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An American Christmas words and music

Title
An American Christmas [videorecording] : words and music / NET Playhouse presents ; produced and written by Bo Goldman ; co-producer, David Loxton ; directed by Edwin Sherin.
Publication
Dec. 19, 1983.

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Description
1 videocassette (ca. 58 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Great performances
Uniform Title
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Subjects
Genre/Form
Christmas television programs.
Note
  • Program No. 1010
Access (note)
  • Access to original item restricted; use service copy.
Credits (note)
  • Music and original songs by Glenn Paxton ; lyrics by Bo Goldman ; art director, Tom John ; assistant art director, John Wright Stevens ; costume designer, Joseph Fretwell III ; associate director, David Wilson ; casting, Arnold Hoskwith ; production managers, Elizabeth O. Davis & Christopher Kane ; music supervisor, John Q. Adams ; conductor, John L. DeMain.
Performer (note)
  • Christmas Trees from "The poetry of Robert Frost:" Burt Lancaster (narrator) ; Richard McKenzee (buyer) ; Addison Powell (landowner).
  • The loudest voice (adapted by Bo Goldman): Linda Lavin (narrator) ; Lisa Belleran (Shirley) ; Carol Teitel (Clara Abramowitz) ; Albert Ottenheimer (Mr. Bialik) ; Bernard Kates (Misha Abramowitz) ; Robert Elston (Mr. Hilton) ; Elsa Raven (Mrs. Kornbluh) ; with Irwin Best ; Alfred Leberfeld ; Natalie Priest ; Rita Karin ; Alice Carey ; Gary Steven.
  • Letter from Santa Claus: Burt Lancaster (narrator) ; William Mooney (Mark Twain) ; Kathy Galvin (Susie) ; Monica Fuchs (Clara) ; Karen Grassle (Livy) ; Philip Lindsay (George) ; Dortha Duckworth (Katie).
  • "Christmas Eve under Hooker's statue" and "New relations and duties" (excerpts): James Earl Jones.
  • Miserable Merry Christmas (adapted by Bo Goldman ; directed by Glenn Jordan): Timmy Ousey (Lennie) ; Frances Sternhagen (Louisa) ; George Coe (Joseph) ; Michele Ostrove (Lou) ; Jeniffer Slater (Lottie) ; Robert Wait (Stablehand).
Event (note)
  • Originally broadcast on WNET, Channel 13, New York, N.Y., Dec. 19, 1983.
System Details (note)
  • U-Matic.
Source (note)
  • Exxon Corporation;
Call Number
*LDV 1724
OCLC
761224502
Title
An American Christmas [videorecording] : words and music / NET Playhouse presents ; produced and written by Bo Goldman ; co-producer, David Loxton ; directed by Edwin Sherin.
Imprint
Dec. 19, 1983.
Series
Great performances
System Details
U-Matic.
Access
Access to original item restricted; use service copy.
Credits
Music and original songs by Glenn Paxton ; lyrics by Bo Goldman ; art director, Tom John ; assistant art director, John Wright Stevens ; costume designer, Joseph Fretwell III ; associate director, David Wilson ; casting, Arnold Hoskwith ; production managers, Elizabeth O. Davis & Christopher Kane ; music supervisor, John Q. Adams ; conductor, John L. DeMain.
Performer
Freda Payne, [Ella Mitchell], vocals ; Burt Lancaster, narrator and host ; James Earl Jones, Linda Lavin, narrators ; Columbus Boychoir ; The Harlem Children's Chorus ; The Ella Mitchell Singers.
Cast
Christmas Trees from "The poetry of Robert Frost:" Burt Lancaster (narrator) ; Richard McKenzee (buyer) ; Addison Powell (landowner).
The loudest voice (adapted by Bo Goldman): Linda Lavin (narrator) ; Lisa Belleran (Shirley) ; Carol Teitel (Clara Abramowitz) ; Albert Ottenheimer (Mr. Bialik) ; Bernard Kates (Misha Abramowitz) ; Robert Elston (Mr. Hilton) ; Elsa Raven (Mrs. Kornbluh) ; with Irwin Best ; Alfred Leberfeld ; Natalie Priest ; Rita Karin ; Alice Carey ; Gary Steven.
Letter from Santa Claus: Burt Lancaster (narrator) ; William Mooney (Mark Twain) ; Kathy Galvin (Susie) ; Monica Fuchs (Clara) ; Karen Grassle (Livy) ; Philip Lindsay (George) ; Dortha Duckworth (Katie).
"Christmas Eve under Hooker's statue" and "New relations and duties" (excerpts): James Earl Jones.
Miserable Merry Christmas (adapted by Bo Goldman ; directed by Glenn Jordan): Timmy Ousey (Lennie) ; Frances Sternhagen (Louisa) ; George Coe (Joseph) ; Michele Ostrove (Lou) ; Jeniffer Slater (Lottie) ; Robert Wait (Stablehand).
Event
Originally broadcast on WNET, Channel 13, New York, N.Y., Dec. 19, 1983.
Summary
Compilation of dramatized stories and music, such as "O shining day," "Ride away, ride away" and "Silent night, holy night" celebrating Christmas.
Local Note
Service DVD (1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archive originals, 2010; in *LDV 1724.
Source
Gift; Exxon Corporation; 1993.
Added Author
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994. Host. Narrator
Jones, James Earl. Narrator
Mitchell, Ella. Performer
Payne, Freda. Performer
Lavin, Linda, 1937- narrator.
Goldman, Bo, 1932- film producer.
Goldman, Bo, 1932- Adapter
Goldman, Bo, 1932- Lyricist
Sherin, Edwin. Director
DeMain, John. Conductor
Paxton, Glenn. Composer
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Poems. Christmas trees.
Paley, Grace. Loudest voice.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Letter from Santa Claus.
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Christmas Eve under Hooker's statue.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. New relations and duties. Selections.
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Miserable merry Christmas.
Columbus Boychoir. Performer
Harlem Children's Chorus. Performer
Ella Mitchell Singers. Performer
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Exxon Corporation. Donor
Added Title
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Research Call Number
*LDV 1724
*LVU 351
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