An American Gallery

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


95731. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #11. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast.. "To Hear A Different Drummer". A dramatized biography of Henry Thoreau. The date is approximate. Bill Cosby (narrator), John Forsythe (as Thoreau), Art Ballinger (announcer), Gene Twombley (sound), William Lally (producer, director), Robert M. Young (writer), Les Tremayne, Parley Baer, Frances Spanier, Alice Backes, Ray Strickland, Warren Parker, Steve Franken. 28:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95721. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #1. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Story". A dramatized biography of Louis Armstrong, illustrated with his recordings. The date for this series is given as 1968, which from internal evidence in episode #2 is when the series was produced. The series began a run on the Far East Network of the AFRTS on February 6, 1969. The program was broadcast weekly. The use of AFRS (instead of AFTRS) system cues remains a mystery. There is no direct evidence indicating the program was or was not actually created by the Armed Forces Radio and Television network. Robert M. Young (adaptor), William Lally (producer, director), Gene Twombley (sound), Art Ballinger (announcer), Louis Armstrong (by recording), Bing Crosby (narrator), Durville Martin (as young Satchmo), Sam Laws (as adult Satchmo), Roy Glenn, Adolph Caesar, Ben Cooper, Janet McLaughlin. 27:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95729. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #9. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Westward The Painter". A dramatized biography of Frederick Remington. The date is approximate. Edward G. Robinson (narrator), Richard Widmark (as Frederick Remington), Karl Swenson, Dick Nelson. . Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95730. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #10. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet". A dramatized biography of the famous poet. The date is approximate. Raymond Massey (narrator), Dan O'Herlihy (as Longfellow), Art Ballinger (announcer), Robert M. Young (writer), William Lally (producer, director), Jane Webb, Lillian Buyeff, Steve Franken, Mona Lewis, Gene Twombley (sound), Marvin Miller. 27:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95728. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #8. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "A Day To Test, A Day To Learn". A dramatized biography of Frank Lloyd Wright. The date is approximate. Anne Baxter (narator), Henry Fonda (as Frank Lloyd Wright), Bob Hastings, Les Tremayne, Jim Boles, Jack Edwards, Paul Conrad, Art Ballinger (announcer), Gene Twombley (sound patterns), William Lally (producer, director), Robert M. Young (writer). 27:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95727. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #7. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Portrait Of A Photographer". A dramatized biography of Matthew Brady. The date is approximate. Raymond Burr (narrator), Richard Crenna (as Matthew Brady), Julie Bennett, Jacqueline Hyde, Ben Cooper, Karl Swenson, Art Ballinger (announcer), Gene Twombley (sound patterns), Robert M. Young (writer), William Lally (producer, director), Janet Waldo, Eddie Firestone, Richard Peel. 27:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95726. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #6. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Flight Before Fury". A dramatized biography of Thomas Wolfe. The date is approximate. Irving Stone (narrator), Michael Anderson (as Eugene Gant), Joan Tompkins, Janet Waldo, William Lally (producer, director), Art Ballinger (announcer), Gene Twombley (sound patterns), Robert M. Young (writer), Ben Cooper, William Keene, John Stevenson, Jerry Zismer, Jack Bannon. 27:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95725. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #5. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Porgy, Bess and George". A dramatized biography of George Gershwin, and how he came to write, "Porgy and Bess." The series has been dated as being produced in 1968 by internal evidence within this story. There's no explanation for the AFRS system cue, instead of AFRTS. John Bubbles (narrator), Ross Martin (as George Gershwin), Marvin Miller, Olan Soule, Lou Krugman, Gene Twombley (sound patterns), Ernie Hughes (pianist), William Lally (producer, director), Robert M. Young (writer), Art Ballinger (announcer). 27:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95724. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #4. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "A Story Of Two Giants". The dramatized story of Gutzon Borgham and the carving of the statues at Mount Rushmore. The date is approximate. Lorne Greene (narrator), Ed Begley (as Gutzon Borgham), Kyle Johnson, Bill Bouchey, Diana Hale, Jerry Hausner, Frederick Worlock, Steve Franken, Gene Twombley (sound), Robert M. Young (writer), William Lally (producer, director), Art Ballinger (announcer). 27:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95723. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #3. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "A Review Of Coming Attractions". A dramatized biography of Cecil B. DeMille. The date is approximate. Olan Soule, Sidney Miller, Jack Carroll, Herb Vigran, James Nusser, Mona Lewis, Gene Twombley (sound), Catherine McLeod, Robert M. Young, William Lally (producer, director), Art Ballinger (announcer), Charlton Heston (narrator), Sebastian Cabot. 27:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95722. An American Gallery. 1968. Program #2. NBC net. "The Man Everybody Liked". Sustaining. A dramatized biography of Will Rogers. The date is approximate. Robert M. Young (writer), Forrest Lewis, Nelson Olmsted, Athena Lorde, David Gothard, Karl Swenson, Jack Edwards, Gene Twombley (sound), Art Ballinger (announcer), William Lally (producer, director), Bob Hope (narrator), Pat Buttram (as Will Rogers). 28:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 11 programs.