Encyclopedia of early television crime fighters : all regular cast members in American crime and mystery series, 1948-1959

by Aaker, Everett.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Room Reference r PN1992.8.D48 A25 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Room Reference
Call Number  r PN1992.8.D48 A25 2006
Includes entries on various players who had a regular role in a crime or mystery series during the early era of television. Entries include the player's real name, family information, education, career preceding the series, marriage, children, death dates, and film and TV role credits.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Many early television shows have been lost due to the various technologies used to record them. Therefore, today's devotees of mystery, crime-fighting, and suspense shows haven't had the opportunity to enjoy classics such as Craig Kennedy, Criminologist, featuring the investigations of a Columbia University professor; or I Led 3 Lives, depicting the real-life story of Herbert A. Philbrick, family man, Communist Party member, and counterspy for the U.S. government. These are examples of the 130 shows that were broadcast from 1948 to 1959 and are included in this source. The main body of the work lists every player who had a regular role in a crime or mystery series during the early era of television. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by the actor's last name, from Jack Albertson to Efrem Zimbalist Jr . The entries include a biographical sketch, family information, education, how the actor broke into show business, and a filmography of performances before, during, and after the covered period. Appended are a catalog of American mystery series from this time period, a bibliography, and a well-done index. This volume would be of interest to libraries supporting a history of television curriculum and for libraries that have patrons who might remember the characters and TV shows from the earliest years of the television or are interested in this era as a hobby. This author has published another book of similar focus, Television Western Players of the Fifties (1997). Recommended for academic and large public libraries. --Kathryn O'Gorman Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Detective and mystery television programs -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2006
Language English
Description xi, 659 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-623) and index.
ISBN 0786424761 (alk. paper)
9780786424764 (alk. paper)
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