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Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129761
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135502 | DOI:
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Arthur Penn's life reentered television at the strangest time. After he had already spent his salary earned from Bonnie and Clyde and while the film went through a studio writeoff that was profitless, he had to take on a new project. This project reminded him that television has fallen as a medium. William Hanley was paid $112,500 by NBC for Flesh and Blood—one of the first TV movies shot on video. Penn agreed to direct the movie without knowing that the actress had a drinking problem, and this almost threatened the whole production. Penn did not entertain another TV offer for the next twenty-five years, and this arrangement however turned into another shotgun marriage for Penn.

Keywords: television; TV movies; William Hanley; Flesh and Blood; NBC; TV offer

Chapter.  5377 words. 

Subjects: Film

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