The Resource The golden age of television, a presentation of Sonny Fox Productions in association with KCET community television of Southern California

The golden age of television, a presentation of Sonny Fox Productions in association with KCET community television of Southern California

Label
The golden age of television
Title
The golden age of television
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of Sonny Fox Productions in association with KCET community television of Southern California
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Actor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
  • Marty: Renowned dramatist Paddy Chayefsky's poignant and touching character study of a lonely, middle-aged butcher looking for love helped usher in the naturalistic style of television drama in the 1950
  • Patterns: Examines a power struggle between a corporate boss, a washed-up company man, and the young executive groomed to take his place
  • No time for sergeants: In this riotous military comedy, a bumptious Air Force draftee manages to drive his sergeant and the jokers who share his barracks crazy
  • A wind from the south: An Irish country innkeeper who finds new meaning in her life when she finally experiences her first love, with a troubled tourist
  • Bang the drum slowly: A star pitcher of a professional baseball team who helps a terminally ill country bumpkin catcher live out one last season on the diamond
  • Requiem for a heavyweight: A punch-drunk prizefighter is forced to face life outside the ring in Rod Serling's searing indictment of the professional boxing underworld
  • The comedian: A volatile glimpse behind the showbiz curtain about a raging, tyrannical vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV, a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and steps on anyone on his way to the top, including his browbeaten brother, despairing wife, and washed-up scriptwriter
  • Days of wine and roses: A young married couple falls into a downward spiral of alcoholism and self-destruction
Member of
Awards note
  • Playhouse 90 named Emmy Award winner, 1957, 1958: outstanding drama series
  • United States Steel Hour named Emmy Award winner, 1955: outstanding drama series
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Playhouse 90
  • Goodyear television playhouse (Television program)
  • Kraft television theatre (Television program)
  • United States Steel hour (Television program)
  • United States Steel hour (Television program)
  • United States Steel hour (Television program)
  • Playhouse 90
  • Playhouse 90
  • Playhouse 90
Credits note
  • Marty: Associate producer, Gordon Duff ; settings by Otis Riggs ; costumes by Rose Bogdanoff ; video by A l McClellan
  • No time for sergeants: Production, Alex Segal ; editor, S. Mark Smith ; designer, E. Albert Heschong ; art director, James McNaughton ; costume designer, Gene Coffin ; composer/conductor, Glenn Osser ; associate producer, John Haggott
  • A wind from the South: Song "A soft day" sung by Merv Griffin ; editor, Arthur H. Singer ; scenic designer, Carl Kent ; set decorator, Wes Laws ; costume designer, Gene Coffin ; composer/conductor, Harold Levey ; associate producer, John Haggott
  • Requiem for a heavyweight: Associate producer, Julian Claman
  • The comedian: Story editor, Peter Kortner ; art director, Walter Scott Herndon ; music supervisor, Fred Steiner ; set decorator, Buck Henshaw
  • Days of wine and roses: Associate producers, Robert Goldman, Russell Stoneham ; music, Alex North
Date time place
Marty was originally broadcast May 24, 1953 on Goodyear Television Playhouse; Patterns was originally broadcast Jan. 12, 1955 on Kraft Television Theatre; No time for sergeants was originally broadcast March 15, 1955 on the United States Steel Hour; A wind from the South was originally broadcast Sept. 14, 1955 on the United States Steel Hour; Bang the drum slowly was originally broadcast Sept. 26, 1956 on the United States Steel Hour; Requiem for a heavyweight was originally broadcast Oct. 11, 1956 on Playhouse 90; Comedian was originally broadcast Feb. 14, 1957 on Playhouse 90; Days of wine and roses was originally broadcast Oct. 2, 1958 on Playhouse 90
Dewey number
791.45/75
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.G653 2009
PerformerNote
  • Marty: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Joe Mantell, Betsy Palmer, Lee Philips, Rossana San Marco, Nehemiah Persoff, Howard Caine, Don Gordon, Andrew Gerado ; announced by Durward Kirby
  • Patterns: Joanna Roos, Jack Arthur, Victoria Ward, Elizabeth Montgomery, Sybil Baker, Shirley Standlee, Everett Sloane, Richard Kiley, June Dayton, Elizabeth Wilson, Theodore Newton, Ed Begley, Jack Livesey, Ronnie Welsh
  • No time for sergeants: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Robert Emhardt, Eddie Le Roy, Alexander Clark, Arthur Storch, Bob Hastings, G. Albert Smith, Joe Brown, Jr., Adnia Rice, Thomas Volk, George Kilroy
  • A wind from the South: Julie Harris, Donald Woods, Haila Stoddard, Michael Higgins, Lawrence Fletcher, James Congdon, Mary Michael, Farrell Pelly, Grania O'Malley
  • Bang the drum slowly: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Rudy Bond, Barbara Babcock, Clu Gulager, Arch Johnson, Georgann Johnson, John McGovern, George Peppard, Bert Remsen, Allen Leaf
  • Requiem for a heavyweight: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Ed Wynn, Max Baer, Maxie Rosenbloom, Edgar Stehli, Stanley Adams, Ned Glass
  • The comedian: Host: Claudette Colbert ; cast: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé, Constance Ford, Whit Bissell, King Donovan, Eddie Ryder, H.M. Wynant, Mike Ross
  • Days of wine and roses: Host: Sterling Hayden; cast: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford, Malcolm Atterbury, Dick Elliott, Mimi Gibson, Sterling Hayden, Marc Lawrence, Martha Wentworth, Douglas Henderson, Mimi Gibson
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chayefsky, Paddy
  • Coe, Fred
  • Mann, Delbert
  • Serling, Rod
  • Cook, Fielder
  • Levin, Ira
  • Segal, Alex
  • Costigan, James
  • Petrie, Daniel
  • Schulman, Arnold
  • Nelson, Ralph
  • Manulis, Martin
  • Frankenheimer, John
  • Miller, J. P.
