Archive of American Television to Release the Barbara Stanwyck Show on DVD

TVShowsOnDVD.com reports that the Archive of American Television will be releasing selected episodes of NBC’s The Barbara Stanwyck Show on DVD later this year. The anthology series ran for 36 episodes during the 1960-1961 season, the vast majority of which starred Stanwyck herself.

There’s no information yet on which episodes will be included in the 3-disc set, which is being called Volume 1. The set will be released on October 13th.

The Archive of American Television has released two earlier DVD sets as part of its “Archive of American Television Presents” collection. Studio One Anthology came out on November 8th, 2008 and contained 17 restored episodes of the classic anthology series. What Makes Sammy Run? was released on February 10th, 2009. Based on Budd Schulberg’s novel, “What Makes Sammy Run?” was originally broadcast in 1959 as two episodes of NBC’s Sunday Showcase.

I purchased the Studio One Anthology and have watched five or six episodes and hope to review it eventually. I also very much want to see “What Makes Sammy Run?” but just don’t have the time at the moment. It is wonderful that the Archive of American Television is releasing these DVD sets and I can only hope they continue for years to come.


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  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    “THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW” was produced by Four Star Television, and was briefly syndicated in the early ’60s. However, current owner 20th Century-Fox/News Corp. has NO interest in releasing the series on home video [they get their money from revenues on “24”, “THE SIMPSONS”, “FAMILY GUY”, and other current series they schedule and/or own, because they feel those programs are more popular on DVD than “those old shows nobody ever heard of”]. Thank God for the Archive Of American Television! The “WESTINGHOUSE STUDIO ONE” kinnies in that “box set” were probably among those recovered before that Westinghouse warehouse in Pennsylvania was demolished some years ago…

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