Camera Three - Season 18

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • A Conversation with the Lord Chancellor of England
    As Lord Chancellor of England, Lord Hailsham's duties combine the responsibilities of our Chief Justice of the United States and our Attorney General. It is, therefore, of great interest to listen to Lord Hailsham's description of his office which he, apparently, believes to have as its base the "separation of powers" in the English government. Tune in for this interview, filmed last December in England, with British journalist Sheridan Morley.moreless
  • The Geography of Schizophrenia [Part II]
    Dr. Humphrey Osmond, an esteemed and internationally recognized authority on. schizophrenia, continues his exploration of tbe subject with. Dr. Paul Gillette, psychologist, novelist and journalist.
  • The Geography of Schizophrenia [Part I]
    First of a two-part discussion on schizophrenia, a mental disorder which is frequently misunderstood because of its complexity, features a conversation on the nature of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, by Dr. Humphrey Osmond, an authority on schizophrenia and hallucinations, and Dr. Paul Gillette, psychologist, novelist and journalist on medical research and psychiatry.moreless
  • Lots of Fun at Finnegan's Wake
    Fans of both James Joyce's literary genius and Anthony Burgess' explosive writing style will enjoy this unique outing in which Burgess examines James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake" in an Irish pub setting.
  • A Rememberance of Edward Steichen
    Photographer Edward Steichen was considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best, photographers in the world. He died this year at the age of 93, prompting Camera Three to edit a film portrait produced when he was 86 and present it here. Many of Steichen's best known portraits are shown in this fitting tribute to his talent and genius.moreless
  • The Greeks Had a Word For It
    "Eros," the love of passion and longing, is dramatized in scenes and poems from classic Greek literature, in "The Greeks Had a Word For It," to be presented on Camera Three. Love poetry by Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, Plato, Aristophanes and others fourline poems and whole scense are presented in dramatic readings, and in song and theatrical performance by Leo Aylen and Annette Battam Aylen. All the dramatizations portrays love.moreless
  • Why the Greeks?
    Why the Greeks?
    Episode 33
    The amazing staying power of the classic Greek poets, whose relevance and insight have been "rediscovered" time and time again throughout history, is discussed.
  • To Sarah Lee
    To Sarah Lee
    Episode 32
    A short film about life in Texas along Highway 90. The film, directed by Richard Black and produced by Peter Gill, is a portrail of man on the land, and evokes that quality of wide-open space that makes man feel so small in relationship to his surroundings, yet so large within himself. Black and Gill collected the materials for his film in several months of living and working along Highway 90 with their crew. In this Camera Three broadcast, the young filmmakers briefly explain their intentions and techniques in making the film.moreless
  • Conversations About Theater [Part II]
    English director Peter Brook discusses the recent tour of his international theater company through Africa in conclusion of a two part series.
  • Conversations About Theater [Part I]
    This two-part program is aimed specifically at the nature, styles and forms of the experimental theatre as demonstrated by the creative designs - and philosophies of two directors of international note. This morning, the avant garde director of the Polish Laboratory Theater, Jerzy Grotowski talks to theater critic Margaret Croyden about his work and his reactions to wandering about the U.S. on foot and by car.moreless
  • An Interview with George Dunning
    Students of animation in films, the film buffs as well, will want to tune in and hear George Dunning, animator and director of the film "Yellow Submarine," starring the Beatles. During the course of this interview, filmed in London, Mr. Dunning talks about the art and technique of film animation, both of which are illustrated in a film short he made called "Damon," shown on the broadcast.moreless
  • The MJQ (Modern Jazz Quartet): Flavors of the Old and the New
    On the occasion of its 20th anniversary broadcast this morning, Camera Three presents the Modern Jazz Quartet in a program of music representing the old and the new. On the one hand, mere are two traditional pieces by the quartet's vibraharpist Milt Jackson and an ultra-modern work called "Visitors From Space," by the quartet's John Lewis (pianist and harpsichordist).moreless
  • Sarah Loves Opera Loves Sarah
    The Sarah involved is Sarah Caldwell, director of the Opera Company of Boston, who is rarely spoken of without the word "dynamic." Opera buffs will be particularly intrigued to see the company at work and listen to the tireless and creative Miss Caldwell.
  • A Renaissance of Lute Song
    The long, rich tradition old music and vocal literature for the lute is explored by eminent lutanist Rodrigo de Zayas and his wife mezzo-soprano Anne Perret.
