Those of you who enjoyed seeing three Maclean’s prize-winning fiction stories reappear as television plays last March will be happy to learn that six more of our recent and most popular short stories have been acquired by the networks as TV drama properties. They range all the way from a fable about a seductive ghostess who became a traffic menace in Montreal to a warm reminiscence about a sidewalk café that tried to add a continental air to prosaic Ottawa.
Of the six new stories slated to appear on your home screens within the next twelve months, the first four mentioned below have been acquired for the CBC's half-hour On Camera, and the other two will be offered by Alfred Hitchcock Presents over the Columbia Broadcasting * System:
The stories and authors concerned are: Take Me Home Again Irene, by Fred Sloman (Sept. 17, 1955); The Flirtatious Phantom of Montreal, by Michael Sheldon (Feb. 1. 1955); The Great Carlak's Bitter Magic, by John F. Keasler (Oct. 1, 1955); Ottawa’s First and Last Sidewalk Café, by Ben Lappin (July 9. 1955); Turmoil, by Fred Levon (Oct. 15, 1948); The Strange Case of the Mail Order Prophet, by Anthony Ferry (April 15,
Besides these stories, On Camera has acquired two Maclean’s articles for adaptation into drama scripts: Alan Phillips' Flashback, Mho Mas the Mad Trapper of Rat River? (Oct. 1, 1955) and Trent Frayne’s lively sports article, Why Big League Goalies Crack Up (March 19,
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