Classic Anthology Series


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Classic Anthology describes series presenting different stories and characters in each broadcast, aired under the banner of a series title. Most anthology series in this category were aired during TV’s “Golden Age.”

Highlights
Angela Lansbury on the experience of doing "live TV" during the "Golden Age of Television," after having been a theater performer.
Richard Matheson on the structure of a Twilight Zone episode
Alan Young on appearing in the live Studio One teleplay "This Will Do Nicely" (airdate: April 2, 1956)
John Frankenheimer on directing Playhouse 90
Eartha Kitt on acting on the anthology series Omnibus
Who talked about this genre

Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on the impact of Alfred Hitchcock appearing on television in Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Ray Aghayan

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Ray Aghayan on costume design for Matinee Theater

Mary V. Ahern

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Mary V. Ahern on producing Omnibus
Mary V. Ahern on producing Omnibus
Mary V. Ahern on working on Profiles in Courage

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on acting in the Studio One episode "The Night America Trembled"

John Astin

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John Astin on directing and appearing on Night Gallery

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on directing Ominbus
Bob Banner on working with Omnibus host Alistair Cooke

Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on getting involved with writing for television by adapting "Hedda Gabler" starring Tallulah Bankhead for The U.S. Steel Hour

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on writing for Kraft Television Theater  and Studio One
Dick Berg on writing "Hollywood Award Winner" for Kaiser Aluminum Hour  and "The Clay Pigeon" for Robert Montgomery Presents
Dick Berg on writing "The Right Hand Man" for Playhouse 90
Dick Berg on writing "Man Under Glass" for Studio One 
Dick Berg on writing SuspicionAlfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Third Man

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on working in live television
Paul Bogart on directing the Reginald Rose play "Dear Friends" and several other productions on CBS Playhouse

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on developing and writing Amazing Stories for executive producer Steven Spielberg

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on being a page on Fred Coe's Playwrights '56

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on being an associate director/AD on Playhouse 90 and Climax!
Robert Butler on directing several episodes of The Twilight Zone

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on doing production design for Hollywood Television Theatre
Roy Christopher on doing production design for the American Playhouse production of "Paper Angels"

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on associate producing Four Star Playhouse  and directing Ensign O'Toole
Bob Claver on directing Four Star Playhouse

Henry Colman

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Henry Colman on working in live television, where an actor thought the dress rehearsal was the aired show

John Conte

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John Conte on appearing as an actor on Studio One, and on appearing on the Studio One production "Flowers From a Stranger" with Yul Brynner
John Conte on appearing on Chevrolet Tele-Theater
John Conte on appearing on Climax! and in the feature "The Man with the Golden Arm" with Frank Sinatra
John Conte on appearing on Matinee Theater, and being sent to Atlanta by David Sarnoff to promote NBC
John Conte on hosting the syndicated anthology series The Best of the Post and on what made him a good host
John Conte on hosting Matinee Theater

William Daniels

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William Daniels on appearing on Robert Montgomery Presents and Somerset Maugham TV Theatre

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing The Loretta Young Show
Richard Donner on directing The Twilight Zone
Richard Donner directing The Twilight Zone
Richard Donner on producing and directing Tales from the Crypt  for HBO

David Dortort

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David Dortort on writing for Suspense
David Dortort on writing for Fireside Theatre and learning to write for the audience
David Dortort on adapting William Faulkner's "An Error in Chemistry" for Climax!, produced by Martin Manulis
David Dortort on writing "The Ox Bow Incident" for The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on directing Omnibus
Charles S. Dubin on directing Telly Savalas for the American Playhouse production of "My Palikari"

Dominick Dunne

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Dominick Dunne on being floor manager on Robert Montgomery Presents

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on being nominated for an Emmy for the American Playhouse  production of "Mrs. Cage" in which his co-star was Anne Bancroft

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on the creation and packaging of The Loretta Young Show
Ruth Engelhardt on the packaging of Four Star Playhouse

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on working on The Silver Theater

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on Omnibus
Nanette Fabray on appearing on Playhouse 90
Nanette Fabray on appearing on Kaiser Aluminum Hour for "A Man's Game"

Norman Felton

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Director Norman Felton on his long association with Robert Montgomery Presents [Part 1]
Director Norman Felton on his long association with Robert Montgomery Presents  
Director Norman Felton on directing and becoming associate producer on Studio One

