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In Great TV Shows of the 1950s: Characters, Settings, and Other Essential Facts, Vincent Terrace presents readers with a cornucopia of information about 100 programs from the decade. Did you know, for example, that the middle initial of Dobie Gillisâ friend Maynard G. Krebs, stood for Walter? Or that Ralph Kramdenâs electric bill came to only 39 cents a month? Or that on I Love Lucy, Ricky originally performed at Manhattanâs Tropicana Club? These are but a few of the hundreds of fun and intriguing trivia facts contained within this volume. Shows from all four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and DuMont)âas well as select syndicated programsâare represented here.
This is not a book of opinions or essays about specific television programs, but a treasure trove of the facts associated with each of these programs. Readers will discover a wealth of fascinating information that, for the most part, cannot be found anywhere else. In some cases, the factual data detailed herein is the only such documentation that exists currently on bygone shows of the era. Great TV Shows of the 1950s is the ideal reference for fans of this decade and anyone looking to stump even the most knowledgeable trivia expert.
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