No Retakes: Remembering Live Television, by Sandra Grabman and Wright King

Television was mostly “live” in the 1940s and 1950s, meaning everything from comedy/variety to kid shows to hour-long dramas was done in one “take,” with no tape to be edited for “flubs.”  Imagine blowing your line in front of the whole country with no chance to try again to make it right.  Yet week after week we watched brave actors and actresses take on the challenge, and they did an amazing job.  Wright King appeared on our screens in such shows as Studio One, Robert Montgomery Presents, and Kraft Television Theatre.  He and his fellow actors share fond memories of what it was like on the set as broadcast time drew nigh, and the reactions they got from people on the street when they left the studio.  Join them for an entertaining look back at the days when everything we saw on television was being broadcast live and absolutely anything could happen. 

Softcover, 6 x 9, 127 pgs. 

No Retakes: Remembering Live Television, by Sandra Grabman and Wright King

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