Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy ; recorded by Emily Schiller

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Program Title:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy ; recorded by Emily Schiller
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Reading of the novel over five days by actors; and bookended by "Music to listen to Tolstoy by" with Russian music provided by the KPFK Music Department. Readers include Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, John Astin, Patty Duke Astin, Nina Foch, Peter Bogdanovich, Will Geer, Samantha Eggar, Jason Robards, and Valerie Harper.

December 1974 Folio notes: “Reading aloud was once a familiar pastime, back in the days before film and television took over our lives. It was an encompassing experience that bound people together. It is in this spirit that we offer up our Christmas present of Anna Karenina. Should you like to follow along, or catch up on passages you may have missed, we are using the Signet paperback edition, newly translated by David Magarshack.
Ruth Hirschman, Program Director

Readers are: Carole Androsky, David Arias, John Astin, Patty Duke Astin, Bill Bassert, Dick (Richard) Benjamin, Peter Bogdanovich, Peter Bonerz, Roger Bowen, Antoinette Bower, David Boxall, Steve Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ruth Buell, Jean Burton, Frank Campanella, Joseph Campanella, Richard Cottrell, Severn Darden, Carla Degovia, Kamala Devi, Samantha Eggar, Don Elson, Barbara Feldon, Nina Foch, Henry Fonda, Lois Foraker, June Foray, Harry Frazier, Leigh French, Penny Fuller, Mitch Gardener, Will Geer, Susan Gelb, Ned Glass, Barbara Goodhill, Carl Gottlieb, Barbara Grover, Asta Hansen, Mitchell Harding, Valerie Harper, Buck Henry, Nancy Hickey, Mike Hodel, Alistair Hunter, Jeffrey Kaye, Michael Kidby, Jack Klugman, Dudley Knight, Mary Layne, Tracee Lyles, Arthur Malet, Barbara Mars, Ken Mars, William Marshall, Irene Maryan, Olga Matich, Paul Mazursky, Bob McClurg, Edie McClurg, Maureen McElroy, Michael McKean, Kres Mersky, Marvin Miller, Bill Moritz, Larry Moss, Rick Nierenberg, David Ossman, Julie Payne, Paula Prentiss, Allan Rabinowitz, Tony Randall, John Randolph, Ron Rifkin, Jason Robards, Jeff Sampson, Harlan Saperstein, Lanna Saunders, Richard Schaal, Bill Schallert, Avery Schreiber, Kathy Seaman, George Segal, Harry Shearer, Martin Sheen, Ruth Silveira, Harry Singleton, Sally Smaller, Tom Van Stitzel, Peter Sutheim, Bill Tepper, Eugene Troobnick, Leah Waggner, Bob Walter, Paul Wilson, and Harris Yulin.

Date Broadcast on: 
KPFK, Dec. 1974.
Item duration: 
41 reels (2032 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
Total duration (All reels): 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1974.
Rights Summary: 
RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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