Stanley Rubin's Archive of American Television Interview Is Now Online
Rubin won an Emmy at the very first Emmy Awards in 1949.
Rubin begins by talking about his early years in the entertainment business working in the mailroom at Paramount Pictures and then as a reader for several studios, including Universal. He talks about his transition to screenwriting and ultimately producing, which began with the now-classic film noir The Narrow Margin (1952). He describes in great detail his first work as a producer in television, the dramatic anthology series Your Show Time. He discusses the creation of the pilot (which he co-wrote and co-produced with Louis Lantz), the shooting schedule of the series, and the source material that was used for the episodes. He also describes fully the experience and significance of his winning the first Emmy Award ever awarded a “film made for television,” that he accepted at the very first Emmy Awards that took place on January 25, 1949. He talks about his other credits as a television producer including the series G. E. Theater and Bracken’s World, and the television movie Babe. The interview was conducted by Gary Rutkowski on June 17, 2004.
Remember, if you'd like to watch the interview in the order in which it was conducted, select the parts in order (1,2,3...).