Tuesday, January 02, 2007

End of a TV Era

From Time Magazine, July 8, 1957:

Producer-Host Robert Montgomery, TV aide-de-camp to President Eisenhower, rang down the curtain on his hour-long NBC dramatic show after a seven-year run. The last play was Faust '57, a disjointed modern treatment of the classic tale about a pact with the Devil—and an ironic choice, since the program had been going to hell all season. The passing of Robert Montgomery Presents is lamentable not only in light of its past glories but because it reflects the sudden high casualty rate among" TV's live dramatic shows...


3 comments:

Bantaskin said...

Going to hell? Ouch!

Carrie said...

And you thought critics today were brutal!

stellypippin said...

Mean critics, oi!!