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The man in the shadows : Fred Coe and the golden age of television

Author: Jon Krampner
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today television drama consists mainly of formulaic series and TV movies filmed in Hollywood. During the 1950s, however, there was a Golden Age of Television - live electronic theater based in New York and broadcast to living rooms across the country. This book is the first biography of the man who did the most to make that Golden Age possible: Fred Coe (1914-1979).
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fred Coe; Fred Coe; Fred Coe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krampner
ISBN: 0813523591 9780813523590
OCLC Number: 34618086
Description: xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jon Krampner.

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The television of 1950s America is regarded by many as a "golden age", when live theatre based in New York was broadcast across the country. This biography looks at the life of one television  Read more...

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schema:description"To a large extent, though, the rise and fall of Fred Coe parallels the rise of live television drama in the late 1940s and its fall at the end of the 1950s. Jon Krampner's lively book brings the postwar New York era to life along with a gallery of memorable characters. He provides the most sustained look yet at the causes of the growth, efflorescence, and decline of a remarkable period in American television history."@en
schema:description"Among the enduring live dramas he produced are "The Days of Wine and Roses" (for Playhouse 90), "Marty," and "The Trip to Bountiful" (for Philco-Goodyear); Mary Martin's acclaimed Peter Pan; and the situation comedy Mr. Peepers. Coe later made several films and became an important producer on Broadway, with The Miracle Worker, Pulitzer prize-winning All the Way Home, and A Thousand Clowns (which he also directed) to his credit."@en
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