Camera Three - Season 13

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Man and His Diet
    Man and His Diet
    Episode 45
    An examination of the history of man and his diet, covering the stages when he was a primitive wandering hunter, then a farmer, and now an industrialized urban dweller. Prehistoric man from an anthropological and nutritional viewpoints are examined.
  • The World of Secret Words
    A rare discussion on the history of codes is the program's feature, as cryptographer David Kahn, author of "The Codebreakers," joins host James Macandrew in an examination of the history and importance of secret codes and their influence on the fortunes of war and politics.
  • Man of the World
    Man of the World
    Episode 43
    Veteran actor Michael Kane performs "Man of the World," his own adaptation of Anton Chekhov's short story " A Moscow Hamlet"; also Matthew Arnold's poem, "Dover Beach."
  • Leny Eversong
    Leny Eversong
    Episode 42
    Brazil's Leny Eversong performs songs in English, Spanish, Italian and her native Portuguese with Alfredo Antonini conducting the CBS Symphony Orchestra.
  • Clambake! With Craig Claiborne, Pierre Franey and Friends
    French chef Pierre Franey former chef of Charles de Gaulle and N.Y. Times food critic Craig Claiborne, together with assorted neighbors and friends (including Howard Johnson, owner of the restaurant chain that bears his name) perform a complete authentic American clambake with a few very French touches on the beach at East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y.moreless
  • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
    The songs you'll be hearing are modern French, but they'll be sung in English as they are in the show by the off-Broadway cast of "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," featuring the work of the Belgian-born, writer-composer Jacques Brel.
  • The Dancer's Dancer
    The Dancer's Dancer
    Episode 39
    Modern dance enthusiasts will want to tune in for a demonstration of choreographer-teacher-dancer Katharine Litz's talents. In addition to dancing two solos, "Fire in the Snow" and "Fall of the Leaf," Miss Lite is joined by dancer Buzz Miller for an illustration of her choreographic technique.
  • e.e. Cummings for Children
    A recommended introduction to the fairy tales by the late modern American, e.e. cummings, told originally to entertain his young daughter. Tune in for readings by comedian Arnold Stang and musical comedy actress Nancy Andrews of "The Elephant and the Butterfly" ami "The Little Girl Named I," with jazz and improvisational accompaniment by the Bill Evans Trio.moreless
  • The Masks in Brown 1968
    A group of young people from New York City's Harlem, ranging in age from 15 to 26, offer songs and readings from the works of the late poet Langston Hughes, under the direction of actor-singer Al Fann. "Prayer Meeting". "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Blacklash Blues" and "Dream Book," are some of the selections performed. Among the highlights of the show is Fann's discussion of the excitement and confidence aroused in these youngsters by their involvement in his group.moreless
  • Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage
    For the gallery-goer who's come of age since World War II, this illustrated discussion of art forms that flourished between the two world wars, now on exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, should be of particular interest. William S. Rubin, curator of painting and sculpture ait the museum, is the program's special guest.moreless
  • Filmmaking 101
    Filmmaking 101
    Episode 35
    Several inventive and amusing student-made films, including a frequently funny and accurate document concerning the travails of a young bachelor living in Brooklyn, and his daily battle with society while commuting to work in Manhattan. It is directed by Philip Messina, who also appears on the program to talk about his work and Donald MacDonald of UCLA and his aims as a college-student film maker.moreless
  • Pure Gingold
    Pure Gingold
    Episode 34
    Fans of larger-than-life caricature, enhanced by a broad English accent, will undoubtedly be intrigued by Hermione Gingold's one-woman show. Some may remember a hilarious skit she did with Billy De Wolfe about two ladies riding on a train, sipping tea. You'll enjoy her extravagant style in songs, sketches and monologues.