Imero Fiorentino

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Imero Fiorentino on lighting The U.S. Steel Hour at ABC
Imero Fiorentino on lighting Omnibus
Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, with Glenn Osser (conducting) and Paul Whiteman; a story about an opera singer who refused to sing the show's finale
Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on a shadow thrown on the actors from a microphone on live TV, during the first U.S. Steel Hour production "P.O.W." with Richard Kiley

Horton Foote

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Horton Foote on Kraft Television Theatre's production of his play "Only the Heart"
Horton Foote on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Horton Foote on his Playhouse 90 teleplay "The Shape of the River" (airdate: May 2, 1960), and on the end of the Golden Age of Television

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on his early experiences on live television including Studio OneSuspense, and U.S. Steel
John Forsythe on acting on Alfred Hitchcock Presents  and working with Alfred Hitchcock

Sonny Fox

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Sonny Fox on producing The Golden Age of Television

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on directing Climax!
John Frankenheimer on directing live television for Climax!
John Frankenheimer on directing specific episodes of Climax!
John Frankenheimer on directing Playhouse 90
John Frankenheimer on directing Playhouse 90
John Frankenheimer on directing Playhouse 90
John Frankenheimer on directing Playhouse 90

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on producing "For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story" for American Playhouse  on PBS

William Froug

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William Froug on Screen Gems producing backup material, like "Natchez" for Playhouse 90

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on composing for Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
Herschel Burke Gilbert on composing for The Loretta Young Show, and on doing the music for various Four Star Productions

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on being tapped by Steven Spielberg to direct Amazing Stories

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on transitioning into composing for CBS television with the series Climax!
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Playhouse 90, Climax!, and Studio One
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for The Twilight Zone (Part 1)
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for The Twilight Zone  and working with Rod Serling on various shows (Part 2)
Jerry Goldsmith on leaving CBS and going to compose for Revue (later Universal Television) for series like Thriller
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for Jericho and being nominated for Emmy Awards for composing for Thriller  and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Jerry Goldsmith on composing for CBS Playhouse  and the state of the television orchestras in the '60s

Lee Grant

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Lee Grant on working with Fred Coe on various series like Playwrights '56, and on appearing on The Defenders with E.G. Marshall
Lee Grant on appearing in the ABC Stage 67 production of The "Love Song of Barney Kempinski", and "The People Trap"

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on appearing on The United States Steel Hour in "No Time for Sergeants"

Donald Hall

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Donald Hall on Hallmark Hall of Fame (Part 1)
Donald Hall on Hallmark Hall of Fame (Part 2)
Donald Hall on Hallmark Hall of Fame (Part 3)

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on an episode he wrote of ABC's Stage 67

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on his first television role on the Chevrolet Tele-Theater production "His Name is Jason"
Jonathan Harris on appearing on Lights Out
Jonathan Harris on appearing on The Web
Jonathan Harris on appearing on Shirley Temple's Storybook
Jonathan Harris on appearing on Schlitz Playhouse of Stars and on Kraft Television Theatre
Jonathan Harris on appearing in the General Electric Theater production of "Blaze of Glory" with Lou Costello
Jonathan Harris on appearing on Omnibus in the episode "Dear Brutus"

Don Hastings

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Don Hastings on appearing on Studio One

