Camera Three - Season 12

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • This is the Rill Speaking
    Dramatized one-act play by Lanford Wilson about smalltown life in the Ozarks.
  • Sometimes I'm Up, Sometimes I'm Down
    This is the story of an island and its people, descendants of slaves,, who have chosen to live a life based on their African heritage of musk, religious faith and folklore. Guy Carawan, folk singer and musicologist, and Robert Yellin, photographer singer, spent two years on Johns Island, off the coast of Charleston, S.C., taping the activities of the Negroes, in song, talk and play, excerpts of which they show here today.moreless
  • A Knickerbocker Portrait [Part II]
    Whether or not you saw Part I, a few weeks back, in which actor Geddeth Smith traced the life and work of Washington Irving, tune in today for his one-man rendition of the famous Irving tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" followed by an exploration of the life and work of Washington Irving. Actor Geddeth Smith recounts the legend about schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the headless horseman a tale contained in Irving's "Sketch Book" (1819).moreless
  • Citizen Welles [Part II]
    The last half of a study of the many-sided show-business career of Orson Welles is on screen. The creative energy Orson Welles has expended on his showbusiness career in Europe during his self-imposed exile from Hollywood, concludes this two-part study of an extraordinary talent.
  • Citizen Welles [Part I]
    First of a two-parter on the fantastic showbusiness career of Orson Welles covers the years 1931, when he was considered a theater prodigy at the age of 16 through 1946 when he went into self-imposed exile in Europe after his disillusionment with Hollywood. In between, as many a theater, movie or radio buff will remember, there were his appearances on stage in Katherine Cornell productions, his famous Mercury Theatre productions, his fabulous "War of the Worlds" 1938 radio broadcast "from Mars" which frightened the whole listening public, and then, of course, his 1941 movie classic "Citizen Kane" with film clips included.moreless
  • A Knickerbocker Portrait [Part I]
    Actor Geddeth Smith is responsible for the on-and-off screen portrait of Washington Irving, the 19th Century American author known best, perhaps,for his story "Rip Van Winkle." In Part One this morning, actor Smith discusses Washington Irving's adventuresome life as a writer of essays and fiction, a traveler abroad and a diplomat, and a man at his home on the Hudson. A rare and welcome television study of a major American talent.moreless
  • Jose de Creeft
    Jose de Creeft
    Episode 35
    A film about Spanish-born sculptor Jose de Creeft. Filmmaker Bob Hanson is seen at De Creeft's studio in Rye, N.Y. where he talks with the 82-year-old sculptor about his philosophy of art, his reminiscences of such fellow artists as Picasso and Juan Gris and the state of contemporary sculpture.
  • Screenwriting
    Episode 34
    English playwright Harold Pinter talks about the art of screenwriting. Pinter discusses his collaboration with director Joseph Losey on "The Servant" and "Accident" and talks about the theme and style of each film. Scenes from both movies are shown.
  • Stephen Kates
    Stephen Kates
    Episode 33
    Cellist Stephen Kates, the 24-year-old who won a silver medal at last year's Moscow Tchaikowsky Competition guests. Kates discusses his music with Howard Klein of the New York Times and host James Macandrew and plays Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme", accompanied by the CBS Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alfredo Antonini.moreless
  • Walk Down My Street
    Walk Down My Street
    Episode 32
    Excerpts from "Walk Down My Street" a review written by schoolteacher Norman Curtis and his wife Patricia. Selections satirize the problems of Negro and Puerto Rican youngsters. Curtis calls the review "social action theater with special significance for youth".
  • Ian and Sylvia
    Ian and Sylvia
    Episode 31
    Canadian folk singers Ian and Sylvia Tyson, who not only sing but write their songs as well, entertain fans of the series with a round of songs in English and French that illustrate their style and content.
  • Pool Sharks
    Pool Sharks
    Episode 30
    A showing of the rare footage entitled "Pool Sharks," filmed in 1915 and in action with W.C. Fields on his classic court, the billiard table. Guests include W. Claude Fields Jr., who talks about his father's personality and English Professor Albert Goldman who has written about Fields' special brand of comedy. Film excerpts include "The Golf Specialist", "The Dentist" and "The Fatal Glass of Beer".moreless
  • Group Theater
    Group Theater
    Episode 29
    Particularly interesting for drama students and theater buffs who remember the celebrated actors and productions of the Group Theater of the '30s. Three of their famed alumni director-critic Harold Clurman; Actors Studio head Lee Strasberg; and director Bobby Lewis discuss the work of the group, and the experiment of its existence.moreless
  • Jan Peerce Anniversary
    A special tribute to the tenor who is celebrating his 25th season with the Metropolitan Opera, will be presented on Camera Three Sunday, April 9 on CBS Television. To celebrate the occasion, Jan Peerce will sing the aria "De 'Miei Bollenti Spiriti" from "La Traviata," the opera in which he made his debut with the Met. He also will sing "II Mio Tesoro" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni." In a lighter vein, the tenor will perform "Bluebird of Happiness," a popular song of some years back which earned Peerce a golden record for sales of more than one million copies. Accompaniment is provided by the CBS Symphony, conducted by Alfredo Antonini.moreless
  • W.C. Fields Rediscovered
    For his many devotees, the great bulbous-nosed comedian hardly needs rediscovery. However, they should be interested in the appearance of W. Claude Fields Jr., the comedian's son, his discussion of his father's work with World Journal Tribune movie critic Judith Crist and the illustrative film clips which will be shown.
