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The Seven Lively Arts (1957-58)
  Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)
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THE SEVEN LIVELY ARTS
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CBS Production (Sunday afternoons 4pm)
Executive Producer John Houseman

US Arts Anthology series  1957-58  11 episodes x 60min Black and white
November 3, 1957 to February 16, 1958.

Hosted by New York Herald Tribune critic John Crosby

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CBS (Sundays 4-5pm)(3Nov57 to 16Feb58)

[01] The Seven Lively Arts: THE CHANGING WAYS OF LOVE
03Nov1957
Written by S.J. Perelman
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Host John Crosby
Introduction Mike Wallace
starring
Piper Laurie
Jason Robards Jr.
Rip Torn
Dick York

Summary:
Writing, drama and television will be represented by 'live' dramatic sequences from F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of the
Twenties, "Winter Dreams", Clifford Odets' play of the Thirties. "Awake and Sing" and Reginald Rose's "Studio One" teleplay
of the Fifties, "Three Empty Rooms".
Starring in these scenes are Piper Laurie, Rip Torn, Jason Robards Jr. and Dick York.
Motion pictures in the first "Seven Lively Arts" presentation, will be representated by film excerpts of such screen lovers
as Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, Rudolph Valentino and Nita Naldi, James Cagney and Jean Harlow, Marlon Brando and Mary
Murphy, James Dean and Natalie Wood.
The popular art of dancing will be seen in 'live' demonstrations of terpsichorean pastimes of the Twenties, including the
Toddle, the Camel Walk, the Maxixe, the Bunny Hug and the Balconade.
Music throughout "The Changing Ways of Love" will reflect public preferences of the various periods and will point out the
changing ways of love songs as well as of ballad singers.
Representing the graphic arts will be John Held and James Thurber drawings, which will introduce the sequence on love in
America in the Twenties and Thirties. [RF]

[02] The Seven Lively Arts: THE WORLD OF NICK ADAMS
10Nov1957 CBS Sun
Adapted by A.E. Hotchner
Adaptation of Ernest Hemingways' Nick Adams stories
Host John Crosby
Narrator Michael Kane
starring
Eli Wallach .... Ad Francis
Steven Hill ..... Nick Adams
William Smithers ... Bill
Olive Deering ... Frances
Vivian Nathan .... Alice
Frank Silvera .... John
William Marshall ... Bugs
Summary:
Wallach plays Ad Francis, a battered ex-champion prizefighter in Hemingway's "The Battler".
Steven Hill plays Nick Adams, a hero in "The World of Nick Adams".
William Smithers plays Bill, Nick's close friend in "The World of Nick Adams".
Synopsis:
Unable to sleep on an Italian battlefront, Nick reviews his short lifetime - how he chased his sweetheart away, went off on
a drinking binge, met a strange collection of perverts in railway stations and spent a night in a hobo jungle. [RF]

[03] The Seven Lively Arts: THE REVIVALISTS (also listed as The Proclaimers)
17Nov1957 CBS Sun
Executive Producer John Houseman
Produced by Robert Goldman
Written by John McGiffert and Frederic Ramsey Jr.
Directed by Robert J. Northshield
Photographed by Julian Townsend and Arnold Eagle
Film editor Peter Poor
Production Manager Alvin Thaler
Host John Crosby
Synopsis:
The story of evangelists in America from Billy Sunday to Billy Graham. The program will emphasize the powerful and
far-reaching effects evangelists have on America by showing in action such foremost representatives as Aimee Semple McPherson,
Oral Roberts, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, "The Holmes People" of Alabama, Don R. Rees, president of the Southern Conference
of the Seventh Day Adventists, David Brinkman of Augusta, Ga. and William Carradine, also called "Cat Iron" of Natchez, Miss.
The program features a thorough photographic profile of Billy Graham's Madison Square revival in New York and his appearance
before a record audience of 100,000 persons in Yankee Stadium. [RF]

[04] The Seven Lively Arts: THE SOUND OF JAZZ
08Dec1957 CBS Sun
Host John Crosby
Synopsis:
The major forms of jazz will be played by Count Basie, Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Guiffre Trio
and sung by Billie Holliday.
A special kick out of seeing Count Basie's great 1938 band reassembled for "Dicky's Dream" with the likes of Lester Young,
Coleman Hawkins and Jo Jones on hand.
Billie Holliday sings "Fine and Mellow".
Phelonious Monk, sax star Gerry Mulligan and blues singer Jimmy Rushing jam.

[05] The Seven Lively Arts: HERE IS NEW YORK
15Dec1957 CBS Sun
Written by E.B. White
Based on E.B. White's "This is New York"
Narrated by E.G. Marshall
Musical Score by Norman Dello Joio

[06] The Seven Lively Arts: THE NUTCRACKER
22Dec1957 CBS Sun
Ballet by Tchaikovsky
Choreographer George Balanchine
starring
Maria Tallchief
Andrew Eglevsky

The ballet is performed by the New York City Ballet
Summary:
A little girl who owns a nutcracker shaped like a little soldier falls asleep and dreams she's a princess and the soldier
is her prince. They go through a series of fairyland adventures. [RF]

[07] The Seven Lively Arts: HOLLYWOOD AROUND THE WORLD
29Dec1957 CBS Sun
Producer Jud Kinberg
Written by Joe Hyams and Joe Hurley
Directed by Mel Ferrer
Host John Crosby
Narrator Joe Hyams
Summary:
A sobering look at the motion picture industry, which has seen half its 40,000,000 weekly patrons disappear in 10 years.
The show features interviews with men like Otto Preminger, David O. Selznick, Kirk Douglas, and Joseph Manciewicz, who
have adjusted to changes in the industry and are still making big money from good films. [RF]

[08] The Seven Lively Arts:THE BLAST IN CENTRALIA NO. 5
26Jan1958 CBS Sun
Adapted by Loren Mandel From the prize-winning story by John Bartlow Martin.
Directed by George Roy Hill
Host John Crosby
starring
Jason Robards Jr. as Martin.
The cast of 75 also includes Maureen Stapleton as the wife of a trapped miner.
Synopsis:
On March 26, 1947, an explosion occurred in Mine No. 5 of the Centralia (Ill.) Coal Company, killing 111 men. Martin went
to Centralia to learn where the blame lay. This program is a dramatization of Martin's Centralia story. Through the eyes
of Martin we see the events leading up to the explosion and follow Martin's investigation. [RF]

[09] The Seven Lively Arts: A FEW FOLKS AND THEIR SONGS
02Feb1958 CBS Sun
Producer Rudy Orisek & Hal Stein
Directed by Norm Nowicki
Hosted by Theodore Bikel
starring
Herb Brown
Ron Eliran
Josh White

[10] The Seven Lively Arts: GOLD RUSH
09Feb1958 CBS Sun
ballet choreographed by Agnes de Mille
Host John Crosby
Hostess Bea Arthur
starring
James Mitchell ... The Gold Miner
Gemze de Lappe .... The Girl
Sono Osato ... Gold Dust Dancer
John Reardon ... The Balladeer
Synopsis:
A musical comedy that tells the love story of a dance hall girl and a miner during the California gold rush. [RF]

[11] The Seven Lively Arts: PROFILE OF A COMPOSER [Last program of the series]
16Feb1958 CBS Sun
Composer and choralist Norman Dello Joio
Summary:
"Profile of a Composer" is the Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Dello Joio.
Alfredo Antonini conducts the Symphony Orchestra
Jacques d' Amboise and Bambi Lynn head a group of dancers.
The Wilbur de Paris jazz band
and Japanese jazz pianist Toshiko.

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