Paperback Book Details
- 449 Pages
- Released: October 31, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
During the 1950s, I Led Three Lives
gained a lot of attention for television viewers who were fascinated with the weekly adventures of Herbert A. Philbrick, who for nine frightening years did lead three lives--average citizen, member of the Communist Party, and counterspy for the F.B.I. Today the series remains favored by those who loved the program, starring Richard Carlson in the lead, which reflected the stereotypes that were all too prevalent during the Red Scare of the 1940s and early 1950s. In the show, Communist spies really were behind every bush, and anyone with liberal views was indeed suspect.
Includes a complete production history, episode guide for all 117 episodes in production order (including filming dates, cast lists, and filming locations), reprints of story ideas and suggestions that never made it into the show, and internal correspondence between the real-life Herbert A. Philbrick and the producer of the television show, as well as background and biographical information.
* A complete production history of this fascinating program, including memories and quotes from Richard Carlson, Frederic Ziv, and others. * A complete episode guide listing in extreme detail, all 117 episodes in production order, including dates they were filmed, complete cast lists, where each scene was filmed on location throughout California, and other pieces of trivia so detailed it'll make your head swim. * Reprints of story ideas and suggestions that just never fleshed out into a feasible television episode. * Internal correspondence between Philbrick and the television producer so you can see first hand exactly what kind of involvement the real Philbrick had with the production of this series. * Background information about Philbrick's book, including reprints of book reviews, and Philbrick's opinions about how his involvement with the F.B.I. founded the book, and how the book changed his life. * Brief critical essays about other Anti-Communist films including RED PLANET MARS (1952), I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE F.B.I. (1951), and INVASION U.S.A. (1951) to name a few, and their influence and comparison with the I LED THREE LIVES series. * Plus much, much more!