Remember when there was no reality TV? Remember when television consisted of timeless stand up and sketches? Sid Caesar was a genius who took television to the next level in the late 1960’s with his show “Caesar’s Hour”. Well, over 50 years later, Sid is now splashed on AVANT’s monitors as we help prepare the PBS show that reunited the Caesar writing team to soon be released on DVD.
Caesar’s Hour was a live, hour-long American sketch comedy television program that aired on NBC from 1954 until 1957. The program starred, among others, Sid Caesar, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Janet Blair and Milt Kamen. PBS brought this incredible team back together in 1996 for a special event at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The evening’s events eventually broadcasted on PBS under the title “Caesar’s Writers”. Now, AVANT has the opportunity to be a part of the team to bring this historic production back to life by creating the DVD to master for duplication and worldwide sales. WOW!
So, at AVANT, we’re all about today’s productions along with the helping memorialize the productions from long ago that helped get our industry to where we are today….reality TV!