For more than fifty years I was a producer/director writer in television. In the golden years I worked on the US Steel Hour on ABC, the first live documentary show, Medical Horizons and NCAA College football. I left ABC and did closed circuit shows for doctors sponsored by CIBA Pharmaceuticals using the Eidophor dark field projector and a mobile unit producing CBS Color pictures. 1960 I directed kid shows, Pip the Piper for General Mills and Marx Magic Midway, a circus for Marx toys. Then I met Allen Funt and he hired me to direct Candid Camera, now read the book and follow my life over the three years I lived with Allen and the daily problems of putting together one of America's longest running television shows.
Glendale, California. 1927. The family gathers around the table as father carves a roast duck while making a thrilling announcement that shortly we’ll be moving into a fabulous new house. Then history takes over. One day we were rich. The next we were broke. Living in a little cottage surrounded by a walnut grove. Come along as we lived through the worst depression in American history.
Rae Weller loved her husband. But early on she faced the fact that she was never "in love" with him. She didn't really believe that there was such a thing as "in love." Oh, she'd been around the block a few times, it never really meant anything beyond a guarantee for a bridge partner on Saturday night.
Come back to the sixties. Come back and meet Mr. Candid Camera himself, Allen Funt. Meet the self proclaimed genius whose one great idea became America's favorite television show. Meet the man who invented "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Join the crew and produce the comic sequences that made America laugh every Sunday night on CBS.