Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast and named it The Supper Club. In 1950 Como and his Sponsors moved to CBS and named this The Perry Como Chesterfield Show. Written by
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All New York City television networks' contracts with the United Scenic Artist's Union IATSE # 829 designated that the production's designer credit clause be stipulated that a television (stage) scenic designer credit could only be designated as a "Scenic Designer" - not "Art Director". On the west coast, the networks did not have this agreement with any union contract, specifically, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors - IATSE #876 Union. (Changed to The Art Directors Guild IATSE #800). The NYC networks had a contract with the graphic artists' union designating employed graphic artists and affiliated associates be given the credit "Art Directors." This television irony is the reason scenic designers could not have nor redeem the "art director" title for a credit title. With production for television specials being produced by both independent sponsors and producers, the "art director credit" used on a New York based television program's credit list prevented the network's monopolized "art director-graphic artist" credit denied to the stage scenic designer performing theatrical set design duties. See more »
In 1957, NBC was occasionally showing TV color on some of their shows. I remember seeing the ad for one particular color show that year where they headlined...Color TV and Hedy, too..or something to that effect. I searched high and low for a place that had color TV to view it, but the only ones that i did come across were in bars and I was not of the proper age..so I had to settle for the black and white version. It turned out that Hedy, according to the critics of that day, was 'the' show. She was in almost every scene, from a walk on as a cigarette girl, to an old lady with s slight hunchback and then at the finale, playing drums and singing with Perry the hit of that day..."Round and Round". It was really an excellent show and what really surprised me, was Hedy lamarr. I had never seen her this way and she was wonderful as the critics claimed. She must of been around 42 years old at that time. I would love to see that show again. Are any of his shows on DVD?
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