Lost Laughs of '50s and '60s Television: Thirty Sitcoms That Faded Off Screen

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"Each of the thirty entries has been extensively researched, including screenings of multiple episodes. Containing a complete list of production credits and rare publicity stills, this volume not only corrects errors and omissions in other sources, but also expands our understanding and appreciation of these neglected sitcoms"--Provided by publisher.

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Overview

"Each of the thirty entries has been extensively researched, including screenings of multiple episodes. Containing a complete list of production credits and rare publicity stills, this volume not only corrects errors and omissions in other sources, but also expands our understanding and appreciation of these neglected sitcoms"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786444663
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2010
  • Series: Performing Arts/Television
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 833,580
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David C. Tucker is the author of several other books on the entertainment industry. A public library administrator, he lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    Great New TV History Book

    David C. Tucker has written a fascinating book. Each chapter examines in close detail a '50s or '60s-era TV sitcom that, for one reason or another, appeared only briefly. There were some that I'd never heard of, but there were others that I fondly recall, including The Governor and J.J. and Love on a Rooftop.

    An expert in this era, Tucker clearly writes about the show's genesis, connections to previous and future shows, and peppers his chapters with script excerpts and synopses. He also includes brief biographies on many of the cast members.

    Tucker's clever writing makes you want to view many of these long-forgotten shows. He also suggests which ones should be rediscovered. In particular, he makes a strong case for Mrs. G. Goes to College (The Gertrude Berg Show) with the beloved radio star and Wendy and Me with George Burns and Connie Stevens. Other shows, he candidly states, should perhaps remain forgotten.

    There are many well-produced black-and-white photos interspersed throughout. Production credits are also included.

    This book is a delight to read, and I highly recommend it to those interested in TV history.

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