VICTORIA, ALBERT, AND IAN
When the production team in 1967 were asked to submit storyline ideas for "The Prisoner", in response to a plea from Patrick McGoohan and David Tomblin who were running short on ideas, several thought up various ideas.
The only crew member to have their idea accepted was Assistant Film Editor Ian L Rakoff. The episode, which he found inspiration for from old Western comics, became "Living in Harmony".
Ian continued to work in the Film industry and also went on some years later to write the book "Inside the Prisoner". However, it is comics that have always remained his passion and much of his collection is now housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
On Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 1.00pm-1.45pm Ian will be giving a talk entitled "Comics and the American identity - A perspective on the insidious portrayal of gender and race in comics" at the Museum. It is free to attend.
With thanks to Eric Mival and Ian Rakoff for this news item.