The McFarland book Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964-1970: A critical History (2006) by John Abbott is expensive, but well worth investing in. I recomend the hardback edition as it is beautifully done.
Post by thekeeper on Sept 11, 2010 17:59:05 GMT -5
"Lost In Space Forever" by Joel Eisner and Barry Magen. It contains story synopsis and some behind the scene information and some trivia for each episode. The by-season salary information was interesting.
"My So-Called Career In Hollywood" by Ellery Klass includes his behind the scenes stories of his experiences while working on Lost In Space during its third season.
Post by ChrisPappas on Sept 15, 2010 22:49:39 GMT -5
I read a few pages of "My So-Called Career In Hollywood" on Amazon and it seemed like it would be a good read so I ordered it used for $5.00.
I borrowed "Lost in Space Forever" from my library a while back and finally found a copy for a decent price a few days ago. (The cheapest one on the market is now $89.00!)
Irwin Allen Television Productions is on the way too. I went with the paperback version as it is a 2nd edition and is 52 pages longer, and a lot less money at $35.00. (Old edition hardcover is almost $80.00!)
I've been reading "Lost in Space - The True Story". I'm about halfway though and I find it redundant. It seems to me that the book could have been condensed to about a tenth the size, or even less.
I'm compiling a list of must-have LIS books which I will post here eventually.
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Post by thekeeper on Sept 15, 2010 23:23:10 GMT -5
John, "My So-Called Career In Hollywood" was a good book. If his stories are true, he had a real character for an agent and some interesting experiences including those while working for Irwin Allen. Mr. Klass' just happened to be in the right places at the right times.
Chris, I just bought "Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964 - 1970" but have only glossed through it so far. It seems to be a credible book and covers all 4 of Irwin Allen's TV series.