NPR Watch This: Neil Gaiman's Imaginative Favorites.
Neil talks about the Twilight Zone:
Viewers of all ages may end up with nightmares after watching Gaiman's last selection, an episode of The Twilight Zone called "The After Hours." It's the story of Marsha, a young woman who goes shopping at a department store ... and discovers much more than the gold thimble she meant to buy. "It's just a classic Twilight Zone, and the ones that work just sit there, in the back of your head, creeping you out and making the world a slightly more interesting place," Gaiman says. "One of the things that I love most about this episode is that creeping feeling that the world is not the world you think you're living in."
The Twilight Zone (S01E34, 1960): The After Hours - Part 1/3
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Image: Original publicity photo of Anne Francis.
The lead actress is Anne Francis:
She is perhaps best known on film for her role as Altaira in the MGM science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956).Enjoy!
Her signature trademarks were her blonde hair, smouldering good-looks and a small beauty mark just to the right of her lower lip.
Francis also found success in television and was a frequent guest star in 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s made-for-TV movies and series programs.
She had two appearances on The Untouchables as a gangster's girlfriend, two appearances in The Twilight Zone, including the title character in "Jess-Belle" and as Marsha White in "The After Hours".