Camera Three - Season 22

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Bando Tamasaburo
    Bando Tamasaburo
    Episode 45
    Bando Tamasaburo, an actor of the Kabuki classical theater in Japan who specializes in onnagata the art of performing women's roles, is profiled.
  • Let Them Eat Pasta
    Let Them Eat Pasta
    Episode 44
    Chef Anna Teresa Callen presents the history of pasta and offers a variety of recipes, including noodles layered with mozzarella, meatballs, eggs and prosciutto. Pasta in all its forms is today's subject. Hostess Anna Teresa Callen, who has-been cooking, studying and eating pasta ever since she was a ehild in her naive Italy provides careful cooking lessons for all sorts of pasta dishes.moreless
  • Mahler in New York [Part II]
    Part II. In the concluding chapter on Gustav Mahler's musical life in New York, his work as music director of the New York Philharmonic is examined, as well as songs Mahler wrote lor his wife, Alma. They are sung by soprano Janis Pern, accompanied by pianist Wayne Sanders. Pierre Boulez who resigned only recently as music director of the New York Philharmonic, makes a special appearance on the show with his commentary on Mahler.moreless
  • Mahler in New York [Part I]
    The first of this two-part program on the great musical composer Gustav Mahler, who spent the last four years of his life (1907-1911) in New York City, deals with his two-year association with the Metropolitan Opera. James Levine, the current music director of the Met, discusses Mahler's work, while pianist Robert de Gaetano and members of the Manhattan String Quartet perform an early composition written by Mahler when he was 17 years old.moreless
  • Oskar Fischinger: Film Artist
    Exploration of the film work of the painter, engineer, animator and film artist Oskar Fischinger, with many examples and commentary by his widow, William Moritz who has spent years cataloguing his work, and animator John Canemaker.
  • Tribute to Charles Tomlinson Griffes
    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ned Rorem hosts a tribute to the late American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes. Griffes who died in 1920 was best known for his compositions "The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan" and "The White Peacock" but much of his music is rarely heard. On this program "Camera Three" presents some of Griffes' little-known compositions, including the unpublished "Three Tone Pictures". Other works to be performed are "Scherzo for Piano" played by American concert pianist Robert de Gaetano and "Two Sketches for String Quartet Based on Indian Themes" sung by tenor Paul Speery, who is accompanied by Martin Katz at the piano. Griffes died after only a dozen creative years, yet his music spanned many styles. One critic wrote, "It was Griffes' ability to assimilate the best around him and stamp it with his own power of expression and individuality."moreless
  • The Grass Harp
    The Grass Harp
    Episode 39
    Truman Capote's story, set to music by Claibe Richardson and adapted for the stage by Kenward Elmslie who wrote the book and the lyrics is performed in excerpts by Ruth Ford and Carol Brice both of whom appeared in the original Broadway production. Although it received critical praise when it opened in New York City back in 1971, the play closed after seven performances.moreless
  • In the Country of Tennessee Williams
    Today's program will present an original one-act play chronicling the artistic development of playwright Tennessee Williams, drawing upon Williams' own work and the works of others who influenced him.
  • The Heyday of the Lute
    Lutanist Paul O'Dette explains on the broadcast how Moorish invaders introduced the lute to Europe as early as the 9th Century and how the instrument was successfully adapted, in the 16th and 17th centuries, particularly in Venice and England.
  • Survival of an Instinct
    "Survival of an Instinct: Exploring With Darwin's Great-Grandson." Naturalist Charles Darwin's descendant, Quentin Keynes, an anlhropoligist, film maker and lecturer, has roamed the world for 20 years filming some of the world's most beautiful and treasured wildlife. Highlights of a film he made while retracing Darwin's journey of "The Beagle," to the Galapagos Islands are shown.moreless
  • The New York Vocal Arts Ensemble
    The program will include instrumental quartets, vocal quartets and a quartet for voices and instruments together. The New York Vocal Arts Ensemble will perform, in Russian selections from "Seven Vocal Quartets, Opus 59." as written by the 19th century Russian Composer Cesar Cui. These pieces are rarely performed in the west and probably have never before been performed on television. The American String Quartet will perform a movement from Mendelssohn's "String Quartet, Opus 12." Then the two groups will join forces as they perform Beethoven's brilliant octet "Elegiac Song Sanfit Wie Du Lebtest".moreless
  • A Court of Solo [Part II]
    "Sons and Others" The concluding study of the ancient Javanese culture, begun here last week with glimpses of remaining ceremonies and dances in the court of Mangkunegoro VIII, turns today to examination of the next generation. Crown. Prince Radityo, age 34, destined to be the next king, works as a businessman in recognition of the changing economic world of Asian royalty; and his younger brother, Prince Heruwasto, age 15, who is nevertheless a devoted and dedicated classical dancer.moreless
  • A Court of Solo [Part I]
    "A Court of Solo " Part I. "The King and Queen." This consistently enterprising series turns to Indonesia and the ancient Javanese culture whose vestiges remain in its ceremonies and dances, as practiced in the court of Mangkunegoro VIII and his wife.
