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Studio One in Hollywood 

Studio One (original title)
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on CBS. Showcasing some of the greatest talents of the era, this groundbreaking series created an enormous impact and still remains a treasured part of America's broadcasting history. Embracing the work of some of television's most iconic writers, directors, actors and technical artists, the Studio One Anthology features the complete 1954 original television production of "Twelve Angry Men" and is highlighted by early performances by Charlton Heston, Art Carney, Jack Lemmon and Leslie Nielsen as well as teleplays written by Rod Serling and Gore Vidal.

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7 November 1948 (USA)  »

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Studio One Summer Theatre  »

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Originally a CBS radio dramatic anthology series, which was directed by Fletcher Markle who was often heard on the series in leading roles with his future wife, Mercedes McCambridge. See more »

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Referenced in Dennis the Menace: Dennis' Obligation (1961) See more »

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Live TV!
20 September 2009 | by (SF Bay Area, United States) – See all my reviews

I am astounded by the entire concept of this series. From the very early days of television, before videotaping, these were broadcast LIVE (including commercials). I find them to be a very intriguing look at our past, both as a broadcasting technology and as a national time-capsule. The commercials are *informative* as well as marketing. And they are all LIVE.

That puts these into the category of an hour-log "Play". The stories are top-notch, and the production is great (considering the technology available at the time). Only some of the later broadcasts are available on video because most were lost since there was no adequate recording medium at the time.


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