Garry Moore collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1950 – 1957
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of 12 reels of film that once formed Moore's personal collection of kinescopes from various programs he had a part in over the years. These reels provide insight into what Garry Moore deemed important or amusing and worth keeping in his personal collection. The collection includes the Edward R. Murrow "Person to Person" interview at the Moore home in February 1955. Also included are clips from I've Got a Secret, the Gary Moore Show, Garry's Gags, and a home movie of a cruise to Virgin Islands.
Biographical Note: "Garry Moore, genial host of numerous successful network television programs throughout the 1950s and 1960s was a major influence on the early acceptance of the medium among American viewers. During his long-running broadcast career Moore appeared regularly during prime time hours and different time periods. Like Arthur Godfrey, Moore hosted prominent daytime and weekly evening shows which contributed to his immense popularity. His programs were frequently among the top-ten list of highly rated prime time programs. As a comedian Garry Moore combined genial humor with a pleasant personality and relaxed style that made him a favorite with audiences."--"Moore, Garry" from the Museum of Broadcast Communications web site, (Viewed December 9, 2009)
Extent: 14 film reels : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video;Interview;Game shows;Variety;Comedy variety
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Michael DeChant, via Colorlab, 2006.
Cite Collection As: Garry Moore collection, 1950-1957. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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