How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer (Ray and Pat Browne Book)

How I Escaped from Gilligan's Island: And Other Misadventures of a Hollywood Writer-Producer (Ray and Pat Browne Book)

William Froug


    In the early Nineteen Fifties writers have been leaving radio en masse to aim their hand at one other promising medium—television. William Froug was once within the thick of that exodus, a tender guy filled with principles in a Hollywood bursting with possibilities. In his forty-year profession Froug might write and/or produce some of the indicates that the United States has grown up with. From the drama of Playhouse 90 and the mind-bending premises of The Twilight Zone to the escapist eventualities of Adventures in Paradise, Gilligan’s Island, Bewitched, and Charlie’s Angels, Froug performed a job in shaping his alternate. He crossed paths with a number of the memorable personalities within the undefined, together with Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Agnes Moorehead, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Blake, Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Aaron Spelling, and Sherwood Schwartz.

    Froug finds a post-WWII the United States giddy with the luck of its most recent medium—yet sobered at moments by way of moves and union politics, McCarthyism and anti-Semitism. It used to be an international of swiftly written scripts, unexpected firings, thwarted creativity, and fickle tastes. And but, whereas essentially exasperated with many facets of Hollywood, Froug was once a guy completely in his point, his frustration with the eventually eclipsed through his commitment to his craft.

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