Camera Three - Season 15

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Future Shock
    Future Shock
    Episode 46
    Alvin Toffler, former editor of Fortune Magazine and currently Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, discusses his new book, "Future Shock," with Dr. Robert Maston, director of Educational Technology and Training at Bay-Tech Associates in Maryland. Tune in for their explanations and reactions to the basic theory propounded in Mr. Toffler's book namely - that our society is adapt so rapidly to technological and forced to numerous communications advances, people may simply be thrown into a state of shock as a result.moreless
  • Aspects of the Classical Guitar
    Virtuoso guitarist Oscar Ghiglia returns to Camera Three for another illustrated study of his instrument. Show highlights include his renditions of works by Bach, DeFalla and Tedesco, as well as his accompaniment for soprano Sharon de Fremery's Spanish folk songs by DeFalla, and for flutist Julius Baker playing a piece by Ibert.moreless
  • The Strawberry Statement
    James Kunen, author of the book "The Strawberry Statement", about the Columbia campus revolt of 1968 written from the vantage point of a Columbia student; and playwright Israel Horovitz who wrote the screen adaptation for the movie of the same name; join film critis Joseph Gelmis for a discussion of the controversial film, its merits and relevance.moreless
  • Gloria Davy
    Gloria Davy
    Episode 43
    American soprano Gloria Davy, who was trained at the Juilliard School of Music in New York but made her name in Europe at La Schala in Milan, the State Opera in Vienna, at Covenl Garden in London and the Deutsch Opera in Berlin, discussed her career and sings as well. Songs by Debussy, Ginastera and from "Porgy and Bess" - in which she toured are included.moreless
  • Aspects of the New Consciousness: Materialism vs. Spiritualism
    Alan Watts author of several books on the philosophy and psychology of religion and an interpreter of Eastern thought, moderates a seminar-like examination by a group of young people on the individual in society. Materialism and spiritualism are discussed in this second of two programs on Eastern philosophy. Author Alan Watt and a panel of youths also talk about different values stressed in the West and in the Orient.moreless
  • Aspects of the New Consciousness: Who Am I?
    Author Alan Watts moderates youth seminars examing the individual this week the question is "Who Am I?".
  • Western Eye on Eastern Thought
    There have been plenty of discussions about the influence of certain eastern philosophies such as Zen and Yoga, but: the plain truth is that most of us do not really know anything about what they really mean. Via film and discussion, cinematographer Elda Hartley and expert Faubion Bowers try to throw some light on this fascinating subject.moreless
  • Ulalume
    Episode 39
    This is the second of the two-parter on Edgar Allan Poe. Once again actor-writer Geddeth Smith is the host and he uses the actual works of the famed American genius to help dramatize the story of the man's life.
  • Israfel
    Episode 38
    This is the first part of a two-part biographical study of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America's literary giants, celebrated equally for his poems and his prose. Actor-writer Geddeth Smith has chosen to focus on some of Poe's lesser known poems, such as the "Israfel" of the title, to shed some further light on Poe and his state of mind.moreless
  • Marilyn Horne: Baroque Opera
    Marilyn Horne sings three arias from Handel's "Rodelina", conducted by her husband, Henry Lewis. Discussion of the works and the difficulties of baroque opera with Boston Globe music critic, Michael Steinberg.
  • Can You Save the World?
    Dr. Humphrey Osmond, British physician and philosopher, embarked on an S.O.S. (Save Our Species) crusade, discusses the ecological problem man has almost brought upon the world, and the terms upon which mankind will have to meet the future.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Alternatives
    Talented folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, perhaps best described as a singing spokesman for her people, the American Indians, spends most of the program singing and talking about the plight of the Indians in this country and the possible alternatives open to them. Highlights: Among the numbers she performs are "Now That The Buffalo Are Gone," "Suffer the Little Children" and "The Fishing Rights Song."moreless
  • African Sculpture [Part II]
    Continuation of a two part series on values and relationships in African art. "Dynamic Expression" is explored by LIFE magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon who has had a lifelong interest in the subject and owns a considerable collection. Discussion illustrated with many examples of African art, including masks, ceremonial items, statues.
  • African Sculpture [Part I]
    First part of a two-part series on values and relationships in African art. "Glorious Past" is explored by LIFE magazine photographer Elliot Elisofon who has had a lifelong interest in the subject and owns a considerable collection. Discussion illustrated with many examples of African art, including masks, ceremonial items, statues. Film clips illustrate some aspects of African dance. Also appearing on the program are Robert Thompson, a specialist in African art at Yale University and John Karr, the Ambassador from Sierra Leone.moreless
  • The Japanese Film: Illusion and Reality [Part II]
    Donald Richie, Western expert on Japanese films and currently visiting curator of film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, illustrates his talk on the influence that Japanese films have had on their country's culture, concluding his two-parter today.
