Camera Three - Season 7

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Menuhin and Ryce
    Menuhin and Ryce
    Episode 48
    The piano team of Yaltah Menuhin and Joel Ryce present rarely-heard compositions for four hands on a single keyboard.
  • The Countertenor: The Art of Russell Oberlin
    A countertenor is one possessing an exceptionally high-pitched male tenor voice. Such noted composers as Bach and Handel wrote songs for countertenors of their era. Russell Oberlin is considered the reigning countertenor of our time.
  • The Ceylon National Dancers
    The Ceylon National Dancers who have just completed an 'American tour, including a stay at the Seattle World's Fair, perform for us. As with last week's "Theatre of India", it affords us another look at a unique cultural heritage and a chance to see ancient dances expertly performed.
  • Theatre in India
    Theatre in India
    Episode 45
    A discussion of the "oldest, continuous theatre tradition in the World" based on a legendary Hindu directive that it be established. It seems that the "Holy Book of Dramatic Art" resulted as a diversion from the evils of the flesh.
  • Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
    Much has been written about the personality of the late novelist James Agee, but today's discussion of his recently published letters to Father Flye by Critic Donald MacDonald and Father Flye himself, shed further light on his unique personality and his untimely death. Actors James Daly, Charles Grodin and Joseph Hanrahan read some of the letters in between.moreless
  • Yoknapatawpha County
    The county of the title is, of course, the fictional setting of most of the late William Faulkner's novels. Two Faulkner experts, Cleanth Brooks, professor of English at Yale, and Malcolm Cowley, who edited "The Portable Faulkner," spend the half hour assessing the work of Yoknapatawpha County's prophet.
  • The Political Cabaret
    A group of satirists from the cabaret performing, improvisation-bound cast of "From the Second City," Andrew Duncan, Eugene Troobnick and Alan Arkin, spend a delightful half hour illustrating the virtues of the interview as a "popular means of non-communication."
  • For Miss Holiday
    For Miss Holiday
    Episode 41
    A tribute to Billie Holiday in song and dance, with a moving narrative of the misery of her living, and the haunting beauty of her singing style. Billie said, "I got my manner from Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong - wanted Bessie's feeling and Louis' style" and John Butler and Carmen De Lavallade's dance to her memory and her own closing record prove she caught them both.moreless
  • Caramoor
    Episode 40
    A tour of the Caramoor estate in Katonah, N.Y. and excerpts from the summer music festival in Westchester, N.Y. is presented. Musical excerpts performed are Brahms Quintent for Piano and Strings by pianist Walter Hendl and the American String Quartet and Berlioz' "The Damnation of Faust" by the Symphony of the Air Orchestra with Walter Hendl conducting.moreless
  • Five Boyhoods
    Five Boyhoods
    Episode 39
    An American boyhood is the charmed subject of Discussion and reminiscence by five talented writers who've been brightening the Twentieth Century scene. Five Americans reminisce about their boyhood experiences. They're authors of essays recently published as "Five Boyhoods". Martin Levin, its editor, presides. The men are Harry Golden, Walt Kelly, Howard Lindsay, John Updike and William K. Zinsser.moreless
  • Other Voices
    Other Voices
    Episode 38
    Agnes Moorehead, Michael Tolan and Tim O'Connor read excerpts from the works of writers of the past whose attitudes toward war and personal strife have left an enduring mark. Aristophanes' herione Lysistrata is eloquent in her attack; Stephen Crane and Paul Whitman are moving in their distress; but the opening poem by Oscar Williams, a contemporary and Pirandello's short story about parents who send their sons to war, leave an indelible impression.moreless
  • Morality in Science Part II
    Dr. Edward Teller and Dr. Leo Szilard continue their debate on the personal responsibility of the scientist for his discoveries. As nuclear physicists, the whole are of nuclear energy for military or useful user is explored often from opposing vantage points.
  • Morality in Science Part I
    Nuclear physicists Dr. Edward Teller and Dr. Leon Szilard discuss their frequently opposing views on the scientist's .personal responsibility toward "his discoveries in the first of a 2-part exploration of their opinions.
  • The Hidden Remnant Part II
    Part II, if you watched last week's dramatization of author Gerald Sykes imaginative trial of the scientists in Heaven on their personal responsibilities for their own discoveries, today's discussion on sciene and morality by physicist Dr. Leon Szillard and the author should be of interest to you.
