From Television City in Hollywood... Playhouse 90

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Premiering sixty years ago on CBS on October 4, 1956, the landmark dramatic anthology PLAYHOUSE 90 stands today as a timeless example of the electronic medium of television being elevated to a legitimate art form.  Originating from the state-of-the-art CBS Television City facilities in Hollywood, the ambitious series quickly became a showcase for broadcasting's top creative talent, including writer Rod Serling and director John Frankenheimer. Over the course of its innovative four-season run, the series enjoyed wide critical acclaim, including Emmys for "Best New Program Series" in 1957 and for "Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama" in 1960.

Playhouse 90 Exhibit Case

In commemoration of the sixtieth Anniversary of PLAYHOUSE 90, the UCLA Film and Television Archive will screen rare episodes of the series on October 1, 2, and 16 at the Billy Wilder Theater located at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Admission for the event is free. For additional information, visit the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
This exhibit features materials from the UCLA Library Special Collections.


Library Special Collections (Research Library)