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#13014C: HY GARDNER SHOW, THE
1961-00-00, WOR, 6 min.
Hy Gardner, Groucho Marx, Irving Thalberg, Marilyn Boshnick

HY GARDNER CALLING - Sunday Night, half hour broadcast, weekly, WRCA Ch. 4 New York City - 11:30pm - 12:30am  April 29, 1956-January 13, 1957

HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957

TONIGHT: AMERICA AFTER DARK Hy Gardner ten minute segments "Face to Face" (New format replacing Steve Allen's TONIGHT!,
revised format series hosted by Jack Lescoulie.Last broadcast January 28, 1957 - July 26, 1958 (M-F 11:15pm - 1:00am).   

HY GARDNER CALLING - February 12, 1958 - September 3, 1958
WABD (Dumont). 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30-9:00pm.

HY GARDNER CALLING - September 10, 1958 - January 14, 1959 
WNEW. 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30 - 9:00pm

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 25, 1959-August 14, 1960 WNEW 45 minute and 60 minute broadcast, Sunday evenings 10-11pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 24, 1960 - September 29, 1962 WOR one hour weekly broadcast, Saturday evenings 12am-1am.

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 21, 1962 - April 4, 1964 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturdays or Sundays 7:00pm-8:00pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 26, 1964-January 10, 1965 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am or 12:00am-1:00am.


Hy Gardner was a well-known New York Herald-Tribune columnist.  He  appeared regularly on Tonight! and America After Dark, a short-term substitute for Tonight! after Steve Allen abandoned it early in 1957. Gardner specialized in profiling show business celebrities and other news makers, and he hosted a nightly ten-minute TV interview program in New York called Face to Face. His weekly Sunday-night show, Hy Gardner Calling!, also aired only in the New York area and consisted of interviews conducted by telephone, with the subject seemingly at home, but actually seated in one studio, while Gardner sat at his desk in another. The telephone hook-up was real, and there was no physical proximity between host and guest. The show premiered in 1954 ? on New York City’s NBC affiliate station WRCA-TV, Channel 4, and ran until 1965. 

Hy Gardner interviews Groucho Marx. In this excerpt Groucho tells Hy a very funny anecdote related to an incident all three Marx Brothers pranked on MGM's wonder boy, Irving Thalberg.                                                                                                                                           
#896: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: MEMOIRS OF THE MOVIES: THE TYCOONS
1961-12-31, WNYC, 27 min.
Joan Franklin, Robert Franklin, Richard Barthelmess, Jack Lemmon, Myrna Loy, David Wark Griffith, Jerry Wald, Dore Schary, Zachary Scott, Samuel Goldwyn, Louis B. Mayer, Basil Rathbone, Ben Hecht, Alexander Korda, Harry Cohen, Reginald Denham, Irving Thalberg

Program number 8 of 18 programs. 
Myrna Loy introduces this unique series. Zachary Scott as host, assembles a composite portrait of the men who produce and direct the great motion picture studios. Some bouquets and a handful of knocks are handed to D.W. Griffith, Samuel Goldwyn, Alexander Korda, Harry Cohen, Irving Thalberg and Louis B. Mayer by Richard Barthlemess, Basil Rathbone, Jerry Wald, director Reginald Denham, Jack Lemmon, Ben Hecht, Dore Schary and Myrna Loy.     

     NOTE: Robert  C. Franklin (1920-1980), inspired by a 1958 newspaper story he read about Columbia University's POPULAR ARTS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, approached Dr. Louis Starr, then director of the oral-history collection, with a proposal to interview and tape record, on to 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes, movie people as they passed through New York. The objective would be to document, through personal recollections, the era of the silent era in films, the impact of sound, the triumphs and inequities of the major studios, and life in the glittering film capital...a firsthand account revelation of how silent movies were actually made.  

Robert  and his wife, Joan Franklin went on to record 200 reels of audio tape, recording celebrities mostly in New York City hotel rooms in 1958 and 1959. Transcripts of interviews were made available at the time to students and researchers. 

In 1961 excerpts/highlights from these audio tapes were edited into a 16 part  radio series titled, MEMOIRS OF THE MOVIES. Myrna Loy provided a standard opening. A different celebrity host/hostess was employed to introduce each episode. All of the 90 celebrities interviewed have since passed away with the exception of Joanne Woodward. Two additional episodes were later produced, "Style of the 70's," and "Rush To Reality," both hosted by Ben Gazzara and added, subsequently, to  re-issues of the series which were syndicated in the 1960's and 1970's airing  in New York (WINS), Boston (WBZ), Philadelphia (KYW), Baltimore (WJZ), Fort Wayne (WOWO), Chicago (WIND), San Francisco (KPIX), and Los Angeles (KFWB).  

The original 200 unedited reels of 1/4" audio tape interviews recorded by Joan and Robert Franklin are no longer known to exist. However, audio cassette transfers from these original tapes were donated by Joan Franklin many decades ago to Columbia University's Oral History Research Office where they exist  today.
Confirmed during a 2009 phone conversation with Mary Marshal Clark, archivist at Columbia at that time, who stated that the first on file communication from Robert  Franklin to Columbia University related to his  proposal to do an oral history audio recorded project is dated, July 31, 1958.
                             
#1108: HOLLYWOOD: THE DREAM FACTORY
1970-01-10, WABC, 51 min.
Groucho Marx, Clark Gable, John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Louis B. Mayer, Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Cavett, Irving Thalberg, Jean Harlow

Dick Cavett narrates this nostalgia trip back to the "glory days" of MGM: The personalities include Louis B. Mayer, Irving Thalberg, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, The Marx Brothers and many others.
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