The cast on the set with director Peter Tewksbury going over the script.
Make-up man Bob Schiffer readies Robert Young for the camera as the epsiode "Father's Private Life" is about to roll.
Here are four actual 50+ year-old scripts from the show and a script from the 1977 reunion movie! You can download them into a pdf file if you have "Adobe Acrobat Reader " installed on your computer. To give you a timeline how long it took to "write-the-script-to-the-broadcast", for episode #85, "Carnival", the final draft to the script was completed May 6, 1956. The script was shot the week of October 4, 1956. The episode was broadcast on February 6, 1957 on NBC. As you read each script, you can see the vision and talent each actor/actress, the director, cameraman, editor, etc. needed, to bring this script to life . . . enjoy this RARE bit of TV history!
Click on each script to download into a pdf file.