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How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer
     

How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer

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by William Froug
 

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    In the early 1950s writers were leaving radio en masse to try their hand at another promising medium—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.

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    In the early 1950s writers were leaving radio en masse to try their hand at another promising medium—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—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299250638
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/05/2005
Series:
Ray and Pat Browne Book
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Emmy-winning William Froug is professor emeritus and former chair of the School of Theater Arts, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written five popular books on screenwriting, including The Screenwriter Looks at the Screenwriter, Screenwriting Tricks of the Trade, and Zen and the Art of Screenwriting.

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