Lucy Jarvis and David Merrick

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American theatrical producer David Merrick is shown in his Broadway office in New York City in Feb. 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