Comedy-Variety


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss television's "Golden Age" of comedies.

Highlights
Jayne Meadows on the challenges of working in live television
Carl Reiner on Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour
Hazel Shermet on appearing on The Morey Amsterdam Show
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the challenges of acting in live television; on sets and locations on Mary Kay and Johnny
Stewart MacGregory on being stage coordinator for NBC Television starting in 1948
Howard Morris on co-starring on Admiral Broadway Revue, Your Show of Shows, and Caesar's Hour, along with Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner
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Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart briefly on being a stage manager on Your Show of Shows

Chuck McCann with Emerson College

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Chuck McCann on live television in the 1950s

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on appearing in the series The Marriage  with wife Jessica Tandy

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on Sherwood Schwartz writing for The Red Skelton Show

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the rigorous work ethic and camraderie of the writers of Caesar's Hour

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on playing "Jackie Erwin" on The Stu Erwin Show aka Trouble With Father

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on the challenges of working all day and night in the days of live television

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being stage coordinator for NBC Television starting in 1948

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on the challenges of working in live television
Jayne Meadows on her sister Audrey Meadows as "Alice Kramden" on The Honeymooners

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on co-starring on Admiral Broadway Revue, Your Show of Shows, and Caesar's Hour, along with Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner

Don Pike

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Don Pike on being technical director for Lights Out  and Your Hit Parade 

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on the M*A*S*H  episode "Point of View"
Gene Reynolds on killing off "Henry Blake" on M*A*S*H

Hazel Shermet

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Hazel Shermet on appearing on The Morey Amsterdam Show
Hazel Shermet on appearing on The Fred Allen Show
Hazel Shermet on doing Songs You've Never Heard for WOR

Johnny Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the challenges of acting in live television; on sets and locations on Mary Kay and Johnny

Mary Kay Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the challenges of acting in live television; on sets and locations on Mary Kay and Johnny

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on how My Little Margie impacted television

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on writing for Your Show of Shows
Mel Tolkin on classic sketches from Caesar's Hour featuring Sid Caesar

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