This overview of how Gilligan s Island ventually made it on TV is uite informative I never knew how much determination and persistence was needed on the part of Sherwood Schwartz just to get it aired This book outlines the battles and differences of opinion Schwartz had with agents CBS United Artists and others Through it all he persisted and we thankfully came to know Gilligan s Island as it now isI particularly Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence enjoyed the first half of the book You really get insight into what goes on when a person presents an idea for a TV series I would never have guessed what went on behind the scenes However Schwartz seems to get bogged down in details on certain matters which details I suppose he felt he needed to include to round thin. Whilevery new TV series has to face some problems no show had to overcome greater obstacles than Gilligans Island In spite of that no series has achieved greater success as measured by the fact that Gilligans Island has given rise to three TV movies two animated series and is the most rerun program in the ntire history of.
Making of theTV shows we all watched in the 60 s 70 sInside Gilligan s Island covers all aspects of how and whya TV show gets on the schedule or gets the not interested tagIt also fits for a fiction writer as many of the same ground istread uponSadly Gilligan s Island was never given a shot or a chance torise to the top instead it had to claw very inch to get thereWhyThat is truly a uestion which many folks that sat in the head shedback in the day never answeredAnd after all these years never will This trip back in time is worth the Stop Obsessing: How To Overcome Your Obsessions Compulsions effort if only to see the unfair treatmentthe show was given Interesting perspective from the man who created one of the best sitcomsver Very No Such Thing as Normal: From the author of Glorious Rock Bottom entertaining Received 8 working days after ordering. Illustrations from the authors personal collection as well as the guest forewords by all seven Castaways An appendix lists plots writers and directors forvery pisode All this behind the scenes information makes the book a special treat not only for fans but for anyone interested in an inside look at the television industr.
Gs out Nevertheless this is a wonderful book that provides much insight into the workings of a TV series Sherwood Schwartza one time writer for Red Skeleton Bob Hopehad an idea for a sitcom about seven folks who found themselves marooned on an uncharted island in Hawaii That show was of course Gilligan s Island It ran from 1964 1967 remains a long time favorite with lovers of classic TV Schwartz discusses the resistance he ncountered while getting Gilligan s Island on the air This is a book that i d highly recommend for those who have a passing interest in the television industry I write a lot of reviews and also write pulp fictionMy reading interests cover many genres includingnon fictionI Just Buy Her a Dress and She’ll Be Fine: My Postpartum OCD, Anxiety and Depression Story enjoy reading about the writing and. Television Now Sherwood Schwartz creator writer and producer of Gilligans Island tells the life story of the show from the labor pains of scripting casting and production to its golden years of afternoon reruns Fascinating history that could be known only by the shows creator isnhanced by wonderful photos sketches and other.