Twin Peaks 2-Hour Debut, April 8, 1990

David Lynch’s films, Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and Blue Velvet, had sparked a cult following for his edgy, intimate, and dark technique. When it was announced that Lynch had landed on the 1989 fall TV schedule with his new mini-series, there was immediate buzz, plus wide publicity and interest. Time Magazine called him the “czar of bizarre.” Entertainment Weekly boasted the […]

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Westinghouse-Desilu Playhouse Presents: The Untouchables, April 20 & 28, 1959

For the 1958-59 television season, Desilu Studios trotted out a new, hour-long anthology, the “Westinghouse-Desilu Playhouse” for CBS. While the majority of productions were only moderate successes, several productions pulled in spectacular ratings. Besides the Westinghouse sponsored “The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show,”- which were specials and technically not part of the Westinghouse-Desilu Playhouse – both […]

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