escapist scenarios of Adventures in Paradise, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched, and Charlie's Angels, Froug played a role in shaping his trade. He crossed paths with some of the memorable personalities in the industry, including Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Agnes Moorehead, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Blake, Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Aaron Spelling, and Sherwood Schwartz. Froug reveals a post-WWII America giddy with the success of its newest medium & mdash;yet sobered at moments by strikes and union politics, McCarthyism and anti-Semitism. It was a world of hastily written scripts, sudden firings, thwarted creativity, and fickle tastes. And yet, while clearly exasperated with many aspects of Hollywood, Froug was a man utterly in his element, his frustration with the industry ultimately eclipsed by his dedication to his craft
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Froug, William
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.F73
LC item number
A3 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Froug, William
  • Froug, William
  • Froug, William
  • Television writers
  • Television producers and directors
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Television producers and directors
  • Television writers
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Label
How I escaped from Gilligan's Island : and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer, William Froug, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Ray and Pat Browne book"--series t.p
  • Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chew Vass Hexpectin Mebbe Too Loose Latrek?
  • The Sunset of The Twilight Zone
  • Banished to Gilligan's Island
  • Bewitched ... Plenty Bothered and Bewildered
  • One Subchaser Missing in Action
  • So You Want to Be in Pictures?
  • One Last Fling
  • Free at Last
  • Hollywood, UCLA
  • Fun and Games in TV Land
  • Welcome to Hollywood
  • Only Sometimes a Happy Ending
  • Scenes from the Life of a Teacher
  • Hello, I Must Be Going
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • Volcano Man
  • The King of Game Shows or "Shoot Her in the Stomach"
  • Paradise Found, Paradise Lost
  • Skinny Knows
  • Bombs on the Left, Cannon on the Right
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299250638
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)688317429
  • (OCoLC)ocn688317429
Label
How I escaped from Gilligan's Island : and other misadventures of a Hollywood writer-producer, William Froug, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A Ray and Pat Browne book"--series t.p
  • Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chew Vass Hexpectin Mebbe Too Loose Latrek?
  • The Sunset of The Twilight Zone
  • Banished to Gilligan's Island
  • Bewitched ... Plenty Bothered and Bewildered
  • One Subchaser Missing in Action
  • So You Want to Be in Pictures?
  • One Last Fling
  • Free at Last
  • Hollywood, UCLA
  • Fun and Games in TV Land
  • Welcome to Hollywood
  • Only Sometimes a Happy Ending
  • Scenes from the Life of a Teacher
  • Hello, I Must Be Going
  • Going, Going, Gone
  • Volcano Man
  • The King of Game Shows or "Shoot Her in the Stomach"
  • Paradise Found, Paradise Lost
  • Skinny Knows
  • Bombs on the Left, Cannon on the Right
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299250638
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)688317429
  • (OCoLC)ocn688317429

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