A TV writer I never knew but whose work helped me survive the ’60s died a few weeks ago. His name was Sam Hall, and he was the head writer of DARK SHADOWS.
I’m talking about the real DARK SHADOWS, the gothic daytime serial (that’s “soap opera” to those who probably watched it). Sam Hall wrote more than 300 episodes of the series and was nominated for 5 Daytime Emmys and a Peabody Award during his career.
How did Sam Hall help me survive the ’60s? If you have to ask, you probably won’t understand the answer, but I’ll give it to you anyway:
Oh yeah, baby.
‘Bye, Sam. Hope you’re having the best afterlife ever!
For DARK SHADOWS fans: Here’s a kind of Afterword to the series written by Sam Hall and telling how all the arcs in play were intended to end – if the @^%!ers in charge hadn’t canceled.