TVShowsOnDVD.com reports that the Archive of American Television will be releasing selected episodes of NBC’s The Barbara Stanwyck Show, an anthology series, on DVD later this year. There’s no information yet on which episodes will be included in the 3-disc set (which is titled Volume 1). The set will be released on October 13th. The Barbara Stanwyck Show premiered on Monday, September 19th, 1960 and was last seen on September 11th, 1961. A total of 36 were produced and broadcast during its one and only season, the vast majority of which starred Stanwyck herself.
The Archive of American Television, under its “The Archive of American Television Presents” series, has released two earlier DVD sets. The first, Studio One Anthology, came out on November 8th, 2008. It included 17 restored episodes of the classic series. The second, What Makes Sammy Run?, was issued 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.