  • The Japanese Film: Illusion and Reality [Part I]
    Part I. Donald Richie, visiting curator of film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and a western expert on Japanese movies, will discuss the unusual quantity and quality of Japanese films, illustrating his commentary with appropriate excerpts, in the first of a two-part study today.
  • Oscar Ghiglia
    Oscar Ghiglia
    Episode 30
    A choice musical half hour features young Italian guitarist, Oscar Ghiglia, a protege of world famous classical guitarist Andres Segovia, performing music by Bach, Vivaldi and Villa-Lobos. For the Vivaldi, the CBS Chamber Orchestra provides the accompaniment conducted by Alfredo Antonini, and for a Villa-Lobos number soprano Sharon de Fremery joins Ghiglia.moreless
  • Norman McLaren: Film Artist
    The work of avant garde filmmaker Norman McLaren of Canada is discussed. McLaren is on hand to describe his innovative techniques like "Camera-less animation" and "synthetic sound" while excerpts of his film shorts give credence to their effect. William Sloan, editor of the Film Library Quarterly and Film Director of Donnel Library, New York City also joins in on the conversation.moreless
  • Portrait of Misha Dichter
    Young Dichter, 25, made second place at the Tchaikovsky piano competition in Moscow back in 1966, and he's here today to play selections from Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Stravinsky to illustrate his talent. In addition to the musical segment of the program, Camera Three offers a short profile of Dichter's life which began with his birth in Shanghai and his entrance into the U.S. in infancy.moreless
  • Dawn Warriors
    Dawn Warriors
    Episode 27
    Interesting discussion about man's warlike nature as expressed in professor Robert Bigelow's book, "Dawn Warriors. Joining professor Bigelow who teaches zoology at the University of Canterbury in Christ-church, New Zealand, will be anthropologist Carlton Coon and host James Macandrew.
  • Richard Tucker's 25th Anniversary
    Richard Tucker sings arias with which he has long been associated, in a program celebrating his 25 years with the Met. In a conversation segment he discusses his youth and early success in opera. Performance pieces: "Cielo e mar" (Ponchielli), "Guardato pazzo son" (Puccini), "Vesti la Giubba" (Leoncavallo).
  • A Young Man's View [Part II]
    Part II. The movie, "End of the Road," the first feature film directed and co-adapted by Aram Avakian from the novel by John Earth, is the subject of discussion and analysis of contemporary attitudes in filmmaking. Joseph Gelmis, chairman of the New York Film Critics, joins Avakian and Dorothy Tritan, an actress who appears in the film.moreless
  • A Young Man's View [Part I]
    First of a two-part study of new filmmakers examines Robin Spry's film "Prologue" a fictional dramatized documentary on the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
  • Matteo and the Indo-American Dance Company
    Matteo, a dancer-choreographer with wide interests in world dance and an expert in Indian dance, gives a lecture-demonstration of Indian dance, dances several pieces, and has his troupe of young Americans perform pieces both to Indian and Western music.
  • Hundertwasser
    Episode 22
    Austrian avant-garde impressionist painter Friedrich Hundertwasser will have their horizons widened through a documentary film on the artist his work and life style, made by Ferry Radax, an Austrian director and cameraman.
  • The Raga
    The Raga
    Episode 20
    Violinist Yehudi Menuhin narrates a film exploration of the ancient Hindu musical tradition of raga. This melodic classical mode of music is a series of five or more musical notes upon which a melody is made.
  • Jerzy Grotowski [Part II]
    Controversial director and co-founder of the Polish Laboratory Theater, Jerzy Grotowski whose avant-garde philosophy of theater production was on display in New York only to limited audiences during his recent tour, again is interviewed. Margaret Croyden, professor of literature at Jersey City State College conducts the interview with Grotowski in English, but the director who will speak in French, will be heard in simultaneous translation by Jacques Chwat.moreless
  • Jerzy Grotowski [Part I]
    Part I. Theatre buff's are offered an unusual opportunity this morning with the first of a two-part interview of Jerszy Grotowski, founder and director of the Polish Laboratory Theatre, an avant garde theatre whose productions involve the audience almost as much as the actors on stage. Whether or not you've heard of him before, Mr. Grotowski's extraordinary views on his theatre and theatre overall may provoke your interest even if not your assent.moreless
  • The Theater of the Deaf [Part II]
    Conclusion. Program is concerned with the individuals of the Little Theatre of the Deaf, the company's small permanent touring group. Included a performance of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland."
  • The Theater of the Deaf [Part I]
    The Theater of the Deaf: The Little Theater [Part I]. The Theater of the Deaf, composed of young deaf actors, founded by David Hays, theater designer, operates as a division of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Foundation in Waterford, Connecticut. Here they demonstrate how they spell words, make signs, and rehearse and perform sequences of performances.moreless
  • Biography
    Episode 15
    Biographers Carlos Baker ("Ernest Hemingway, A Life Story") and Justin Kaplan ("Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain") join literary critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt for a discussion on the art of biographical writing and the variety of ways in which it can be approached.