  • This Was Toscanini
    This Was Toscanini
    Episode 26
    "This Was Toscanini" on Camera Three is another tribute to the great conductor, born 100 years" ago. Taken mostly from the book of the same name, William Prince is narrator. Photos of Arturo Toscanini by Robert Hupka illustrate excerpts from his recordings.
  • Aubrey Beardsley and His World
    Tying in with a New York exhibit, Camera Three presents a discussion of the work of Artist-Illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, who died in 1898 after a brief but brilliant career. Brian Reade, curator of prints and drawings at London's Victoria and Albert Museum who arranged for the exhibit of Beardsley's work at New York's Gallery of Modern Art and Oscar Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland discuss the artist's life and work. Costume designs from Beardsley drawings are seen in an excerpt from the 1922 film "Salome" based on Wilde's play.moreless
  • Red Grooms
    Red Grooms
    Episode 24
    If avant-garde art and films happen to be your cup of tea, here's a chance to meet Red Grooms, 20-year-old from Nashville, Teen. Examples of his three-dimensional works of art, and unusual films, amplify and illustrate Mr. Grooms' discussion
  • Seven Aspects of Shaw [Part II]
    Part II. Two weeks ago, actress-director-producer Margaret Webster delighted Camera Three fans, illustrating the fascinating variety of George Bernard Shaw's moods and ideas by reading from his plays. This morning in Part II, Miss Webster does more of the same with excerpts from Shaw's "Major Barbara, "Back to Methuselah," "Fanny's First Play," and letters to a Benedictine nun.moreless
  • The Artist as Teacher
    World renowned mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel, whose operatic and concert career spans more than 30 years, also enjoys working with talented students in master classes and in private at her home. This half hour finds Miss Tourel Discussing her experience as a teacher with host James Macandrew.
  • Seven Aspects of Shaw [Part I]
    Part I. Actress-producer-director Margaret Webster takes a look at George Bernard Shaw in this two-part study of Shaw, the multi-faceted man, as characterized in his plays. In part one today Miss Webster reads excerpts from "Man and Superman," "Candida," "Mrs. Warren's Profession," and "Pygmalion," for delightful revelations of his social and personal idiocyncrasies.moreless
  • The Tradition of Wine
    A diverting exploration of the pleasures, traditions, origins and varieties of wine by a leading authority on the subject, Robert Jay Misch, provides a leitmotif in a world of crisis.
  • The APA Rehearses
    The APA Rehearses
    Episode 19
    An interesting backstage look at one of the outstanding repertory theatres In the country, the APA, rehearsing for its current Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen's "The Wild Duck," Director Stephen Porter, and actors Sydney Walker, Donald Moffat, Clayton Corzatte, Jennifer Harmon and Betty Miller are hard at work in preparation.
  • Coloratura 'Mad' Scenes
    Gianna d'Angelo, Met Opera's American soprano, does "mad scene" from "Lucia di Lammermoor," arias from Bellini's "I Puritani," Thomas' "Hamlet," with Alfredo Antonini conducting the CBS Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Doctors
    The Doctors
    Episode 17
    Martin L. Gross' highly controversial book "The Doctors" on the ethics and practices of the medical profession is the subject of debate between the author and Philadelphia radiologist, Dr. Paul F. Friedman.
  • Personality and Policitcs: The View of Emery Kelen
    Hungarian born Emery Kelen. renowned political writer and cartoonist, whose work spans coverage of the League of Nations and the United Nations, will illustrate his cartoon art and political philosophy as the special guest of Camera Three.
  • The Art of Sabicas
    The Art of Sabicas
    Episode 15
    One of the world's foremost flamenco guitarists, Sabicas, is the featured guest of the program, performing the popular "Malaguena" in addition to four of his own compositions. The program comes to a flourishing conclusion with a flamenco solo by dancer Maria Alba and a grand finale number by Miss Alba and her company of eight dancers.moreless
  • Christmas Safari or Lessons From the Ark
    A charming holiday interlude, non-religious but full of the humorous satirical fables writers like James Thurber adored. A program of readings led by Hermione Gingold, Godfrey Cambridge and Henry Morgan of such imaginative tales as Thurber's "Further Fables of Our Time"; Hilaire Belloc's "The Bad Child's Book of Beasts"; and Samuel Hoffenstein's "Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing".moreless
  • Subbulakshmi - Queen of Song
    India's most accomplished singer, Srimathi M S. Subbulakshmi, whom the late Prime Minister Nehru called the "Queen of Song" performs excerpts from her concert sung before the United Nations Assembly on United Nations Day. Five ragas are sung in three South Indian dialects.
