This documentary special focuses on the great mansions of Manhattan. Program highlights include Robert Trout presenting an introductory architectural history of American imitations of classic and Italian Renaissance styles; a history of Fraunce's Tavern; a look at the homes of Leonard W. Jerome, Henry Villard, Joseph Pulitzer, and Otto Kahn; the work of architects Richard Morris Hunt, partners John M. Carrere and Thomas Hastings, and the partnership of Charles Follon McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White; a Horace Trumbauer home design; a re-creation of an evening at one of the Villard homes; and a look at mansions where various New York institutions are now located. Commercials deleted.


  • DATE: May 31, 1962 Thursday 10:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0028
  • GENRE: Arts documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Architecture, American
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1962


    • Ned Cramer … Executive Producer
    • Gordon Hyatt … Producer
    • Karl Malkames … Director
    • Robert Trout … Reporter
    • John M. Carrere
    • Thomas Hastings
    • Richard Morris Hunt
    • Leonard W. Jerome
    • Otto Kahn
    • Charles Follon McKim
    • William Rutherford Mead
    • Joseph Pulitzer
    • Horace Trumbauer
    • Henry Villard
    • Stanford White