Good Night, Whatever You Are! is the first-ever in-depth look at one of the show biz icons of the 1950s and ’60s: the dean of TV horror hosts, Zacherley.
First on Philadelphia TV and then in New York, John Zacherle made himself a pop culture phenomenon: When the classic Universal Horrors came to the small screen, host “Zacherley” added a touch of macabre mirth with his white makeup, undertaker’s coat, bombastic heh-heh-heh and mile-a-minute stream-of-consciousness babble. To a whole generation, he was the Cool Ghoul.
Richard Scrivani met Zach while haunting the sets of Zach’s TV series Disc-O-Teen (1965-67) and over the years he went from being a Monster Kid fan to one of Zach’s closest friends. In these pages, Scrivani describes this adventure, weaving details from his own personal life into comprehensive coverage of Zach’s TV and radio career. The end result is a unique look into the professional and personal life of an extraordinary talent, John Zacherle.
• Interviews with Zacherle and dozens of his
friends and co-workers!
• Over 150 photos, some never-before-published!
Scrivani has written exactly the sort of valentine his unassuming hero deserves, and would never have found the ego to pen.
– Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog