Thursday, June 07, 2012

NBC’s “Mystery Movie” Turns 40:
The Very Private Life of a Very Public Star

In preparation for this story in the June 9, 1973, edition of TV Guide, actor Richard Widmark--then starring in the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie series Madigan--sat down for an interview with contributing writer Dick Adler. They discussed Widmark’s successes and disappointments in the movies, his love affair with Hollywood’s silent-film era, his hesitation to take on a television series, and his reputation for having the “lowest personal profile in show business.”

Click on the pages below for enlargements. (Sorry about the stains, but these pages were clipped out of TV Guide and glued together 39 years ago. The spots were caused by aging rubber cement.)

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