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The Resource How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island

How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island

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How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island
Title
How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island
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Summary
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
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Froug, William
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a334c6d9-2cf3-4042-817c-9b799219099b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299250638
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a334c6d9-2cf3-4042-817c-9b799219099b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299250638
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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