The 17th Annual Tony Awards for excellence in theatrical performances for 1962 are awarded from the Hotel Americana Imperial Ballroom in New York City. The Master of Ceremonies is Abe Burrows and Robert Morse. Broadcast locally on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York. WOR radio host Jean Shepherd opens and introduces the show. George Abbott wins the Best Direction of a
Musical award for "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum."
Produced by David Yarnell.
NOTE: This rare television audio air check broadcast was recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records, June 19, 2002 (Claim #5364), for the most money paid for a television soundtrack, sold to The American Theatre Wing, Inc., by Archival Television Audio, Inc., transacted on June 20, 2001.
NOTE: The first 42 minutes of the one hour broadcast.
"The Great Mating Game" surveys the singles scramble in an affluent-and morally relaxed-America.
On view: apartment houses "for singles only" and preferred meeting spots for unmarried; a discotheque in Los Angeles, a bar in New York and a resort hotel, where a singles ski weekend drew nearly 3000 young adults. Electronic dating is examined at a computer party. There were 1,300,000 marriages to be consummated in the United States in 1968.
In one poignant and revealing segment Jack McKennes, of the musical rock group ORPHEUS, describes the loneliness of a hardworking musician's life. The song "Never Seen Love Like This" is sung by the group.
Narrator: Jean Shepherd.
This half hour documentary Special was written and produced by
David Yarnell, who's other 1960's & '70's producing credits include The 17th Annual Tony Awards (1963), The Mini-Skirt Rebellion (1967), Firing Line (1966-1968), In Concert (1972), Rock Concert (1973), and The Rock 'n' Fun Magic Show (1975).
Music by Orpheus and The Rascals.
Complete with Clairol commercials.
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