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on meeting Jack Benny, one of his idols, while he was directing an episode of Playhouse 90
Arthur Hiller on how he came to direct NBC Matinee Theater, based on a show he had directed in Canada for the CBC
Arthur Hiller on his first time directing NBC Matinee Theater and his nerves on the set
Arthur Hiller on the schedule for producing NBC Matinee Theater and the excitement of directing for live television
Arthur Hiller on dealing with an athlete who couldn't act appearing on NBC Matinee Theater, and his love of doing "live" television
Arthur Hiller on idea he "stole" from Delbert Mann while directing NBC Matinee Theater
Arthur Hiller on Dennis Hopper's appearance on an episode of NBC Matinee Theater
Arthur Hiller on working with host John Conte and producer Albert McCleery on NBC Matinee Theater
Arthur Hiller on leaving NBC Matinee Theater
Arthur Hiller on how he came to direct for Climax!
Arthur Hiller on the opportunities and limitations of NBC Matinee Theater due to the fact it was a daily show, and interference from the sponsors
Arthur Hiller on the first episode of Climax! he directed and dealing with the writer of the episode
Arthur Hiller on directing Playhouse 90
Arthur Hiller on directing actors on an episode of Climax! and forgetting an important detail because of his nerves
Arthur Hiller on working on Playhouse 90 with Martin Manulis, who created the show, and on the quality of the program
Arthur Hiller on directing NBC Matinee Theater
Arthur Hiller on directing Climax!
Arthur Hiller on directing Playhouse 90
Arthur Hiller on the production schedule of Playhouse 90 and directing both "live" and filmed versions of the show
Arthur Hiller on specific episodes of Playhouse 90
Arthur Hiller on directing an episode of Telephone Time
Arthur Hiller on directing Boris Karloff in the pilot of the series Thriller
Arthur Hiller on directing Alfred Hitchcock Presents and working with and for Alfred Hitchcock
Arthur Hiller on directing Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Arthur Hiller on directing Thriller
Arthur Hiller on directing The Barbara Stanwyck Show and Telephone Time with Claudette Colbert
Arthur Hiller on working with Mickey Rooney on The Dick Powell Show
Arthur Hiller on Route 66, Naked City, and Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Pat Hitchcock

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Pat Hitchcock O'Connell on Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard on the migration of TV production from New York to Los Angeles in the 1950s and his father, Rance Howard's, natural gravitation to western roles

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on the Actors Studio anthology series
Kim Hunter on appearing on various Playhouse 90 productions

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on playing "Ishmael" in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Moby Dick'
Lamont Johnson on acting opposite Ethel Barrymore on Climax!
Lamont Johnson on the kinds of roles he got as an actor, and on working with producer Albert McCleery on NBC Matinee Theater
Lamont Johnson on directing NBC Matinee Theater
Lamont Johnson on directing NBC Matinee Theater
Lamont Johnson on directing NBC Matinee Theater
Lamont Johnson on directing Profiles in Courage
Lamont Johnson on directing The Twilight Zone

Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson on enjoying working in live television

Shirley Jones

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Shirley Jones on appearing on Playhouse 90 and acting on live television
Shirley Jones on appearing on Lux Video Theatre's "Dark Victory" and on The Ed Sullivan Show

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on editing Tales of the Unexpected for Norman Lloyd

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on writing for Studio One
Ernest Kinoy on writing for Studio One  
Ernest Kinoy on writing for Playhouse 90
Ernest Kinoy on writing for Playhouse 90

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on acting on the anthology series Omnibus
Eartha Kitt on appearing on the anthology series Omnibus

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on writing "Code of the Corner for Kraft Television Theatre
Jack Klugman on writing "Big Break" for Kraft Television Theatre
Jack Klugman on co-starring in the Producers' Showcase production of "The Petrified Forest" with Humphrey Bogart (airdate: May 30, 1955)

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on making the transition into directing drama with Tales of Tomorrow and Robert Montgomery Presents
Perry Lafferty on directing Robert Montgomery Presents

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on writing "The Shattered Glass" for Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre

Piper Laurie

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Piper Laurie on performing in the Playhouse 90  production "The Days of Wine and Roses"
Piper Laurie on performing in Playhouse 90's production of "Days of Wine and Roses"

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on acting on Kraft Television Theatre  and appearing on live television
Jack Lemmon on working on Studio One 
Jack Lemmon on appearing on Ford Television Theatre's  "The Day Lincoln Was Shot"
Jack Lemmon on appearing on the Playhouse 90  production of "Face of a Hero"

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on producing The General Electric Theater
Richard Lewis on producing Studio 57
Richard Lewis on producing Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars and Tales of Wells Fargo
Richard Lewis on producing Alcoa Premiere

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on appearing on The General Electric Theater

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on his start as Art Director on Alfred Hitchcock Presents  and working on memorable episodes
John J. Lloyd on differences between several of the popular anthology series; on people he worked with on the shows
John J. Lloyd on Aconcluding his work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Norman Lloyd

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Norman Lloyd on the genesis of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Norman Lloyd on directing several episodes of Omnibus
Norman Lloyd on producing and directing Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Norman Lloyd on Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Norman Lloyd on producing Hollywood Television Theatre
Norman Lloyd on the Hollywood Television Theater production of Jean Renoir's "Carola"