  • Steiger, Rod
  • Marchand, Nancy
  • Minciotti, Esther
  • Ciolli, Augusta
  • Mantell, Joe
  • Palmer, Betsy
  • Philips, Lee
  • San Marco, Rossana
  • Persoff, Nehemiah
  • Caine, Howard
  • Gordon, Don
  • Roos, Joanna
  • Arthur, Jack
  • Ward, Victoria
  • Montgomery, Elizabeth
  • Baker, Sybil
  • Standlee, Shirley
  • Sloane, Everett
  • Kiley, Richard
  • Dayton, June
  • Wilson, Elizabeth
  • Newton, Theodore
  • Begley, Ed
  • Livesey, Jack
  • Welsh, Ronnie
  • Griffith, Andy
  • Clark, Harry
  • Emhardt, Robert
  • LeRoy, Eddie
  • Clark, Alexander
  • Storch, Arthur
  • Hastings, Bob
  • Smith, G. Albert
  • Harris, Julie
  • Woods, Donald
  • Stoddard, Haila
  • Higgins, Michael
  • Fletcher, Lawrence
  • Congdon, James
  • Newman, Paul
  • Salmi, Albert
  • Bond, Rudy
  • Babcock, Barbara
  • Gulager, Clu
  • Johnson, Arch
  • Johnson, Georgann
  • Peppard, George
  • Remsen, Bert
  • Palance, Jack
  • Wynn, Keenan
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Wynn, Ed
  • Rooney, Mickey
  • O'Brien, Edmond
  • Tormé, Mel
  • Bissell, Whit
  • Donovan, King
  • Ryder, Eddie
  • Wynant, H. M.
  • Ross, Michael
  • Robertson, Cliff
  • Laurie, Piper
  • Bickford, Charles
  • Atterbury, Malcolm
  • Elliott, Dick
  • Gibson, Mimi
  • Hayden, Sterling
  • Lawrence, Marc
  • Wentworth, Martha
  • Henderson, Douglas
  • Griffin, Merv
  • Colbert, Claudette
  • Hayden, Sterling
  • Chayefsky, Paddy
  • Hyman, Mac
  • Harris, Mark
  • Lehman, Ernest
  • Theatre Guild
  • Sonny Fox Productions
  • KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
478
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
495
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television plays
  • Television plays
Technique
live action
Label
The golden age of television, a presentation of Sonny Fox Productions in association with KCET community television of Southern California
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Booklet featuring an essay by curator Ron Simon and his extensive liner notes on each program
  • Marty: Based on the story by Paddy Chayefsky
  • No time for sergeants: Based on the novel by Mac Hyman
  • Bang the drum slowly: Based on the book by Mark Harris
  • The comedian: Based on the novelette by Ernest Lehman
  • Kinescopes of the original live productions; curated by PBS for the series The golden age of television
  • Special features: Disc 1. Introduction to Marty hosted by Eva Marie Saint and interviews with Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Betsy Palmer, Delbert Mann; Audio commentary for Marty by director Delbert Mann; Introduction to Patterns hosted by Keenan Wynn and interviews with Richard Kiley, Fielder Cook; Introduction to No time for sergeants hosted by Roddy McDowall. Disc 2. Introduction to A wind from the South hosted by Merv Griffin interviewing Julie Harris, Donald Woods, James Costigan; Introduction to Bang the drum slowly hosted by Cliff Robertson and interviews with Albert Salmi, Dan Petrie, Arnold Schulman, Rudy Bond, George Peppard; Audio commentary for Bang the drum slowly by director Daniel Petrie; Introduction for Requiem for a heavyweight hosted by Jack Klugman and interviews with Ralph Nelson, Martin Manulis, Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn; Audio commentary for Requiem for a heavyweight by director Ralph Nelson. Disc 3. Introduction to The comedian hosted by Carl Reiner and interviews with John Frankeheimer, Mickey Rooney, Mel Tormé, Kim Hunter; Audio commentary for The comedian by director John Frankenheimer; Interview excerpts with director John Frankenheimer (early 1980s); Introduction to Days of wine and roses hosted by Julie Harris and interviews with John Frankenheimer, JP Miller, Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • written for television by Ira Levin ; produced by the Theatre Guild ; directed by Alex Segal
  • (1955 ; 50 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • A wind from the South
  • written for television by James Costigan ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by the Theatre Guild
  • (1955 ; 51 min.)
