CTVA US Documentary - "Camera Three" (CBS) Season 23 (1977-78)

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 Season 23 (CBS)(1977-78)
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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23.01 [981] Camera Three: Leo Smit Remembers Stravinsky and Copland
18Sep1977
Synopsis:
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".

23.02 [982] Camera Three: Sam Bimbo
25Sep1977
Synopsis:
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.

23.03 [983] Camera Three: Songs From The Golden Apple [Part I]
02Oct1977
cast:
Margaret Whiting
Anita Darian
Edward Evanko
Sally Jo Anderson
Swen Swenson
Synopsis:
In 1954 Broadway Show the premiere of The Golden Apple, written by John Latouche and Jerome Moross 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-part concert featuring Margaret Whiting, Anita Darian, Edward Evanko, Sally Jo Anderson and Swen Swenson.

23.04 [984] Camera Three: Songs From The Golden Apple [Part II]
09Oct1977
Synopsis:
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".

23.05 [985] Camera Three: Victor Borge
16Oct1977
Synopsis:
Pianist-humorist Victor Borge and cellist Jascha Silberstein perform selections from "Countess Maritza" by Emmerich Kalman and excerpts from "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano.

23.06 [986] Camera Three: A Prince of Bali
23Oct1977
cast:
Faubion Bowers
Synopsis:
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.

23.07 [987] Camera Three: Francois Truffaut
30Oct1977
cast:
Francois Truffaut
Richard Roud
Synopsis:
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.

23.08 [988] Camera Three: Otto Messmer
06Nov1977
cast:
Otto Messmer
Al Eugster
Synopsis:
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.

23.09 [989] Camera Three: Beaubourg [Part I]
13Nov1977 [rerun 27Aug78]
directed and produced by John Musilli
written by John Russell.
cast:
Mme Claude Pompidou (widow of late president)
Richard Rogers (a chief architect of Beaubourg)
Thomas Hess (art critic)
Elizabeth Baker ("Art in America" editor)
Nick Grimshaw (architect)
Philip Johnson (architect)
Rosamond Bernier (lecturer, arts critic).
Synopsis:
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.

23.10 [990] Camera Three: Beaubourg [Part II]
20Nov1977 [rerun 03Sep78]
directed and produced by John Musilli ; written by John Russell.
cast:
Mme Claude Pompidou (widow of late president), Richard Rogers (a chief architect of Beaubourg), Thomas Hess (art critic), Elizabeth Baker ("Art in America" editor),
Nick Grimshaw (architect), Philip Johnson (architect), Rosamond Bernier (lecturer, arts critic).
Synopsis:
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.). See description of part 1 for overall themes.
"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 and abroad
offer their reactions and commentary on the validity of the structure.

[--] Camera Three: Anna Sokolow: Choreographer [Part I]
27Nov1977
postponed to following week


23.11 [991] Camera Three: Anna Sokolow: Choreographer [Part I]
04Dec1977
directed and produced by Merrill Brockway.
cast:
Uta Hagen
Synopsis:
Narrated by Miss Sokolow's long-time friend, actress Uta Hagen, 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.'
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.
(Postponed from last week).

23.12 [992] Camera Three: Anna Sokolow: Choreographer [Part II]
11Dec1977 [rerun 20Aug78]
directed and produced by Merrill Brockway.
Cast:
Anna Sokolow (choreographer), dancers.
Synopsis:
Dreams--A dance work by Anna Sokolow
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."

23.13 [993] Camera Three: An Alternative Louvre
18Dec1977
cast:
Rosamond Bernier
Synopsis:
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.

[--] Camera Three:
25Dec1977
pre-empted for Christmas Service


23.14 [994] Camera Three: Alberta Hunter: One Hundred Years from Today
01Jan1978
directed and produced by John Musilli.
Cast:
Alberta Hunter (blues singer), Whitney Balliett (music critic), Gerald Cook (piano), Al Hall (bass).
Synopsis:
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.
Summary:
A concert with blues singer Alberta Hunter, who made her comeback in 1977 at the age of 82. Hunter is backed by pianist Gerald Cook and bassist Al Hall.
Also: a photo montage traces the blues in the '20s and '30s. Commentary is provided by music critic Whitney Bailliett.

23.15 [995] Camera Three: Filming Ballet: The Turning Point
08Jan1978
Synopsis:
An exploration of the essential problem of capturing dance on film. Commentary by director Herbert Ross.

[--] Camera Three: Everything is Photograph
15Jan1978 [postponed to 19Feb78]


23.16 [996] Camera Three: The Civilized City: George Nelson
22Jan1978
directed and produced by Roger Englander
cast
George Nelson (architect, designer).
Synopsis:
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.

23.17 [997] Camera Three: Irene Worth: Actress
29Jan1978
cast:
Irene Worth
Margaret Croyden
Synopsis:
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.

23.18 [998] Camera Three: Dimitri Shostakovich [Part I]
05Feb1978
Synopsis:
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".

23.19 [999] Camera Three: Dimitri Shostakovich [Part II]
12Feb1978
Synopsis:
Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 1 Opus 12 composed when he was 20 is performed by Robert de Gaetano.

23.20 [1000] Camera Three: Andre Kertesz: Everything is Photograph
19Feb1978
produced and directed by John Musilli
writer Stephan Chodorov.
cast
Andre Kertesz (photographer).
Michael Livesey
Reuben Aaronson
Synopsis:
Profile of Andre Kertesz, the "father of 35mm photography," 84 years old and living in New York. He talks about his life and career and describes the genesis of
some of his best known works. Several scenes show him at work in the streets of New York. Illustrated with many photographs.
Synopsis 2:
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. Numerous photographs are featured as well as Andre at work on the streets of New York.

