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What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Visiting "Masters of Sex" in Hollywood

Hollywood is grand this time of year. The Emmy nominations are out, and "Masters of Sex" has five of them, including best actress for Lizzy Caplan. Last week, I spent five days in Los Angeles on the set of "Masters of Set", attending parties, and chatting with Michael Sheen on location. One of these days I'm going to get my photo taken with Michelle Ashford and Sarah Timberman, the two executive producers, who were so busy I couldn't stop them. Everyone was in good spirits, though tired, as the last days of shooting Season 2 were winding up. Here some of the photos from my trip.














NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross Interview About "Masters of Sex" -- A Primer for Season 2 Starting Sunday July 13

Just in time for Season 2, listen to an hour-long "Fresh Air" program devoted to "Masters of Sex", as host Terry Gross interviews Thomas Maier, the author of the book of the same name that is the basis for the Showtime series. Maier is also a producer of the show. Here's a short snippet of the "Fresh Air" introduction: 

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The new Showtime series "Masters of Sex" that premieres in September is based on the book about sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson by my guest Thomas Maier, who is also a consultant for the series. Masters and Johnson became famous in the 1960s for their groundbreaking and controversial research into the physiology of human sexuality. Instead of just asking people about their sex lives, Masters and Johnson actually observed volunteers engaging in self-stimulation and sexual intercourse. Changes throughout their bodies during arousal were measured with medical equipment.…

Watch "The Making of 'Masters of Sex'" -- Now for Free on Amazon or Part of the Sony Season DVD/Blu-Ray package

Hope everyone gets to watch "The Making of Masters of Sex", either by buying the new DVD/Blu-Ray of Season 1, or by going to Amazon and playing this short documentary for FREE. In it, exec producers Sarah Timberman and Showrunner Michelle Ashford explain how this show was developed from my biography of Masters and Johnson. Both these terrifically talented execs carefully put the whole series together under the auspices of Sony Pictures Television and its home network of Showtime. I'm very proud of my association with them and I think all of the accolades and hosannas being tossed at the show, as it begins its second season, are because of their hard work and tremendous insights. Congrats to these two wonderful execs and many thanks for your kind words about my book.

FIVE Emmy Nominations! Congrats to Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney and Masters of Sex art and title experts.

Life.com Features "Masters of Sex" with Newly Discovered Photos of Masters & Johnson; Read Original Photo Essay about MoS and TV's Culture Today

Ahead of the July 13 Season 2 premiere of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, LIFE.com presents an exclusive essay by Thomas Maier, the author of the book on which the series is based, looking back at the revolutionary work of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson—as well as their intensely fraught personal relationship—through the lens of LIFE photos from 1966.Read More at LIFE.COM.

Read more: The Real ‘Masters of Sex’: LIFE With Masters and Johnson, 1966 | LIFE.comhttp://life.time.com/culture/the-real-masters-of-sex-life-with-masters-and-johnson/#ixzz36yM5QqSm