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Gilbert Seldes

Gilbert Seldes appears in the following:

[The menace of atomic warfare]

Thursday, March 03, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes opens the program by discussing the stupidity of living in a world in which an atomic bomb can be dropped. He reads from a speech given by Bertrand Russell, which ...

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[Investigations and how to avoid them]

Saturday, February 26, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Gilbert Seldes questions if it is the place of the government to decide what is and is not good in broadcasting. He speaks specifically about a congressman's concerns over the amount ...

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[Pearl Bailey]

Saturday, January 29, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses Pearl Bailey and two of her current projects: the operetta "House of Flowers" and the film "Carmen Jones."


He speaks very negatively of "Carmen Jones." Though he views the ...

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[Robert Oppenheimer on "See it Now"]

Sunday, January 23, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Gilbert Seldes begins by saying, "I'm going to do a broadcast about a broadcast." Referring to a broadcast a few weeks earlier on See It Now, Edward Murrow's interview with Oppenheimer. ...

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[Radio broadcasting]

Saturday, January 15, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

"A batch of assorted notes about broadcasting, mostly."

Gilbert Seldes mentions the bulletin published by the National Association for Better Radio and Television, and provides the contact information ...

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[Theater productions out of N.Y. and on the road]

Saturday, January 08, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Gilbert Seldes talks about theater production in New York, on the road, and production outside of New York. It is commonly said that theater is dying. Seems like everyone knows exactly ...

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[Review of "King of Comedy" by Mack Sennett]

Monday, January 03, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Reviews a book called "King of Comedy" by Mack Sennett as told to Cameron Shipp. First of all, it's authoritative - tells about how the Keystone comedies and Keystone Kops, and ...

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[Film censorship and the film code]

Saturday, January 01, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Talks about long-running controversy with Eric Johnson, Head of Association for Motion Picture which is more or less governed by the production code. Interviewed twice recently. Talks about play "A Hat ...

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["Look" awards in television]

Saturday, December 25, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discuss the awarding of the "Look" award to the television program "Omnibus." It was called "the best educational program on the air;" Alistair Cook, who received the award, made a ...

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[Eulogy for Robert Edmund Jones, scenic designer]

Saturday, December 11, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses the recent death of Robert Edmund Jones, for whom he had great respect. He discusses many productions Jones contributed to, and Jones was much more than just a colorist. ...

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[Review of the play "The Living Room"]

Tuesday, December 07, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

It's interesting that "The Living Room" was produced at all in this country. It is fundamentally a religious play. Quotes a review in Time: "brings darkness to light places."
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[Frank Lloyd Wright]

Tuesday, November 30, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses Frank Lloyd Wright. He discusses his early career and notes that he had some years before he formed his perfected style. He was never neglected by the media. He ...

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[Campaigning on radio and television]

Tuesday, November 16, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses media coverage of the elections. He believes that television has possibly brought in new factors, and may require new ground rules. He speaks of the impact of using television ...

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[The theater]

Saturday, November 13, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes asks for the audience's feelings about a slogan: "Morons of the world unite, you're being treated like idiots." And "Halfwits of the world unite, you're being treated like morons. The ...

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[Politics in the arts]

Saturday, October 30, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses politics. New York Herald Tribune is a traditionally Republican newspaper. Political bias in news coverage. Hearing covering whether or not crime dramas are increasing juvenile delinquency. FCC's responsibility. Job ...

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[Floods in Chicago and art criticism]

Saturday, October 23, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes recalls visiting Chicago during the flooding that occurred there. Long before, the river had been forced to flow in the wrong direction and carry waste, so there was a risk ...

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[Radio interviews]

Saturday, October 16, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes discusses radio interviews. Talks about an interview he had to do. Gives an interview with Donald Schlesinger about interviews. Interview took place face-to-face, in the back yard of a Cape ...

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[Ranch style houses and Gothic architecture]

Saturday, October 16, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes opens with a reference to the Mario Lanza scandal. Lanza, a well known singer, was paid $40,000 to perform on a television show and it was apparent that the sound ...

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Review of "All Summer Long"

Saturday, October 02, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes talks about having been on vacation, then moves on to a discussion about the theater. Reviews "All Summer Long" and other plays. House subcommittee has decided against financial aid for ...

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[The McCarthy - Murrow dispute]

Monday, September 20, 1954

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes opens by mentioning "fat people's music," but first addresses the responses received regarding his previous broadcast about the Murrow broadcast about McCarthy. It seems his views were unpopular among listeners. ...

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