TV’s Newest Villain: the Unscrupulous Publisher (1964)

Books, Commentary, drivel

This impressed me when I first read it in Jerome Beatty Jr.’s book-biz column, Trade Winds, in Saturday Review. Patty Duke and SatRev sharing the same media glebe! Like one of those sitcoms where people from a completely different show turn up. Like the Danny Thomas episode where he gets arrested by Sheriff Andy Griffith. (This was effectively Sheldon Leonard’s pilot for The Andy Griffith Show, not yet launched.)

I found the issue of SatRev by searching the archive on Unfortunately I can’t scroll through the entire issue, so have no idea how this column ends. But you get the point.

Author: “Uncle Bill” Cobbett

Old as dirt and twice as jolly.