  • Voice of the Khalam
    Voice of the Khalam
    Episode 33
    Actress Loretta Pauker plays a double role in this unusual program. Not only has she compiled the poems representing the voice of modern black Africa, but she is also giving them dramatic interpretation on stage. Among the poets whose work she has chosen are Leopold Sedar Senghor, president of Senegal; Gabriel Okara of Nigeria; Birago Diop, a veterinary surgeon in Upper Volta plus anonymous poems of folklore.moreless
  • Gotthold Lessing
    Gotthold Lessing
    Episode 32
    An illuminating message on the ecumenical ideal, so prevalent among theologians today, is eloquently underlined in two excerpts from the writings of an 18th century dramatist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. A scene from his play "Nathan the Wise" and a dialogue from "The Testament of John" for simple truths imaginately and universally defined.moreless
  • Poster Art
    Poster Art
    Episode 31
    An unusual illustrated examination of poster art, past, present and future, provides a vivid visual half hour, complemented by a discussion of the impact of the art on society by Mildred Constantine of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and designer Ivan Chermayeff responsible for the interior display of the United States Pavilion at Expo '67.moreless
  • An American Odyssey [Part II]
    Another quietly moving half-hour with actor-storyteller Stevenson Phillips, full of folk tales that conjure up the spirit of the land he has wandered over all his life. Some of them are poems, some are sagas and all of them, eloquently simple, leave a host of vivid images in their wake.
  • Peasant Wedding
    Peasant Wedding
    Episode 29
    Part mystery story, part art history, Camera Three followers will be offered an engaging dissertation on a 16th century painting by Flemish painter Bruegel, the older, called "Peasant Wedding," with particular reference to the identity of the bridegroom in the picture. Author-scholar-critic Gilbert Highet offers his solution to the identity controvesy, detailing the course of his detection along the way.moreless
  • An American Odyssey [Part I]
    An entertaining, touching and colorful half hour with folk-singing, raconteur Stevenson Phillips, who has gathered his material from his own childhood in Louisiana, and his wanderings ever since. All his tales will intrigue you, but be on the lookout for his story about "Dad," and particularly his poignant recollections of "Mr. Goldberg, the Jewish Cowboy."moreless
  • Lili Kraus
    Lili Kraus
    Episode 27
    A piano recital graces the program as Madame Lili Kraus offers works in contrast, performing Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 12" in A Major with the CBS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Alfredo Antonini in the costume of the period, as well as a modern Bartok rondo.
  • Stan Vanderbeek
    Stan Vanderbeek
    Episode 26
    Features experimental filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek, originally a member of the "underworld" cinema now studying audiovisual communication under a Rockefeller Grant.
  • Singing of Gold: Memories of a Nubian Homeland
    Another program, on memories, this time about the early years of a Nubian folk singer Hamza El Din, whose land was flooded to make way for the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Hamza El Din singing his songs of recollection on the oud, a 12-string instrument, in his native language, which will be translated and explained by actor Stevenson Phillips.moreless
  • A Woman's Place is in the ...
    The provocative title forms the basis of discussion between two opposing points of view on where a woman's place may be. The participants are Dr. Raphael Patai, visiting professor of Anthropology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, author of a collection of essays called "Women in the Modern World"; and Betty Frieden author of "The Feminine Mystique" and president of- NOW (National Organization for Women).moreless
  • Fun City, U.S.A. or The Lindsay Swing
    Offbeat, wild and novel, to say the least, Camera Three offers an original cantata for orchestra, voice and film, a collaborative effort of composer Ed Emshwiller, and producer James MacAllen, for the edification of its devoted followers. The music is performed by the CBS Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alfredo Antonini; the lyrics, made up entirely of newspaper coverage of Mayor Lindsay's term in office, is either tung of lipsynced by Corinne Curry and Jon Cypher; and the film embodies synchronized newsreel clips and footage of action in the city of New York. Tune in for the many movements of the cantata, some of which are entitled "Bike," "Be-In," "Split Fifth," and "Heat."moreless
  • Joseph Papp's Hamlet [Part II]
    "Hamlet" performed by the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre presents producer-director Joseph Papp is on again joining critics Clive Barnes of The New York Times, Alan Rich of TIME magazine and Leonard Harris of WCBS-TV. Actor Martin Sheen (Hamlet) will also be on view again for illustrative scenes from the production.moreless
  • Joseph Papp's Hamlet [Part I]
