"We managed to get by. In 'The People Next Door' for instance, the young lady ran out of the house naked and ran around a tree. Of course, the censors would have none of that. Some chap said, 'you have to cut the scene.' And producer Herb Brodkin says, 'look, she's in a body stocking. The scene is necessary to the show, and we're gonna do the scene. If you don't want us to do the scene, you're gonna have to come down and stop the show in the middle of it, because we're gonna do it.' And it was done."
About This Interview
In his over four-hour Archive interview, acclaimed writer JP Miller (1919-2001) talks extensively about writing teleplays for live television dramas and his relationships with Fred Coe, Tad Mosel, Horton Foote, Delbert Mann, John Frankenheimer and Paddy Chayefsky. Miller discusses writing many acclaimed television dramas including: Days of Wine and Roses, The Rabbit Trap and Helter Skelter. He also recalls writing for Philco-Goodyear Playhouse. Jeff Kisseloff conducted the interview in Stockton, NJ on April 17, 1997.