"None of us had the foresight to realize that these were momentous events that were happening: that there was gonna be a history springing from this."
About This Interview
In her three-hour Archive interview, Lucille Kallen (1922-99) talks about her early years in the Catskills and her longtime association with her mentor, producer Max Liebman, who hired her on the television show Admiral Broadway Revue. She gives us a truly unique perspective as the only woman writer for Your Show of Shows, working alongside Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar and her long-time writing partner Mel Tolkin. She also mentions her work on The U.S. Steel Hour specials and Stanley. Sunny Parich conducted the interview in Ardsley, NY on April 25, 1998.