    "Hamlet" in the rock-hip version, produced and directed by Joseph Papp in his New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre, is the subject of controversy and illustration in this morning's recommended show, Mr. Papp is joined by two theater critics, Clive Barnes of The New York Times who reviewed it adversely and Alan Rich of TIME magazine who reviewed it favorably, with host James Macandrew serving as discussion moderator. Excerpts from the play will be performed by Martin Sheen (Hamlet) and Fred Warriner (Ghost).moreless
  • Lear and Stewart
    Lear and Stewart
    Episode 20
    Soprano Evelyn Lear, whose magnetic performance in the Metropolitan Opera Company's production of "Mourning Becomes Electra," was a major event of its season last year, joins her husband, opera baritone Thomas Stewart in a selection of songs by Purcell, Brahms, Schumann, Tavares, Niles, Dvorak and two American folk songs "Uncle Joe's Reel" and "Mary Ann." Of particular interest will be the comments made by these two American singers on the difference between performing in Europe and in the United States. Highlights: Song selections included are "Dein Blaues Ange", "Let Us Wander", "Mary Ann" and "Uncle Joe's Reel".moreless
  • The Dear Emotion
    The Dear Emotion
    Episode 19
    Actress Ilka Chase, appears in a one-woman show, with literary thoughts of love drawn from literature through the ages from Shakespeare to humorist Ogden Nash. Miss Chase's highly individual style, wry, witty and sometimes acid, can be readily remembered by anyone who's read her autobiography, seen her on stage 'dating back as far as 1924, on screen as recently as "Ocean's 11" and on radio and TV interview shows.moreless
  • The Photographer as Poet
    The true photo buff will want to bear Lucien Clergue, internationally famed photographer in his visit with actor-director-photographer Basil Langton, and watch an exhibit of poetic photographs as well as a short film he made about the lighthouse at Arles, France near his home. Host James Macandrew displays photographs, illustrative of Clergue's technique and shows his acclaimed documentary film "The Lighthouse at Arles".moreless
  • After the Armory Show
    This program uses the famous 1913 Armory Show exhibition of American paintings as a point of departure for a visual study of modern art in America from that date to this. Among the landmarks seen and discussed are Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase", George Bellows' "Dempsey and Firpo" and Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World".moreless
  • The Unknown Chekov
    The Unknown Chekov
    Episode 16
    A dramatization of three stories by Anton Chekov, "The Chameleon", "The Siren" and "Vanka". Actor Paul Sparer appears as Chekhov commenting on his literary career and his compassion for the serfs. All of Chekhov's work reveals the man hovering over and observing the ironies, the truths and the weaknesses of the human being in society, but the three short stories dramatized here this morning do so with such remarkable brevity. The title, "The Unknown Chekhov," refers to the analysis ottered on the life of the writer and the light it sheds on his passions and compassion for man's plight.moreless
  • Student Filmmakers
    Student Filmmakers
    Episode 15
    The work and aims of the growing number of student filmmakers is examined.
  • Picasso's Guernica
    Picasso's Guernica
    Episode 14
    The famous mural Picasso painted in 1937 to memorialize the destruction of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War at the hands of German bombers flying for Franco is the subject of this half hour. In particular, it is examined as the culmination of earlier experiments in style and content Picasso had been milking up to "Guernica."moreless
  • Salamone Rossi Hebreo
    Series enthusiasts will be most intrigued to hear the story and the music of composer-musician Salamone Rossi Hebreo, whose existence and success in the early 17th century has only recently come to light. It seems that Salamone Rossi, who lived in the independent city of Mantua, Italy, under the rule of the Gonzaga family, was a Jew who nevertheless set religious texts to music and was a favorite at the Gonzaga court. Tune in for the musical selections played by two violins, lute, recorder, harpsichord, and six vocalists, all under the direction of Fritz Rikko, who worked with historian Joel Newman to unearth the Rossi story.moreless
  • Masters of Modern Art
    The excitement, imagination and style of the artists who revolutionized the world of art in the late 19th century and became the "Masters of Modern Art" are visually glimpsed through their early work. The first cubist painting made by Picasso, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", an early Van Gogh called "Starry Night", a Matisse titled "Red Studio" and many others in this tour of the work of the founders of modern art.moreless
  • Ian Hugo
    Ian Hugo
    Episode 11
    Series enthusiasts are treated to another profile of an experimental filmmaker Ian Hugo, whose experience and training include the skill of copper engraving, which he has used in illustrating the stories and novels of Anais Nin. Now Hugo has fused engraving and filmmaking is shown in excerpts from his film "Jazz of Lights", and the whole of "Belles of Atlantis" and "Venice Etude No. 1".moreless
  • Reuben Mamoulian
    Reuben Mamoulian
    Episode 10
    Veteran theater and film buffs will be treated to a rare visit from director Reuben Mamoulian, acclaimed for such stage hits as "Porgy and Bess," "Oklahoma"' and "Carousel," and a number of films dating back to 1929. Tune in for his discussion of a remarkable career.
