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Two Chairs No Waiting 361: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 2)

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:17

We started this series last week and I’m proud to continue this four part series with Neal Brower interviewing Bruce Bilson, assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-63.  Mr. Bilson has knowledge about TAGS and how it was made that I’m betting you have never heard.  Mr. Bilson was there at the creation of the filming of opening credits and for those first several years developing the “feel” of Mayberry.

I recommend watching the video version of this podcast because the clips shown as part of what Mr. Bilson tells us adds a lot to the experience.

This episode we hear about the laugh track, Andy & Don’s chemistry, Ron Howard & Andy’s relationship,  Bob Sweeney (director), renewly of the series, General Foods, Andy’s memorial bronze moccasin, and directing extras.

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2011.

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