When Television Was Young: The Inside Story with Memories by Legends of the Small Screen by Ed McMahon

When Television Was Young: The Inside Story with Memories by Legends of the Small Screen

byEd McMahon, David C. Fisher

Kobo ebook | September 9, 2007

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When television was young . . .

  • Legendary movie producer Darryl Zanuck declared, "People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
  • Before 5:30, there were only test patterns. Howdy Doody was the first show of the day.
  • CBS agreed to put I Love Lucy on film only if Desi and Lucy paid part of the production fee. In return, CBS gave them ownership of the shows, including the right to rerun it forever.
  • Kukla, Fran, and Ollie was the first network show broadcast in color.
  • 50,000 fans showed up in a New Orleans department store to meet Hopalong Cassidy.
  • Movie studios would not let motion icture stars appear on television for fear that if people saw the stars on TV, they wouldn't go to the movies.

Filled with fascinating stories, When Television Was Young is a hilarious, entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of the small screen.

David Fisher collaborated with baseball umpire Ron Luciano on his two best sellers. Both "The Umpire Strides Back"&"Strike Two" were "New York Times" best sellers. "Umpire" was excerpted two consecutive weeks by "Sports Illustrated", the first time that magazine ever did so. Fisher also collaborated with baseball manager Tommy Lasorda ...
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Title:When Television Was Young: The Inside Story with Memories by Legends of the Small ScreenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 9, 2007Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:141857841X

ISBN - 13:9781418578411

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