Living Room Legends: A Chat With Donna Douglas

Living Room Legends: A Chat With Donna Douglas

by Eddie Lucas

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Millions of baby boomers the world over grew up with the same electronic babysitter—the living room television. Stop any number of people on the street and ask them to do one of the following: recite the preamble to the Constitution, or sing the theme song to the Beverly Hillbillies. If history is any indication, the Hillbillies will emerge the conquering champions.
Television was a special part of our childhood. It whisked us into worlds beyond our own. We were introduced to a flying nun, hillbillies who swam in a “cee-ment” pond, and a household of lovable green monsters who thought themselves the typical American family. We fell in love with these endearing characters and welcomed them into our living rooms with open arms, and to this day, their funny and familiar faces retain a special place in our memories and our hearts.
As a classic television fan and historian, I wanted to delve deeper to find out more about these special friends, and go beyond what had previously been written in articles and books to find the answers to questions that casual, as well as die-hard fans have always wanted to ask. I wished to capture their first-hand accounts and preserve for posterity the historical significance of their time on some of the most beloved shows in television history.
Through this book, I hope that TV fans of all ages will share in my enthusiasm at

attempting to capture these golden moments, and savor the rich oral history of these small

screen classics conveyed by those who were there--and that their memories and anecdotes

will continue to enlighten, entertain, and endure for generations to come. Inside: Living

Room Legends: A Chat With Donna Douglas, I will focus on Donna Douglas: Settin’ A

spell With Elly May, America’s favorite Beverly Hillbilly.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012269355
Publisher: Serendipity Media Group
Publication date: 03/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 446 KB

About the Author

Eddie Lucas is a baby-boomer, writer, educator, and vintage TV historian. His first book, Close-Ups: Conversations with Our TV Favorites (Bear Manor Media, 2007) received a five-star rating from Sitcoms Online and was named “BEST TV BOOK OF 2008” by Classic Images Magazine.
Lucas, a member of the Florida’s Writer Association, and a 1983 graduate of the University of Central Florida, has completed extensive courses in Radio and Television Broadcasting and Journalism, in addition to spending thousands of hours reading articles, interviews, and books on the history and background of television—researching its actors, writers, and producers, as well as episode titles, special guest stars, and original air dates.
In March, 1978, Lucas purchased one of the first VCR’s on the market at a cost of $1,200 in order to record the series finale of The Carol Burnett Show. Thus began a 1,500 plus video collection at a time when blank tapes cost $25 each. Nevertheless, Lucas remained undeterred and amassed a collection of sitcoms, dramas, and specials that remain in his collection today.
His love of television and those who were part of its illustrious history prompted Lucas to write his first book in 2006. The author recently embarked on another edition, and is now in the process of interviewing more “Living Room Legends”.

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