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George Clayton Johnson - Archive of American TV Interview

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Full 10-part oral history interview with writer George Clayton Johnson. He talks about his association with the original "Oceans 11" (1960) feature film in which he was the original co-screenwriter. He details his association as one of the key collaborators on "The Twilight Zone" (1959-64) for which he contributed to eight episodes including the classics "Nothing in the Dark," "A Game of Pool," and "Kick the Can." He describes "The Twilight Zone's" place in TV history and talks about producer Buck Houghton, creator Rod Serling, and writers Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. Johnson speaks in depth about "Star Trek", for which he contributed the teleplay to what would become the premiere episode: "The Man Trap." Johnson also talks about his teleplays for such series as "Route 66", "The Law and Mr. Jones", and "Kung Fu". He also discusses the classic science fiction novel Logan's Run, which he co-authored with William F. Nolan. Conducted September 16, 2003 by Gary Rutkowski.
Full 10-part oral history interview with writer George Clayton Johnson. He talks about his association with the original "Oceans 11" (1960) feature film in which he was the original co-screenwriter. He details his association as one of t...

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