From the Publisher of
The Adventures Continue
Don't forget to read the From the Editor
column for October
Friday, October 6, 2000
1) CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER
There is good news this week from two excellent George Reeves'
researchers... TAC contributors... and all around nice guys,
and Jim Beaver.
Michael recently signed a contract with Cumberland House Publishing
publish his book on another television series from the 1950s,
book should be on the shelves by spring of 2001.
Jim Beaver will appear in a new comedy series on ABC starting
8:30 ET. In The Trouble With Normal, Jim plays a role
similar to that of Mr.
Carlin in the old BOB NEWHART SHOW. Jim wrote that he likes having
a job, so
please watch and tell your friends. :)
Congratulations to both Michael and Jim. May their current
efforts be major
2) HAS NOT FORSAKEN GEORGE
Even though Michael Hayde's been involved with his Dragnet book
interest in George Reeves hasn't waned, and he frequently comes
up with more
interesting research and questions. If anyone can help Michael
to his questions, PLEASE let me know.
The Mystery of "Mystery in Wax" -- About a dozen
years ago, for TAC #3, I
researched and wrote up an article about the Los Angeles air
"Superman's" first run. Ninety percent of that article
was based on ONE
source: the L.A. Metro edition of TV Guide. Yesterday
afternoon, I flipped
though a second source: TV-Radio Life, a weekly mag with
published in L.A. In it, I found corroboration that "Ghost
Wolf" and "Crime
Wave" were the second and third episodes to run in that
city, but I also
found something unexpected. While TV Ghide had listed
"Mystery in Wax" for
May 23, 1953, TV-Radio Life listed a rerun of "Superman
on Earth." I do
know that "Mystery in Wax" never turned up again in
TV Guide until the show
left Kellogg's sponsorship.
So here are the questions: did "Mystery in Wax"
ever air in L.A. under the
auspices of Kellogg's? If not, was it omitted from the package
cities? TAC #2 mentions an alternate version of that episode
in which the
drinking that occurs in Perry White's office is replaced by a
newspaper headlines, flying shots and so forth; although the
between Perry, Lois and Inspector Henderson is audible. This
would have been
a Kellogg's-ordered edit, but I've never seen it. "Mystery
in Wax" is one
of about five shows for which I've never seen the "Kellogg's
ANYONE have it on video?
3) METROPOLIS AND MAYBERRY
The photos of the "school bus road" from "The
Mind Machine," published in
TAC, Jr. #43 surely brought about
renewed interest in "Forty Acres," the back
lot of the old Selznick Studios where the first season of Adventures
was filmed. In the past month there's been much discussion
going on between
Randy Garrett, Jerry Krumm, Jack Thompson, and David Sutton.
It turns out that
The Real McCoys, The Andy Griffith Show, and Batman
all filmed on that same
piece of real estate.There is so much movie and television history
"Forty Acres" that Randy's put together a tour of this
back lot at Culver City for
us which I'll post in the next week or so. As soon as it's uploaded,
I'll let you know.
4) SITES OF INTEREST
about a new television series
about the film Superman Lives
McCue's Classic Plastick
5) THE END -- PUBLISHED IN LITITZ, USA
All contents (c) 2000 by Jim Nolt.