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  • Studs’ Place: Shakespeare

    Studs’ Place: Shakespeare

    “Shakespeare,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” revolves around an old theatre actor named Mr. Lord who is planning to have dinner with an ex-pupil at the restaurant. The ex-pupil, David Frome, is now a famous movie actor, and is now too important to see his old mentor. Meanwhile Nancy, a high school student with dreams of becoming an actress, hopes to meet Frome, but is disheartened by his disregard for others, and ends up connecting with Lord instead. Also features musical performances by Chet and Win. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Bowling

    Studs’ Place: Bowling

    “Bowling,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” has Studs, Chet, and Willie trying to tell Win that he’s been kicked off their bowling team. All the while, Studs has to get himself out of an obligation with his wife to go to a dance. Studs finds an ingenious way to restore Win’s hurt feelings and go to the dance, but his plan backfires on him. The episode also features a musical performance by Win. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Arthritis

    Studs’ Place: Arthritis

    Holiday episode of “Studs’ Place.” The episode, “Arthritis,” focuses on themes of charity and deceit. The episode begins with Studs confusion about the pile of solicitations he receives in the mail every holiday season. Studs receives $52 from his Christmas Savings Fund. He saved $1 every week for the year so he’d have money for gifts during the holiday season. He plans to buy a phonograph. Sparky, a friend of Chet’s, enters the restaurant, and, coincidentally, needs $50 to get to New York City. The episode ends with a twist. Continue reading

  • Wired In Sneak Peek

    Wired In Sneak Peek

    The tape features a demo for the television show “Wired In.” While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. Continue reading

  • Classic Commercial Collection #1

    Classic Commercial Collection #1

    Collection of black and white commercials, most likely from the 1950s, advertising cigarettes, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, easy to prepare food, beer, and automobile products. Continue reading

  • [Television Academy interview with Studs Terkel, part 1]

    [Television Academy interview with Studs Terkel, part 1]

    This is a raw interview with Studs Terkel conducted by Television Academy. Studs talks in detail about his background and about his early days working in radio and television. Continue reading

  • [Television Academy interview with Studs Terkel, part 2]

    [Television Academy interview with Studs Terkel, part 2]

    This is a continuation of a raw interview with Studs Terkel. Continue reading

  • Return to Studs’ Place

    Return to Studs’ Place

    Studs Terkel, in character, goes back to the set of Studs’ Place to reminisce, joined by the former cast. A clip from a vintage Studs’ Place episode is also included in the program. Continue reading