Camera Three - Season 11

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • The World of J.R.R. Tolkien
    Publisher Ian Ballantine, critic Maurice Dolbier and host James Macandrew discuss the works of British author J.R.R. Tolkien whose books include, "The Hobbitt" and "The Fellowship of the Ring".
  • The Art of Silence
    The Art of Silence
    Episode 41
    Kenneth and Suzanne Martin with a program of pantomime.
  • The Art of Political Cartoons
    The art of political cartoons is discussed by cartoonists Draper Hill of the Worchester Telegram of Worcester, Mass. and David Levine of the New York Review of Books. Many cartoons of some of the leading political cartoonists will be used to illustrate the discussion.
  • The Arts of Afghanistan
    Film producer Paiz Khairzada is the guest of the show, discussing the recent development of interest in the arts in his country, Afghanistan. To illustrate his theme, segments of "Just Like an Eagle." Khairzada's motion picture the first made entirely by Afghans are shown.
  • Patriot's Day Celebration
    Metropolitan Opera bass Giorgio Tozzi lends his magnetic voice and personality to a variety of early American patriotic songs, ranging in tone, style and content from "The Toast of General Washington" and "Adams and Liberty," to some more caustic and argumentative recitations from poems and comments on the period round out this charming Independence Day tribute.moreless
  • Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth
    Episode 37
    A dramatization of key episodes in the life of Sojourner Truth, a freed slave who was born in 1797 and died in 1883, and became one of the first fighters for the civil rights of the Negro. Actress Pauline Meyers plays Sojourner in this vivid topical profile.
  • The Rescue of Abu Simbel
    The title refers to the huge temples of Ramses II of Egypt who ruled the land in the 13th Century B.C. In order to make way for the Aswan Dam, the temples were removed from the shores of the Nile River, and photographer William MacQuitty is on hand to narrate the films of the dismantling and installation processes he look.moreless
  • Illuminations
    Episode 35
    A rare half-hour synthesis of poetry, music, and dance. Modern dance choreographer Norman Walker has taken excerpts from the poetry of the 19th century symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud and used them as the theme of his dance creation set to music composed by Benjamin Britten.
  • The World of Gunter Grass
    The satirical novels of Gunter Grass, "The Tin Drum," "Cat and Mouse" and "The Dog Years," arc the subject of a current off-Broadway production based on all of his work. Camera Three presents excerpts from that production with the original cast, drawn from his grimly imaginative "The Dog Years".
  • The Herbal of Joseph Wood Krutch
    Series followers are introduced to Dr. Joseph Wood Krutch, former critic, author, naturalist, who talks about his latest enthusiasm, herbs. Since Dr. Krutch is fascinating on any subject that interests him, join in for his discussion on herbs and their medicinal history through the ages.
  • Anais Nin: Her Diary
    Literary figures presented on Camera Three are usually given such freedom of expression, they thrive its atmosphere and offer viewers a memorable experience. This morning, it's Anais Nin, novelist and diarist, who reads from her journal illustrative excerpts of her life on both sides of the Atlantic, including her interest in surrealism, her friendship with author of controversy, Henry Miller, and a meeting with her composer - pianist father Joachim Nin, 20 years after he deserted his family.moreless
  • Sophocles, Shakespeare or Shaw
    Public school students in Rye, New York, led by the creative and imaginative teacher Albert Cullum, are the superior stars of the show today. Since they've been performing play by Sophocles, Shakespeare an Shaw, they're not phased by questions on their preference regarding these distinguished playwrights. Tune, in and listen to their informed discussions, a well as filmed excerpts from plays they've done under Mr. Cullum's direction.moreless
  • A Woman and the Blues
    Singer Juanita Hall performs excerpts from her one-woman program of great blues music.
  • The Art of Photojournalism
    Host James Macandrew's guest is Philip M. Stern, co-author with photographer George De Vincent of, "The Shame of a Nation," a book featuring a pictorial study of poverty in America.
