The Partridge Family

The Undergraduate

FILMED July 1971 Television has never been hesitant or disinclined when it came to stealing from the movies. I should know. I’ve been involved in several of those heists. On DR. KILDARE, when I was the assistant to the producer, Buzz … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming To Drive?

FILMED June 1971 I was told that one of the directors (who shall remain nameless) of THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY came into the producer’s office on his first day of prep, tossed his script on the producer’s desk and said, “Okay! What … Continue reading

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Dora! Dora! Dora

FILMED June 1971 And thus began what I thought was a very funny script. It was entitled DORA! DORA! DORA! (a play on words of the Twentieth Century Fox war film, TORA! TORA! TORA!) and was written by Lloyd Turner … Continue reading

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Forty Year Itch

FILMED May 1971 Five months after I got the Partridge down from the Pear Tree, when I was firmly ensconced as a sit-com director but also reestablished to my pre-THE THOLIAN WEB situation as a reliable director of dramas, I … Continue reading

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A Partridge Up A Pear Tree

FILMED December 1970 First a slight correction in the interview: Lenny Horn was an associate director, not an associate producer, on PLAYHOUSE 90. He sat at the control panels next to the director during the airing, working a step ahead … Continue reading

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To Play Or Not To Play

FILMED December 1970 I think one of the most interesting and meaningful relationships in the creation of a film can be that between the director and the writer of the project. Ideally the director would be involved during the script’s … Continue reading

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When Mother Gets Married

FILMED June 1970 (The film clip of me is from a recent interview by the Archive of American Television, a division of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.) My previous nine outings on THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER … Continue reading

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