  • The Nature of Time
    The Nature of Time
    Episode 12
    Camera Three presents a probing look into the mysterious nature of time; what it is and how it can be studied. There are views of an antique Chinese clock activated by burning incense, the shuffling of a deck of playing cards, a beating heart, bodily movement and the complete life cycle of a pumpkin.moreless
  • Music of the Middle Ages
    The Early Music Quartet of Munich, Germany, who specialize in playing early wind and string instruments which have disappeared from the musical scene, perform and discuss the ten medieval selections they have chosen for recital this morning.
  • Persepolis
    Episode 10
    An unusual experience for American viewers with little or no knowledge of Iran and its culture. Camera Three presents a philosophical film called, "Persepolis", written and produced by a young Iranian poet, Ferydoun Rahnema and narrated by Dimitra Steris, which casts its sights on the meaning behind all civilized societies. Dr. Hafex Farman-Farmaian Professor of Persian history at Columbia discusses the film with host James Macandrew.moreless
  • Black Plays in the White Theatre
    Last week's presentation of excerpts from Ronald Milner's play, about a Negro family, "Who's Got His Own?," which opened and closed at the off-Broadway American Place Theatre after negative critical reaction, is the base from which this morning's discussion takes off. Panelists include Wynn Handman of the American Place Theatre; Joseph Papp of the N.Y. Shakespeare Theatre, and playwrights Loften Mitchell, William Branch and Ronald Milner.moreless
  • Who's Got His Own
    Who's Got His Own
    Episode 8
    Scenes from the American Place Theatre's off-Broadway production from Ronald Milner's play "Who's Got His Own," a play by Ronald Milner about a Negro family, a mother, a daughter and a son who are forced to examine their roles in life now that the father of tha house has died. Playwright Milner is also on hand to discuss not only his play but also the role of the Negro playwright in America.moreless
  • Master of Burlesque: The Comedy of Steve Mills
    Oldtimers may remember the classic comedy style of the burlesque comedian and Steve Mills is a veteran practitioner who was a "top banana" in the 1920's. Still using his guitar, a throwback to his job as a singer at the turn-of-the-century, Steve Mills talks about his past and present career and performs a few skits in illustration.moreless
  • Japanese Pantomime
    Japanese Pantomime
    Episode 6
    Yass Hakoshima, noted Japanese pantomimist performs in the classic Japanese traditions of Noh and Kabuki (with benefit of masks), in addition to his own creative miming style. For the latter, "Labyrinth" evolves an environment from which he must extricate himself and "Eagle" patterns the life cycle of the bird.
  • Solo Piece for Trumpet
    Contemporary composer Stefan Wolpe is the star of the show in person and through his music. Mr. Wolpe's "Quartet for Trumpet Saxophone, Percussion and Piano" one of his early (1950) works will be performed and so will his latest work "Solo Piece for Trumpet". Stefan Wolpe will discuss his music with program host James Macandrew.moreless
  • The Art of Alexeieff
    If you're intrigued by the art of book illustration, and enjoy the experimental approach to the art of film, here's a rare opportunity to meet an inventor of a way-out technique that serves the style of the realist as well as the lover of the abstract. James Macandrew interviews Alexander Alexeiff and his wife Claire Parker and a demonstration of their amazing "pin-board" technique.moreless
  • La Belle Epoque: The Boyhood Photos of J.H. Lartigue
    It is made up of some of the early work of the French painter-photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. In the 1910's and 1920s Lartigue enthusiastically photographed subjects such as automobile races, fashionable ladies at the seashore and the park, and kite flying. These photographs reveal his free spirit and love of life, rather than a concern for photographic technique and craft. When his work was finally discovered in the 1963, it was acclaimed for its departure from formal posed portraits and for its ingenuous charm and beguiling spontaneity.moreless
  • Filmmaking in Czechoslovakia
    Particularly interesting to film enthusiasts, this half hour in 'reduces a discussion of film making in Czechoslovakia by one of its foremost producers Milos Forman, whose "Loves of a Blonde" opened the current New York Film Festival to high critical praise.
  • The Act and Art of Jumping
    Relationship between jumping and aesthetics of elevation in ballet as illustrated by Niels Kehlet of the Royal Danish Ballet, and discussed by Walter Terry, dance critic for the new World Journal Tribune.