Camera Three - Season 23

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  • Harold Rome's "Pins and Needles"
    7/30/78
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    Composer-lyricist Harold Rome discusses the genesis of his musical review "Pins and Needles" and its current revival.
  • Caught in the Act
    Caught in the Act
    Episode 40
    7/23/78
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    Host Howard Thompson presents Julie Kurratz and David Summers two rising young singers in their television debut.
  • Television: The First Fifty Years
    7/16/78
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    Journalists Cliff Jahr and Jeff Greenfield discuss the first half century of television.
  • A Peek at Burlesque
    A Peek at Burlesque
    Episode 38
    7/9/78
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    The history of one of America's most popular performing arts is explored with host William Green. Pictures of such performers as Gypsy Rose Lee, Phil Silvers, Sophie Tucker, Bert Lahr, and commentary by a professor who did his doctoral thesis on burlesque (obviously a man who enjoys his studies).
  • Cinema of Yugoslavia [Part II]
    7/2/78
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    Second of a two-part program. The broadcast focuses on the popularity of Yugoslav films, the film industry and the freedom from overt censorship.
  • Cinema of Yugoslavia [Part I]
    6/25/78
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    Part I of a two-part study of the emerging cinema in Yugoslavia with the film movement called novi film.
  • American Comic Strip [Part II]
    6/11/78
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    Part 2 of a two part series: a kaleidoscopic survey of American comic strip art with comments by various artists and examples of the artists at work. Host of the program is Mort Walker ("Beetle Bailey", "Hi and Lois") and president of the Museum of Cartoon Art in Rye, N.Y. "Comics" has come to mean one-panel drawings, strips with daily continuity, whole books, and several other forms, whether funny or not. This series illustrates the whole range, plus film animation as well. Part 2 dwells on the action and adventure comic.moreless
  • American Comic Strip [Part I]
    6/4/78
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    Part 1 of a two part series: a kaleidoscopic survey of American comic strip art with comments by various artists and examples of the artists at work. Host of the program is Mort Walker ("Beetle Bailey", "Hi and Lois") and president of the Museum of Cartoon Art in Rye, N.Y. "Comics" has come to mean one-panel drawings, strips with daily continuity, whole books, and several other forms, whether funny or not. This series illustrates the whole range, plus film animation as well.moreless
  • The History of the Musical Instrument
    5/26/78
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    The program explores the many aspects of the musical instrument.
  • Forward in Space and Time
    5/19/78
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    The story of the long playing record, copies of which were sent beyond the solar system.
  • Elizabeth Swados and Her Music [Part II]
    This is the second of two programs exploring the remarkable career of Elizabeth Swados. It is a study of Swados as composer, with performance examples. She is interviewed by Margaret Croyden. The two programs deal with Swados as artist, person, and participant in some of the most unusual theater projects of the decade.moreless
  • Elizabeth Swados and Her Music [Part I]
    This is the first of two programs exploring the remarkable career of Elizabeth Swados. It is a study of Swados as composer, with performance examples. She is interviewed by Margaret Croyden. The two programs deal with Swados as artist, person, and participant in some of the most unusual theater projects of the decade.moreless
  • Red Grooms and Ruckus Manhattan
    4/23/78
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    Excerpts from a film made by artist Red Grooms shows how he and co-workers created "Ruckus Manhattan", a multi-dimensional, mixed media, walk-through, polychrome sculpture of New York City exhibited in New York in 1975-1976. With an introduction, especially for this program, by Grooms.
  • No Need to Tell the Children
    4/9/78
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    Aline MacMahon hosts dramatizations of fairy tales which are then discussed by psychiatrists and psychologists.
  • Living in the Louvre
    4/2/78
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    Rosamond Bernier conducts an intimate trip into the Louvre as "habitation," a place where people actually live and lived. The director of the French state museums now resides in the Louvre and shares this first time ever visit by television. Many of the Louvre's treasures are seen, and rooms that are off limits to the public.moreless
  • Celebration of the Egg
    3/19/78
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    A celebration of the egg, nature's masterpiece. In history and to present day with an Easter Egg hunt.
