Global ImageWorks is exclusively representing clip licensing for Omnibus, the award winning television show available for the first time since its original airing. This groundbreaking television series demonstrated that television could bring arts, science, social and political issues to a mass audience.
With Alistair Cooke as host, Omnibus was broadcast live from 1952 to 1961, and won more than 65 awards. Its 235 hours feature an extraordinary assemblage of entertainers and personalities including Leonard Bernstein, Orson Welles, James Dean, Jack Benny, Gene Kelly, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss), William Faulkner, Senator John F. Kennedy, Sir Edmund Hillary and countless others from the era.
Omnibus showcased original works by playwrights, showed the first images of X-ray movies, featured performances by The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic, scenes from Broadway plays and musicals and was also where Leonard Bernstein first showcased his notable musical analyses. The collection is currently being digitized but is also film backed on kinescope and will be fully searchable on the Global ImageWorks website.
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