Arts From the Mailbag
A publicist for the University of Wisconsin press writes:
As I am sure you are already aware, Aaron Spelling, one of television’s most successful and prolific producers, died last Friday at the age of 83.
Actually, I didn’t know this. (Why am I learning it from a publicist for the University of Wisconsin Press? Because they recently published a book about working in Hollywood by a guy who is available “to share his experiences with the legendary Spelling.”)
Responsible for some of the most successful television shows of all time, Spelling was known for his uncanny ability to produce winning series after winning series. As a result, he has been both admired and highly criticized for his talents as a writer and producer. Either way, television and America definitely would not have been the same without him…
I merely offer that the Brenda years were the best.