Serling: 2the Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man

Gordon F. Sander, Author Dutton Books $23 (304p) ISBN 978-0-525-93550-6
Rod Serling (1924-1975) is considered one of the stalwarts of television's so-called Golden Age (roughly 1951-1957), along with Paddy Chayevsky, Reginald Rose and Tad Mosel. He wrote scripts for such prestigious drama programs as Studio One and Kraft Television Theatre in the days when the industry was based in New York City, and he won three Emmys. He became the chief writer, producer and then the on-screen MC for The 7Yvilight Zone, which ran for five seasons until it was canceled by a management made uncomfortable by Serling's propensity for tackling controversial subjects. (The show has become a classic in syndication.) Serling subsequently wrote scripts for two less successful series, The Loner and Night Gallery, and made commercials. A Marymount Manhattan College professor of creative writing, Sander has done a fine job of reconstructing Serling's life without the cooperation of his widow, but Sander is perhaps too generous in his assessment of Serling's contributions to literature, if not to popular culture. Photos not seen by PW (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/02/1992
Release date: 11/01/1992
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 304 pages - 978-0-452-27038-1
Paperback - 284 pages - 978-0-8014-7730-0
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.