CTVA US Documentary - "Camera Three" (CBS) Season 7 (1961-62)

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 Season 7 (CBS)(1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Uploaded Feb 2018]
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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7.01 [284] Camera Three: Songs of the Hebrides
10Sep1961
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Ann Moray
Synopsis:
Soprano Ann Moray performs Gaelic songs indigenous to the Hebrides, a cluster of islands off the coast of Scotland.
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".
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.

7.02 [285] Camera Three: End of the Game
17Sep1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.03 [286] Camera Three: Morning Colors
24Sep1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.04 [287] Camera Three: A Simple Heart
01Oct1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

[--] Camera Three:
08Oct1961
pre-empted for the World Series game.

7.05 [288] Camera Three: Media for the Masses
15Oct1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.06 [289] Camera Three: Parable for Partners
22Oct1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:

7.07 [290] Camera Three: The Legal Process of Anton Chekhov
29Oct1961
story by Chekhov
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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. Highly recommended Chekhov.

7.08 [291] Camera Three: The American Indian
05Nov1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:

7.09 [292] Camera Three: The Butterfly Dream
12Nov1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.10 [293] Camera Three: Films From the Underground
19Nov1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.11 [294] Camera Three: The 4th Face
26Nov1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Dr. Carl Jung at work.
film of late Dr, Carl Jung and scenes from Jerome Hill's "Sand Castle."

*NOTE: Dr. Carl Gustav Jung the noted psychologist who founded analytic psychology and coined such terms as "extrovert,"
"introvert" and "inferiority complex," died at Kuessnacht, Switzerland, on Lake Lucerne, on June 6, 1961.
He was a native of Kesswil, Switzerland, and died in his 86th year.

7.12 [295] Camera Three: Baroque Concerto
03Dec1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A new young director Norman Walker and his group perform a modern dance.

7.13 [296] Camera Three: House Music
10Dec1961
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.14 [297] Camera Three: The High Priestess of Bach
17Dec1961
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Rosalyn Tureck
Synopsis:
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.

*NOTE: This was Rosalyn Tureck U.S. TV debut.

7.15 [298] Camera Three: A Child's Christmas in Wales
24Dec1961
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Richard Burton
Synopsis:
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.
"A Child's Christmas In Wales." A treasure and a treat. Richard Burton brings affection and the memory of his own Welsh background
to his reading of Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales."
Whether or not you're a Dylan Thomas fan, the richness, the bounce and the color of his recollection give this pre-Christmas morning
a very special tang.

*NOTE: The "Camera Three" camera followed Richard Burton down the wet New York streets, the streets in which Dylan Thomas had
bullied out his last tragic days. We were reminded that Thomas was a ribald man who, asked by reporters why he'd come to New York,
said he was here "to see all the ladies in their diaphanous mackintoshes". He died, we were reminded of alcoholic poisoning.
Then Burton settled down upon a stool in the White Horse Tavern, the hang-out of Dylan Thomas. And we were suddenly lost in the
Christmases of long ago in Wales.
No Christmases were ever colder or whiter. No uncles, dropping in for a turkey dinner, were ever more gluttonous, heavy-lidded
or rumbling. No adventure was ever more thrillng than the stalking of a black cat with a snowball.
This poet, Tynan goes on, "get past the toughest guard and occupies the heart. And the manic riot of his prose outdoes even the
young O'Casey. He conscripts metaphors, loots the dictionary and builds a vertibale bawdy-house where words mate and couple on the wing,
like swifts. Nouns dress up, quite unselfconsciously, as verbs, sometimes balancing 3-tiered epithets on their heads and often alliterating
to boot. He lights up the sky as nothing since "Juno".

7.16 [299] Camera Three:
31Dec1961
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Thornton Wilder
Synopsis:
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.

7.17 [300] Camera Three: The Black Marigolds
07Jan1962
Directed by Nick Havinga
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Pearl Lang
Francisco Moncion
Synopsis:
Pearl Lang in modern dance.
Dancer, choreographer and teacher Pearl Lang performs with Francisco Moncion in a modern dance interpretation of <em>The Black Marigolds</em>.

7.18 [301] Camera Three: The Lyric Suite
14Jan1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.19 [302] Camera Three: Betty Allen an American Story
21Jan1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.20 [302] Camera Three: The Art of Len Lye
28Jan1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Scuplture and experimental films of Len Lye are viewed and discussed.

