Camera Three - Season 9

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Theories of Immanuel Velikovsky
    Views on world phenomena held by Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky will be explored from his book "World's in Collision." Psychiatrist-author Dr. Velikovsky joins writer-author Eric Larabee in discussion.
  • On Benjamin Franklin
    Three University professors who've spent years of research and work on the life and reputational spiral of Benjamin Franklin, discuss his monumental contribution to the arts, sciences, diplomacy and learning, following the new Yale publication of Franklin's autobiography.
  • The Art of Francis Thompson
    Host James Macandrew discusses films with cinematographer Francis Thompson, who is an award winning filmmaker. Excerpts from some of Thompson's works, including his popular "To Be Alive" currently showing at the New York World's Fair will be shown.
  • The Place For Chance
    An offbeat bit of American history in capsule form, dramatizing in song and story the events that made our Union firm. It's a festive Independence Day idyll, filled with the lyrical richness of folklore poetry and chronicle.
  • Anna Russell: All By Myself
    Musical satirist Anna Russell's current one-woman show, "All By Myself," opened on Broadway this past week and drew raves from the critics for the excitement she generated. Camera Three gives you a taste of her style in this half-hour extract from her Broadway stint.
  • The Blood Knot [Part II]
    Part 2 Conclusion of the dramatic play "The Blood Knot" as the brothers come to compete for a girl and their disdain is evident as they are unable to bridge their respective skin color differences.
  • The Blood Knot [Part I]
    Part I of a dramatization about two brothers, who live in a one-room shack in a crumbling section of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They are different in temperament, but they reaffirm and support each other. Morris is a light-skinned colored man, Zachariah is a black man. They are half-brothers, who have the same mother. They have shared the same one-room shack for about a year.moreless
  • Seven Faces of Time
    Seven Faces of Time
    Episode 34
    An intriguing half hour study of the varied approaches to time the motion picture craft commands. Through excerpts from Fellini's hit "8 1/2," Robert Enrico's fascinating "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," plus cinema professor Dr. Robert Gessner's pedagogical film, the process of compressing, speeding up, or slowing down action, so available in the motion picture technique, are illustrated and discussed.moreless
  • Photographer's Eye
    Photographer's Eye
    Episode 33
    An essay on the nature and art of photography deriving from the inaugural exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art's new photography gallery will feature works of master photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, Mathew Brady, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
  • Diary of a Madman
    Diary of a Madman
    Episode 32
    Dramatic adaptation of the work by the 19th century Russian realist Nikolai Gogol. A percursor of our theater-of-the-absurd school of thought, a study of a tormented government clerk is more interesting as a document than drama, because of our familiarity with the contemporary heroes of Beckett, Ionesco and early Albee.
  • The Deluge at Norderney [Part II]
    Part two of Isak Dinesen's "The Deluge at Norderney" a study of character, self-invention and resisting imposition. "God made the world, My Lord, and looked at it, and saw that it was good. Yes. But what if the world had looked back at him, to see whether he was good or not?"moreless
  • The Deluge at Norderney [Part I]
    First of a two-part dramatization adapted from the late Danish author Isak Dinesen's "Seven Gothic Tales". Trapped during a storm, guests at a fashionable resort tell their problems to each other while awaiting rescue or death. Students of literature who've been tantalized by the strangeness and the poetry of Isak Dinesen will be particularly interested in this dramatization of the tale about a group of people glimpsing the truth of their lives in the face of disaster.moreless
  • Ole, Ole
    Ole, Ole
    Episode 29
    The art of off-Broadway, giving fans of the flamenco dance a charge with excerpts from the production "Ole, Ole" featuring dancers accompanied by the traditional guitar.
  • The Yellow Bird
    The Yellow Bird
    Episode 28
    Fans of folk singing balladeer, Susan Reed, and Tennessee Williams' enthusiasts, get a double treat this morning. Playwright Williams has written a wildly improbable but amusing story about the daughter of a long line of witches and puritan ministers, which Miss Reed and her mother deliver with perfect aplomb.
  • The Art of the Cello
    Cellist Aldo Parisot illustrates the range of music written for his instrument over the centuries as he plays music by Bach, Carlo Graziani, Chopin, Debussy and a sonata by Claudio Santoro, composed in 1964.
  • Falstaff: Shakespeare and Verdi
    Members of the cast of the highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's "Falstaff" talk about Verdi's conception of Falstaff and Mistress Quickly, and illustrate their own.
  • The Deputy [Part II]
    The second of a pair of shows will probe the historical accuracy of playwright Rolf Hochhuth's drama, "The Deupty."
  • The Deputy [Part I]
    The Deputy [Part I]
    Episode 24
    A discussion of Rolf Hochhuth's controversial Broadway play of Pius XII, with Historian-philosopher Hannah Arendt are in discussion of the play.
  • Armageddon of Art
    Armageddon of Art
    Episode 23
    The title refers to Huntington Hartford's still unopened gallery of art on Manhattan's Columbus Circle, and his private collection of 19th and 20th century art. On hand for an elaboration of the controversy are Hartford himself, his museum director, Carl J. Weinhardt, Jr., the gallery's architect, Edward Durrell Stone, and art critics Emily Genauer and Cranston Jones.moreless
  • Art of the Filmmaker: Hilary Harris
    Film buffs are treated to excerpts from four highly experimental film shorts made by prize winner and creative talent, Hilary Harris. Mr. Harris, whose "Seawards The Great Ships" won the Academy Award for short subjects in I9B2, is also on camera, discussing his methods with freelance critic Amos Vogel.
