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The Resource Rod Serling : his life, work, and imagination, Nicholas Parisi ; foreword by Anne Serling

Rod Serling : his life, work, and imagination, Nicholas Parisi ; foreword by Anne Serling

Label
Rod Serling : his life, work, and imagination
Title
Rod Serling
Title remainder
his life, work, and imagination
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Parisi ; foreword by Anne Serling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American television. As creator, host, and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling became something more: an American icon. When Serling died in 1975, at the age of fifty, he was the most honored, most outspoken, most recognizable, and likely the most prolific writer in television history. Though best known for The Twilight Zone, Serling wrote over 250 scripts for film and television and won an unmatched six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series. His filmography includes the acclaimed political thriller Seven Days in May and cowriting the original Planet of the Apes. In great detail and including never-published insights drawn directly from Serling's personal correspondence, unpublished writings, speeches, and unproduced scripts, Nicholas Parisi explores Serling's entire, massive body of work. With a foreword by Serling's daughter, Anne Serling, Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination is part biography, part videography, and part critical analysis. It is a painstakingly researched look at all of Serling's work--in and out of The Twilight Zone
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MsSM/DLC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parisi, Nicholas
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.E654
LC item number
Z77 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serling, Rod
  • Authors, American
  • Television personalities
Label
Rod Serling : his life, work, and imagination, Nicholas Parisi ; foreword by Anne Serling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Anne Serling -- Introduction -- ch. 1. From Binghamton to the battlefield and back -- ch.2. A storm in Cincinnati -- Videography 1. Stars over Hollywood and Lux Video Theatre -- ch.3. Serling's obsolete men -- Videography 2. Armstrong Circle Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Doctor, and Kraft Television Theatre -- ch.4. A return to radio -- Videography 3. Chrysler Medallion Theatre, Motorola Television Hour, and Studio One -- ch.5. Say something about something: Serling on having a point of view -- ch.6. In praise of the individual -- Videography 4: Danger and Ford Theatre -- ch.7. "Patterns": an overnight sensation five years in the making -- Videography 5. Climax! United States Steel Hour, Matinee Theatre, and Kaiser Aluminum Hour -- ch. 8. Serling in the censorship arena -- ch.9. From the middle ground to the murder of Emmett Till -- ch.10. Of "dust" and "doomsday"-- ch.11. Live from Television City in Hollywood: Playhouse 90 -- ch.12. A ninety-minute knockout: "Requiem for a heavyweight" -- Videography 6. Playhouse 90 -- ch.13. In the presence of whose enemies? Serling and anti-semitism -- ch.14. Patterns of violence -- ch.15. It's about time: Desilu Playhouse's "The time element" -- ch.16. Entering the twilight zone -- Videography 7. The twilight zone: season 1 -- Videography 8. The twilight zone: season 2 -- Videography 9. The twilight zone: season 3 -- Videography 10. The twilight zone: season 4 -- Videography 11. The twilight zone: season 5 -- ch.17. After twilight: Rod Serling's twilight zone movie and the twilight zone: season 6 -- ch.18. The loner -- Videography 12. The loner -- ch. 19. Another Christmas, another carol, and the Soviet Communist conspiracy -- ch. 20. Odd street and the doomsday flight: the twilight zone sequel that never was -- ch. 21. Rod Serling and the planet of the apes -- ch. 22. The new people and the same old song and dance -- ch. 23. "A storm in summer" -- ch. 24. A season to be wary of the night gallery -- Videography 13. Night gallery: pilot and season 1 -- Videography 14. Night gallery: season 2 -- Videography 15. Night gallery: season 3 -- ch. 25. Rod Serling: actor, narrator...game show host? -- ch. 26. Between science and superstition: Rod's religion -- ch. 27. A legacy as timeless as infinity -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A. Additional videography -- Appendix B. The storm: videography, notes, and sources -- Appendix C. Selected uncredited and/or unproduced titles -- Appendix D. Rod Serling's works and awards -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 541 pages
Isbn
9781496817501
Lccn
2018019747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99978963058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038456496
  • (OCoLC)1038456496
Label
Rod Serling : his life, work, and imagination, Nicholas Parisi ; foreword by Anne Serling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Anne Serling -- Introduction -- ch. 1. From Binghamton to the battlefield and back -- ch.2. A storm in Cincinnati -- Videography 1. Stars over Hollywood and Lux Video Theatre -- ch.3. Serling's obsolete men -- Videography 2. Armstrong Circle Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Doctor, and Kraft Television Theatre -- ch.4. A return to radio -- Videography 3. Chrysler Medallion Theatre, Motorola Television Hour, and Studio One -- ch.5. Say something about something: Serling on having a point of view -- ch.6. In praise of the individual -- Videography 4: Danger and Ford Theatre -- ch.7. "Patterns": an overnight sensation five years in the making -- Videography 5. Climax! United States Steel Hour, Matinee Theatre, and Kaiser Aluminum Hour -- ch. 8. Serling in the censorship arena -- ch.9. From the middle ground to the murder of Emmett Till -- ch.10. Of "dust" and "doomsday"-- ch.11. Live from Television City in Hollywood: Playhouse 90 -- ch.12. A ninety-minute knockout: "Requiem for a heavyweight" -- Videography 6. Playhouse 90 -- ch.13. In the presence of whose enemies? Serling and anti-semitism -- ch.14. Patterns of violence -- ch.15. It's about time: Desilu Playhouse's "The time element" -- ch.16. Entering the twilight zone -- Videography 7. The twilight zone: season 1 -- Videography 8. The twilight zone: season 2 -- Videography 9. The twilight zone: season 3 -- Videography 10. The twilight zone: season 4 -- Videography 11. The twilight zone: season 5 -- ch.17. After twilight: Rod Serling's twilight zone movie and the twilight zone: season 6 -- ch.18. The loner -- Videography 12. The loner -- ch. 19. Another Christmas, another carol, and the Soviet Communist conspiracy -- ch. 20. Odd street and the doomsday flight: the twilight zone sequel that never was -- ch. 21. Rod Serling and the planet of the apes -- ch. 22. The new people and the same old song and dance -- ch. 23. "A storm in summer" -- ch. 24. A season to be wary of the night gallery -- Videography 13. Night gallery: pilot and season 1 -- Videography 14. Night gallery: season 2 -- Videography 15. Night gallery: season 3 -- ch. 25. Rod Serling: actor, narrator...game show host? -- ch. 26. Between science and superstition: Rod's religion -- ch. 27. A legacy as timeless as infinity -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A. Additional videography -- Appendix B. The storm: videography, notes, and sources -- Appendix C. Selected uncredited and/or unproduced titles -- Appendix D. Rod Serling's works and awards -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 541 pages
Isbn
9781496817501
Lccn
2018019747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99978963058
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038456496
  • (OCoLC)1038456496

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