  • Abbey Simon
    Abbey Simon
    Episode 9
    Abbey Simon, American piano virtuoso, discusses his career and illustrates his brilliance playing Schumann's "Arabeske for Piano," Chopin's "Impromptu in A Flat Major" and Ravel's "Alborada del Gracioso" in recital.
  • Peter Whitehead
    Peter Whitehead
    Episode 8
    Film buffs are treated to a visit from a young British filmmaker Peter Whitehead, whose study of "The London Scene," was shown at the New York Film Festival this fall. Excerpts of his vivid examin ition of the new spirit among London's young people and their effect on the city's artistic expression are included in Whitehead's discussion of his venturesome career.moreless
  • Sometimes I Even Like Me [Part II]
    Another, and concluding, look at the permissive method of education at the Lewis-Wadhams School in upstate New York, an experimental school similar to the Summerhill School in England. Again, parents viewing the broadcast have only the dialog of the students and staff to ponder, without any accompanying narration or commentary.
  • Sometimes I Even Like Me [Part I]
    The first of a two-part film shot at the Lewis-Wadhams School in upstate New York, an educational experiment similar to the permissive system of England's SummerhiU School. Since there is no narration in this program and all the dialogue comes from the students and the staff in the school, parents who tune in will be in a position to make up their own minds about the attributes of so unconventional a course of study for developing the minds of their young.moreless
  • The Calypso Scene
    The Calypso Scene
    Episode 5
    Examples of method and song in the art ot Calypso singing are illustrated and discussed by two top Calypso singers. One is oldtimer Duke of Iron, the other is youthful Lord Superior and the two of them sing medleys and songs composed just for this program along with established numbers like "Don't Stop the Carnival", "Ugly Woman" and "Roosevelt in Trinidad".moreless
  • Jefferson Between Summer and Lewis
    The title refers to a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, an area of disadvantaged kids and racial unrest. Camera Three focuses its attention today on an attempt being made by the Police Athletic League to add dignify and fun to the scene for a one-day festival of activity. The dignity is provided by a traveling exhibit prepared by the "Negro Heritage" group of pictures of famous Negroes in history, and the fun is offered in dances, songs, skits and sports with the kids of the block participating.moreless
  • Mutoscope
    Episode 3
    Enthusiastic movie buffs and their fellow historians will probably be intrigued by artist-filmmaker Douglass Crockwell's visit to Camera Three. Douglass Crockwell is a collector of Mutascopes - they're those turn-of-the-century penny-a-reel machines which unreeled cards at the turn-of-a-crank. Fascinated by these forerunners of the motion pictures we know, Mr. Crockwell's examples of old Mutascopes and those he's been inspired to build himself provide some offbeat entertainment.moreless
  • Politics and the Performing Arts in Latin America
    Theatre buffs and series fans should tune-in for a unique discussion on contemporary Latin American theatre, its problems and developments by active experts in the field. Jose Vazquez-Amaral, professor of romance languages at Bulgers University, leads the group of Latin American guests. Rio drama critic Mrs. Carneiro De Mendonca of Brazil; actor-director Agustin Sire of Chile: theatre and TV director Fernando Samillan of Peru; and playwright-actor Fernando Gonzales Cajino from Colombia.moreless
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Episode 1
    Leonard Cohen, Canadian-born novelist-poet, now folk-music enthusiast, visits with program hosts James Macandrews and takes the opportunity to illustrate his latest talent by singing his theme song, "Suzanne." Leonard Cohen also reads excerpts from his poetry and prose book "Beautiful Losers", discusses his Canadian childhood and comes back to his new love, writing and singing folk songs.moreless