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Film, Video Court of human relations. [1959-08-19] Title on slate board: Stage struck / Inventory title: Court of human relations

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Title

  • Court of human relations. [1959-08-19]

Other Title

  • Title on slate board: Stage struck
  • Inventory title: Court of human relations

Summary

  • A three-member board mediates disputes and disagreements submitted for review by the people involved. Complainants and respondents are interviewed by A.L. Alexander and the mediators. In this episode, the board considers the case of a would-be actress living with her cousin and her cousin's husband while tryinging to land an acting job. She has been with them for over a year. They are stressed-out, fight all the time, and are anxious for her to move out. She doesn't help out, doesn't have a job, and doesn't like their dog. She says she cannot work as it would cut into the time she has to audition. She thought she was helping out, and says she didn't know they wanted her to leave, though her cousin claims to have asked.

Names

  • Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967, creator, television producer, moderator
  • Gimbel, Roger, television producer
  • Gillaspy, Richard, television producer
  • Nathanson, Ted, 1925-1997, television director
  • Ankers, Kathleen, production designer
  • Blaney, James, sound designer
  • Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968, panelist
  • Foster, Lloyd E., 1894-1986, panelist
  • Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999, panelist
  • Collins, Fred, 1925-2006, contributor
  • National Broadcasting Company production company

Created / Published

  • 1959.

Headings

  • -  Mediation
  • -  Interpersonal conflict
  • -  Cousins
  • -  Hospitality
  • -  Actresses--Employment

Genre

  • Panel discussions
  • Nonfiction television programs

Notes

  • -  Date in title from TV guide, August 19, 1959, p. A-54.
  • -  Moderator: A.L. Alexander.
  • -  Mediators: Miss Fanny Hurst, Dr. Lloyd E. Foster, Dr. Ashley Montegue.
  • -  Announcer: Fred Collins.
  • -  Associate directors, Richard Gillaspy, Larry Owen, Jr. ; scenic designer, Kathy Ankers ; technical director, Jack Irving ; lighting director, Leo Farrenkopf ; audio, Jim Blaney.
  • -  Most credits taken from Court of human relations production documents in M/B/RS Acquisition files. Moderator and mediators taken from film.
  • -  LC copy is not the broadcast copy; contains a slate board, slug for commercials, and is lacking end credits.
  • -  Filmed on August 10, 1959 in New York, N.Y.
  • -  Case number 4996.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  The Court of human relations originated as a popular radio program, also created and moderated by A.L. Alexander. In one or two cases per episode, a panel of mediators, including clergymen, authors, judges, educators, and other notables give advice on interpersonal problems presented to them by actual people, called "complainants" and "respondents". The cases involve family and other personal disputes, marital entanglements, emotional problems, and financial disagreements. The show aired in the afternoon on NBC from June 22, 1959 to August 21, 1959.
  • -  Sources used: Court of human relations production documents in M/B/RS Acquisition files (Alexander (A. L., Mrs.)); McNeil's Total television, 4th ed., p. 183; TV guide (New York edition), August 15-21, 1959, p. A-54; episode slate board.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (28 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Alexander (A. L., Mrs.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600050

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, Roger Gimbel, Richard Gillaspy, Ted Nathanson, James Blaney, Fannie Hurst, Lloyd E Foster, Ashley Montagu, Fred Collins, and National Broadcasting Company Production Company. Court of Human Relations. -08-19. produceds by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600050/.

APA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Gimbel, R., Gillaspy, R., Nathanson, T., Blaney, J., Hurst, F. [...] National Broadcasting Company Production Company. (1959) Court of Human Relations. -08-19. Ankers, K. D., prod [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020600050/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, A. L., Creator, Television Producer, Moderator, et al. Court of Human Relations. -08-19. prod by Ankers, Kathleenuction Designer 1959. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020600050/>.