  • The Hidden Remnant Part I
    The first of a two-part study in morality in science. It's based on Gerald Sykes' "The Hidden Remnant". Pasteur, Watt and da Vinci question responsibility for use of their discoveries in this dramatization.
  • The Last Minstrel
    The Last Minstrel
    Episode 33
    Richard Dyer-Bennet sings folk songs of six centuries.
  • Iris Mabry
    Iris Mabry
    Episode 32
    Contemporary and experimental dance program with choreographer Iris Mabry.
  • Last Letter From Stalingrad
    The letters of the title were written by dying young German soldiers for the last possible post home. What makes them so extraordinary is their awareness of the "utter senselessness" of Hitler's cause, the poetic honesty of their emotions in the face of death, and their selflessness in hoping for vision from their people back home. These letters were never delivered.moreless
  • Scenes From Plays
    Scenes From Plays
    Episode 29
    Scenes from plays by Chekhov, Sheridan and George M. Cohan as read by Rosemary Harris and George Grizzard.
  • Margrave
    Episode 28
    The poem another selection from Robinson Jeffers, involves a young graduate student who kidnaps and subsequently murders a child. His intention was to get funds to pay for his medical education. He is sentenced to hang; the poem concludes with his father interfering with salmon harvesters on the Carmel Beach, who are killing seals to increase their own catch. How, the old man asks, is what they are doing different from what his son did? It is the central question of the poem.moreless
  • Tor House
    Tor House
    Episode 27
    Poet Robinson Jeffers built a sturdy house of granite for his home, and its outlines bear a unique resemblance to his antagonistic attitude towards the decadence of modern life. In today's first of two half hours on Mr. Jeffcrs and his work. Peter Brandon, Tim O'Connor and Henderson Forsythe read extracts from his uncompromising but vivid poetry.moreless
  • The Making of a Biography
    Arthur and Barbara Gelb recall experiences in writing Eugene O'Neill's biography, the only American writer to win a Nobel Prize for literature. Three of his Pulitzers came in the 1920s: Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1922) and Strange Interlude (1928); his fourth was awarded posthumously in 1957, for his harrowing autobiographical masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night (written in 1941 but not produced until 1956). His other plays include Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), Ah, Wilderness (1933), and The Iceman Cometh (1946).moreless
  • The Art of Julian Bream
    Delightful and unusual musical half-hour devoted to the lute in its Elizabethan heyday, and the five-cenluries-old instrument, the guitar. English artist Julian Bream not only plays the illustrative music of the lute in its day, and three guitar numbers that span the history of the instrument, but he also describes their contemporary setting and background in the process.moreless
  • Revolution in the Theatre
    New York's Museum of Contemporary Art. On view are eight exciting models for new theatres designed by talented architects under grants by the Ford Foundation.
  • French Canadian Folk Songs
    Folk singers Claude Gauthier and Pauline Julien sing French Canadian songs. Their "chansons" recall the trobadour in style and content.
  • Theatre of the Absurd
    The dramatizations of one scene from Edward Albee's "The American Dream" and another from Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," spell it out in satirical spades. So tune in for the performances (a preview, in essence of the forthcoming off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre production) and the illuminating commentary by author Albee himself and director Alan Schneider.moreless
  • Catch-22
    Episode 21
    A dramatization of Joseph Heller's novel. The satire is broad and wicked in these dramatized excerpts from Joseph Heller's novel on the dangerous and devastating whimsicality of war as a bombardier who values his life over his superior officer's visions of glory.
  • The Art of Len Lye
    The Art of Len Lye
    Episode 20
    Scuplture and experimental films of Len Lye are viewed and discussed.
  • Betty Allen: An American Story
    The story of the title refers to soprano Betty Allen of Youngstown, Ohio, and her forthcoming tour of Asian countries on behalf of the President's special international program for cultural presentations abroad.
  • The Lyric Suite
    The Lyric Suite
    Episode 18
    Alban Berg, composer of the controversial modern opera "Wozzeck," is represented here by the television premiere of one of his major works, "The Lyric Suite," played by Juilliard String Quartet. Of particular interest to serious students of modern and classical music.
