NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PHOTOS
Instructed to select 5 to 7 pictures from the NYC Library Images, and place them on my newly created blog. Including a summary of the photos that are featured on your blog. The pictures should be on the same topic/subject (such as) music. If there was limited information research the images so that a summary may be provided. A summary is more than two sentences.
THEME: Media: TV & Film Innovation (1955—1992)
Time, Inc. v. Hill, 385 U.S. 374 (1967) is a United States Supreme Court case involving issues of privacy in balance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and principles of freedom of speech. Libel in media is a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. This case really shows and examines that using someone’s likeness without permission has developed as one of the four branches of privacy law.
Harry Bannister (September 29, 1889 – February 26, 1961) was an American stage, film and television actor, and theater producer and director. Bannister founded the American Music Hall Theatre Group in New York City. Its first production, a melodrama entitled The Drunkard, ran for 277 performances. He appeared regularly on Broadway in the 1950s, starring, opposite Celeste Holm, in Affairs of State and in Love Me Long with Shirley Booth.
Event celebrating Phil Donahue's 25-year television career, highlighting his interviews with a wide spectrum of notable persons as well as his covering of various social topics, including sexuality, racism, women's rights, the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. Features a special performance with children from National Dance Institute at 43-minute mark. This is significant due to the revolution and the style of talk which was expanded by black journalist, actor and personality Oprah Winfrey.
Ben Harney and Sheryl Lee Ralph singing "When I First Saw You" for TV commercial of the Broadway production of the musical "Dreamgirls." (New York 1981). This photo was taken during the commercial promoting the Broadway productions. Accroding to a Wikipedia overview, Dreamgirls had its beginnings as a project for Nell Carter. Playwright Tom Eyen and composer Henry Krieger first worked together on the 1975 musical version of Eyen's play The Dirtiest Show in Town. Carter appeared in the musical, and her performance inspired Eyen and Krieger to craft a musical about black back-up singers, which was originally called One Night Only and then given the working title of Project. This is a historic film with many different adaptions.
P. Jay in the television comedy series "You'll Never Get Rich," later titled "The Phil Silvers Show," in 1955. The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. The series was originally set in Fort Baxter, a sleepy, unremarkable U.S. Army post in the fictional town of Roseville, Kansas, and centered on the soldiers of the Fort Baxter motor pool under Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko. However, Bilko and his men seemed to spend very little time actually performing their duties—Bilko Sidneyin particular spent most of his time trying to wheedle money through various get-rich-quick scams and promotions, or to find ways to get others to do his work for him. Emily Nussbaum in a 2015 article in The New Yorker writes that as early as 1954 Sidney, who performed in this show, was encouraging protest, through the Amsterdam News, at the fact that "by not including Negroes in at least approximately the numbers and the roles in which they occur in American life, television and radio programs that purport to give a true picture of American life malign and misrepresent Negro citizens as a whole." She notes that although there was a moment when he believed that television might someday reflect African Americans in their full humanity, in a 1968 speech to the National Freedom Day dinner (Philadelphia), he said: "The 'bad image' of blackness is like the air we breathe, and that makes it harder to recognize." While black actors were represented as "entertainers" for whites, only on dramatic shows could they be seen as real people with real problems and real feelings.