Quinn Martin, Producer: A Behind-the-Scenes History of QM Productions and Its Founder

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McFarland, Aug 27, 2008 - Performing Arts - 232 pages
"Quinn Martin was the most innovative and most creative of his kind. He was a man in touch with the future, far more than the times. His characters were not stereotypical characters. His production methods were not stereotypical either. He was unique in a number of ways. That's why his shows did so well"--Lynda Day George, guest star on QM's The Fugitive, The FBI, and other shows. Producer of such television shows as The Invaders, Barnaby Jones, The Untouchables, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon and 12 O'Clock High, Quinn Martin was widely admired for his devotion to his shows, his hands-on approach to the writing, casting and editing of each episode, his interactions with network executives, and the high standards he set for his crew and actors. This detailed study of Martin and his company examines each of his series in detail, from development through cancellation.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Walter E Grauman
1
Preface
3
Introduction
7
1The Untouchables
13
2The New Breed
17
3The Fugitive
31
412 Oclock High
46
5The FBI
62
13Caribe
169
14Bert DAngelo Superstar
174
15Most Wanted
177
16Tales of the Unexpected
184
17The Runaways
187
18A Man Called Sloane
190
19Pilot Errors
195
20Based on a True Story
199

6The Invaders
88
7Dan August
106
8Cannon
117
9Banyon
129
10The Streets of San Francisco
134
11Barnaby Jones
147
12The Manhunter
161
21The QM Legacy
204
Appendix I QM ProductionsTelevision Series
207
Appendix II QM ProductionsTelevision Movies
208
Appendix III QM ProductionsTelevision Pilots
209
Interview Sources
210
Index
211
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Jonathan Etter, author of numerous classic television articles and a contributor to TV Land’s Moguls: The 60s, lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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