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					Film, Television and Radio

  By Ben Korman, Hannah Carne, Henry
     Lilien, Amelia Ward, and Jonas
                Tjahjadi
Film
On the Waterfront
Elia Kazan
The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch

-The Seven Year Itch came out in 1955. Based on a three-act play by
the same name, it starred Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.

-Richard Sherman (Ewell) is a man plagued by the seven year itch, a
malady which causes men to cheat on their wives. Through this, he
meets his new upstairs neighbor, known as The Girl (Monroe).
Hilarity and wild imaginations ensue, leading to Sherman's
breakdown and reunion with his wife.
Critical Response

-The Seven Year Itch was received well by critics, although some
were disappointed in its relation to the play.

-Although the 50's were a time of change, the production team was
not ready for certain aspects of the original show, thought to be too
risque.

-The people, however, loved the movie, having it produce the famous
Marilyn Monroe.
Radio
A Man Called X
Broadway is my Beat
Dimension X
Les Paul Show
Big Band Remotes




   A popular big band remote broadcaster was Ray
   Anthony, a jazz musician who did big band remotes for
   CBS in 1951- 1952
      M
NBC's  onitor
Television of the 1950s
Television of the 1950s
• The 1950s were known as "the Golden Age of Television"
• After WWII, interest in radio and print media went down, and TV
  popularity went up
• TV sets were a source of cheaper, simpler entertainment
• During the mid 50s, reality TV shows were broadcast for the first
  time
• Television was used for new broadcasting - documentary series
  on public affairs were telecast
• Companies sponsored popular TV shows and programs as means
  of advertisement.
• In 1952, Dwight Eisenhower advertised his presidential campaign
  on TV.
• Popular programs: I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, Our Miss
  Brooks, and Burns and Allen
      Our Miss Brooks




Eve Arden as
Connie Brooks
Our Miss Brooks




Robert Rockwell   Richard Crenna
as Mr. Boynton    as Walter Denton
"I Love Lucy"
Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo,
Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo
                                Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz, and
                                William Frawley as Fred Mertz
Works Consulted
  Anderson, Christopher. "I LOVE LUCY - The Museum of
Broadcast Communications."The Museum of Broadcast
Communications. Web. 04 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=ilovelucy
>.
    Bhattacharyya, Ajanta. "Television in the 1950s." Buzzle.com.
26 Sept. 2011. 01 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.buzzle.com/articles/television-in-the-1950s.html>.
   "Broadway is My Beat." Old Time Radio Catalog. 4 March, 2012
<http://www.otrcat.com/broadway-is-my-beat-p-1140.html>.
   "Dimension X." Old Time Radio Catalog. 4 March, 2012.
<http://www.otrcat.com/dimension-x-p-1177.html>.
   Dirks, Tim. "Greatest Films of the 1950s." AMC Film Site. 5
March 2012. <http://www.filmsite.org/1950.html>.
   "Elia Kazan Biography." bio. 6 March 2012. <http://www.
biography.com/people/elia-kazan-9361216?page=1>.
Works Consulted
   Hart, Dennis. "You're on the Monitor Beacon..." The Monitor
Tribute Pages. 01 March 2012.
<http://www.monitorbeacon.net/history.html>.
   "I Love Lucy." IMDb. IMDb.com. Web. 04Mar. 2012.
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043208/>.
  "Les Paul Show." Old Time Radio Catalog. 4 March, 2012.
<http://www.otrcat.com/les-paul-show-p-1492.html>.
  "Man Called X." Old Time Radio Catalog. 4 March, 2012. <http://
www.otrcat.com/man-called-x-p-1577.html>.
  Morrow, Jason. BigBandRemote.com. 01 March 2012.
<http://bigbandremote.com/>.
  O'Dell, Cary. "Our Miss Brooks." The Museum of Broadcast
Communications. 03 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=ourmissbroo>.
Works Consulted
"Our Miss Brooks Radio Program." The Digital Deli Too. 01 Mar.
2012.
<http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Our-Miss-
Brooks.html>.
   "Ray Anthony." Swing Music 2004. 4 March, 2012
<http://www. swingmusic.net/RayAnthony.html>.
    "Radio Days." Old Time Radio. 5 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.otr.com/index.shtml>.
  "The Seven Year Itch (1955)." The Seven Year Itch. Rotten
Tomato. Web. 08 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/seven_year_itch/>.
 "The Seven Year Itch." IMDb. IMDb.com Web. 05 Mar 2012.
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048605>.
   "Synopsis for On the Waterfront." IMDb. 5 March 2012.
<http://www. imdb.com/title/tt0047296/synopsis>.
Works Consulted
"Television at the Sheckler's." AdAge.com. 05 Mar. 2012.
<http://sheckler.bouwman.com/HutchinsLake/TV/Television.html>.

  Variety Staff. "Film Reviews." Variety Reviews. Variety Reviews.
Web 07 Mar. 2012.
<http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117794783?refcatid=31>.

				
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