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Rod Serling: Failed Screenwriter

...and Other Myths... by Christopher Conlon "Serling's cinema work in the 1960s followed a general pattern: initial excitement, increasing frustration, followed by abandonment, or, in [...]

  • Frank Overton and Gig Young in Walking Distance

The Many Fathers of Martin Sloan

Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, and Gore Vidal on the Genesis of "Walking Distance," the Beloved Twilight Zone Classic by Christopher Conlon "Martin Sloan, age thirty-six. [...]

One for the Recent Angels

Tony Albarella reminisces about Twilight Zone alumni who died in 2010-11... For a person who writes extensively about The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling’s early [...]

The Pain of Rain

In 1961, the most recognisable writer in America—Rod Serling—crossed professional paths with the most recognisable face in Hollywood—Marilyn Monroe. by Spencer Lloyd Peet In 1961, [...]

The Twilight Zone Live

As part of the 50th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone in Rod Serling's hometown Binghamton, NY, WSKG-TV staged two beloved Twilight Zone episodes live, [...]

Requiem for Two Heavyweights

March 31, 1957: Theater bit player Sean Connery succeeds in his first leading role: Mountain McClintock in "Requiem for a Heavyweight." By Spencer Lloyd Peet [...]

  • Rod Serling Teaches Writing

Rod Serling Teaches Writing

Jeanne Marshall's Seminar Notes, 1962-63 ADVICE TO WRITERS DON'T LET SENTIMENTALITY REAR ITS UGLY HEAD!!! MAKE PEOPLE THINK... STUN THEM... GRAB YOUR AUDIENCE IMMEDIATELY [...]

  • Rod Serling and Lloyd Bridges premiering "The Loner"

Cowboy with a Conscience

Rod Serling attempts to run the conventional Western out of town, but finds he must go it a "Loner." By Tony Albarella "In the aftermath [...]

Famous Writers School

In 1961, writer and publisher Bennet Cerf founded the mail-order Famous Writers School. Rod Serling was one of the well-known authors involved, and his video ad for [...]

Southern California Sorcerers

The creators of Twilight Zone, Logan's Run, and dozens more fantasy classics remember the West Coast writers' group by Christopher Conlon Reprinted by permission of [...]

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