Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. THE ACTOR


Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. THE ACTOR

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. THE ACTOR


This program explores the question: What is an actor? Various actors and actresses, such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, Tallulah Bankhead and Humphrey Bogart discuss their views or deliver recitations from their most famous performances. Their performances are then analyzed by authorities such as Broadway producer, Mike Todd, press agent, Dick Maney, anthropologist, Doctor Hortense Powdermaker, psychoanalyst John Gustin and publisher Leo Schull. William Saroyan, syndicated columnists Leonard Lyons and Hy Gardner, Rocky Graziano, Peter Ustinov, Dore Schary, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter Kerr, John Carradine, Michael Redgrave, Sir Ralph Richardson, Ralph Bellamy and Joseph Mankiewicz, give their opinions on the thespian fraternity.

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