That was the year every show on the air went to color, except for one, and I found out that Screen Gems wasn't willing to pay for color because it was an extra $300 a show.
"Sidney Sheldon" was an American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84), but he became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels, such as Master of the Game (novel)/Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the List of best-selling fiction authors/seventh best selling fiction writer of all time.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More Sidney Sheldon on Wikipedia.
Some of the most flattering fan mail I get are from women who want to know how I can understand and write like a woman, and that pleases me very much because I love women.
As I dictate, other characters come in and the story begins to form, and I really talk the story.
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
It also came at a time that the networks weren't liberal about what they showed, and the network panicked when they realized they'd bought a show with a beautiful half-naked woman who moves in with a bachelor and says, 'What can I do for you?' I got a 22-page memo, with specific guidelines of what we couldn't do.
When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
On 'Jeannie' it said 'Created by Sidney Sheldon, written by Sidney Sheldon.' It was like an ego trip.
What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.