“Forgotten Hollywood”- Spin Cycle…

Posted on May 4, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`ABC will air a two-hour primetime special dedicated to the impact soap operas have had on television. It is called The Story of Soaps, and it will air on Tuesday, May 19th at 8p.

“`The program is also presented by People Magazine and explores the history serialized storytelling through the soap opera. In today’s shifting television landscape, The Story of Soaps traces how creators migrated from radio to television in order to become a dominant force in daytime programming for more than three decades.

“`Today, much of what propels modern television traces its roots back to those first sprawling, steamy storylines. The documentary examines this iconic genre and the cultural phenomenon its massive impact has had on the world at large.

“`On a personal note, I appeared in Santa Barbara in the 1980s. I am thrilled to be part of the lineage of the soap opera genre.

“`Like sand through an hourglass… This should be a great way to spend some time in front of the tube.


“`Jon Ericson (right) was an actor who made a splash in cinema and television of the 1950s. He is best remembered for his recurring role on the ABC program, Honey West.

“`After training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Ericson found his way on Broadway appearing in a stage version of Stalag 17.  He followed with a series of film productions, including The Student Prince, Bad Day at Black Rock, Forty Guns, Day of the Badman, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and 7 Faces in Dr. Lao. He guest-starred twice on Bonanza.

“`Jon Ericson was ninety-three.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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