Created by Matt Zoller Seitz
Directed by Judith Carter
NEW TO STORE:
Mad Men, Sopranos AND
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
From the inside flap:
"The wonderful world of television from 1946 to today is now captured in this magnificent pictorial representation with more than 2,000 nostalgic photographs and detailed captions. It covers each year separately with a commentary summarizing what occurred that year. Most prime-time programs are included.
For the early years, you'll savor the antics of Milton Berle as Mr. Television, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Ed Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Martin and Lewis, Arthur Godfrey, Groucho Marx, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Garry Moore, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, George Vogel, Red Skelton, Walt Disney, Jack Benny Perry Como, and a host of other old-timers.
As television grew in stature, a multitude of talented actors and actresses joined its parade of stars, with programs that stayed on the air year after year: "All in the Family," "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," "Leave it to Beaver," "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Perry Mason," "Hawaii Five-O," "Gunsmoke," "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "The Odd Couple," "Sanford and Son," "The Waltons," "Kojak," "Hollywood Squares," "Little House on the Prairie," "The Jeffersons," "M*A*S*H," and many others.,
Here is the newest, most extensive and up-to-date volume of the whole history of prime-time television that eery owner of a television set will want to own and proudly display"
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Fred Goldstein and Stan Goldstein are the authors of The Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology, The TV Guide Quiz Book, Do You Remember? and other books in the field of television. They both live in New York City.
Title: Prime-Time Television: A Pictorial History
Publisher: Crown Pub, New York
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: First Edition/First Printing.
Used book with intact dust jacket (though yellowed from age) and pristine interior.
MZS.Press is the online arts bookstore founded by author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz and directed by Judith Carter. It offers new, used, signed, collectible, and rare books on film, TV, music, photography, and the visual arts. The store was launched in 2019 on a different platform and has expanded to incorporate arts books published by MZSPress's private imprint: titles currently include Seitz's The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon and Dreams of Deadwood, about the HBO Western, and Walter Chaw's A Walter Hill Film.
Our deepest wish is to promote, encourage, and distribute work by small presses, academic presses, and individuals. Extraordinary work tends to get swallowed up on giant platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The store's inventory of nearly 1000 volumes is currently in the process of being reconstructed after its relocation from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas. The titles featured here are personally selected by a group of curators and advisors, including Seitz, Carter, and an array of critics, artists, journalists, educators, publishers, and arts mavens who are known for their ability to suss out what Seitz's jazz musician dad liked to call "the good sh*t."
“Please. Have mercy. I’ve been wearing the same underwear since Tuesday.”
Matt Zoller Seitz
Critic, Author, Filmmaker, MZS Press Creator
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large and film critic of RogerEbert.com; a staff writer for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and TV has appeared in Sight and Sound, The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Rolling Stone. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine.
Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include the New York Times bestellers The Sopranos Sessions and Mad Men Carousel; TV (The Book), The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon, and the forthcoming The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch. He is also an interviewer, moderator, and film programmer who has curated and hosted film and TV presentations for the Museum of the Moving Image, IFC Center, San Francisco's Roxie Cinema, and other venues. He is currently working on a memoir about his marriages and a feature-length documentary about his father, jazz musician and composer Dave Zoller.
His hobbies include exotic dancing, moonwalking, and affixing masking tape labels to every food item in the refrigerator, including eggs. He has the attention span of a gnat.