  • Ram Thai-Dance Art of Thailand
    3/12/78
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    Exploration of the various types of dance in Thailand, conducted by musicologist Faubion Bowers, and illustrated with performances by dancers from royal dance school. On this program practice is seen, and close up views of exact movements and gestures. Thai dancers from the royal household, Prince Bhanupan Yugala (royal dance patron).moreless
  • The Cinema of Senegal
    3/5/78
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    Two film directors in Senegal, West Africa, Paulin Sounnamon Vieyra and Ousmane Sembène are interviewed. Larry Kardish associate curator of New York's Museum of Modern Art conducts the interviews in French; English translations run simultaneously.
  • Theater Laboratoire Vicinal "I"
    2/26/78
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    Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal is a highly experimental Belgian theater group specializing in non-verbal or multi-language pieces. In this program Anne West is seen in a solo tour de force dancing and talking with a set of portable sculptures by Olivier Strebelle. The production is titled "I" and the text -- half-French and half-English --is by Frederic Baal. Margaret Croyden relates the background and goals of the Theatre and the performer Anne West.moreless
  • Andre Kertesz: Everything is Photograph
    A profile of Andre Kertesz the photographers' photographer, the "father of 35mm photography". 84-year-old Andre Kertesz discusses his life and career and describes the origins of some of his better known works with Michael Livesey and Reuben Aaronson. Numerous photographs are featured as well as Andre at work on the streets of New York.moreless
  • Dimitri Shostakovich [Part II]
    2/12/78
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    Michael Clyne concludes hosting this two-part study with Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 1 Opus 12 composed when he was 20 is performed by Robert de Gaetano.
  • Dimitri Shostakovich [Part I]
    2/5/78
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    Michael Clyne hosts a profile of one of the musical giants of our time Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The New York Vocal Ensemble performs "Songs from Jewish Poetry".
  • Irene Worth: Actress
    1/29/78
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    One of America's leading stage actresses is seen in conversation with author/theater critic Margaret Croyden, in several brief performances and reading Shakespeare sonnets.
  • The Civilized City: George Nelson
    1/22/78
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    An illustrated essay by architect George Nelson on the nature of the urban center in our times and through history. On this program Nelson roams over many topics, all based on his views that we must learn accurately to see our environment. His points are illustrated with film and still photographs.moreless
  • Filming Ballet: The Turning Point
    1/8/78
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    An exploration of the essential problem of capturing dance on film. Commentary from The Turning Point director Herbert Ross.
  • Alberta Hunter: One Hundred Years from Today
    Eighty-two year old Alberta Hunter sings a concert before a live audience. Music critic Whitney Balliett of the New Yorker Magazine gives background on her career and her place in music. Hunter has had a successful career in jazz and blues. Alberta Hunter is backed by pianist Gerald Cook and bassist Al Hall. Also: a photo montage traces the blues in the '20s and '30s.moreless
  • An Alternative Louvre
    12/18/77
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    Art critic and lecturer Rosamond Bernier narrates this guided tour through some of the lesser known art treasures of one of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre in Paris. If you haven't had an opportunity to visit the museum yourself, or have only had time enough to see the Mona Lisa and Winged Victory, tune in this morning.moreless
  • Anna Sokolow: Choreographer [Part II]
    12/11/77
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    This program is a dance choreographed by Anna Sokolow. Theme is based on the Holocaust and inspired by scenes found in The diary of Anne Frank and The last of the just. Anna Sokolow introduces the program. "Dreams," choreographer Anna Sokolow's work about victims of the Holocaust, is performed by Contemporary Dance System. This 1961 piece, restaged for TV, was inspired by Anne Frank's diary and Andre Schwarz-Bart's "The Last of the Just."moreless
  • Anna Sokolow: Choreographer [Part I]
    12/4/77
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    Actress Uta Hagen narrates part one of this two-part study of Anna Sokolow, one of the most original and enduring choreographers of the modern idiom, whose work has always reflected her interest in the social problems of the day. The broadcast shows Miss Sokolow rehearsing young dancers at Ohio State University ten years ago and touches upon the dancer's concern for 'honest movement.'moreless
