An abridged award-winning television adaptation of a famous play about an aging travelling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone, and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.
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This television drama was video taped in Los Angeles, California, at the CBS Television City (studios), located at Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. Tom John, an established New York City Television Designer and Art Director was hired to design the production. Tom employed his New York City assistant, Chuck Murawski as his Assistant Art Director, flying Chuck from New York City for the four-week prep period. The television play adaptation was rehearsed in the mezzanine rehearsal rooms adjacent the third floor Art Department. (This rehearsal hall was later used by Carol Burnett for her show's rehearsal, and for her private exercise club meetings during The Carol Burnett Show (1967) weekly schedule.) During the production period, Tom, and another "Hollywood designer friend", Jim Trittipo, who often visited each other during the production schedule, late one midnight, were in the CBS Art Department, an original gauche film production sketch from Gone with the Wind (1939) had graced the walls of the Art Department for years. The pair decided to steal the "burning of Atlanta" sketch, using a mat knife, slicing the illustration down the middle, so that each could have a "souvenir". See more