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Front page challenge [videorecording]

Front page challenge [videorecording] / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1960-1989.

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3 videocassettes (109 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
Front page challenge (Television program)
  • Dance.
  • Game shows.
  • Video.
  • Telecast dates from accompanying data sheet.
Event (note)
  • Excerpts telecast on the game show Front page challenge between 1960 and 1989.
  • Cassette 1. Margot Fonteyn: "Panama holds ballerina's husband sought in plot" (ca. 6 min., b&w) / telecast on March 29, 1960 ; contains only background report and concluding questions and answers ; includes brief performance excerpt of Fonteyn in Frederick Ashton's Birthday offering.
  • Ruth St. Denis: "Oct. 1909, Ruth St. Denis dazzles Europe" (ca. 7 min., b&w) / telecast on October 1, 1963.
  • Lynn Seymour: "June 1969, National Ballet opens Ottawa's Arts Centre" (ca. 9 min., b&w) / telecast on April 13, 1970 ; includes discussion of the National Arts Centre.
  • Ann Miller: "May 1970, MGM auctions film memorabilia" (ca. 11 min., b&w) / telecast on June 29, 1970 ; includes commercials.
  • Joel Grey: "Buffalo Bill's show wows European royalty" (1889) (ca. 13 min., col.) / telecast on September 22, 1975 ; Grey talks about Robert Altman's film Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's history lesson (1976), in which he plays the role of Nate Salisbury.
  • Karen Kain: "National Ballet Company celebrates 25th season" (ca. 9 min., col. and b&w) / telecast on November 1, 1976 ; includes archival footage and discussion of the National Ballet of Canada.
  • Cassette 2. Erik Bruhn: "Bruhn, 46, dances out of retirement (Feb. 1975) (ca. 11 min., col.) / telecast on April 13, 1979. Lacks ending of segment.
  • Evelyn Hart: "Canadian dancer world champion" [at Varna, 1980] (ca. 12 min., col.) / telecast on December, 22, 1980 ; includes excerpt from Hart's prizewinning performance, an adagio to music from Tchaikovsky's The nutcracker, in which she is partnered by David Peregrine.
  • Karen Kain and Ross Petty: "Karen Kain weds Ross Petty" (ca. 12 min., col.) / telecast on February 15, 1984 ; includes brief excerpt of Kain in Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée ; Ross Petty, an actor, briefly discusses Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd.
  • Cassette 3. Nanette Fabray: "NBC's Nanette Fabray double Emmy winner" (ca. 11 min., col.) / telecast on March 7, 1977 ; contains only final question-and-answer section ; Fabray discusses her work with widowed persons, dealing with her hearing impairment, and performing on television.
  • Veronica Tennant: "Ballerina Tennant retires" (Feb. 1989) (ca. 9 min., col.) / telecast on June 14, 1989 ; includes brief performance excerpt from John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3813
Front page challenge [videorecording] / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1960-1989.
Country of Producing Entity
Excerpts telecast on the game show Front page challenge between 1960 and 1989.
Compilation of excerpts featuring dancers or performers as mystery guests. Each segment of the game centered around a past or present news story related to the mystery guest, whom the panelists attempted to identify through a series of questions. A background report then provided more details about the news story and guest, and the panelists asked the guest further questions, generally about their careers, other dancers (Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov are often mentioned), dance companies (especially the National Ballet of Canada), and other aspects of dancing.
Added Author
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968.
Seymour, Lynn, 1939-
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004.
Grey, Joel, 1932-
Kain, Karen.
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986.
Hart, Evelyn, 1956- dancer.
Fabray, Nanette.
Tennant, Veronica.
Peregrine, David, dancer.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Added Title
Front page challenge (Television program)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3813
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