  • The Black Marigolds
    The Black Marigolds
    Episode 17
    Dancer, choreographer and teacher Pearl Lang performs with Francisco Moncion in a modern dance interpretation of The Black Marigolds.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    Episode 16
    Thornton Wilder makes a rare TV appearance with a preview of his new play written for the Circle in the Square on Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village.
  • Comic Bass: Fernando Corena
    Opera buffs have an unusual opportunity to hear a comic basso of the first rank talk about his roles and illustrate a song: Fernando Corena of the Metropolitan, whose comic skill adds zest to parts like Leporello in "Don Giovanni." Fernando Corena, Metropolitan Opera comic basso extraordinary, will be singing arias from his favorite role of Falstaff, Leporelfo in "Don Giovanni," and others.moreless
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
    Richard Burton reads the story of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by the late poet Dylan Thomas. Prior to the reading, Richard Burton will tell some anecdotes about the colorful Welsh poet.
  • The High Priestess of Bach
    A special treat for the discriminating music lover, as Rosalyn Tureck, Bach interpreter extraordinary, appears in informal recital, playing an all-Bach program on the harpsichord and the piano. Her occasional comments heighten your interest with their illuminating biographical notations.
  • House Music
    House Music
    Episode 13
    A musical treat and a "must" for fans of the series. The Amor Musicae Trio and guest artist Walter Trampler play music by Bach, Pureell, Buxtehude and Telemann on the instruments for which they were originally intended, like the clavichord, virginal, spinet, harpsichord, viola d'amore and the recorder.
  • Baroque Concerto
    Baroque Concerto
    Episode 12
    A new young director Norman Walker and his group perform a modern dance.
  • The 4th Face
    The 4th Face
    Episode 11
    Film of late Dr. Carl Jung and scenes from Jerome Hill's "Sand Castle" are discussed and shown.
  • Films From the Underground
    If you're curious about the experiments currently being carried on in the world of films, here's a half-hour with an avant-garde type producer-director, Stan Van Der Beek and his surrealistic devices such as collages with magazine cut-outs, etc. to inform and/or intrigue you. New off-beat film techniques.
  • The Butterfly Dream
    Devotees of the theatre have a special treat in store when performers of the Ching Hsi Classical Chinese Theatre of Hong Kong illustrate their unique theatrical style.
  • The Legal Process
    The Legal Process
    Episode 7
    A delightful romp, with a master satirist, involving three short pieces on a foolish but honest peasant, an equally foolish but obnoxious ex-sergeant, and an intelligent judge in a thoughtless society. Each vignette is a gem of accuracy on the vagrancy of the human condition.
  • Media for the Masses
    The improvisational antics of a group of actors from the current Broadway revue "From the Second City". They have such awesome things as Ingemar Bergman movies, the magazine industry and television on their minds.
  • A Simple Heart
    A Simple Heart
    Episode 4
    This dramatization of a Gustave Flaubert short story is a moody, touching affair about the scraps the lonely cling to as they try to enrich their parched and lovestarved lives. In this case, it's the dreams of a tired old housekeeper, bound to her sick and thoughtless mistress, who enlists your unbidden sympathy.moreless
  • Morning Colors
    Morning Colors
    Episode 3
    Indian classical music, performed today just as it was 3000 years ago, is brought to the attention of music lovers through the good offices of an expert in the field, Ali Akbar. Note its evocation of musical styles through the ages, even modern jazz.
  • End of the Game
    End of the Game
    Episode 2
    A photographic essay supporting the theory that the inroads of civilization are upsetting the centuries old balance of life and death on the continent of Africa.
  • Songs of the Hebrides
    Soprano Ann Moray performs Gaelic songs indigenous to the Hebrides, a cluster of islands off the coast of Scotland. Offbeat and haunting half hour of Gaelic-Celtic songs and legends that hark back 3000 years. Some of them are love songs, some are lullabies, others fairytales, and all of them are sung by a Scottish devotee of the music, Ann Moray. Highlights Songs are "Heart of Fire-Love", "To the Heir of MacNeil", "The Crowning of the Lord of the Isles", "The Seagull of the Land Under the Waves", "The Seal Woman's Joy" and "The Fairy to the Dying Christian woman".moreless