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Archive Treasures-THIS IS YOUR LIFE

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Sunday September 12th 2010, 7:00PM* (Free Admission)

ARCHIVE TREASURES--THIS IS YOUR LIFE

A precursor to the "reality television"genre, Ralph Edwards' This Is Your Life (1952-1961) brought American television viewers face to face with celebrities and ordinary heroes, honoring its surprise guests with biographical journeys peopled by long-lost friends and loved ones. The Archive is grateful to have received hundreds of This Is Your Life episodes from Ralph Edwards Productions. As the 2010 baseball season heads into the pennant stretch, we present three episodes that pay tribute to a trio of the game's all-time greats: Casey Stengel, Roy Campanella and LeRoy "Satchel"Paige. Play ball! THIS IS YOUR LIFE: "CASEY STENGEL" (1952) Directed by Axel Gruenberg

10/29/52
Producer: Alfred Paschall, Axel Gruenberg. Screenwriter: Mort Lewis. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE: "ROY CAMPANELLA" (1958) Directed by Richard Gottlieb

10/1/58
Producer: Axel Gruenberg. Screenwriter: Axel Gruenberg. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE: "LEROY ‘SATCHEL' PAIGE" (1972) Directed by Jim Washburn

1/26/72
Producer: Jim Washburn. Screenwriter: Warren Douglas. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.

Total Running Time of Program: approx. 120 min.

In person: Dan Einstein, UCLA Television Archivist.

Special thanks to: Gary Edwards, John Couch, Bianca Pino, Ed Hammond, Randy Yantek—Ralph Edwards Productions.

* Please note the early start time.



 

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