  • The Age of Eleanor of Aquitaine [Part II]
    Part two of this study of authentic 12th Century medieval music, performed by the Waverly Consort singers and performers at The Cloisters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, displays the musical tone of an era dominated by the Crusades as well as the style of the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings and mother of two monarchs.moreless
  • The First Troubadors [Part I]
    This program the first of two-parts concentrates on the poems composed by Guilhem VII, the Count of Poitou who spoke of love and war in the melodious language of Southern France. The music will be performed by the Waverly Consort.
  • Nicholas Ray
    Nicholas Ray
    Episode 30
    Film director Nicholas Ray, whose work includes such movies as "Rebel Without a Cause," "Knock on Any Door," and "They Live By Night." is featured. In addition to showing clips from some of his films on the show, Ray will be interviewed by film critic Cliff Jahr.
  • Facade
    Episode 29
    "Facade" one of the earliest and most popular works of British composer Sir William Walton will be presented along with poems by Dame Edith Sitwell recited by Felicia Montealgre and Michael Wagner with the CBS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Terrill Jory.
  • Twenty Five Years of the Circle in the Square [Part III]
    This program is the third part of a three-part series about the theater group that pioneered "off-Broadway." This program also includes performance excerpts from Ibsen's "Lady from the Sea" with Vanessa Redgrave and Pat Hingle.
  • Twenty Five Years of the Circle in the Square [Part II]
    This is the second part of a three part series about The Circle in the Square, a celebration of 25 years of the theater and the stars that began there. On this program Colleen Dewhurst and James Earl Jones join Margaret Croyden, theater writer and critic. Includes performance excerpts.
  • Twenty Five Years of the Circle in the Square [Part I]
    This program is the first of a three-part series on New York City's famous and enduring theater, The Circle in the Square. On this program Margaret Croyden interviews Ted Mann, founder of the Circle in the Square, and stars Dustin Hoffman and George C. Scott who got their start there. Includes performance excerpts.moreless
  • Samuel Barber, Happy Birthday!
    On his 67th birthday a group of musicians who are friends of the eminent composer Samuel Barber gather in his apartment with him and celebrate with performances from his work. Mr. Barber talks about his life and shows photographs illustrating his career. A rare recording of Barber himself singing an excerpt from "Dover Beach" is included.moreless
  • Yale Repertory Theater [Part II]
    Second program in a two-part series on The Yale Repertory Theater, which is connected to The Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT. Additional information may be seen in the summary for part 1 of this two-part series.
