Welcome to Show Business! #20


Original Caption:

Not Casting.

New York -- Rod Serling, Academy Award winner, author and TV producer, checks out a reptile he has assembled from a hobby kit - not to star in a TV script, but because he enjoyed making it. As chairman of National Hobby Month, he is an advocate of constructive, self-involving hobbies for everyone, whether it's assembling scale model kits, flying model plans, racing model cars, or doing any of hundreds of crafts. The month of April has been designated as National Hobby Month, sponsored by the Hobby Association of America, in a Congressional Resolution proposed by Senator Jacob Javits of New York. (1975)

4 comments:

Kyle said...

I have found no evidence that Serling won an Academy Award. I wonder what was the source for the caption writer. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.

Love the twilight zone, though.

Kyle said...

Digging deeper, I have found that "Academy" was referring to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They give out the Emmys, which Serling won 6.

Certainly confusing, since now 'Academy Awards' is exclusively used in referring to the Oscars.

Randolph Hoppe said...

That would be the "Land of the Giants" model he's holding.

Tommy O'C said...

Could catch, Kyle.

Now, what this caption doesn't tell you is when the lizard came to life and hopped off Serling's mantel in the middle of a dark and stormy night...