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Television Series of the 1960s : Essential Facts and Quirky Details (Hardcover) (Vincent Terrace)

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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. FromMister 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.
Number of Pages: 235
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Television / History + Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Vincent Terrace
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51410060
UPC: 9781442268340
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7888
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