Posts Tagged Archive of American Television
Garry Shandling is a fellow always seemingly ready with a laugh. But in this video excerpt where he recalls Gilda Radner’s appearance on his show, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, there’s a vulnerability about him.
As he notes, Radner was dying of cancer. Radner was also a longtime, close friend of the show’s co-creator, Alan Zweibel.
Every blue moon I provide a post solely for the amusement of my wife. Such is the case with this interview snippet from Archive of American Television’s long-form interview with Costume Designer Patricia Field.
In this interview excerpt, she discusses the impact of hats on certain scenes in Sex and the City.
“If you don’t want to tell the story, then take the hat away.”
The late Steve Allen discusses if he regretted leaving NBC’s The Tonight Show.
I’ll be honest and concede that I was surprised at his answer.
Kudos to Archive of American Television for juxtaposing two events at its blog today. Before there was Dancing with the Stars, current day contestant Melissa Gilbert recalls Battle of the Network Stars.
There’s an underlying quality of these Archive of American Television interviews that I appreciate. That is, rather than trying to conduct a talk show format (“Here’s a funny story, Jay.”) kind of interviews, the goal is to discuss the craft and history of television.
In this snippet from a 2006 interview with Ron Howard, he discusses the experience of working with Andy Griffith and the impact that the actor had on the set, in terms of setting a tone.
Why do I continue to link to interviews like this? Because the Archive of American Television offers them and is also smart enough to place teasers like this (the fact that Groucho Marx auditioned to play Marlo Thomas’ dad on That Girl) on its YouTube channel.
To see the full Marlo Thomas interview, it can be found at the archive’s website.
I’m really surprised that the Archive of American TV tried to zero in on only two topics with this Jonathan Winters clip. In the span of seven minutes, he covers what seems like seven different stories.
I could not fathom trying to get Winters to stay on topic (without negatively impacting his overall comedic rthythm).
I cannot believe I did not think to track down the Archive of American Television’s interviews with Paul Shaffer.
I could listen to Shaffer talk about Letterman all day.
To hear Kevin Clash’s natural voice, it’s amazing he’s Elmo. When I hear Frank Oz’s natural voice, I always hear Fozzie the Bear. Not so much with Clash. Here, thanks to the Archive of American Television, he talks about the development of the character.