  • Bunraku: Japan's Classical Puppet Theatre
    A glimpse of the art of puppetry as practiced by Japan's Classical Puppet Theatre. The puppets themselves seem to be capable of the most extraordinary lifelike motions, even while the men who operate them are clearly in view of the audience. A comedy about a man fishing for a beautiful woman in a river is told in puppetry.moreless
  • Leni Riefenstahl [Part II]
    The conclusion of a program with German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl who recalls the making of "Olympiad," her 1936 documentary on the Berlin Olympics. Also: excerpts from the film's high-diving segment. This is the Munich interview with Leni Riefenstahl, the film director whose documentary classics of the 1930s were greeted with acclaim and angry controversy, particularly her pro-Nazi documentary called "Triumph of the Will."moreless
  • Leni Riefenstahl [Part I]
    A profile of Leni Riefenstahl, a documentarian and one-time propagandist for the Nazis. In the first of two shows, she reflects on the making of "Triumph of the Will" (1934), her record of a massive rally for Hitler at Nuremberg; and looks back on her early career. Clips from Riefenstahl's films are shown. Leni Riefenstahl, controversial filmmaker and actress, best known in this country for her documentary study of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and censured the world over tor her film on Hitler's National Socialist rally in Nuremberg in 1934, is the subject of a two-part study beginning today on Camara Three. Both programs offer a review of her work as an actress in the 1920s, as a brilliant maker of documentary films and an interview by writer Stephan Chodorov filmed in Munich.moreless
  • Speed Reading: Sense or Nonsense
    Three experts on speed reading techniques Ronald Carver, experimental psychologist; Professor James I. Brown of the University of Minnesota; and Lenore Ringler, professor of Educational Psychology at New York University - talk about the speed reading craze and the results and value of the techniques involved, in this provocative half-hour.
  • The Filming of Godspell
    Theatergoers and film buffs' will be particularly interested in hearing about the problems and opportunities involved in transferring an Off-broadway musical to a film, from author John-Michael Tebelak, "Godspell's" composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and the film director David Greene.
  • Souvenir: Eleanora Duse
    Two famous actresses, Eva LeGallienne, who actually knew Duse well, and Julie Harris, discuss the-talents, the technique and the life of one of the legendary actresses of all time - Eleanora Duse (1859-1924). Theater buffs will be particularly interested in the photographs as well as the excerpts of a 1916 film ("Cenere") which will be shown.moreless
  • Sivuca!
    Episode 19
    Brazilian musician Sivuca, a composer-singer and guitar-harmonica-and-piano player talks about his life and his career as a musician who taught himself all he knows about music. He plays on his own and with his drum-bass-flute-percussion group.
  • Dances of Bali
    Dances of Bali
    Episode 18
    Balinese dancers and Indonesian music are featured, including a dance of bees, a demon dance and an imitation of musical instruments. Faubion Bowers discusses the art form with Sukraka and Raka.
  • Conversation: Joseph Chaikin and R.D. Laing
    Radical psychoanalyst R.D. Laing and experimental theater director Joseph Chaikin discuss personal freedom. Dr. R.D. Laing, the brilliant Scottish psychoanalyst whose writings about his unorthodox methods of treatment have created both interest and controversy, is heard here this morning in conversation with an avantgarde theater director, Joseph Chaikin, head of an experimental group in New York.moreless
  • Words and Music by Noel Coward
    The current hit off-Broadway revue "Oh, Coward!" with Roderick Cook, Barbara Cason and Jamie Ross are an ingratiating trio of interpreters of some of Cowards' most witty and sophisticated songs.
  • Michel Beroff Plays Olivier Messian
    Students of contemporary music and concert-goers generally will want to tune in for a rare half hour. Pierre Boulez, music director of the New York Philharmonic and an enthusiastic exponent of the modern school, will offer the background commentary on the work of composer Olivier Messiann, called "Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant Jesus," portions of which the young French pianist Michel Beroff, will play. Composer, pianist and commentator are all French musicians who have been greatly affected by one another.moreless
  • The Darpana Dance Company of India
    This performance of Indian dances illustrates modern and traditional themes and techniques. Critic Faubion Bowers offers his commentary and interviews Mrinalni Sarabai, the star and choreographer of the contemporary ballet based on a 5,000-year-old hymn.
