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Archive Treasures - THIS IS YOUR LIFE

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Sunday February 28th at 7:00PM* (Free Admission)

THIS IS YOUR LIFE
Long before "reality television" as we know it, pioneering television producer Ralph Edwards made history with the program This Is Your Life (1952-1961), in which noteworthy people were surprised to find themselves the subjects of live, in-studio biographical journeys, attended by important people from their lives, and overseen by the suave Edwards himself. The Archive is grateful to have received hundreds of This Is Your Life episodes from Ralph Edwards Productions. Tonight's selection features tributes to four celebrated American comedians: Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, George Burns and Lou Costello. Offering personal, often emotional reminiscences from subjects and their family members and friends (including past collaborators rarely photographed elsewhere), the programs represent a privileged glimpse into the private world of these celebrated geniuses.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE (4/3/1957)
Host: Ralph Edwards. Cast: Buster Keaton. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE (12/14/1955)
Host: Ralph Edwards. Cast: Harold Lloyd. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.

THIS IS YOU LIFE (11/21/1956)
Host: Ralph Edwards. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE (9/28/1955)
Host: Ralph Edwards. Cast: George Burns, Gracie Allen. Beta-SP, B/W, 30 min.

IN PERSON: Dan Einstein, UCLA Television Archivist.

TRT: 120 min.

* Please note the early start time.


 

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