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Aliens, mountain men, and Jesus were the stars of the day for Sunn Classic Pictures. Throughout the 1970s, Sunn Classic proved to be a highly successful independent movie studio, cranking out pseudo-documentaries and G rated nature themed movies like it was going out of style. They used unique methods to get their ideas and to get their movies out to the public. The Industry takes a look at the history of the company that specialized in inventing history.
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Talking grown-ish and Murphy Brown with Darryl, A lot of Star Trek shows, Johnny English Strikes Again, Susperia, Hunter Killer, Indivisible.
Warning: there is an 8 minute stretch where my audio drops while speaking with Darryl. You can still hear me but it’s not great.
Mister Dugan had the potential to be a hit show. It was a topical series about a recently elected idealistic black congressman who gets elected and has to contend with his less than helpful staff. Norman Lear was producing, Cleavon Little was the star. However, just days before it was to air on CBS in 1979 Lear himself pulled the show from the schedule. What went wrong? We take a look at the troubled production that started when Lear’s hit series Maude ended.
Books by Richard Irvin including Forgotten Laughs can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Irvin/e/B001KD7NAQ
Black Caucus Strangles Mr. Dugan – Jet Magazine March 29th, 1979:
The Recall of TV’s Mister Dugan – Washington Post, April 1st, 1979:
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