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Chats on the Past: Arlen Schumer on the Twilight Zone
July 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dusk is for delightful discussions! Join us for a Live discussion with Twilight Zone scholar Arlen Schumer as he takes you on a guided tour, via episode clips and images from both the series and the surrounding popular culture, of an off-the-beaten path that led Rod Serling into…The Twilight Zone!
It’s well-established that growing up in Binghamton, New York, greatly influenced the later works of the writer/creator of the legendary television series The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling—but little known of the three mid-1950s years Serling spent in Westport, Connecticut, before he moved to Hollywood in 1957. Yet in that brief time, Serling not only came to overnight success as a television playwright, winning three Emmy Awards in a row, but experiences from those Westport years would resonate years later in some of the greatest episodes of his magnum opus.
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