  • King of Ragtime
    King of Ragtime
    Episode 13
    Scott Joplin (1868-1917), his music and his life are evoked through the playing of pianist Eubie Blake, composer Joshua Rifkin and singer Harold Cromer, as well as pictures of Joplin, born near Texarkana into the family of a freed slave. Some of his marvelous tunes, including "Maple Leaf Rag," and "Pineapple Rag Song," will delight any lover of the ragtime beat.moreless
  • Gisela May: Reflections on the Theater of Brecht
    Gisela May, star of the Berliner Ensemble founded by the famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht, discusses the kind of theater the ensemble was, both as to its acting style and political satirical content, and performs a number of songs including the title song from "Mother Courage" in German.
  • The Four Note Opera
    The Four Note Opera
    Episode 11
    Excerpts from "The Four Note Opera," by Tom Johnson, are performed In recital style by baritone Anthony Falco, tenor Roger Owen Quids, contralto Martha Novick and soprano Julie Kennedy. Eric Steinman conducts from the piano. This is a satire of classical opera and the four notes sung are literally, a, b, d, and e.moreless
  • Diane Arbus: Going Where I've Never Been
    The work of photographer Diane Arbus as explained by her daughter Doon, friends, critics, and her own words as recorded in her journals. Interview with Lisette Model, Diane's teacher and John Szarkowski director of Museum of Modern Art. Illustrated with many of her photographs.
  • Alicia de Larrocha with Mozart's Piano Concerto
    Virtuoso pianist Alicia de Larrocha is the guest, offering music lovers a very special treat. She will perform Mozart's Concerto 27 in B Flat, as soloist with the CBS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Sergiu Comissiona, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
  • Theater Laboratoire Vicinal from Brussels
    This visiting experimental theater group of Brussels offers students of the theater and avant-garde enthusiasts, another example of offbeat dramatic expression, placing its accent on gesture. The group presents an excerpt from their Off-Broadway production called "Tramp."
  • Judith Blegen in Concert
    An unusual half-hour visit with Judith Blegen, Metropolitan Opera soprano, who will not only sing two songs by Debussy, but also be accompanied by members of her musical family. Miss Blegen's sister Barbara Blegen Brown will assist her at the piano and her brother Halward Blegen will play the trumpet while the CBS Chamber Orchestra performs under the direction of Alfredo Antonini. In view of the Blegen family's musical background, Judith Blegen and her sister Barbara will talk about their lives with their violinist mother and instrumentalist father.moreless
  • The Time Stop and Other Times [Part II]
    For the second half of this two-part series on the art and history of tap dancing, tune in for performances by dancers in what they call a "challenge round." What it involves is a specialty routine by each of six dancers - Buster Brown, Ralph Brown, Bert Gibson, Chuck Green, Fred Kelly and Jimmy Slydes all of them former vaudeville and nightclub performers, currently, appearing in Leticia Jay's "Tap Happening" revue.moreless
  • The Time Stop and Other Times [Part I]
    First of a two-part study of the art and history of tap dancing should find viewers beating time at home. Brought to life via film clips that gp back to the turn-of-the-century as well as the 1930s, tap dancing styles and rhythms also will be demonstrated by Ralph Brown and Chuck Green, performers from the current production of Leticia Jay's "Tap Happening" revue in New York City.moreless
  • Notes on the Making of a Political Documentary [Part II]
    German film director Marcel Ophuls and CBS News producer Perry Wolff continue their illustrated discussion of political and historical documentaries with special emphasis on Ophuls' masterful four-and-a-half-hour film about the fall of France in World War II, "The Sorrow and the Pity," which has been hailed for its candor and its clarity everywhere it has been shown.moreless
  • Notes on the Making of a Political Documentary [Part I]
    The first of a thoughtful two-part discussion with German film director Marcel Ophuls, who evaluates the many aspects which go into making political and historical documentaries, like his widely acclaimed "The Sorrow and the Pity" which chronicles the fall of France in World War II. Scenes from the award-winning documentary will be shown.moreless
  • Boulez: A New Season [Part II]
    Boulez rehearses and conducts a chamber orchestra in Stravinsky's "Concertino", and discusses the work with Michael Tilson Thomas. "Concertino" has the unusual distinction of having been written by Stravinsky as a string quartet and later reworked by the composer as a chamber piece.
  • Boulez: A New Season [Part I]
    Part one of a two-part visit with Pierre Boulez, music director of the New York Philharmonic, includes a conversation between the controversial conductor and Michael Tilson Thomas, the 25-year-old music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conductor of the Boston Symphony; plus scenes of Boulez rehearsing with the New York Philharmonic and a performance of the overture to "L'Incontro Improviso," a little heard opera by Haydn.moreless