"Thriller" hired their first known "star" in Mary Astor. Astor portrays a Norma Desmond like character, Rose. Alcoholic and living in the gutter, Rose is given the role of a lifetime. Too bad Rose has short term life insurance.
"Rose Last Summer" is the first story to resemble the "Thriller" of lore. Again, the episode is too long for it's own good, but there are some great moments featuring Mary Astor.