The Peabody Awards

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NBC Television, Orson Welles, and “Fountain of Youth” (Colgate Theatre)




NBC Television, Orson Welles, and “Fountain of Youth” (Colgate Theatre)
 1958 | NBC-TV, Orson Welles, Colgate Theatre

Television Special Award: To Orson Welles, for the wit, originality, and insouciance of The Fountain Of Youth, NBC, one of the merriest, most irreverent half-hours* of the year 1958, this special Peabody Award is given. * The Fountain of Youth was a pilot for a proposed weekly anthology that NBC did not pick up. Welles narrated and directed the film, using an innovative blend of stills and live action. The program can only be viewed now at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.



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