History of Television

MASTERS & METHODS: Aaron Spelling Chapter Two: THE HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT DIE

History of Television

Showtime

Mon, Feb 28

Tickets will go on sale the Monday before the first screening.

The long-running AFS History Of Television program makes a very logical step in 2022 as it in fact becomes a television show. On the last Monday of each month, author and television historian Amanda Reyes joins us to celebrate the work of native Texan film producer Aaron Spelling, who changed the way television operated beginning in the 1960s. We will showcase two original Spelling programs in each episode with critical and historical commentary. Episodes will stream free live on Austin Public Channel 10.

The second installment of the Spelling series will focus on his prolific years as a Made-for-TV movie producer. We will play the 1970 telefilm THE HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT DIE with introductions and interstitial commentary about Spelling, his collaborators and the television production environment at the time these were made.

About THE HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT DIE: Barbara Stanwyck stars as a woman who leaves her job in the big city to settle down in a rambling (and purportedly haunted) ancestral mansion with her niece, played by Kitty Winn (PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK). Soon there are seances, mysterious noises, and men with equally mysterious agendas. Written by Henry Farrell (WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE) and directed by the masterful John Llewellyn Moxey.

About Amanda Reyes: Classic TV lover, slasher fanatic, soap opera addict, podcaster, and stuffed animal collector. Editor of Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999. Listen to Amanda’s podcast Made For TV Mayhem wherever you find your podcasts or click here.

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