Anthology Drama


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Interviewees discuss the "Golden Age" of television dramas.

Highlights
Maria Riva on the Golden Age of "live" TV in New York in the 1950s, exemplified by such classic anthology series as Studio One
01:04
Tad Mosel on the camaraderie among writers during the Golden Age of Television
03:23
Ellen M. Violett on writing Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" for Cameo Theater
09:18
Jack Lemmon on appearing on the Playhouse 90 production of "Face of a Hero"
04:07
John Conte on appearing as an actor on live television in the 1950s
02:49
Piper Laurie on performing in the Playhouse 90 production "The Days of Wine and Roses"
04:18
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Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on acting in the Studio One episode "The Night America Trembled"
02:03

Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on early television shows and television writers he admired, including Playhouse 90 and Paddy Chayefsky
04:08

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on writing for Kraft Television Theater  and Studio One
04:58
Dick Berg on writing "Hollywood Award Winner" for Kaiser Aluminum Hour  and "The Clay Pigeon" for Robert Montgomery Presents
03:42
Dick Berg on writing "The Right Hand Man" for Playhouse 90
03:51
Dick Berg on writing "Man Under Glass" for Studio One 
01:27

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on working on Robert Montgomery Presents
02:17
William Clotworthy on the format of General Electric Theater, produced by William Frye
07:31

John Conte

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John Conte on appearing as an actor on live television in the 1950s
02:49
John Conte on appearing in various live television productions
00:42
John Conte on hosting Matinee Theater
20:58

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on directing live television in the '50s
08:02
Hume Cronyn on directing Jessica Tandy in "Portrait of a Madonna" for Actors Studio
03:12
Hume Cronyn on appearing as John Quincy Adams on Omnibus
02:19
Hume Cronyn on appearing in Studio One's  presentation of "A Member of the Family"
02:40

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on observing the early days of live television while working as a page at NBC's Studio 8H where Kraft Television Theater, Robert Montgomery Presents, and other live anthology series were filmed
02:57

David Dortort

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David Dortort on writing for Suspense
05:22
David Dortort on adapting William Faulkner's "An Error in Chemistry" for Climax!, produced by Martin Manulis
07:45

Norman Felton

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Director Norman Felton on his long association with Robert Montgomery Presents (Part 1)
26:52

Imero Fiorentino

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Imero Fiorentino on lighting The U.S. Steel Hour at ABC
02:24
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
03:05

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on the craft of composing music for live television broadcasts and on the process of composing for television
04:29
Jerry Goldsmith on the pressure of composing for live television in the '50s and what he learned in that time
01:39

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on the schedule for producing NBC Matinee Theater and the excitement of directing for live television
02:17
Arthur Hiller on dealing with an athlete who couldn't act appearing on NBC Matinee Theater, and his love of doing "live" television
02:32
Arthur Hiller on camera tricks and fast changes he had to make while directing Playhouse 90
02:29

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on various live television broadcasts in the 1950s
01:22
Kim Hunter on acting on live television in the 1950s
05:22
Kim Hunter on appearing on various Playhouse 90  productions
02:58

Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson on enjoying working in live television
01:52

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on directing NBC Matinee Theater
22:47

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on acting on the anthology series Omnibus
02:47

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on co-starring in the Producers' Showcase production of "The Petrified Forest" with Humphrey Bogart (airdate: May 30, 1955)
06:36

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on acting in live and filmed television dramas in the 1950s
03:40

Piper Laurie

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Piper Laurie on performing in the Playhouse 90 production "The Days of Wine and Roses"
04:18

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on acting on Kraft Television Theatre  and appearing on live television
04:06
Jack Lemmon on working on Studio One 
03:27
Jack Lemmon on appearing on Ford Television Theatre's  "The Day Lincoln Was Shot"
01:42
Jack Lemmon on appearing on the Playhouse 90  production of "Face of a Hero"
04:07

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet on the end of the Golden Age of Television
03:53

Delbert Mann

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Delbert Mann on directing Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
28:41

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on being a part of the Golden Age of Television, and how television has changed the world
04:59

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on the challenges of working in live television
05:00

Priscilla Morgan

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Priscilla Morgan on the Golden Age of Television
05:27

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on writing for Ominbus
06:48
Tad Mosel on writing for Medallion Theater
06:48
Tad Mosel on writing "The Haven" for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse  produced by Fred Coe and on Coe's contribution to television 
05:24
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
10:47
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
21:16
Tad Mosel on writing for Studio One
04:09
Tad Mosel on writing "The Waiting Place" for Playwrights '56
03:35
Tad Mosel on writing for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
10:31
Tad Mosel on working with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Henry Fonda on Producers' Showcase: "The Petrified Forest"
13:05
Tad Mosel on working with Martin Manulis on Playhouse 90
01:50
Tad Mosel on writing "The Five Dollar Bill" for Studio One
07:16
Tad Mosel on writing for Playhouse 90
21:51
Tad Mosel on watching Playhouse 90 and other live dramas of his be performed
10:14
Tad Mosel on what the Golden Age of Television means to him 
04:13
Tad Mosel on the camaraderie among writers during the Golden Age of Television
03:23

Agnes Nixon

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Agnes Nixon on writing for the Golden Age anthology dramas
00:44

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on the role dramatic anthologies played for New York actors during the 1950s-60s
01:07

Don Pike

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Don Pike on acting as technical director for Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
25:11
Don Pike on being technical director for Chevrolet on Broadway
02:16

David Pressman

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David Pressman on early television's relationship to theater
04:23

Frances Reid

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Frances Reid on the challenges of working on live television
02:39

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on working in live television in the '50s
02:56

Maria Riva

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Maria Riva on the Golden Age of "live" TV in New York in the 1950s, exemplified by such classic anthology series as Studio One
01:04

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on starring in the Playhouse 90 live production of "The Days of Wine and Roses"
13:16
Cliff Robertson on The U.S. Steel Hour's   "The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon" and the feature film "Charly"
06:07

Joseph Sargent

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Joseph Sargent on acting on live television in the '50s
03:00

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on working on Playhouse 90
23:31

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on working on live anthology dramas like Philco Television Playhouse
01:03

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on "The Troublemakers" on Playhouse 90 with Ben Gazarra, directed by John Frankenheimer
02:53

Ellen M. Violett

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Ellen M. Violett on writing Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" for Cameo Theater
09:18
Ellen M. Violett on writing "Breakdown" for Suspense
03:21
Ellen M. Violett on writing for Omnibus
15:04
Ellen M. Violett on writing for Producer's Showcase
09:48

Ruth Warrick

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Ruth Warrick on acting in live television
10:15

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on the excitement of working in live television
05:18
Jane Wyatt on the differences between acting for film, television, and the stage
01:11

Alan Young

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Alan Young on appearing in the live Studio One teleplay "This Will Do Nicely" (airdate: April 2, 1956)
01:06

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