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{Read E-pub} ñ I Spy: A History and Episode Guide to the Groundbreaking Television Series Ù One of the most popular and award winning television series of the sixties, I Spy was the first weekly broadcast to star both a white and a black actor In , though, producer Sheldon Leonard had, with heavy risk, financed the show himself, and his idea for a racially incorporated cast had earned his show the moniker Sheldon s Folley Pairing established white actor Robert Culp with Bill Cosby, a black comedian with barely an acting credit to his name, certainly turned some heads at NBC, and many wondered whether affiliates in the South would ever air the show Only two years later, Cosby accepted the Emmy for leading actor and I Spy cemented its role in history This is a complete history of I Spy and the profound change it evoked in broadcasting, social ideals and racial equality Rich with interviews and photographs, it discusses I Spy s unique approach to race, co starring interracial actors as equals It also describes how the show became the template for popular buddy genre shows and films that followed, covers the show s significance as the first series to shoot episodes around the world, and puts I Spy in context with other works within the spy genre at a time when spy books, shows and films exploded in popularity A complete episode guide includes writers, directors, cast, crew, plot synopsis and commentary This book offers readers the complete history of I Spy, one of the most popular television series of the 1960s and the first to feature a black actor in a recurring starring role Interviews and photographs help relay the history of the show, which includes the creation of the buddy picture, the significance of its genesis in shooting episodes around the world, and how it fit into the context of popular spy books, shows, and films As the story unfolds, readers will find complete episode gui This book offers readers the complete history of I Spy, one of the most popular television series of the 1960s and the first to feature a black actor in a recurring starring role Interviews and photographs help relay the history of the show, which includes the creation of the buddy picture, the significance of its genesis in shooting episodes around the world, and how it fit into the context of popular spy books, shows, and films As the story unfolds, readers will find complete episode guides, including writers, directors, cast, crew, plots, and synopses woven throughout the narrative Photographs from throughout the series are included.Fans of the show, or of the spy show genre, will find much to appreciate here What truffles are to regular chocolate is what I Spy by Marc Cushman and Linda LaRosa is to any other book covering this remarkable series Not to mention being so rich and flavorful it has to be enjoyed in very small bites Chapter One does open a bit slowly, with so many references to other novels, movies, and shows that I almost had to check the cover to remember what I was reading about I was also Jarred by the Editorial Choice to Capitalize the Racial terms Black and White While this may What truffles are to regular chocolate is what I Spy by Marc Cushman and Linda LaRosa is to any other book covering this remarkable series Not to mention being so rich and flavorful it has to be enjoyed in very small bites Chapter One does open a bit slowly, with so many references to other novels, movies, and shows that I almost had to check the cover to remember what I was reading about I was also Jarred by the Editorial Choice to Capitalize the Racial terms Black and White While this may have been a common style in the 1960 s, when I Spy was being broadcast, it doesn t match the modern vocabulary and writing style of the book.However, reading on, the material redeems those small faults You get everything here the backstory to the development of the show tasty tidbits about the writers, directors, actors, and producers and a frame of what else was happening in television at the time The episode guides are wonderful, and offer honest criticism of the weaker episodes as well as praise for the stronger ones.If you were or are an I Spy fan, you ll probably want to sleep with this book under your pillow If you re not an I Spy fan, you will be after you read this book Buy it An in depth history and episode guide with plenty of first person accounts and backstage stories that are surprisingly candid Culp and the other interviewees aren t shy about which actors, directors, or writers they didn t like working with Cushman s never anything but rapturous about the series as a whole and he grows overly fond of his own running jokes, but he sthan willing to honestly criticize individual episodes and ultimately comes across as an excellent guide and a trustworthy An in depth history and episode guide with plenty of first person accounts and backstage stories that are surprisingly candid Culp and the other interviewees aren t shy about which actors, directors, or writers they didn t like working with Cushman s never anything but rapturous about the series as a whole and he grows overly fond of his own running jokes, but he sthan willing to honestly criticize individual episodes and ultimately comes across as an excellent guide and a trustworthy authorial voice