By Vincent Terrace
Earlier than the web and the increase of scholarship on pop culture, Vincent Terrace equipped his acceptance as one of many best researchers in television reference. This paintings represents a long time of analysis and spans television's whole historical past. whereas documentation concerning forged and group of workers is now usually stumbled on on-line, descriptions of the indicates from authoritative assets are nonetheless no longer generally to be had. Terrace fills that hole with this paintings, which covers over 9,100 indicates (including pilots!) and constitutes the main accomplished documentation of television sequence ever released. the entire conventional genres are the following besides exhibit genres now not good coated somewhere else - together with kid's programming, speak indicates, online game indicates, degree performs, women's programming, dance, and extra.
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Orchestra: Lud Gluskin. NBC; 1955–1957). a chain of most suitable dramas that includes identify site visitors and well-written and directed 172 Alarm. (Series; Drama; Syn. ; 1954). The tales. The Alcoa Hour (sponsored by way of Alcoa Alu-exploits of a gaggle or paramedics assigned to a Los minum) started in the course of the 8th season of The Angeles County hearth division. An early, no longer Philco tv Playhouse (sponsored by means of Philco Ap-widely noticeable syndicated sequence on which little infor-pliances and which ran singularly from October three, mation is understood. 1948 to October 7, 1951). The Philco tv Play-Cast: Richard Arlen ( hearth Captain), J. Pat O’Mal-house then started alternating with The Goodyear The-ley ( Paramedic). ater (sponsored by means of Goodyear Tires from October 14, 173 The Alaskans. (Series; event; ABC; 1951 to October nine, 1955). On October sixteen, 1955 The 1959–1960). “You’ve acquired the fever, gold, gold, gold Alcoa Hour made its first visual appeal and by way of Febru-fever.... ” Eagle urban in Skagway, Alaska, in 1898 is the ary 19, 1956, it had displaced The Philco tv environment. Rocky Shaw is a gorgeous saloon entertainer. Playhouse. The Alcoa Hour alternated with The Reno McKee is a rugged cowpoke. Silky Harris is a Goodyear Theater until eventually September 29, 1957. On Oc-fast-talking con artist. those 3 not going heroes are tober 30, 1957, The Alcoa/Goodyear Theater turned additionally companions in a quest to look for gold within the a 30 minutes sequence known as flip of destiny (which see) and lovely yet risky Ice Palace of the Northland. ran for 30 episodes until eventually June 30, 1958. From Sep- The sequence initially their adventures as tember 28, 1959 to might 23, 1960 it back because the they hunted for gold and battled unscrupulous Alcoa/Goodyear Theater (which see). The credit characters. whilst the layout simply didn’t appear to listed here are a sampling of these who've paintings, it used to be replaced to target Rocky’s experi- labored at the sequence. The Alcoa Theater produced ences as a saloon singer (for Nifty Cronin, the saloon 50 episodes; The Philco tv Playhouse pro-owner) and Silky and Reno’s adventures as swindlers. duced 263 episodes; and Goodyear Theater produced Fantan used to be Nifty’s right-hand guy; and Soapie 134 episodes. Smith was once additionally a slick con artist. Performers contain: Joanne Woodward, Robin solid : Dorothy Provine ( Rocky Shaw), Roger Morgan, Warren Berlinger, Polly Rowles, Jerome Moore ( Silky Harris), Jeff York ( Reno McKee), Ray Cowan, James Daly, Madge Evans, Carol Lynley, Danton ( Nifty Cronin), Frank DeKova ( Fantan), Hume Cronyn, Rip Torn, Anne Bancroft, Victor John Dehner ( Soapie Smith). subject track: “Gold Jory, Lorne Greene, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Fever” via Mack David and Jerry Livingston. David Wayne, June Lockhart, John McGiver, Mar- 174 The Albert and Josephine Butler professional- garet Hamilton, Dennis King, Cornelia Otis pores and skin- gram. ner, Nanette Fabray, Darren McGavin, Helen (Experimental; sort; NBC; 7/28/39). Hayes, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Jack Klugman, Rip Rumba dances via the husband and spouse dance workforce Torn, Walter Matthau, Audrey Christie.