23.21 [1001] Camera Three: Theater Laboratoire Vicinal "I"
26Feb1978
directed and produced by John Musilli.
cast
Anne West (dancer/actor)
Margaret Croyden (theater critic).
Synopsis:
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.

23.22 [1002] Camera Three: The Cinema of Senegal
05Mar1978 CBS Sun
cast:
Larry Kardish
Paulin S. Vieyra
Ousmane Sembčne
Synopsis:
Two film directors in Senegal, West Africa, Paulin Sounnamon Vieyra and Ousmane Sembčne are interviewed. Larry Kardish associate curator of
New York's Museum of Modern Art conducts the interviews in French; English translations run simultaneously.

23.23 [1003] Camera Three: Ram Thai-Dance Art of Thailand
12Mar1978 CBS Sun
Produced and written by Faubion Bowers
Synopsis:
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).

23.24 [1004] Camera Three: Celebration of the Egg
19Mar1978 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
A celebration of the egg, nature's masterpiece.

[--] Camera Three:
26Mar1978 CBS Sun
pre-empted for Easter Sunday Mass


23.25 [1005] Camera Three: Living in the Louvre
02Apr1978 CBS Sun
Produced, written and directed by John Musilli
cast:
Emmanuel de Margerie (director of French state museums)
Rosamond Bernier (arts critic, lecturer
Synopsis:
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.

23.26 [1006] Camera Three: No Need to Tell the Children
09Apr1978 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Aline MacMahon hosts dramatizations of fairy tales which are then discussed by psychiatrists and psychologists.
This program examines the thesis that fairy tales reveal essential truths about the human psyche.

23.27 [1007] Camera Three:
16Apr1978 CBS Sun
Synopsis:

23.28 [1008] Camera Three: Red Grooms and "Ruckus Manhattan"
23Apr1978 CBS Sun
Produced by Roger Englander
cast:
Red Grooms (American artist).
Synopsis:
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.

23.29 [1009] Camera Three: Elizabeth Swados and Her Music [Part I]
05May1978 CBS Sun
directed and produced by John Musilli.
cast:
Elizabeth Swados (composer, lyricist, performer)
Margaret Croyden (theater writer), Cast members from "Runaways".
Synopsis:
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.

23.30 [1010] Camera Three: Elizabeth Swados and Her Music [Part II]
12May1978 CBS Sun
directed and produced by John Musilli.
cast:
Elizabeth Swados (composer, lyricist, performer)
Margaret Croyden (theater writer), Cast members from "Runaways".
Synopsis:
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.

23.31 [1011] Camera Three: Forward in Space and Time
19May1978 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
The story of the long playing record, copies of which were sent beyond the solar system.

23.32 [1012] Camera Three: The History of the Musical Instrument
26May1978 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
The program explores the many aspects of the musical instrument.

23.33 [1013] Camera Three: American Comic Strip [Part I]
04Jun1978
directed and produced by John Musilli
written by Stephan Chodorov.
Host: Mort Walker (comic artist and president of the Museum of Cartoon Art in Rye, N.Y.).
Synopsis:
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.

23.34 [1014] Camera Three: American Comic Strip [Part II]
11Jun1978
directed and produced by John Musilli
written by Stephan Chodorov.
Host: Mort Walker (comic artist and president of the Museum of Cartoon Art in Rye, N.Y.).
Synopsis:
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.

23.35 [1015] Camera Three:
18Jun1978

23.36 [1016] Camera Three: Cinema of Yugoslavia [Part I]
25Jun1978

23.37 [1017] Camera Three: Cinema of Yugoslavia [Part II]
02Jul1978
Synopsis:
Second of a two-part program. The broadcast focuses on the popularity of Yugoslav films, the film industry and the freedom from overt censorship.

23.38 [1018] Camera Three: A Peek at Burlesque
09Jul1978
cast:
William Green
Synopsis:
The history of one of America's most popular performing arts is explored.
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).

23.39 [1019] Camera Three: Television: The First Fifty Years
16Jul1978
Synopsis:
Journalists Cliff Jahr and Jeff Greenfield discuss the first half century of television.

23.40 [1020] Camera Three: Caught in the Act
23Jul1978
cast:
Howard Thompson
Julie Kurratz
David Summers
Synopsis:
Host Howard Thompson presents Julie Kurratz and David Summers two rising young singers in their television debut.

23.41 [1021] Camera Three: Harold Rome's "Pins and Needles"
30Jul1978
cast:
Harold Rome
Synopsis:
Composer-lyricist Harold Rome discusses the genesis of his musical review "Pins and Needles" and its current revival.

[--] Camera Three: Let Them Eat Pasta
06Aug1978 [repeat from 24Jul77]

[--] Camera Three: Facade
13Aug1978 [repeat from 03Apr77]
Synopsis:
"Facade" one of the earliest works of composer Sir William Walton will be featured.

[--] Camera Three: Dreams Choreographer Anna Sokolow
20Aug1978 [repeat from 11Dec77]

[--] Camera Three: Beaubourg [Part I]
27Aug1978 [repeat from 13Nov77]
Synopsis:
Filmed in France, this program concentrates on the impact the physical structure of Beaubourg has had on Paris.

[--] Camera Three: Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture
03Sep1978 [repeat from 20Nov77]

[--] Camera Three: Canadian Brass
1978
Episode no. 30-78; show no. 22.
directed and produced by Roger Englander
Summary:
Music by the Canadian Brass, whose repertoire spans Bach and Jelly Roll Morton. The five-man ensemble performs excerpts from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor;
Morton's "The Shreveport Stomp"; Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."


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