  • This Was Toscanini
    This Was Toscanini
    Episode 21
    Program presents a picture-and-music portrait of the late maestro, Arturo Toscanini. Using a magnificent portfolio of photographs of Toscanini, the great maestro, for background, the personal reactions of violinist Samuel Antek to the drama, excitement and musical thrill of working with a genius are recreated before your eyes.
  • Colette By Herself
    Colette By Herself
    Episode 20
    A dramatization of novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette last years of her very colorful, scandal-ridden and passionate life.
  • Colette By Others
    Colette By Others
    Episode 19
    An extremely diverting trio of writers, novelist Katherine Anne Porter of "Ship of Fools" fame; Glenway Wescott novelist and critic and Anita Loos, best known as the author of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"; exchange ideas and experiences on the life and work of their friend, the unique and beloved French writer Colette.moreless
  • Chips With Everything
    Arnold Wesker's British comedy-drama now on Broadway will be performed by 16 members of the cast. The production centers on the training of recruits in the Royal Air Force.
  • At the Cafe Opera Buff
    A Comedy dramatization of the greatness of Verdi and Wagner.
  • Arnold Wesker - Artist, Activist
    An interview with famed British playwright whose plays hold political themes and the struggle of the working class.
  • Beyond the Fringe
    Beyond the Fringe
    Episode 15
    A year-end review of '63 from those incorrigible British satirists, the original members of Broadway's and London's "Beyond the Fringe," Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett and Dudley Moore, brings a hopeful change of pace look to the spate of year-end reviews.
  • The Brontes
    The Brontes
    Episode 14
    Distinguished British actress Margaret Webster, whose off-Broadway portrait of the Bronte sisters; Charlotte, Emily and Anne - drew high critical praise, repeats extracts from her charmed dramatization of the haunting talents and the equally haunted lives of the famed literary trio.
  • At Christmastime - Two Celebrations
    For the festive season, poetry and music are selected. Peace on Earth by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) The Archer is wake! The Swan is flying! Gold against blue An Arrow is lying. There is hunting in heaven Sleep safe till tomorrow. The Bears are abroad! The Eagle is screaming! Gold against blue Their eyes are gleaming! Sleep! Sleep safe till tomorrow. The Sisters lie With their arms intertwining; Gold against blue Their hair is shining! The Serpent writhes! Orion is listening! Gold against blue His sword is glistening! Sleep! There is hunting in heaven-- Sleep safe till tomorrow.moreless
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe [Part II]
    Part II. Last week's vivid extracts from Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' novella, played by members of the Broadway cast, give way to the critics today. Harold Clurman and Robert Brustein argue Albee's contribution pro and con, with director Alan Schneider and moderator James Macandrew ready to jump into the fray when necessary.moreless
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe [Part I]
    Scenes from a current Broadway play, Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe", are on camera. Performed for Camera Three by members of its original cast. Tune in for your reaction to both the play and performances, which have earned a variety of critical, but always provocative comment from reviewers and public alike.moreless
  • Prelude
    Episode 9
    A visit with American pianist Ruth Slenczynska, a former child prodigy and a brilliant performer now, who reminisces about her friendship with Rachmaninoff and plays some of his "Prelude" to commenorate the 20th anniversary of his death.
  • William Carlos Williams
    A look at the work of American poet William Carlos Williams who used modernism and imagism in his works. Williams passed away on March 4, 1963, his work from his most famous poem "Between Walls" is read.
  • The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer
    A fascinating series of quotes from Robert Frost's letters to critic Louis Untermeyer as read by Sidney Blackmer adds up to a vivid profile of the late poet as a rugged individualist on every subject under the sun. His method of writing a poem, his wildly nonconformist attitudes on teaching, his dislike of a "homogenized" society, or his thoughts on death and life itself, are all stamped undeniably with the mark of uncompromising genius.moreless
  • Tribute to Ted
    Tribute to Ted
    Episode 6
    Pulitzer Prize winning poets Robert Lowell and Stanley Kunitz continue their conversation on poets with a tribute to the late American poet, Theodore Roethke (25May1908-01Aug1963). "The poem, even a short time after being written, seems no miracle; unwritten, it seems something beyond the capacity of the gods."
  • Dialogue on Poets
    Dialogue on Poets
    Episode 5
    Two pulitizer prize winning poets, Robert Lowell and Stanley Kunitz, let you in on a conversation between friends as they examine the status of the poet in our time, as the poet and the public rates him.
  • Portraits from Life
    A half-hour with Will Holt and Martha Schlamme. Folksinging their way through songs old and new with guitar and piano to bind them.
  • Her Infinite Variety
    A charming title, borrowed from Shakespeare's description of Cleopatra to define all women, inspires an equally charming code to the fair sex in love and poetry. Love, lost love, love found and love mourned are performed in poetry and song.
  • New York's First Film Festival
    Excerpts from two outstanding films shown at New York's first film festival and a discussion of the works by their directors are presented. Visiting host James Macandrew are Joseph Losey, director of Britain's "The Servant" and Adolfas Mekas, writer and director of an American entry "Hallelujah the Hills". They talk about their films and show scenes from their motion pictures.moreless
  • Rey De La Torre
    Rey De La Torre
    Episode 1
    A recital of rare and familiar music that ranges in style and mood from the 16th to the present century, is offered here by classical guitarist Rey de la Torre as a special treat for series followers.