The Seven Lively Arts

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The Seven Lively Arts
Maureen Stapleton Jason Robards Seven Lively Arts 1958.jpg
Jason Robards and Maureen Stapleton in "Blast at Centralia #5"
Genre Anthology
Directed by Mel Ferrer
George Roy Hill
Sidney Lumet
Norm Nowicki
Presented by John Crosby
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 44 mins.
Broadcast
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original airing November 3, 1957 (1957-11-03)

The Seven Lively Arts is an American anthology series that aired on Sunday afternoons in 1957 on CBS television. The series was executive produced by John Houseman, and hosted by New York Herald Tribune critic John Crosby. The title was taken from the influential book of same name written by the cultural critic Gilbert Seldes, in which he argued that the low arts (comics, vaudeville) deserved as much critical attention as the high arts (opera, literature).

The eleven programs produced were—not in order:

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