Author Chuck Harter Visits Locations Where “Mr. Novak” Was Filmed
Tony Dow is widely known for his role as Wally Cleaver on the long running “Leave It To Beaver” television series.
He appeared in 5 episodes of the Mr. Novak program and was a semi regular on the first season as George Scheros, the Editor of the High School paper. He was pleased to see the new book and called it “amazing” and “couldn’t wait to read it.”
His three episodes as the Editor will be featured in the official DVD release by Warners in Spring 2018.
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Walter had his first leading role in an episode on the Mr. Novak show. He played a Russian exchange student who came to the American High School.
This excellent performance in part later landed him the game changing role of “Pavel Chekov” on Star Trek.
Walter gave an exclusive interview, wrote the Afterword and provided photos from his personal archive for the new book.
The DVD release next Spring of the first season of Mr. Novak will contain “The Boy without a Country” which features Walter’s great performance as Alexi Dubov.
George Feltenstein, Senior VP of Classic Catalog Marketing at Warner Brothers Home Entertainment – 9/7/17
“Your book is excellent and a real labor of love. It is rare to see such a comprehensive examination of a vintage television series. I really liked it and wish you every success.” – George Feltenstein – 9/22/17.
IT’S OFFICIAL!!! – The first season of Mr. Novak will be released in 2018 in a DVD set by Warner Home Video. Prints will be struck from the original 35mm camera negatives and will look pristine. No release date yet but might be as early as March or April of 2018. – George Feltenstein.
After two and a half years of preparation, the hardcover edition of this new book on the landmark of dramatic television programming is now available at amazon.com. Hardcover and softcover editions are also available at the publisher’s website: CLICK HERE for Hardcover page. CLICK HERE for Softcover page.
The Mr. Novak TV series (1963-1965) starred James Franciscus as teacher John Novak and Dean Jagger as Principal Albert Vane. The show featured cutting-edge scripts, first-class production values and exceptional acting. It was the first program to portray teachers and students realistically. In its two year run the series received over 45 awards for excellence including a Peabody Award.
This profusely illustrated tome contains:
Comprehensive coverage of the original filing and airdates.
An episode guide with vintage reviews and fresh perspectives.
Interviews with over 35 actors including Walter Koenig, Martin Landau,Beau Bridges, Tony Dow, Ed Asner, June Lockhart, Sherry Jackson and more.
Archival interviews with the series’ stars and producers.
A complete list of the many awards the received, and much more.
Here at last is a complete profile of one of the finest TV series that ever aired.