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Two Chairs No Waiting 362: Neal Brower Interviews Bruce Bilson 2011 (Part 3)

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:29:31

This is the third episode of the 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 extras, stand-ins, filming on location at the lake, definitions of the film crews jobs on set, Franklin Canyon, Desilu Studio stages, what was filmed in each stage, and more.


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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  • Brent Croushorn June 23, 2017, 10:40 am

    Enjoying the podcast. I’m noticing on this episode the video version has a lot of static in the sound. The audio version seems ok. Not sure if it’s the player or the file.

  • Floyd June 24, 2017, 12:54 pm

    Hey Brent,

    The audio on the video is not always quite as “clean” as the actual audio version of the show. It’s hard to clean up the video’s audio. I, too, hear the “clicking” sound on the video. Sorry for that but I guess that was something I couldn’t fix on the video.

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