  • Beaubourg [Part II]
    Beaubourg [Part II]
    Episode 10
    11/20/77
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    Second in two part series on the new international arts center in Paris, the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture. This part focuses on the many public rooms (libraries, classes, research facilities, etc.). "The George Pompidou National Center for Arts and Culture." Part II. This is the concluding chapter in the discussion over the controversy raging in Paris about the modern architectural style of the new arts center there, which many Parisians feel is rompletely out of character with the traditional look of the buildings it surrounds Art critics and architects from here ana abroad offer their reactions and commentary on the validity of the structure.moreless
  • Beaubourg [Part I]
    Beaubourg [Part I]
    Episode 9
    11/13/77
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    First of two part series on the planning, construction, scope and controversial reception of one of the most modern arts centers in the world, the Pompidou Center in Paris. Rosamond Bernier in Paris discusses with all concerned the pros and cons of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture, built in January, 1977. The camera explores the building and the public that uses it.moreless
  • Otto Messmer
    Otto Messmer
    Episode 8
    11/6/77
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    Otto Messmer, an octogenarian and the creator of Felix The Cat, the animated film star who made his appearance on the scene long before Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny, visits the show this morning Mr. Messmer talks about his work, Al Eugster, who worked with Mr. Messmer in the 1920s, is interviewed, and an excerpt of Messmer's 1915 Charlie Chaplin cartoon series is included in the half-hour.moreless
  • Francois Truffaut
    Francois Truffaut
    Episode 7
    10/30/77
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    Francois Truffaut the celebrated French film director, appears here for the first time on television, to talk about his life, his work and his craft, in conversation with Richard Roud, director of the New York Film Festival.
  • A Prince of Bali
    A Prince of Bali
    Episode 6
    10/23/77
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    Faubion Bowers who lived in Bali 30 years ago, visits the court of Prince Agung to discover the changes which the years have brought to the culture of the country.
  • Victor Borge
    Victor Borge
    Episode 5
    10/16/77
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    Pianist-humorist Victor Borge and cellist Jascha Silberstein perform selections from "Countess Maritza" by Emmerich Kalman and excerpts from "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano.
  • Songs From The Golden Apple [Part II]
    Part II. More selections from the 1954 Phoenix Theater musical written by John Latouche and Jerome Moross, based the Greek legends of Homer, about Helen and Ulysses, and brought up to date in the state of Washington during the year 1900 to 1910. Among the players are Margaret Whiting, Anita Darian, Edward Evanko, Salley Jo Anderson and Swen Swenson. Margaret Whiting sings "By A Goona-Goona Lagoon".moreless
  • Songs From The Golden Apple [Part I]
    10/2/77
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    In 1954 Broadway Show the premiere of The Golden Apple, an offbeat musical loosely based on the tales of Ulysses and Helen of Troy, updated and reset to 1900 America. It has since become a cult favorite with a very entertaining score, and me songs are brought to life once again in this two-pan concert featuring Margaret Whiting, Anita Darian, Edward Evanko, Sally Jo Anderson and Swen Swenson.moreless
  • Sam Bimbo
    Sam Bimbo
    Episode 2
    9/25/77
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    American pop singing fans will want to take advantage of this program to see Sam Bimbo, Indonesia's top pop-singer-composer, perform. It seems that Sam came under the spell of Elvis Presley back in 1956, and though Bimbo was born Javanese of princely blood, he broke with tradition which banned a "gentleman" from singing in public. This portrait features Bimbo at home, with his family, in performance, and in prayer.moreless
  • Leo Smit Remembers Stravinsky and Copland
    Pianist Leo Smit is special guest. He will not only recollect his personal experiences with Igor Stravinsky, with whom he collaborated while working for a ballet company under George Balanchine. as a performer and with Aaron Copland conducting, but he will also play the following. Stravinsky's "Piano Rag Music," and "Romanza" from "Serenade in A," plus Copland's "Piano Blues" and "Passacagha".moreless
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