  • Yale Repertory Theater [Part I]
    First program in a two-part series on The Yale Repertory Theater, which is connected to The Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT. Margaret Croyden interviews actor/director Alvin Epstein, dancer Carmen DeLavallade, and discusses the dynamics of a university-connected repertory theater with critic Richard Gilman and the head of the Yale Drama School, Robert Brustein. Filmed on location in New Haven, CT.moreless
  • Thomas Pasatieri
    Thomas Pasatieri
    Episode 22
    Thomas Pasatieri, 30, composer of 13 operas, accompanies excerpts from three of his works at the piano himself in a rare showcase of his operatic compositions. On hand to sing a solo from "Black Widow," is soprano Joanna Simon; while Catherine Malfitano and Brent Ellis sing a duet from "The Seagull"; and Malfitano, Ellis and Elaine Bonazzi sing a trio from "Washington Square."moreless
  • The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Ensemble
    With ballet so vital a force on the performing arts scene today, this opportunity to meet still another company should be a welcome treat to the ballet buffs among you. The group is a 14-member dance troupe drawn from the Metropolitan Opera Company called the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Ensemble, whose artistic director, Norbert Vesak, appears and talks about the group, which was formed in 1976. The Ensemble itself performs excerpts from Fokine's "Carnaval'' ballet; and two of Vesak's ballets, "Die Fledermaus Variations" and "What to Do Until the Messiah Comes."moreless
  • Artist Robert Indiana
    This enterprising series once again offers us a glimpse of a contemporary artist, this time through a profile of American Robert Indiana, whose sculpture '"Love" has been used on posters and even on a US postage stamp. The work of pop artist Indiana, shown in a film introduced by the formidable sculptor Louise Nevelson. with music by Virgil Thomson, is given an admirable showcase here.moreless
  • Peter Brook [Part II]
    Part II. As he did in part one, Mr. Brook continues to explain the origins of his exercises, their values, and the necessity for perfecting them He goes on to explore the differences between his acting exercises, with other forms of training for actors, and asks the audience to join in the exercises.moreless
  • Peter Brook [Part I]
    Theater buffs, drama students, and anyone interested in an experimental approach to the performing arts should tune in for this two-part profile of theatrical director extraordinaire, Peter Brook, best known in this country for his fabulously sensational direction of "Marat-Sade," and his daringly unconventional production of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream." The focus of this two-parter is on Mr Brook s work with his International Center of Theater Research, which he established in Paris back in 1970, and whose work he has taken on tour all over the world. This morning we are introduced to aspects of his performances given at the Brooklyn, New York, Academy of Music, through a discussion by Mr Brook, a demonstration of his exercises, and a choral improvisation by Elizabeth Swados.moreless
  • A Voice From Soviet Russia
    The premiere of contemporary Soviet composer Alexander Lokshin's Symphony No. 5, outside Russia, will be performed by the CBS Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, who emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1975. Alan Titus, a brilliant baritone from the New York City Opera company, is the featured soloist.moreless
  • A Musical Celebration of the Gospel [Part II]
    Al Carmines, minister of the Judson Memorial Church 10 New York City. concludes two-part musical celebration of the gospel with a show that mixes sucii musical styles as cfcarch. country and cabaret along with a happy approach to the sounds of gospel masse. Whether or not you missed part one last week, tune in and watch Carmines lead his cast of performers to his version of the Christmas story.moreless
  • A Musical Celebration of the Gospel [Part I]
    Al Carmines, minister of the Judson Memorial Church in New York City, presents this two-part program on the many styles he feels the gospels can be performed church, country, cabaret with reverence and casual attitudes intermixed. In addition to the musical sounds, the show also includes colorful dances choreographed by Dan Wagoner and David Vaughn, with Mr. Carmines at the piano.moreless
  • Peter Bogdanovich
    Peter Bogdanovich
    Episode 14
    Motion picture director Peter Bogdanovich remembered best as the director of "The Last Picture Show" and "What's Up Doc?" talks about his work with Charles Michener of Newsweek magazine. He's especially eager to discuss the sources for his upcoming film "Nickelodeon" which stars Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal and Burt Reynolds and deals with the early days of movie-making.moreless
  • Antonio Gaudi [Part II]
    Part II of the program's profile of the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi concludes with commentary by people connected with the art world on the influence of Gaudi's unusual work has had on the generations which have succeeded him. Among those participants are James Johnson Sweeney, Jose Luis Sert, Julian Levy, George Collings and Judith Rohrer.moreless
  • Antonio Gaudi [Part I]
    First of a two-part profile ot architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926), a native of Catalonia. Spain, whose work, once seen, can never he forgotten for its fantastic vision and remarkable if unconventional beauty is seen in a tour of some of his buildings in Barcelona.
  • The Life of Stephen Foster
    Composer Stephen Foster is remembered in a dramatization of his last unhappy days before his death in an accident at the age of 37. A highlight of the half-hour is the performance at the piano of a number of Foster songs.