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet on directing for The Alcoa Hour and on working for producer Herbert Brodkin
Sidney Lument on directing The Alcoa Hour production of "Tragedy in a Temporary Town"
Sidney Lument on directing the film version of the Studio One production of "12 Angry Men"
Sidney Lumet on directing various episode of Studio One
Sidney Lumet on directing Kraft Television Theatre, and on producer David Susskind

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on acting as stage coordinator for Chevrolet on Broadway
Stewart MacGregory on being stage coordinator for Kraft Television Theatre  produced by David Susskind
Stewart MacGregory on being stage coordinator for Armstrong Circle Theatre
Stewart MacGregory on being stage coordinator for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Stewart MacGregory on acting as stage coordinator for Armstrong Circle Theatre  and Martin Kane, Private Eye
Stewart MacGregory on live commercials for Kraft Television Theatre
Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager on The  Bell Telephone Hour

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on writing various scripts for Studio One
Loring Mandel on writing "House of His Own" for Lux Video Theatre
Loring Mandel on the production company Unit 4 and on writing "The Army Game" for The Kaiser Aluminum Hour , directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Paul Newman
Loring Mandel on writing The Seven Lively Arts episode "The Blast in Centralia #5," directed by George Roy Hill
Loring Mandel on writing for Playhouse 90
Loring Mandel on writing for The DuPont Show of the Week
Loring Mandel on writing for CBS Playhouse

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on his early interest in writing and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and on writing about him for Cameo Theatre in "The Gathering Twilight"
Abby Mann on writing for The Kate Smith Show and Matinee Theater
Abby Mann on writing "Pattern for Glory" for Rheingold Theatre, and on his writing partner Bernard Drew
Abby Mann on writing "The World to Nothing" for Robert Montgomery Presents
Abby Mann on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Abby Mann on writing for Studio One produced by Herbert Brodkin
Abby Mann on where he got his ideas when he was writing for classic anthology series, and on how writers were treated in that time period
Abby Mann on writing "The Desperate Age" and "A Child is Waiting" for Studio One, and on Judy Garland appearing in the film version
Abby Mann on writing The United States Steel Hour production of "Give Me My Son"
Abby Mann on writing the Playhouse 90 classic "Judgment at Nuremberg"
Abby Mann on writing Playhouse 90: "Judgement at Nuremberg"

Delbert Mann

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Delbert Mann on Fred Coe bringing him on as an alternating and then full-time director on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Delbert Mann on the panicked atmosphere of early live television
Delbert Mann on directing Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Delbert Mann on Paddy Chayefsky's production "Marty" on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Delbert Mann on fighting blacklisting on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse  and the end of the program
Delbert Mann on directing productions of Producers' Showcase  and Playhouse 90

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on producing Studio One
Martin Manulis on producing Best of Broadway
Martin Manulis on producing Climax!
Martin Manulis on producing Playhouse 90
Martin Manulis on producing Playhouse 90
Martin Manulis on producing Playhouse 90
Martin Manulis on the Playhouse 90 productions "Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Comedian"

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on working on You Are There
Bob Markell on working on Studio One
Bob Markell on working on You Are There
Bob Markell on working on Studio One
Bob Markell on working on Playhouse 90
Bob Markell on working on The Seven Lively Arts
Bob Markell on working on Stage 67
Bob Markell on working on Stage 67
Bob Markell on his involvement with The Bicentennial Minutes

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on Actors Studio, and on acting on live television
E.G. Marshall on appearing on Studio One, Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, and Kraft Television Theatre

Richard Matheson

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Richard Matheson on the structure of a Twilight Zone episode

Kent McCray

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Kent McCray on being an associate producer on NBC Matinee Theater
Kent McCray on associate producing NBC Matinee Theater

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on directing The Bell Telephone Hour, and on his music background

Mitch Miller

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Mitch Miller on Studio One using a song he produced, "Let Me Go Devil," which made it a big hit

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on writing "The Singing Idol" for Kraft Television Theatre
Paul Monash on writing "The Lonely Wizard" for Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Paul Monash on writing for Playhouse 90 and Climax!
Paul Monash on writing for Westingtonhouse Desilu Playhouse

