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Peyton Place (serial drama)

    (ABC Primetime, 1964 - 1969; as "Peyton Place";
     ABC Daytime,   1972 - 1974; as "Return To Peyton Place")

    [Television's first primetime serial was derived from the 1957
     20th Century-Fox movie of the same name...which in turn was 
     derived from a steamy romance novel about the happenings in
     a small New England town by Grace Metalious which brought
     her quite a bit of controversy  when it first appeared;

     The franchise was tested by a 1961 motion picture called
    "Return To Peyton Place" which was based upon the sequel
     Metalious novel;

     In its first season the TV series was aired twice a week; in
     the second season they went to three times a week; and then
     back to twice a week for the next three years until the last
     six months before cancellation it became a weekly;

     Many actors were seen early in their careers on this series over 
     the five years of its run, most famous of whom perhaps were Ryan 
     O'Neal and Mia Farrow; Other character actors included Barabara
     Rush (before "Mission Impossible"), Leslie Nielsen (before the 
    "Airplane" movies) and a veteran of early television and B-movies,
     Dan Duryea, in one of his final roles;

     In 1972 a Monday - Friday Daytime version was introduced called 
    "Return To Peyton Place" (same title as the second 1961 motion
     picture) which became just another daytime soap opera; 

     After this, no less than four made-for-TV movies were aired...
     but the ratings weren't high enough to instigate another series;
     The made-for-tv movies aired in 1973, 1977, 1979 and 1985]


Theme 1: "Theme from 'Peyton Place'" [from the 1957 Motion Picture]

    [above is title as it was filed for copyright;
     aka: "Allison's Theme";
     ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Peyton Place Theme";
     aka: "Peyton Place (Closing/Opening Theme)";

     vocal title: "The Wonderful Season Of Love"]

     Composers: music by Franz Waxman (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Paul Francis Webster (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Twentieth Cent. Mus. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: EMI-Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                         of New York, NY; and
                      Twentieth Century-Fox Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                         c/o WB Music Corp.
                         a div. of Warner-Chappell Music
                         of Los Angeles, CA 

     Instr. Copyright Date: Feb. 3, 1958; Eu 510 110.
     Instr. Renewal   Date: Jan. 6, 1986; RE-276-924.

    [as "The Wonderful Season Of Love"]:
     Vocal Copyright Date: Apr. 15, 1958; EP 118 295.
     Vocal Renewal   Date: Jan.  6, 1986; RE-276-560.

     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Theme from 'Return To Peyton Place'"

    [above is title in ASCAP database; ASCAP title variation...
     aka: "Peyton Place Theme";

     vocal title: "For Those Who Are Young"
     aka: "Return To Peyton Place Song"

     this is the same basic melody as the first theme, but with
     some adjustments for a different vocal lyric...it has a
     different copyright which coincides with the appearance of
     the television series, so this was the version that was
     promoted as the "TV Theme" in recordings, etc.]

     Composers: music by Franz Waxman (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Paul Francis Webster (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Twentieth Cent. Mus. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: EMI-Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                         of New York, NY

     Instr. Copyright Date: [same music as Theme 1 above]
     Instr. Renewal   Date: [same music as Theme 1 above]

    [as "For Those Who Are Young"]:
     Vocal Copyright Date: Nov.  5, 1964; Eu 851 864.
     Vocal Renewal   Date: Feb. 27, 1992; RE-580-063.

     Recordings:


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