Classic Theatre (1975)

From David Atwood Here’s a great shot taken in the Temple Church Courtyard in London, 1975. The shoot was for Classic Theatre and the actor we were going to interview was Ian McKellan. Characters in the shot left to right, John MacKnight (lighting), Karl Lorencic (video), Nat Johnson (audio), Greg Macdonald (camera), and John McKnight…

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Class of ’58 (circa 1985)

From Vic Washkevich Here’s a shot of the entire BU class of 58 (those who completed the year, there were a couple who didn’t) at our next to last reunion, back about 15 years ago. Back – Left to Right: Bob Moscone, Bill Heitz, Don Mallinson and Bob Hall (guest visitor). Front – Left to…

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Prospects of Mankind (1959–61)

From Paul Noble Preparing for a taping of “Prospects of Mankind.” Left to right, Bob Moscone, Dave Davis, Virginia Kassel (behind Dave), Paul Noble, and Eleanor Roosevelt, at Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, fall 1959. Mrs. Roosevelt and her staff. Henry Morgenthau, Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul Noble, and Diana Tead Michaelis, fall 1959. Edward R. Murrow,…

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Portraits from the ’60s

From Don Hallock Here’s a collection of images rediscovered by Steve Gilford in May, 2002. The captions are largely in his own words. Photos credited, where available. From Steve Gilford As for the Conference Room, when we moved into 125 Western, I was so struck by the size of the conference room table, I took…

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A Hot Time in the Old Town (1961)

From Dan Beach – Studio 8H Website Design Eighty-four Massachusetts Avenue on the fateful morning of October 14, 1961 when "it all changed." Studio A. Ed Salners and Dan Beach — performing maintenance on camera 2? Early that day, most of us were deputized to paw through the acrid wreckage in search of anything valuable.…

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Photos from Al Hinderstein — 1961-64

Text from Don Hallock The inimitable Hindy lensing a camera at Brandeis University for Prospects of Mankind. (June 1961) Hindy as the acting film manager, timing tapes in the tape room down in the basement of the Catholic Television Center. (August 10, 1962) Al says: “This is MIT Science Reporter at the Cambridge Accelerator Lab.…

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Bud Collins and Longwood

From Dan Beach Bud Collins prepares for a tennis shoot. Shot in the my Traffic/Film department office at 125 Western. The first or second year of Longwood Tennis. Read an in-depth biography of Bud Collins.

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Sing, Children, Sing (March 1956)

From Peter and Lilly Hollander WGBH-TV’s second Art Director, Lilly Hollander, appearing on the Tony Saletan show Sing, Children, Sing, the first locally-produced program series to originate in the WGBH studios. Lilly is adding necessary sound effects to the picture she has just drawn. Tony was busy playing the banjo.

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Christmas Shows (1957-58)

From Vic Washkevich Each year, the entire station crew taped a Christmas Show sending up anything and everything, anyone and everyone. The tapes were shown at the WGBH Christmas parties. This shot of Frank Vento was taken when our class had to put on a Christmas show in 1957. With Frank is someone named Jerry…

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The 21″ Classroom (1959)

From Al Boyns Here is a photo of two of the [intlink id=”1250″ type=”post”]1959 BU crew[/intlink] in action on 21 Inch Classroom (from studio B). Stage managing is Mel Bernstein, and the cameraman to his right is Brooks Leffler. The second cameraman is probably Bob Valtz.

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The BU Scholars Crew (1959)

Photo Source Unknown Caption from Al Boyns The notorious Boston University Scholars “Crew of ’59.” Top left to right: Al Kelman, Phil Fields, Tom McGrath, Fred Barzyk, Don Knox, Bert Bell, Sue Dietrich, Dave Nohling, Jim Hennes, John Sunier, John Engel. Bottom left to right: Lew Yeager, Joe (Mark) Mobius, Brooks Leffler, Mel Bernstein. Not…

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A Time to Dance (1959)

From Brooks Leffler Script Conference, A Time to Dance, 1959. Left to right: Paul Noble, AD; Jac Venza, Producer; Martha Meyers, host; and Greg Harney, Director. This was the first of Jac’s very long list of arts programs for public television. From Al Kelman This certainly looks like a collection of dangerous misfits. Actually, it…

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Ruth Anne’s Christmas Show (1950s)

From Brooks Leffler Ruth Anne’s Christmas Show. Not the parody Christmas show, the real thing. Staff was invited to be the campers for the day, and Ruth Anne led them in a kids’ song, the name of which escapes me. Note: this pic is a Photoshop marriage of two pics that didn’t quite match. Visible:…

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Boston Skyline (Late ’50s)

From Brooks Leffler The Boston skyline over the frozen River Charles, when the John Hancock Building was the tallest building in New England. Makes me cold just to think about it. From Don Hallock Never lovers of such rigors as frigid weather, Brooks now lives near Monterey, California — and I, in sunny Hawai’i.

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Discovery (1955-56)

Photos from John “Rocky” Coe — March 2002 Don Hallock: Thanks to “Rocky” Coe’s persistence in weeding through his collections of old slides, here are some of the best images we have from the first year or two in studio A at 84 Massachusetts Avenue. We believe they’re from Discovery‘s 1955-56 season, and seem to…

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Il Ballo (1956)

From Peter and Lilly Hollander Below: A very early WGBH production (October 1956) of Monteverdi’s opera, Il Ballo delle Ingrate. Note the wonderful sets by Lilly Hollander. Stage manager and cameraman unknown. Below: Shooting "Il Ballo." Below: Lilly painting her own sets for "Il Ballo."

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Photos From the ‘GBH Archives (1950s)

Photos from Mary Ide, WGBH Archives Photo by Brooks Leffler, 1958 Studio A under construction. From Larry Creshkoff I think I can provide some specifics for the pic of Studio A under construction. Time: The date may have been December ’54 or January ’55 (or even later). People (from Left to Right): Hartford Gunn (partly…

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Why Are They in The Fountain? (Late 1950s)

From Peter Hollander What are those two guys doing in the fountain? I don’t remember, but that’s Franco Romagnoli on the Arriflex and Peter clenching his pipe between his teeth giving instructions to two kids schnorkeling in the fountain. How can he talk that way? I remember nothing about this location shoot except that the…

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Mysteries from the Archives (1950s)

From the WGBH Archives Brooks Leffler offers these clues. "The three guys include John Sunier, who worked for WGBH-FM and maybe was Barzyk’s roommate towards the end of our year. "Al Reese is wearing Bermudas & knee socks. He was a droll West Virginian going for his masters in Journalism. Very funny guy. (I once…

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