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on appearing on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on adapting a James Thurber short story for Omnibus
Tad Mosel on writing for Ominbus
Tad Mosel on writing for Medallion Theater
Tad Mosel on writing "The Haven" for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse  produced by Fred Coe and on Coe's contribution to television 
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Tad Mosel on writing for Studio One
Tad Mosel on writing "The Waiting Place" for Playwrights '56
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Tad Mosel on working with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Henry Fonda on Producers' Showcase: "The Petrified Forest"
Tad Mosel on working with Martin Manulis on Playhouse 90
Tad Mosel on writing "The Five Dollar Bill" for Studio One
Tad Mosel on writing for Playhouse 90
Tad Mosel on watching Playhouse 90 and other live dramas of his be performed

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on various sound effects bloopers including on Studio One, The Edge of Night, and Search For Tomorrow
Robert Mott on working on Playhouse 90

Tony Mottola

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Tony Mottola on meeting Yul Brynner, writing the theme to Danger  and playing music on the show
Tony Mottola on playing live music on the early classic anthology series
Tony Mottola on composing for Danger  

Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy on acting on The Twilight Zone
Bill Mumy on acting in Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Kraft Television Theatre
Alan Neuman on directing City at Midnight
Alan Neuman on directing NBC Matinee Theater

Agnes Nixon

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Agnes Nixon on writing an episode of Robert Montgomery Presents starring Jackie Cooper

Hugh O'Brian

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Hugh O'Brian on the challenges and advantages of working in live television

Fess Parker

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Fess Parker on appearing on the Playhouse 90 episode "Turn Left at Mount Everest"
Fess Parker on guest-starring on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on directing Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Arthur Penn on directing for Playhouse 90
Arthur Penn on the Playwrights '56 episode "The Battler," which was to star James Dean
Arthur Penn on directing Playhouse 90
Arthur Penn on directing Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Don Pike

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Don Pike on acting as technical director for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Don Pike on being technical director for Chevrolet on Broadway

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on her first television job, on The Loretta Young Show

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on writing the series Danger
Abraham Polonsky on writing for Kraft Television Theatre and Seaway

David Pressman

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David Pressman on casting and directing Actors Studio and The Play's the Thing
David Pressman on his first television job (and his first use of videotape) after being blacklisted: directing Esso Repertory Theatre  for David Susskind
David Pressman on "secretly" directing The Philip Morris Playhouse  while he was blacklisted

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on working on Lux Video Theatre
Marian Rees on producing "Tell Me Where it Hurts" for General Electric Theater 
Marian Rees on producing Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection
Marian Rees on producing Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (Part 2)
Marian Rees on producing Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection  (Part 3)

Frances Reid

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Frances Reid on appearing in the Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse production of “Cyrano”
Frances Reid on appearing on NBC Matinee Theater
Frances Reid on appearing on several episodes of Wagon Train and on working on Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on being the story editor for NBC Matinee Theater
Del Reisman on working on NBC Matinee Theater
Del Reisman on story editing Playhouse 90
Del Reisman on story editing for Playhouse 90
Del Reisman on Playhouse 90
Del Reisman on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on associate producing The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on working on The Twilight Zone

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on costuming Playhouse 90
Rita Riggs on costuming for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and for the feature film "Psycho"

Maria Riva

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Actress Maria Riva on the Golden Age of "live" TV in New York in the 1950s, exemplified by such classic anthology series as Studio One

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on appearing on Studio One, Playhouse 9 0, and other classic anthology series

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on his involvement with the early television anthology dramas
Cliff Robertson on the ensemble feeling of working in live anthology dramas and the prestige of television in the early 1950s
Cliff Robertson on starring in the Playhouse 90 live production of "The Days of Wine and Roses"
Cliff Robertson on The U.S. Steel Hour's   "The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon" and the feature film "Charly"
Cliff Robertson on the writers for the classic anthology series
Cliff Robertson on being nominated for an Emmy for The U.S. Steel Hour production of "Charly" and why he wanted to make a film version of "Charly"

Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney on starring in the Playhouse 90 episode "The Comedian"

Marion Ross

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Marion Ross on working on Ford Star Jubilee's production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" opposite Lauren Bacall and Claudette Colbert
Marion Ross on guest-starring on Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Stanley Rubin

