It whisked us into worlds beyond our own. We were introduced to a flying nun, hillbillies who swam in a cee-ment pond, and a household of lovable green monsters who thought themselves the typical American family. We fell in love with these endearing characters and welcomed them into our living rooms with open arms, and to this day, their funny and familiar faces retain a special place in our memories and our hearts. As a classic television fan and historian, I wanted to delve deeper to find out more about these special friends, and go beyond what had previously been written in articles and books to find the answers to questions that casual, as well as die-hard fans have always wanted to ask.
I wished to capture their first-hand accounts and preserve for posterity the historical significance of their time on some of the most beloved shows in television history. Through this book, I hope that TV fans of all ages will share in my enthusiasm at attempting to capture these golden moments, and savor the rich oral history of these small screen classics conveyed by those who were there--and that their memories and anecdotes will continue to enlighten, entertain, and endure for generations to come. Read more Read less. Prime Book Box for Kids.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Even though when I grew up these TV stars and shows were only in reruns, I still remember watching them. I do remember the age of black and white television and the days before cable. I remember when there was one TV in the house and it was in the living room.
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I absolutely loved watching those old shows like Andy Griffith and Gomer Pyle. In fact, my son likes watching them today on ME TV. So, it was really cool to get some insight on some of the legendary actors who made those shows come to life. My favorite interview was the one with Jim Nabors. I learned a lot about his time with Andy Griffith and it actually cleared up a few misconceptions I had about how long he was on that show before Gomer Pyle.
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The dialog was well written and it really feels like you are sitting there listening to the author talk to these actors. Reading this book was like eating my favorite comfort food. They were fun relaxed visits with some great personalities that I grew up with in my early tv journeys who might never have been on the Carson show but were fascinating in their own way.
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The author tailored the questions to elicit the best answers from his subjects. It was an entertaining and breezy read. If you remember a time of innocent television, when our favorite shows were safe for all kids, then you will love this book. You can find interesting facts about telivision legends that you may have never known otherwise. I bought this one after reading the authors first book Close-Ups, and was once pleased with my purchase.
I highly recommend it. Don't forget to check out his first also. Chats with TV's Famous Faces. Back in , Close-Ups: His new Living Room Legends is very much a sequel with a new batch of conversations built around actors whose names are most known for TV work from the same period.
Not surprisingly, this is a nostalgic, affectionate romp down Mockingbird, er, memory lane chock-full of anecdotes about casting for TV comedies, relationships on the set, stories about comic mishaps while filming, and how these shows have affected the lives of those who participated in them. Many of these interviews are with then-newcomers to the business fondly remembering learning from their mentors like Buddy Ebsen, Andy Griffith, and Danny Thomas. They point out the colorful theme songs that opened their shows, something long lost on the small screen.
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For example, Miss Ellie had quite a few funny encounters with the animals on the set of The Beverly Hillbillies. I hesitate to point out more of these nuggets—readers deserve the surprises fans look for in these kinds of books. Clearly, this is a book for such fans who want to hear what the folks we invited into our living rooms all those years ago care to share about their claims to fame.
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