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I Spy: A History and Episode Guide to the Groundbreaking Television Series

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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 1964, 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 Rob ...more
Paperback, 441 pages
Published January 25th 2007 by McFarland & Company
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Beverly Diehl
Apr 09, 2013 Beverly Diehl rated it really liked it
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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
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Cmfish
Apr 03, 2010 Cmfish rated it really liked it
Probably one of the best episode guides for a series ever published. The descriptions are basic, but the reviews go into much more detail. It goes into the history of the show, background on everything.

One of the most interesting things about it is that the author includes notes sent to the show-runners by Standards and Practices at NBC regarding things they should take out or be mindful of. Apparently, just having someone mention a circular bed was quite salacious.
Nicole
Apr 05, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it
Great, in depth review of the creation, the production, and the impact of TV show 'I Spy' in the mid-1960s.
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