Route 66-Naked City

Color Schemes Like Never Before

Filmed April 1963 The irony of the situation didn’t escape me. I was well aware that a mere two months earlier the thought of turning down a directing assignment would have seemed total insanity. But there I was, doing exactly … Continue reading

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Narcissus On An Old Red Fire Engine

Filmed March 1963 The producers of ROUTE 66 had a unique procedure in laying out their schedule. As I understood it, they would select a state to film a group of episodes — say eight or ten. They would select … Continue reading

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No Naked Ladies In Front Of Giovanni’s House

Filmed March 1963 After wrapping ALIVE AND STILL A SECOND LIEUTENANT I flew back to the west coast, where I had just a couple of days to unpack, do laundry, pick up my next script (a COMPLETE one again), repack … Continue reading

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Alive And Still A Second Lieutenant

Filmed February 1963 My return to the west coast after the ROUTE 66 production in Texas was of very short duration, just long enough to replenish my suitcase with clean clothes, pick up a script at the studio (a complete … Continue reading

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In The Closing Of A Trunk

Filmed January 1963 Halfway through the month of January, 1963, I had been a member of the Directors Guild for fifteen months. During that time I directed six television shows. That might seem like an exciting accomplishment, but six shows … Continue reading

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