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The Paley Center for Media Announces New Summer TV Festival - PaleyFest Rewind

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Los Angeles, CA- The Paley Center for Media launches its inaugural pop culture summertime celebration, PaleyFest Rewind featuring classic shows and stars of the '50s, '60s, '70s, and beyond. Held at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills starting June 15 through 21, the week-long festival will feature cast reunions, world premieres, rare archive screenings, and more. For more details and ticket information, please go to /. Partnering with TV Guide Magazine, the Paley Center will showcase a special collection of rare TV Guide Magazine covers featuring many of the classic television programs and personalities being celebrated at the Festival including Leave it to Beaver, My Three Sons, David Cassidy, Room 222, and That's Life.

Kicking off PaleyFest Rewind on June 15 is the forty-fifth anniversary celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 1965 TV classic starring Lesley Ann Warren, which was re-broadcast annually for the next ten years. Warren will be joined by other members of the cast and creative team of this special salute. Wednesday takes us back to Room 222 at Walt Whitman High School with Emmy-winner Karen Valentine, Denise Nicholas, and others from the groundbreaking series created by James L. Brooks.

The Paley Center is pleased to host the world premiere of legendary entertainment reporter Rona Barrett's one-woman show, Rona Barrett: Nothing But The Truth on June 17. This special performance will feature clips of Barrett interviewing famous celebrities such as Cher, Bette Davis, Carol Burnett, John Wayne, as well as her personal inspirational journey from Queens to Hollywood.

With Glee dominating the pop culture landscape, the Paley Center takes a look back at one of the most imaginative and ambitious musical series of the ‘60s, ABC's That's Life. Starring Robert Morse (Mad Men) and E.J. Peaker (Hello Dolly) and a bevy of guest stars including Liza Minnelli, Paul Lynde, Mahalia Jackson, Sid Caesar, and many more, the lost classic lasted only one season, but it's filled with first-rate musical moments.

On Saturday, June 19, the Paley Center revisits My Three Sons celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year with the cast and creative team discussing its lasting influence on prime-time television. Closing PaleyFest Rewind is Leave It to Beaver: TV's Favorite Family on June 21 with Beaver and Wally themselves, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, looking back at the iconic family sitcom.

Rare screenings of classic TV shows will be a centerpiece of the retro television festival starting at 12:30 p.m. on June 18 and June 19. Screenings include Truman's Capote's Laura (1968), the rarely seen adaptation starring Lee Bouvier Radziwill and Robert Stack - courtesy of the David Susskind Archive; The Mother's-in-Law (1967), the classic sitcom starring Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard - courtesy of Jim Pierson & MPI Home Video; ‘60s Sitcoms Rediscovered: Love on a Rooftop (1966) starring a pre-Laugh In Judy Carne and Peter Deuel (Alias Smith & Jones) with Rich Little - courtesy of Sony Pictures Television; and Police Story: A Chance to Live (1979) starring David Cassidy (who was nominated for an Emmy for this first post- Partridge Family role) and Dee Wallace - courtesy of Sony Pictures Television. On Fathers' Day (June 20) starting at 12:30 p.m., the Paley Center will revisit classic TV Dads such at Ward Cleaver, Homer Simpson, and Al Bundy as well as showcasing classic TV cars from Starsky & Hutch, Dukes of Hazzard, and Knight Rider. For the daily screening schedule, please visit /visit-daily-schedule.

The Paley Center is offering PaleyFest Rewind Premium Ticket Package priced at $250 each that will go on sale Thursday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m. PST at PaleyFest Rewind Premium Ticket Package includes two tickets to ten PaleyFest Rewind events (five panels and five special screenings); two tickets to the VIP After-Party following the Room 222 panel on May 16; Concession package for five PaleyFest Rewind panel events; two reserved premium seats for five PaleyFest Rewind panel events; two PaleyFest Rewind souvenir lanyards; parking for one vehicle at five PaleyFest Rewind panel events. Individual tickets go on sale on Friday, May 21, at 9:00am PST at $10 members / $15 general public for four PaleyFest Rewind reunion panels and $15 members / $20 general public for Rona Barrett: Nothing But the Truth.


The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit /


PaleyFest Rewind 2010 event schedule is as follows-­ please note that events/participants are subject to change:

Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.           Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 45th Anniversary Celebration In Person: Lesley Ann Warren with additional guests to be announced.                                                                                               $10 members / $15 general public at

Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.       Room 222: A Look Back at Walt Whitman High                                          In Person: Karen Valentine, Denise Nicholas, Judy Strangis, David Jolliffe, Gene Reynolds, with additional guests to be announced.              $10 members / $15 general public at

Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.          World Premiere: Rona Barrett: Nothing But The Truth                                In Person: Rona Barrett      $15 members / $20 general public at

Saturday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m.          My Three Sons: 50th Anniversary Celebration                                               In Person: Stanley Livingston, Barry Livingston, Tina Cole, Don Grady, John G. Stephens, with additional guests to be announced.              $10 members / $15 general public at

Monday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.         Leave It to Beaver: TV's Favorite Family                                                        In Person: Jerry Mathers ,Tony Dow,  with additional guests to be announced.                                                                          $10 members / $15 general public at

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PaleyFest Rewind 2010 screening schedule is as follows - please note that events are subject to change -                         FREE but reservations are required at

Friday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m.             David Cassidy in Police Story: A Chance to Live

Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.               Lost TV Musicals of the ‘60s: That's Life

Saturday, June 19 at 12:30 p.m.         The Mothers-In-Law

Sunday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m.            ‘60s Sitcoms Rediscovered: Love on a Rooftop

Sunday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m.             Truman Capote's Laura

Sunday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m.            Fathers Day: Classic TV Dads and TV Cars

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