  • Bang the drum slowly
  • a production of the Theater Guild ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; adapted by Arnold Schulman
  • (1956 ; 52 min.)
  • Requiem for a heavyweight
  • Disc 1.
  • directed by Ralph Nelson ; produced by Martin Manulis ; written by Rod Serling ; Playhouse 90
  • (1956 ; 73 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The comedian
  • written by Rod Serling ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Martin Manulis ; Playhouse 90
  • (1957 ; 74 min.)
  • Days of wine and roses
  • written by JP Miller ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Fred Coe ; Playhouse 90
  • (1958 ; 80 min.)
  • Marty
  • television play by Paddy Chayefsky ; produced by Fred Coe ; directed by Delbert Mann
  • (1953 ; 52 min.)
  • Patterns
  • written by Rod Serling ; directed by Fielder Cook
  • (1955 ; 53 min.)
  • No time for sergeants
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Three-DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (485 min.)
Isbn
9781604651782
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515120418
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1837D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)463656029
  • 1767547
  • (OCoLC)ocn463656029
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The golden age of television, a presentation of Sonny Fox Productions in association with KCET community television of Southern California
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Booklet featuring an essay by curator Ron Simon and his extensive liner notes on each program
  • Marty: Based on the story by Paddy Chayefsky
  • No time for sergeants: Based on the novel by Mac Hyman
  • Bang the drum slowly: Based on the book by Mark Harris
  • The comedian: Based on the novelette by Ernest Lehman
  • Kinescopes of the original live productions; curated by PBS for the series The golden age of television
  • Special features: Disc 1. Introduction to Marty hosted by Eva Marie Saint and interviews with Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Betsy Palmer, Delbert Mann; Audio commentary for Marty by director Delbert Mann; Introduction to Patterns hosted by Keenan Wynn and interviews with Richard Kiley, Fielder Cook; Introduction to No time for sergeants hosted by Roddy McDowall. Disc 2. Introduction to A wind from the South hosted by Merv Griffin interviewing Julie Harris, Donald Woods, James Costigan; Introduction to Bang the drum slowly hosted by Cliff Robertson and interviews with Albert Salmi, Dan Petrie, Arnold Schulman, Rudy Bond, George Peppard; Audio commentary for Bang the drum slowly by director Daniel Petrie; Introduction for Requiem for a heavyweight hosted by Jack Klugman and interviews with Ralph Nelson, Martin Manulis, Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn; Audio commentary for Requiem for a heavyweight by director Ralph Nelson. Disc 3. Introduction to The comedian hosted by Carl Reiner and interviews with John Frankeheimer, Mickey Rooney, Mel Tormé, Kim Hunter; Audio commentary for The comedian by director John Frankenheimer; Interview excerpts with director John Frankenheimer (early 1980s); Introduction to Days of wine and roses hosted by Julie Harris and interviews with John Frankenheimer, JP Miller, Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • written for television by Ira Levin ; produced by the Theatre Guild ; directed by Alex Segal
  • (1955 ; 50 min.)
  • Disc 2.
  • A wind from the South
  • written for television by James Costigan ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by the Theatre Guild
  • (1955 ; 51 min.)
  • Bang the drum slowly
  • a production of the Theater Guild ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; adapted by Arnold Schulman
  • (1956 ; 52 min.)
  • Requiem for a heavyweight
  • Disc 1.
  • directed by Ralph Nelson ; produced by Martin Manulis ; written by Rod Serling ; Playhouse 90
  • (1956 ; 73 min.)
  • Disc 3.
  • The comedian
  • written by Rod Serling ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Martin Manulis ; Playhouse 90
  • (1957 ; 74 min.)
  • Days of wine and roses
  • written by JP Miller ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Fred Coe ; Playhouse 90
  • (1958 ; 80 min.)
  • Marty
  • television play by Paddy Chayefsky ; produced by Fred Coe ; directed by Delbert Mann
  • (1953 ; 52 min.)
  • Patterns
  • written by Rod Serling ; directed by Fielder Cook
  • (1955 ; 53 min.)
  • No time for sergeants
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Three-DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (485 min.)
Isbn
9781604651782
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515120418
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1837D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)463656029
  • 1767547
  • (OCoLC)ocn463656029
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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