Icon Restoration: William Asher

Born on August 8, 1921, William Asher is the son of Hollywood film producer Ephraim Asher. In the 1930’s, Ephraim Asher was responsible for some of the classic Dracula and Frankenstein movies, as well as the critically acclaimed film,Magnificent Obsession. Son William Asher worked in various roles in Hollywood, from the mailroom to screen writer, […]

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Great GRAAAPHICS!: Gidget Opening Credits, 1st episode

Opening of William Asher directed Gidget pilot from Screen Gems.  Gidget was one of those one season wonders, perhaps similar to the modern day shows like Freaks and Geeks, Square Pegs, and My So-Called Life.  While staid by today’s television, Gidget broke ground as a teen issue show, focusing on teen heartbreak, parental difficulties, dating […]

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