  • The New Music
    The New Music
    Episode 28
    Allen Sapp discusses new techniques in musical composition. Contemporary composers rarely heard on TV are given a hearing this morning by the music department of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Among the selections featured are "Aeolian Harp" by Henry Cowell: "For Clarinet and Percussion" by Michael Sahl; and "Quatro Episodi" by Girolamo Arrigo.moreless
  • The Russian Literary Scene
    A group of professors and research specialists on Russian literature and history at Columbia, Oxford, Bryn Mawr and Mount Holyoke College, participate in this two part study of the state of Russian literature in the U.S.S.R. Part one today explores the subject from the period of the Russian Revolution to the death of Stalin.moreless
  • A Visit with Albert Lewin
    Hollywood producer-director-writer Albert Lewin, whose screen adaptations of "The Moon and Sixpence," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman," earned him well-deserved and lasting praise, discusses his movie-making career with excerpts from his film.
  • Guitar From Three Centuries
    Young concert guitarist William Matthews discusses and illustrates the history of the classical guitar, playing selections by composers Albeniz, Milan, Bach, Poulene, and Villa Lobos.
  • In Search of Ezra Pound: Part III
    Part III. The conclusion of this fascinating three-parter on the life and art of Ezra Pound turns to the period of his incarceration in St. Elizabeth hospital in Washington, D.C., and the exraordinary persistence of his literary output and influence on the poets and writers who forced the issue of his release from the institution.moreless
  • In Search of Ezra Pound: Part II
    Part II. Another fascinating episode in this three-part adventure in the extraordinary life and work of the poet Ezra Pound. Part two dips into his self-exile in Europe as a young man feverishly writing and discovering new literary lights like T.S. Eliot and James Joyce in London and Paris, respectively, and acting the incorrigible original in style.moreless
  • In Search of Ezra Pound: Part I
    Part I. The enormous complications that beset a literary traveler bent on discovering the essence of Ezra Pound are the subject of a three-part adventure on Camera Three. Poet, historian, economist, political theorist, accused of aiding the enemy during World War II and poet again, Pound is a fascinating subject. His home background, education and early writings are tapped through his letters and verse today.moreless
  • The Ballerina
    The Ballerina
    Episode 21
    Dance critic Walter Terry adds his illuminating background of taste and information to another illustrated program on various aspects of the dance and its skills. This time, James Clouser, ballet master of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Marjorie Tallchief (sister of Maria), prima ballerina of the newly formed Harkness Ballet, demonstrate ballet techniques and ballet excerpts, respectively.moreless
  • Why an Actor?
    Why an Actor?
    Episode 20
    Actors Rip Torn, Jack Klugman, Murray Hamilton and James Earl Jones discuss what influenced them to become actors.
  • Is France Still French?
    "Is France Still French?" The provocative title of this half boor discussion on the changing cultural scene in France since World War II, boasts an equally provocative panel of guests. They are Janet Planner, veteran author of the "Genet" series of letters from Paris in the New Yorker Magazine, and novelist Glenway Wescott.moreless
  • Dances of India
    Dances of India
    Episode 18
    Songs and dance from India as performed in traditional costume by Nala Najan. Dances include a celebrated invocation "of auspicious beginnings" from South India; a south Indian dance to a religious song; and a North Indian dance of great antiquity that came from Hindu tradition but was adapted by the Moslem culture and spread from Spain to China. The closing number, a court dance taught to Najan by the prince of the court titled "Wounded deer," is a metaphor for non-violence.moreless
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert Schweitzer
    Episode 17
    Erica Anderson, compiler of "The Albert Schweitzer Album" joins Dr. Joseph Franklin Montague, author of "The Why of Albert Schweitzer", in a discussion on the monumental career of the late Albert Schweitzer, accompanied by a group of illustrative stills taken from Miss Anderson's album.
  • Michael Lowery: Between Heaven and Hell
    British novelist Malcolm Lowry, a man whose life alternated between periods of despair and joy, and whose work was equally toil ted or ignored, is the subject of this promising interview between literary critic Harvey Breit. Since Lowry is the author of a modern classic ("Under the Volcano"), a revival of interest in the man and his work seems long overdue.moreless
  • Frost and Whitman
    Frost and Whitman
    Episode 15
    Selections of poetry from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman are read by actor Will Geer.
