Norman Lloyd

Actor / Producer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About this interview

In his three-hour Archive interview, Norman Lloyd discusses his entrance into theater as a child actor and then as an apprentice to Eva La Gallienne. He talks in detail about his involvement with "The Mercury Theater" and describes its first production, a modern dress adaptation of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." He speaks of his entrance into feature films in Alfred Hitchcock's "Saboteur," in which he played the title role. Mr. Lloyd details his extensive career in television, which began with two 1939 NBC experimental productions. He recounts his work at MCA's Revue Productions, as a director for such series as The Gruen Theater, which then led to his long association as an actor, director, and producer of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and >The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He recalls his work as executive producer and director of KCET's Hollywood Television Theater. Finally, he discusses the role for which he is most identified, that of "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" on the critically-acclaimed television series St. Elsewhere. Gary Rutkowski conducted the interview on September 7, 2000 in Brentwood, CA. 

"...That was the days of the beginning of TV. I remember going down the elevator at NBC and who walks in but Frank Lloyd Wright, with a very attractive page from NBC. He's muttering because they've just gotten him on TV, and he's saying, 'no one will ever see this.'"

Highlights
Norman Lloyd on his St. Elsewhere character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander"
03:21
Norman Lloyd on the classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Man From the South" (which he directed)
03:21
Norman Lloyd on the reaction of real life medical professionals to St. Elsewhere and his character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander"
01:03
Actor Norman Lloyd on what he thought of the final episode (spoilers!) of St. Elsewhere
01:03
Full Interview

Chapter 1

Introduction
On his background; on his professional start in the theater; on studying with Eva La Gallienne; on his Broadway debut in "Noah"; on joining the Mercury Theater

Chapter 2

On the Mercury Theater productions "Julius Caesar" and "Shoemaker's Holiday"; on his TV debut in 1939; on appearing in the title role of Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur; on Alfred Hitchcock

Chapter 3

On the films Spellbound and The Southerner; on directing for TV at MCA Revue Television; on directing "Mr. Lincoln" for TV's Omnibus; on Stanley Kubrick's work as a budding filmmaker on "Mr. Lincoln"

Chapter 4

On Stanley Kubrick's work as a budding filmmaker on "Mr. Lincoln" (continued); on Hitchcock's on-screen introductions on Alfred Hitchcock Presents; on Alfred Hitchcock Presents producer Joan Harrison; on scripts for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and ideas contributed by Hitchcock himself

Chapter 5

On Alfred Hitchcock's approach to directing for TV; on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes directed by Norman Lloyd including: "Man From the South," "The Jar," "The Life Work of Juan Diaz," others; on Hollywood Television Theater

Chapter 6

On Hollywood Television Theater production "Carola," written by Jean Renoir; on appearing as "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" on St. Elsewhere; on working with actors Ed Flanders and Jane Wyatt; on St. Elsewhere episodes: "A Wing and a Prayer," "Hearing," "Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball," and "The Last One" (series finale); on working with Charlie Chaplin on the 1952 film Limelight; on the series Seven Days
Shows

Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The

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Norman Lloyd on the classic Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "The Jar" (which he directed)
03:02
Norman Lloyd on the classic Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "The Life Work of Juan Diaz" (which he directed)
01:14

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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Norman Lloyd on the genesis of Alfred Hitchcock Presents; on his role in the production of the series
02:53
Norman Lloyd on his work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents; on Hitchcock's on-screen introductions on Alfred Hitchcock Presents; on show producer Joan Harrison; on scripts for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and ideas contributed by Hitchcock himself
27:09
Norman Lloyd on the classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Man From the South" (which he directed)
03:21

Hollywood Television Theatre

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Norman Lloyd discusses his work on Hollywood Television Theater
09:10
Executive producer Norman Lloyd on the Hollywood Television Theater production of Jean Renoir's "Carola" (adapted by James Bridges, and directed by Lloyd)
03:23

Omnibus

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Norman Lloyd discusses his work on Omnibus
13:08
Norman Lloyd on Stanley Kubrick's work as a budding filmmaker on "Mr. Lincoln" for Omnibus   (continued)
02:18

St. Elsewhere

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Norman Lloyd on being cast as "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" on St. Elsewhere by executive producer Bruce Paltrow 
01:11
Norman Lloyd on how his character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" became a regular role
00:48
Norman Lloyd on his St. Elsewhere character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander"
03:21
Norman Lloyd on his St. Elsewhere co-star Ed Flanders
01:44
Norman Lloyd on the St. Elsewhere epsiode "Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball" which fetaures his character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander" dressed as a superhero
01:21
Norman Lloyd on the reaction of real life medical professionals to St. Elsewhere and his character "Dr. Daniel Auschlander"
01:03
Actor Norman Lloyd on what he thought of the final episode (spoilers!) of St. Elsewhere
01:03
People

Charlie Chaplin

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Actor Norman Lloyd on his friendship with Charlie Chaplin and working with him on the feature film Limelight
01:59

Ed Flanders

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Norman Lloyd on his St. Elsewhere co-star Ed Flanders
01:44

Eva Le Gallienne

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Norman Lloyd discusses studying under Eva Le Gallienne
06:50

Alfred Hitchcock

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Norman Lloyd on appearing in the title role of Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur; on Alfred Hitchcock

Stanley Kubrick

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Norman Lloyd on Stanley Kubrick's work as a budding filmmaker on "Mr. Lincoln" for Omnibus   (continued)
02:18

Lew Wasserman

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Norman Lloyd on the genesis of Alfred Hitchcock Presents; on his role in the production of the series
02:53

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