Lucy Jarvis and David Merrick

Wednesday, February 02, 1966

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

TV producer Jarvis talks briefly about the challenges of filming the show "Mary Martin: Hello Dolly 'Round the World," including filming privileges, international relations, and poor conditions.

Theater producer Merrick gives more details on how the show came about, role of the State Department. Show in Tokyo. Working with a language and cultural barrier, influence of troublesome international relations on the show. His impressions of the soldiers. Being canceled in Russia.

Off-mic recording of "Mary Martin: Hello Dolly 'Round the World" plays.

Q&A: Try taking a show to Russia again? Publicity?

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70741
Municipal archives id: T1856


Lucy Jarvis and David Merrick


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Broadcast in cooperation with CUNY, this 1942 wartime radio show features members of faculty discussing different aspects of Americanism, the war effort, and the threat of un-democratic ideas.


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