Thanks as always, Curt, for your ongoing efforts in documenting the history of SP.
--- In email@example.com, "Curt" <strangeparadiselibrary@...> wrote:
> Hi, Strangers. I wanted to make a quick post here this evening, as I managed to have a brief conversation with Steve Krantz's son, Tony, today. He's a very nice fellow, and is thrilled that people still remember his dad's work in bringing STRANGE PARADISE to the airwaves. Unfortunately, that is about the extent of his knowledge regarding the show - that it was something his dad produced long ago. He was kind enough to speak to his mother, Judith Krantz, about it, but she had no recollection of the show at all. And he had a search done of his family's files but, again, no mention at all of STRANGE PARADISE. So, sadly, we can now safely say that as far as researching the development and production of SP goes, the Krantz family is a dead end. However, he did say that this pretty conclusively confirms that any speculation that Judith Krantz might have had a hand in the plotting of the series is totally false. She doesn't even know what the show is. Mr. Krantz also told me that he was fairly certain that the initial idea for the show was his father's, and not a concept pitched to Krantz Films by Jerry Layton and Ian Martin. So, while Layton & Martin get on-screen credit as the show's creators, in all likelihood they "created" the series at the behest of Steve Krantz. I really hate that Tony Krantz could not provide us more info, but he was quite kind to take time out of his schedule to speak to me, and very happy to know that fans like us are keeping STRANGE PARADISE alive. -Curt