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 Fifties writers have been leaving radio en masse to attempt their hand at one other promising medium—television. William Froug was once within the thick of that exodus, a tender guy packed with principles in a Hollywood bursting with possibilities. In his forty-year occupation Froug could write and/or produce a number of the exhibits that the US has grown up with. From the drama of Playhouse 90 and the mind-bending premises of The Twilight Zone to the escapist situations of Adventures in Paradise, Gilligan’s Island, Bewitched, and Charlie’s Angels, Froug performed a task in shaping his alternate. He crossed paths with a few 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 unearths a post-WWII the USA giddy with the luck of its most up-to-date medium—yet sobered at moments by means of moves and union politics, McCarthyism and anti-Semitism. It was once an international of swiftly written scripts, unexpected firings, thwarted creativity, and fickle tastes. And but, whereas basically 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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