Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Emeritus Sito Remembers Lou

Tom Sito talks about Lous Scheimer, interviewed on the wireless. ...

Tom spent a longer time at Filmation than I did, and truth to tell, the boss I knew best while working there was Arthur Nadel, a soft-spoken story editor who'd had a long career in the movie and television business.

Arthur had been a producer on The Rifleman. He'd worked beside Ronald Reagan on Democratic committees in the 1940s, when Reagan was still a flaming liberal. (Don Heckman, one of Filmation's writers, asked Lou in a meeting in 1988 if President Reagan was as dim when Arthur worked with him. Arthur wrinkled his brow and shook his head. "Not when I knew him.")

Arthur viewed his story editor duties on Filmation series as a few steps below his live-action past. A large poster for Clambake, an Elvis Presley movie from the early 1960s, hung on one of his office walls. Arthur had directed the musical epic.

5 comments:

David said...

"A large poster for Clambake, an Elvis Presley movie from the early 1960s, hung on one of his office walls. Arthur had directed the musical epic. "

See there ? Yet another live-action director who moved to animation .

Steve Hulett said...

By gad! You are RIGHT!

Steven Gordon said...

Did you never see Clambake? I'm not sure you could really call that live-action....

Grant said...

I"m not sure you could really call it a MOVIE.

Steve Hulett said...

Next thing that happens, people here will unfavorably compare Clambake to Roustabout.

Sacrilege.

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