American Playhouse: The Shady Hill Kidnapping

John Cheever (screenwriter)
Paul Bogart (director)
Polly Holliday, Paul Dooley (starring)

Arlington: PBS, 1982. Vintage souvenir reference photograph book produced by PBS in conjunction with the 1982 television episode, an adaptation of John Cheever's 1958 short story "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill." SIGNED on the title page by director Paul Bogart and producers Ann Blumenthal and Jac Venza.

The episode aired on January 12, 1982, and was the premiere of the anthology television series "American Playhouse," a series broadcast from 1982 to 1996, over 13 seasons. In this episode, a suburban family in a small, bourgeois town causes a comic uproar when they announce their five-year-old son has been kidnapped, producing a fake ransom note to substantiate their claims.

Set in the fictitious town of Shady Hill.

Brief rubbing on the front board, else Near Fine with no dust jacket as issued.

[Book #154871]