  • Philip Johnson [Part III]
    Part III The closing chapter of a three-part study on master architect Philip Johnson. Not only is his work fascinating in and of itself, but Mr. Johnson, articulate individualist that he is will fascinate you with his candor and imagination as parts one and two are reviewed, followed by a glimpse of Mr. Johnson's town house in Manhattan's Turtle Bay section and some insight into the man's philosophic theories about the future of architecture.moreless
  • Philip Johnson [Part II]
    Part II of the master architect, Philip Johnson, be sure to tune in today for this delightfully articulate, charming, and enthusiastic 70-year-old individualist. Some of the time you'll be seeing his famous glass house home in New Canaan, Conn., and his sculpture garden there. But a major part of the show will offer a close look at his highly touted Pennsoil Building in Houston, Texas.moreless
  • Philip Johnson [Part I]
    Philip Johnson, master architect, is the subject of a three-part study, of which this is part one. Mr. Johnson, 70, is not only a busy member of his profession, but he is at the peak of his career and recognized as one of the leading American architects of our time. Tune in for a profile of this charming, creative man, being interviewed by the founder of the arts magazine, L'Oeil Rosamond Bernier, in his office in the Seagram Building in New York City, in his famous "glass house" in New Canaan, Conn., and in his Manhattan town house.moreless
  • Portrait of Poe
    Portrait of Poe
    Episode 7
    Actor Jerry Rockwood, performs a one-man show portraying famous poet Edgar Allan Poe, who not only plays the poet, but has selected the extracts from Poe's letters, stories and poems that represent the man of many moods, contradictions and extremes we know Poe to have been. Anyone who has been haunted by the rhythm, the yearnings and the mystery of such poems as "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven", and been frightened by some of his horror stories, will want to tune in for Mr. Rockwood's well-researched one-man show.moreless
  • Janos Starker: Three Centuries of the Cello
    Janos Starker performs several pieces for unaccompanied cello: portions of Bach's "Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in C Major", Boccherini's "Sonata in A Major", Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals", Schumann's "Abendied", Popper's "Tarantella" and "Roumanina Dances" by Bartok.
  • Campaign Songs
    Campaign Songs
    Episode 5
    A musical salute to the 1976 Presidential campaign, with Howard Da Silva as host, but it's main delight lies in its recall of campaign songs of the past beginning with the very first one, "For Jefferson and Liberty," and digging up such treasures as "Get on the Raft with Taft" in 1903; "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge" in 1924, and "Wilson, That's All" in 1912. DaSilva and some of his cronies branching in the neighborhood local political club, the setting of the show, reminisce about the American process of electing a chief executive, while savoring such goodies as bagels and lox, sausages and scrambled eggs, Irish soda bread and lasagna.moreless
  • Artur Rodzinski: A Life in Music
    Profile of the internationally reknowned conductor, with photographs illustrating his life. The perspective is that of his widow Halina Rodzinski, whose book "Our Two Lives" discribes his difficult personality and brilliant career. His son Richard Rodzinski now, artistic administrator at the Metropolitan Opera also speaks about his father's life.
  • Bernard Herrmann
    Bernard Herrmann
    Episode 3
    Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975), whose motion picture scores for such movies as "North By Northwest," "Psycho," and "Taxi Driver," to say nothing of his early scores for "Citizen Kane" and "Jane Eyre," is the subject of this profile, enhanced by film clips as well as commentary by music professor at the University of Southern Californian David Raksin. Incidentally Raksin has a few memorable movie scores, of his own to his credit "Laura" and "The Bad and the Beautiful."moreless
  • he Cradle Will Rock [Part II]
    Part two of this colorful study of the late American composer, Marc Blitzstein, recalls the extraordinary opening night of his 1937 music drama, "The Cradle Will Rock," during which actor Howard DaSilva recreates the role he originated, that of Larry Foreman. Whether or not you saw part one last week, hearing excerpts fron "The Cradle Will Rock," and listening to DaSilva's recollections are definitely worth your while.moreless
  • The Cradle Will Rock [Part I]
    Tribute for the late American composer, Marc Blitzstein, who was murdered in Martinique back in 1964, at the age of 58, just as he was on the brink of writing an opera commissioned by the Metropolitan, on the Sacco and Vanzetti case. During the course of this two-parter, friends and people who've been close to his work, recall the man and his talents, while performers, including Howard Da Silva who re-creates his role of Larry Foreman in the original production of "The Cradle Will Rock" in 1937, sing some of the songs from Blitzstein works . . . "No for an Answer," "Daarlin' June," "Regina."moreless