7.21 [303] Camera Three: Catch-22
04Feb1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Dane Clark ..... Capt. John Yossarian
Hiram Sherman .. Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka
Synopsis:
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.

7.22 [304] Camera Three: Theatre of the Absurd
11Feb1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The title speaks for itself, and the dramatizations of one scene from Edward Albee's 4The 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.

7.23 [305] Camera Three: French Canadian Folk Songs
18Feb1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Folk singers Claude Gauthier and Pauline Julien sing French Canadian songs. Their "chansons" recall the trobadour in style and content.

7.24 [306] Camera Three: Revolution in the Theatre
25Feb1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.25 [307] Camera Three: The Art of Julian Bream
04Mar1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.26 [308] Camera Three: The Making of a Biography
11Mar1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Arthur and Barbara Gelb recall experiences in writing O'Neill's biography.

7.27 [309] Camera Three: Tor House
18Mar1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Peter Brandon
Tim O'Connor
Henderson Forsythe
Synopsis:
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. Jeffers and his work.
Peter Brandon, Tim O'Connor and Henderson Forsythe. read extracts from his uncompromising but vivid poetry.

7.28 [310] Camera Three: Margrave
25Mar1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Poet Robinson Jeffers part 2.
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.

7.29 [311] Camera Three: Scenes From Plays
01Apr1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Rosemary Harris
George Grizzard
Synopsis:
Scenes from plays by Chekhov, Sheridan and George M. Cohan.

[--] Camera Three: The Comic Bass: Fernando Corena
08Apr1962 [postponed to following week]

7.30 [312] Camera Three: The Comic Bass: Fernando Corena
15Apr1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

[--] Camera Three:
22Apr1962
pre-empted for Easter Special


7.31 [313] Camera Three: Last Letter From Stalingrad
29Apr1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.32 [314] Camera Three: Doomsday
06May1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Iris Mabry in contemporary dance program.

7.33 [315] Camera Three:
13May1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Richard Dyer-Bennet sings folk songs of six centuries.

7.34 [316] Camera Three: The Hidden Remnant Part I
20May1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.35 [317] Camera Three: The Hidden Remnant Part II
27May1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Author Gerald Sykes and Professor Leo Szilard probe themes of "The Hidden Remnant".
Synopsis 2:
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.

7.36 [318] Camera Three: Morality in Science Part I
03Jun1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.37 [319] Camera Three: Morality in Science Part II
10Jun1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.38 [320] Camera Three: Other Voices
17Jun1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Agnes Moorehead
Tim O'Connor
Michael Tolan
Synopsis:
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.

7.39 [321] Camera Three: Five Boyhoods
24Jun1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Harry Golden
Walt Kelly
Howard Lindsay
John Updike
William K. Zinsser
Synopsis:
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.

7.40 [322] Camera Three: Caramoor
01Jul1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.41 [323] Camera Three: For Miss Holiday
08Jul1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
John Butler
Carmen De Lavallade
Synopsis:
If you've ever heard Billie Holiday sing, tune in here for 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.

7.42 [324] Camera Three: The Political Cabaret
15Jul1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Andrew Duncan
Eugene Troobnick
Alan Arkin
Synopsis:
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."

7.43 [325] Camera Three: Yoknapatawpha County
22Jul1962
Story by William Faulkner
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

[--] Camera Three: Theatre in India
29Jul1962 [postponed to 12Aug62]

7.44 [326] Camera Three: Letters of James Agee to Father Flye
05Aug1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
James Daly
Charles Grodin
Joseph Hanrahan
Synopsis:
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.

7.45 [327] Camera Three: Theatre in India
12Aug1962 [postponed from 29Jul62]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.46 [328] Camera Three: The Ceylon National Dancers
19Aug1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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.

7.47 [329] Camera Three: The Countertenor: The Art of Russell Oberlin
26Aug1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
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. Oberlin is considered the reigning countertenor of our time.

7.48 [330] Camera Three: Menuhin and Ryce
02Sep1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The piano team of Yaltah Menuhin and Joel Ryce present rarely-heard compositions for four hands on a single keyboard.

[--] Camera Three: For Miss Holiday
09Sep1962 [repeat]


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