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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  

...  Narrator 7 episodes, 1997
...  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
...  Himself 1 episode, 1997
Pete Hamill ...  Himself - Writer 1 episode, 1997
Kensinger Jones ...  Himself 1 episode, 1997
...  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
...  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
...  Himself - Author 1 episode, 1997
Jane Stern ...  Herself - Author 1 episode, 1997
...  Himself - Scientist 1 episode, 1997
Jess Uzwy ...  Himself 1 episode, 1997
Dan Wakefield ...  Himself - Journalist 1 episode, 1997
...  Grace Metalious unknown episodes
John Kenneth Galbraith ...  Himself unknown episodes
Alfred Leslie ...  Himself (painter, filmmaker) unknown episodes
...  Herself - Blows Kiss (archive footage) unknown episodes
...  Jack Kerouac (Readings from On The Road) unknown episodes
...  Herself unknown episodes
... (archive footage) unknown episodes
Sloan Wilson ...  Himself (author) unknown episodes
...  Himself (at the microphone) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Herself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Francis Biddle ...  Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
...  Himself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
John H. Bradley ...  Himself (raises flag on Iwo Jima) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Joyce Davidson ...  Herself (interviews Grace Metalious) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Elizabeth Eckford ...  Herself (attends Little Rock school under guard) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (in razor ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Dizzy Gillespie ...  Himself (with his band, 1949) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Sadie Thompson (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Harold L. Ickes ...  Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
...  Himself (concerned about HUAC) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Herself (weds Rainier) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  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
...  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
...  Herself (in Nichols & May sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  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
...  Herself (with GIs in Korea) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (in military uniform, wears glasses) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (in Nichols & May sketch) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (HUAC, with Thomas) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ...  Misidentification (of Mohammed Mossadegh) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (plays with Dizzy) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Herself (in girdle ad) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Gregory Pincus ...  Himself (at the microscope) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (dribbles paint) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Sam Rayburn ...  Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945, behind Judge Stone) (archive footage) (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
...  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
...  Himself (leaves plane) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
Edward R. Stettinius Jr. ...  Himself (sees Truman take oath, 1945) (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes
...  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
...  Himself (sings Hey Good Lookin') (archive footage) (uncredited) unknown episodes

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 Music by 

George Blondheim ... (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)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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