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Stanley Rubin on his first work as a producer in television, the dramatic anthology series Your Show Time and producing its pilot, "The Necklace"
Stanley Rubin on the source material, directors, and producers for the anthology series, Your Show Time
Stanley Rubin on the shooting schedule, budget, and syndication of Your Show Time
Stanley Rubin on favorite episodes of Your Show Time
Stanley Rubin on winning the first Emmy Award ever to awarded a "film made for television" for Your Show Time at the first Emmy Awards ceremony on January 25, 1949
Stanley Rubin on producing General Electric Theater

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on the production of NBC's daily color anthology series Matinee Theater

William Schallert

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William Schallert on working in live TV on Matinee Theater

Arthur Schneider

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Arthur Schneider on working on ABC Stage 67

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on how a controversial episode of Bus Stop ("A Lion Walks Among Us") led to the demise of ABC President, Oliver E. Treyz, as well as further inquiries into the effects of violence on television

Jan Scott

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Jan Scott on working with Franklin J. Schaffner on Ford Startime and Hallmark Hall of Fame
Jan Scott on doing production design for "Scarecrow" on Hollywood Television Theatre for director Dwight Hemion

William Self

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William Self on producing Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
William Self on producing and directing Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
William Self on executive producing the pilot for The Twilight Zone

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on working on Playhouse 90

William Shatner

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William Shatner on appearing in the Twilight Zone episodes "Nick of Time" and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

David Shaw

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David Shaw on writing for the series Actors Studio
David Shaw on writing for Prudential Family Playhouse
David Shaw on working for producer Fred Coe and with writer Paddy Chayefsky on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
David Shaw on writing various episodes of Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
David Shaw on writing for Philco-Goodyear Playhouse
David Shaw on writing for Studio One
David Shaw on writing for Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
David Shaw on writing for Producers' Showcase
David Shaw on writing "Our Town" for Producers' Showcase
David Shaw on writing for Playhouse 90

Sid Sheinberg

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Sid Sheinberg on Steven Spielberg directing a segment of Night Gallery starring Joan Crawford

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on directing a teleplay for Philco-Goodyear Playhouse:"A Softness in the Wind," produced by Fred Coe, and the challenges of being a director in the early years of television
James Sheldon on not being allowed to cast Eddie Albert on an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre because of the Blacklist
James Sheldon on directing The Millionaire
James Sheldon on directing child actor Billy Mumy on The Twilight Zone
James Sheldon on directing The Twilight Zone
James Sheldon on directing The Twilight Zone
James Sheldon on directing Espionage in London
James Sheldon on James Dean's behavior on an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre: "The Bells of Cockaigne"

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Chevrolet Tele-Theater

Dick Smith

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Dick Smith on the tools of the makeup artist in the very early days of television
Dick Smith on makeup mishaps with Nancy Marchand as "Queen Elizabeth" on Kraft Television Theatre
Dick Smith on quick makeup changes with actress Claire Bloom in a Robert Montgomery Presents production of "Victoria Regina"

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on appearing on episode of the 1980s version of The Twilight Zone

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling on writing for and production of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater

Fred Steiner

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Fred Steiner on his association with Playhouse 90

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her appearance on Robert Montgomery Presents

Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas on appearing on the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Christmas Tree" at age 6
Richard Thomas on appearing on The DuPoint Show of the Month production of "Oliver Twist", and Give Us Barabbas! with James Daly
Richard Thomas on appearing on Night Gallery

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on appearing on American Playhouse in the episode "I Never Sang for My Father"
Daniel J. Travanti on guest-starring on The Outer Limits

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on "The Troublemakers" on Playhouse 90 with Ben Gazarra, directed by John Frankenheimer

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on writing for Omnibus
Ellen M. Violett on writing for Producer's Showcase

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on Dick Powell and Four Star Playhouse

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on working in the Broadway theater, and getting involved with casting for television via Studio One
Ethel Winant on the first television show she cast, Justice, and on casting Armstrong Circle Theatre
Ethel Winant on the kind of talent that was drawn to shows like Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Ethel Winant on casting Playhouse 90
Ethel Winant on Playhouse 90's productions of "Portrait of a Murderer" and "Judgement at Nuremberg", and on network and sponsor censorship

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on appearing in several productions of Robert Montgomery Presents, including "Kitty Foyle" and "The Awful Truth"