M2350N 1970s Television Series Comic Annuals. It seems that the 1970s was the decade of the Television Series Annuals. Every television series, outstanding or a dud must have been accompanied by a pictorial Hard Cover, Annual, with around 93 pages, 200mm x 270mm in size. Though by the 1970s the strangle hold on the market by World Distributors appears to have been broken as different publishing houses are beginning to appear. I suppose that they also remind us that 1970 is almost 50 years distant now and these Annuals do provide insights into a pre Social Media world. Shows that filled the screen were Mission Impossible, Kung Fu, Burkes Law, Ben Casey, Sherlock Holmes.
These Comic Annuals, illustrated in Black & White, Colour, with comic strip artwork, drawings, photographs, star profiles and everything you thought you needed to know about each Television series are available for sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $12.00 per issue. They are all in good to very good order.
Happy birthday to Steven Marlo, born on July 13, 1927.
Steven Marlo is the actor who played Iotian gangster Zabo in the Star Trek original series episode "A Piece of the Action". He has also appeared on such television series as Ben Casey, Combat!, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, and Land of the Giants. His film credits include The Buccaneer (1958), The Slender Thread (1965, with Jason Wingreen), the 1973 TV movie The Stranger (starring Glenn Corbett) and Sharon Acker), and the 1978 horror movie The Swarm. He also appeared in the 1980 film When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone.
First, I want to say that though it's been a week since we lost our favorite clown, still can't believe that, I hope everyone is doing well. Now getting to the picture above. After coming across a post made by @jerrylewism a couple of days ago about the tv series Ben Casey in which Jerry directed and starred in, I decided to look it up and watch it. And I must say, I wasn't disappointed. Jerry did a fantastic job as Dr. Dennis Green. If anyone has/had doubts about his acting abilities, this episode would/should convince you. I would say, however, that when the show starts it feels like Jerry being Jerry, but it's when the episode progresses that you can see this man had some serious acting chops. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Photo: Jerry directing actors Vince Edwards (Dr. Ben Casey) and Sam Jaffe (Dr. David Zorba) on the set of Ben Casey season 4, episode 22 "A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow." •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#OldHollywood#1960s#JerryLewis#VinceEdwards#SamJaffe#Comedian#Actors#60s#BenCasey •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Credit: Pinterest
Jerry in the medical drama series Ben Casey, for which he directed the episode "A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow" that aired in March, 1965. ❤ Jerry played the part of Doctor Green, a highly capable resident doctor with dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. These dreams are made complicated by the fact that his character is unable to handle the mortality of his patients and the sorrow of relatives, coping with his problems in ways that have other doctors questioning wether or not he's fit to achieve his goals.
Jerry and actor Vince Edwards, who played the starring role of Doctor Ben Casey, had a power struggle during the filming of this episode. When Jerry asked Edwards to cue another actor by reading offstage lines Edwards refused and told Jerry to have the script girl to read them in his place. Edwards started to head for his dressing room, and Jerry warned him that if he left the set, he'd stay off the set. When Edwards didn't listen, Jerry told him once more that he couldn't come back on the set if he refused to take orders from Jerry, being the director. Edwards left, and as a consequence Jerry had Edwards barred not only from the set, but also the studio lot while the episode was finished. About a month after the incident, Edwards wrote Jerry a letter of apology, admitting that he'd been wrong. 😆