Updated: August 04, 2016
LIS BOOK VOLUME ONE (MARC CUSHMAN)
Irwin Allen's Lost in Space The Authorized Biography of
a Classic Sci-Fi Series.
By Marc Cushman - Foreword by Bill Mumy - Edited by Mark Alfred
Documents the early career of Irwin Allen. It is a true rags-to-riches
story, as Allen ventures from a humble beginning in the Bronx to his
later incarnations in Hollywood as an entertainment journalist, radio
and television host, a literary agent – all before becoming a successful
motion picture producer and director. After winning an Academy Award
in 1954, Allen entered the fantasy genre with films such as The Lost World
and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He then rolled the dice again
with a move into television, creating and producing Voyage to the Bottom
of the Sea and, one year later, Lost in Space.
Lost in Space was the first primetime weekly series to take viewers into
outer space's strange new alien worlds – something the networks believed
impossible on a TV budget and schedule. In this book you'll be whisked
back in time to the production offices, writers' conferences, and
sound-stages for the making of this iconic series. Included are hundreds
of memos between Allen and his staff; production schedules; budgets; fan
letters; more than 300 rare behind-the-scene images; and the TV ratings
for every episode.
Retails: $34.95 (Issued August 2016)