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Price: $43.44

Author: Vincent Terrace
Brand:Rowman & Littlefield
Theme: Film and TV
Features: Hardcover
Item #: 1963443X
Available Date: 9/15/2016
Model Number: 9781442268340

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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.

By 1960, watching television had become the pastime for millions of Americans and viewers around the world. Week after week, audiences would tune into to watch their favorite programs and catch up with their favorite characters. During the 1960s, some of the most beloved shows of all time originally aired, including The Andy Griffith Show, The Fugitive, Get Smart, The Man from Uncle, and The Wild, Wild West. 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 name of Rob Petrie's boss on The Dick Van Dyke Show or the original captain of the Starship Enterprise—but more obscure facts, like Barney Fife's middle name, might be harder to recall. In Television Series of the 1960s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Vincent Terrace presents readers with a cornucopia of information about more than 75 programs from the decade. For example, did you know that on The Addams Family, Lurch's mother had wanted him to become a jockey? John Steed (The Avengers) had a pet dog named Freckles? And Patty and Cathy Lane (The Patty Duke Show) had a distant cousin named Betsy Lane? These are but a few of the hundreds of fun and intriguing specifics contained within this volume. Shows from all three major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC)—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. From Mister Ed's social security number to the zip code for Hooterville on Green Acres, 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 1960s is the ideal reference for fans of this decade and anyone looking to stump even the most knowledgeable trivia expert.

About the Author

Vincent Terrace is a television historian for BPOLIN Productions, a film-TV production company. He has written more than thirty books, including Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2011) and Television Introductions: Narrated TV Program Openings since 1949 (Scarecrow, 2013).

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Performing Arts / Television

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