New York, NY – The real story of Moonlighting, the pioneering television series broadcast by ABC in the 80s, is finally told in Moonlighting: An Oral History. Written by Scott Ryan and published by Fayetteville Mafia Press, the book is the never-before-told inside story behind the making of Moonlighting and the legendary behind-the-scenes battles among the stars, producers, and network.
Ryan interviewed over twenty people, including Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of Moonlighting, as well as the actors, writers, directors, and producers who made the TV series such a dynamic and unforgettable comedy-drama. Actors Cybill Shepherd, Allyce Beasley and Curtis Armstrong are among those who speak openly to him about their time on the show. This oral history, which is printed in full color with pictures never before seen, delves deep into the thoughts and feelings of the cast and crew as they relive this magical moment in pop culture history.
Ryan says, “I want fans of the show as well as those not familiar with it, to get a sense of the history, the passion, and the real makings of this revolutionary TV show. People might think they know what happened, but they have no idea how crazy it got behind the scenes.”
Aired from 1985 to 1989 on ABC, Moonlighting helped pave the way for today’s era of prestige television. Among the most buzzed-about shows in the country, it won three Golden Globe Awards, thanks largely to the bravado of creator Glenn Gordon Caron, who never met a TV-storytelling convention he didn’t want to break, and the sizzling on-screen chemistry between its unforgettable main characters, glamorous erstwhile film star Maddie Hayes (played by Cybill Shepherd) and irreverent private eye David Addison (played by an unknown New Jersey bartender named Bruce Willis). Their ceaseless bickering and flirting onscreen, and their epic off-screen battles, remain the stuff of Hollywood legend.
Moonlighting: An Oral History Paperback will be officially released in paperback on June 1st, 2021, and is available for pre-order on Amazon or Fayettevillemafiapress.com. You can review an advance reading copy on NetGalley and Edelweiss.
About the Author:
Scott Ryan is the managing editor of The Blue Rose Magazine and the author of thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history and The Last Days of Letterman. He also wrote about his bad luck in twenty comic short stories, Scott Luck Stories. As luck would have it, no one cared. Ryan is also the director of A Voyage to Twin Peaks and the host of The Red Room Podcast. Find out more about Scott Ryan here.
About the Publisher:
Fayetteville Mafia Press is a dynamic new independent publishing house focusing on producing high-quality nonfiction books of all types by authors with distinctive voices and original insights into the world around them. The company specializes in pop culture, true crime, and sports. Visit the website https://www.fayettevillemafiapress.com/ for more information.
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