Tales of Tomorrow


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that was performed and broadcast live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others featuring such performers as Boris Karloff, Brian Keith, Rod Steiger, Bruce Cabot, Franchot Tone, Gene Lockhart, Walter Abel, Leslie Nielsen and Paul Newman. The series had many similarities to the later Twilight Zone which also covered one of the same stories, "What You Need". In total it ran for eighty-five 30-minute episodes.

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Imero Fiorentino

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Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on an accident that happened in filming the live opening of Tales of Tomorrow
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Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on making the transition into directing drama with Tales of Tomorrow and Robert Montgomery Presents
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Maria Riva

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Actress Maria Riva relates the famed story that she'd heard (secondhand) regarding Lon Chaney's appearance on ABC's Tales of Tomorrow ("Frankenstein"), in which he thought the actual show was mearly the dress rehearsal 
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