How did he get in possession of the diary. Easy enough, he was there and he wrote it. In fact as he puts it he's old enough to have known Plato personally. Stehli is stunned by the revelation, about how he got to be that age. But he knows one thing, he can't marry his daughter Dody Heath.
The question is settled when someone from out of McCarthy's past played by Estelle Winwood settles the issue.
This is a favorite Twilight Zone episode of mine with McCarthy and Stehli giving great matched performances.
One of so many interesting stories by Charles Beaumont in TZ. Intriguingly set up from the beginning with the stalking presence of Estelle Winwood.
The real life longevity of McCarthy and Winwood has been mentioned. Also Stehli lived to 89.
the Screen Actors' Guild decades after appearing in "Long Live Walter Jameson" on THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
That was always uncanny, given the storyline.
But it's even eerier now that Kevin McCarthy has just died. And why? Well, one of the things in "Long Live Walter Jameson" that some people have noticed in recent years was the reference in his diary to the city being destroyed on "Tuesday, September 11th", 42 years before the 9/11 attacks.
So now McCarthy's death date of Septemeber 11th seems equally odd.