  • Music of the Baroque
    The charm and style of 17th Century baroque music, played on instruments with romantic names like the viola da gamba and the harpsichord, offer a melodic treat this morning. Giagio Marini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Benedetto Marcello, and Arangelo Corelli are the composers represented in the selections performed by Sonya Monosoff, Robert Conant and Janos Scholz.moreless
  • California to the New York Island
    A group of folk singers led by Pete Seeger and Jack Elliott pay tribute to Woody Guthrie, the famed ailing folk artist responsible for so many of the songs we take for granted. Seeger and Elliott, both friends of Woody's, read some of Guthrie's autobiographical material and sing songs like "This Land Is Your Land," "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," "This Train is Bound for Glory," and "Woody's Rag."moreless
  • Robert E. Sherwood
    Robert E. Sherwood
    Episode 12
    John Mason Brown, whose recent biography of playwright Robert E. Sherwood received high critical praise, discusses the man who gave the theatre such memorable hits as "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," "Idiot's Delight" and "There Shall Be No Night."
  • Finnegan's Wake
    Finnegan's Wake
    Episode 11
    If you're a cinema buff and one of James Joyce's large coterie of admirers, these excerpts of Mary Ellen Bute's film based on "Finnegan's Wake," made in Dublin with an all-Irish cast of actors plus animation, will be of special interest. In view of the enigmatic text of this Joyce novel, Miss Bute's discussion with English Professor William York Tindall of Columbia, an authority on Joyce's work, s distinctly welcome.moreless
  • The Famous Shakespeare Forgery
    Shakespeare buffs and students of English literature. this visit with Brooklyn College Professor Bernard Grebanier, author of the recent book. "The Great Shakespeare Forgery." fills you in on the background and the deanery of the amazing forgery prepetrated by the 18th century writer. William Henry Ireland.
  • Journey to China
    Journey to China
    Episode 9
    A photographic record of a trip to China taken by a young Swedish writer-sociologist and his artistphotographer wife. Actor Will Geer will narrate selections adapted from books by the couple, Jan Myrdal and Gun Kessle.
  • Satire From the Phoenix Nest
    A look at an anthology of American satire called "The Bedside Phoenix Nest" compiled by Martin Levin. Excerpts read from his book by Bill Hinnant and Severn Darden.
  • The Choreographer
    The Choreographer
    Episode 7
    Profiled is James Clouser, ballet master of Royal Winnipeg ballet company. Sandra Balestracci and Alexandra Nadal of the New York City Ballet will also be seen.
  • Life Upon the Wicked Stage
    Would-be actors and actresses might do well to tune in here for a discussion on the varied hazards and pleasures of life on the stage by a group of experts-Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ruby Dee, Elaine Stritch and Inga Swenson.
  • Conversations with Editors
    Another conversation with the editor entry turns to Albert Feldstein, editor of a satirical adult comic book called Mad Magazine which has had quite a vogue among its devoted admirers.
  • Feliks Topolski
    Feliks Topolski
    Episode 4
    Polish born artist Feliks Topolski is interviewed and talks about his painting royalty as well as battle scenes for the British government.
  • The Divine Comedy
    The Divine Comedy
    Episode 3
    Another bow to the memory of the immortal Dante on the 700th anniversary of his birth, features not only dramatized excerpts from "The Divine Comedy," but also a discussion by NYU Professor Robert Clements of the political ferment of his times and Dante's passionate involvement with them. Dramatized excerpts performed by Joseph Wiseman, Marian Seldes and Russell Gold.moreless
  • Mabel
    Episode 2
    Mabel Mercer, who has been an international favorite for more than 30 years, sings a number of songs.
  • Marguerite Young
    Marguerite Young
    Episode 1
    Marguerite Young, author of 1216-page "Miss Macintosh, My Darling" reads from her book a novel about the search for reality in a an illusionary world.
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