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Sammy and Bruce
Additional title: Opportunity Knocks
Additional title: Bruce Forsyth & Sammy Davies
Additional title: Norman Maen Archive
Forsyth, Bruce (Performer)
Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990 (Performer)
Bell, David, telelevision director (Television director)
Chambers, Garry (Author of dialog)
Merriman, Eric (Author of dialog)
Ainsworth, Alyn (Musical director)
Lingard, Michael (Videographer)
Fox, Brenda (Costume designer)
Borland, Lees (Stage manager)
Hix, Graham (Sound designer)
Fyfe, John (Lighting designer)
McPherson, Bill (Designer)
Maen, Norman, 1932-2008 (Choreographer)
London Weekend Television, ltd. (Producer)

Norman Maen Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980
Place: London
Table of Contents
Part I, Take 1 (approximately 16 min.) -- Part II, Take 1 (11 min.) -- Part III, Take 1 (29 min.) -- additional footage of competition show (26 min.)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5973
Television specials
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: director, David Bell ; written by Garry Chambers, Eric Merriman.
Content: Title from opening video credits with additional title from original videocassette label; Sammy Davis misspelled as Davies on original VHS cassette label.
Creation/production credits: Produced by London Weekend Television.
Numbering: Prog. no.: LLVK293J ; prod. no.: 90107.
Creation/production credits: Cameras, Michael Lingard ; costume design, Brenda Fox ; stage manager, Lees Borland ; sound, Graham Hix ; lighting director, John Fyfe ; designer, Bill McPherson ; choreographer, Norman Maen.
Performers: Starred, Sammy Davis Jnr. and Bruce Forsyth ; with Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra.
Venue: Videotaped during video recording at TV studio set, London, Engand, 1980 October 9.
Acquisition: Gift; Domy Reiter-Sofer; 2014.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (83 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Variety television show with Bruce Forsyth and Sammy Davies
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 929985711
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20840927
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 564b0320-aa18-0133-0658-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sammy and Bruce" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sammy and Bruce" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 17, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Sammy and Bruce Retrieved from

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Sammy and Bruce