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The Fifties (TV Mini-Series 1997– ) Poster

(1997– )

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Tracy Dahlby ... (1 episode, 1997)
Alex Gibney ... (unknown episodes)
Susan Motamed ... (unknown episodes)

Series Writing Credits  

Ralph Ellison ... (1 episode, 1997)
Allen Ginsberg ... (1 episode, 1997)
Jack Kerouac ... (1 episode, 1997)
Alex Gibney ... (unknown episodes)
David Halberstam ... (book) (unknown episodes)

Series Cast  

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 Narrator (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1997)
John Chancellor ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Jack Anderson ...
 Himself - Journalist (1 episode, 1997)
Kathleen Brindley ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Steve Buczak ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Bernice Burnett ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Eugene Burnett ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Jules Feiffer ...
 Himself - Cartoonist (1 episode, 1997)
Frank Gibney ...
 Himself - Journalist (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Pete Hamill ...
 Himself - Writer (1 episode, 1997)
Kensinger Jones ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Edward McCabe ...
 Himself - Korean War Vet (1 episode, 1997)
Philip Morris ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Sophie Morris ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
George Reedy ...
 Himself - Journalist (1 episode, 1997)
Richard Rhodes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Carlos Rodriguez ...
 Himself - Korean War Vet (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself - Filmmaker (1 episode, 1997)
Robert Serber ...
 Himself - Nuclear Physicist (1 episode, 1997)
John Service ...
 Himself - US Foreign Service, Persecuted by McCarthy (1 episode, 1997)
Mickey Spillane ...
 Himself - Author (1 episode, 1997)
Jane Stern ...
 Herself - Author (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself - Scientist (1 episode, 1997)
Jess Uzwy ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Dan Wakefield ...
 Himself - Journalist (1 episode, 1997)
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 Grace Metalious (unknown episodes)
John Kenneth Galbraith ...
 Himself (unknown episodes)
Alfred Leslie ...
 Himself (painter, filmmaker) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself - Blows Kiss (archive footage) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (unknown episodes)
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(archive footage) (unknown episodes)
Sloan Wilson ...
 Himself (author) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (at the microphone) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Francis Biddle ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
John H. Bradley ...
 Himself (raises flag on Iwo Jima) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Joyce Davidson ...
 Herself (interviews Grace Metalious) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Eckford ...
 Herself (attends Little Rock school under guard) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (in razor ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Dizzy Gillespie ...
 Himself (with his band, 1949) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Sadie Thompson (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Harold L. Ickes ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (weds Rainier) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Alfred Kinsey ...
 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
John Howard Lawson ...
 Himself (testifies before HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
William D. Leahy ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Frankie Lymon ...
 Himself (with the Teenagers) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Joseph W. Martin Jr. ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (in Nichols & May sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (interviewed by Joyce Davidson) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Prince Rainier of Monaco ...
 Himself (weds Grace) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Thelonious Monk ...
 Himself (plays) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (with GIs in Korea) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (in military uniform, wears glasses) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (in Nichols & May sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (HUAC, with Thomas) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ...
 Misidentification (of Mohammed Mossadegh) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (plays with Dizzy) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (in girdle ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Gregory Pincus ...
 Himself (at the microscope) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Jackson Pollock ...
 Himself (dribbles paint) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Sam Rayburn ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945, behind Judge Stone) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (in RCA TV ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Syngman Rhee ...
 Himself (with MacArthur) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Margaret Sanger ...
 Herself (interviewed by Mike Wallace) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Franklin Sousley ...
 Himself (raises flag on Iwo Jima) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Edward R. Stettinius Jr. ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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 Herself (marries) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
J. Parnell Thomas ...
 Himself (HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
Bess Truman ...
 Herself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Margaret Truman ...
 Herself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Fred M. Vinson ...
 Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Hank Williams ...
 Himself (sings Hey Good Lookin') (archive footage) (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
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Series Produced by 

Nancy Button ... producer (unknown episodes)
W. Paterson Ferns ... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Alex Gibney ... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Heus ... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tim Hoxha ... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Marianne Kushmaniuk ... associate producer (unknown episodes)

Series Cinematography by 

Michael Boland ... (unknown episodes)
Michael Ellis ... (unknown episodes)

Series Film Editing by 

Steve Weslak ... (unknown episodes)

Series Production Design by 

Molly Hughes ... (1 episode, 1997)

Series Sound Department 

John Martin ... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1997)
Elma Bello ... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Alison Clark ... sound (unknown episodes)
William Latanville ... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)

Series Other crew 

Linda Darras ... assistant production accountant (7 episodes, 1997)
Robert Stein ... legal services (unknown episodes)
Stan Brakhage ... archive source (unknown episodes)
Joyce Davidson ... archive source (unknown episodes)
Allen Ginsberg ... archive source (unknown episodes)
Barbara Gregson ... film researcher (unknown episodes)
Victor Kushmaniuk ... archival researcher / production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Alfred Leslie ... archive source (unknown episodes)

Series Thanks 

Clark Clifford ... thanks (unknown episodes)
Yrag Rahms ... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. ... thanks (unknown episodes)

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