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The Beaver Papers: The Story Of The "Lost Season"
The Beaver Papers The Story Of The Lost Season Author:Will Jacobs, Gerard Jones What might have happened if, in a heroic effort to save the popular "Leave It To Beaver" television series from cancellation in the summer of 1963, famous authors had submitted scripts? The world might have ended up with Dharma Beaver (Jack Kerouac), The Beaver of Wrath (John Steinbeck), Cries and Beavers (Ingmar Bergman), Waiting for Wally (Sam... more »uel Beckett), and Beaver on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams) or adaptations of past classics such as Lady Cleaver's Beaver, The Brothers Cleaver, and the Beaver and the Pauper.
Twenty-five hilarious script-parodies in all reveal just how dubious the distinction is today between literature and popular culture. The authors also provide a behind-the-scenes look at what might have gone on at the studio in the final weeks of the show.
No student of "Leave It to Beaver: or of great books will want to be without a copy of The Beaver Papers.« less