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Costume Designer Noel Taylor's Archive of American Television Interview is Accessible on Google Video!

April 19th, 2006

Just posted on Google Video: Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer Noel Taylor's Archive of American Television Interview!

About the interview:

Noel Taylor was interviewed for one-and-a-half hours in West Hollywood, CA. Taylor talked about his early experiences in the theater as an actor and writer before turning his talents to costume designing. He discussed his entrance into television working under NBC contract, primarily on the anthology series "Hallmark Hall of Fame". He talked about several of this series productions including “Hamlet,” “The Green Pastures,” “The Magnificent Yankee,” and “Barefoot in Athens.” He discussed such aspects of the craft as creating a shade of white that could be read on-camera and painting “embroidery” on costumes as a moneysaving technique. He talked about his landmark win of the first Emmy Award ever given for costume design for “The Magnificent Yankee.” He detailed his continued work in television including the 1970s KCET series "The Hollywood Television Theater", which earned him a second Emmy Award. Lastly, he discussed his long association with Katharine Hepburn on all of her later work, including "Mrs. Delafield Wants To Marry". The interview was conducted by Gary Rutkowski on April 19, 2005.

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Frances Reid's Archive of American Television Interview now on Google Video!

April 19th, 2006

Check out the latest addition to the Archive of American Television's interviews:

Soap legend FRANCES REID!

Interview details:

Frances Reid was interviewed for one-and-a-half hours in Los Angeles, CA. She talked about her early career working in live television, and her first experiences working on daytime dramas, on programs such as Portia Faces Life and As the World Turns. She described in detail her longtime role as matriarch Alice Horton on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives from its inception to the present day. She discussed her many co-stars throughout the years on the show, notably Macdonald Carey, who portrayed patriarch Tom Horton. Reid explained the production process on a daytime drama, and touched on some of the memorable storylines featured on the show throughout the years. Finally, she briefly described her involvement in the actors union AFTRA, and noted how important it is for her to continue working. The interview was conducted on August 13, 2003 by Jennifer Howard.

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April 3rd, 2006

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April 3rd, 2006

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The First Interviews Available on Google Video (Links)

April 2nd, 2006
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Alan Alda, actor/producer/director

James Arness, actor
Joseph Barbera, animation creator
Bob Barker, game show host, executive producer
Barbara Billingsley, actress
Steven Bochco, producer
Mili Lerner Bonsignori, news editor
Ed Bradley, anchor correspondent
James Burrows, director
Sid Caesar, performer
Vince Calandra, talent coordinator
Stephen Cannell, show creator/producer/writer
Bob Carroll, Jr., producer/writer
Diahann Carroll, actress
Julia Child, host
Dick Clark, producer/entertainer
Joan Ganz Cooney, co-creator of "Sesame Street"
Richard Crenna, actor
Madelyn Pugh Davis, producer/writer
Ossie Davis, writer/actor
Phyllis Diller, comedian/actress
Phil Donahue, show host
Barbara Eden, actress
Elma Farnsworth, widow of Philo Farnsworth, TV inventor
Michael J. Fox, actor
John Frankenheimer, director
James Garner, actor
Curt Gowdy, sportscaster
Andy Griffith, actor
Robert Guillaume, actor
Larry Hagman, actor
Florence Henderson, actress
Don Hewitt, show creator/news producer
Kim Hunter, actress
Quincy Jones, composer/producer
Don Knotts, actor
Angela Lansbury, actress
Norman Lear, show creator/writer/director
Jim Lehrer, news anchor/correspondent
Bob Mackie, costume designer
Robert MacNeil, anchor/host
Delbert Mann, director
Jim McKay, sports broadcaster
Ed McMahon, host/announcer
Ricardo Montalban, actor
Rita Moreno, actress
Bob Newhart, actor
Agnes Nixon, soap opera creator/writer
Fess Parker, actor
Abraham Polonsky, writer
Joyce Randolph, actress
Carl Reiner, show creator/writer/actor/director
Gene Reynolds, director/producer
Fred Rogers, children's show creator/host
Phil Roman, animation director
Jay Sandrich, director
Sherwood Schwartz, show creator/producer writer
William Shatner, actor
Doris Singleton, actress
Bob Smith, children's show creator
Carroll Spinney, puppeteer
Leonard Stern, writer/producer
George Takei, actor
Grant Tinker, executive/producer
Ted Turner, network creator executive
Dick Van Dyke, actor
Mike Wallace, anchor/correspondent
Ruth Warrick, actress
Dennis Weaver, actor
Joseph Wershba, news reporter/producer
Betty White, actress
Jonathan Winters, comedian
Dick Wolf, producer
David Wolper, producer/documentarian
Jane Wyatt, actress
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