  • The Enigma of Scriabin
    The Russian composer Scriabin never really saw his dream come true, but he visualized electronic lights playing contrapuntally to his music. Camera Three lets viewers see what he never saw, as interpreted by pianist Anton Kuerti plays some of Scriabin's Etudes and Sonatas, with choreography by Mimi Garrard and electronic effects.moreless
  • Java Diary
    Java Diary
    Episode 13
    If you're a photography enthusiast, an animal lover, and/or an armchair adventurer, you'll be intrigued by photographer Eliot Elisofon's visit to Camera Three this morning. Using color slides to illustrate his talk, Mr. Elisofon will tell you about his trek to Java on a LIFE Magazine assignment to photograph the white Javanese rhinoceros, and the hazards of jungle life that had to be dealt with to bring his task to fruition.moreless
  • Genetic Beginning
    Genetic Beginning
    Episode 12
    A threeway exchange of opinion on an issue of increasing controvery, the science of man's control of life, introduces Dr. W. French Anderson of the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Cecil B. Jacobson of George Washington University; and Albert Rosenfeld, science editor of LIFE magazine and author of the book, "The Second Genesis."moreless
  • Potboilers
    Episode 11
    A concert of virtuoso music of the 19th century of pieces that are proven crowd-pleasers and show-off compositions for performers keen on displaying their technical proficiency. Pieces include: Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy" (violin); Paganini's "Moses Fantasy" from a theme by Rossini, transcribed for the double-bass; Liszt's paraphrase of the quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto" for piano; and "Duo Concertante" by Bottesini for bass and violin. Performed by Aarond Rosan on violin, Gary Karr on double bass and Nancy Loo on piano.moreless
  • The World of Claes Oldenburg
    Claes Oldenburg, one of the leading pop artists of the 1960's specializing in the aggrandizement of ordinary objects into monster "statues," talks on camera, shows and explains some of his works, and is interviewed by Glueck.
  • Schubert's Fantaisie
    Lili Kraus performs the American premiere of a recently discovered score by Franz Schubert, the "Grazer Fantasie", and discusses musical values and the amazing fact of this "discovery" with critic Michael Steinberg of the Boston Globe. The score which was found in an attic in Austria in 1968, is believed to have been written by Schubert at age 20.moreless
  • Sonocollage
    Episode 8
    Continuing its practice of offering new cultural ideas a showcase, Camera Three's guest is artist Robert A. DeVoe. He will demontrate a combination of poetry, graphics, lighting effects and electronic music which he calls "Sonocollage."
  • Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud
    Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud, the distinguished French husband and wife acting team, recite poetry in French (subtitled) and perform a scene from Moliere's Le misanthrope. Barrault also does his famous circus horse riding pantomime. Barrault also discusses the state of the theater today.
  • Lions and Cannibals
    An examination of the cinematographic approaches and thinking of film directors Agnes Varda and Susan Sontag, both among the small group of artists represented in the prestigious seventh annual New York Film Festival. They discuss their ideas and their films with Jack Kroll, senior editor at Newsweek Magazine. Excerpts from both their films illustrate the conversation. Varda and Sontag discuss their aesthetic and the similarities in their work: both their films concern the problems of tortured personalities, politics and the grotesque in everyday matters.moreless
  • Alicia de Larrocha
    Alicia de Larrocha
    Episode 5
    Piano virtuoso Alicia de Larrocha and composer Carlos Surinach devote the half hour to the music of Spain. Miss de Larrocha plays four selections from "Theria" by Albeniz; "Evocacion", "El Puerto", "El Albaicin" and "Trina" and Surinach explains and discussed the distinguishing features of Spanish music which evoke such definite aspects of the Spanish character and people.moreless
  • Interview with Tom DeWitt
    Excerpts from the work of Tom DeWitt, avant garde film maker who has been experimenting in integrating film and video techniques. DeWitt provides explanations, speaking of his techniques, goals and ideas.
  • Inner Secrets of Kabuki
    Two of Japan's greatest classical actors, Shoroku II and Baiko VII, demonstrate the mechanics of kata motion-forms which constitute the essence of the stylization of 300-year-old Kabuki classical theater and dance. They discuss their techniques with the well-known dance and Asian arts writer Faubion Bowers.
  • Pierre Boulez [Part II]
    Last week Camera Three featured composer-conductor Pierre Boulez, who will take over Leonard Bernstein's job as music director of the New York Philharmonic in 1971, rehearsing a chamber orchestra in a piece of modern music by Arnold Schoenberg. Today Boulez joins music critic Michael Steinberg for a discussion of modern music, its history and its promise.moreless
  • Pierre Boulez [Part I]
    First of a two-part series marking Pierre Boulez' forthcoming appointment as music director of The New York Philharmonic. Performance by Boulez and a chamber orchestra of Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierre Lunaire."