Tuesday 22 Jul 2014

Television and Film

The Wire: A Streetview Tour


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Shot on location during its five-year run on HBO, Baltimore was more than a backdrop and setting for The Wire. From its corners to its classrooms to the corridors of power, the city was the prism through which issues and themes were refracted. [MORE]

The Buddy Deane Show

An afternoon teen dance program aired by WJZ-TV from 1957 to 1964, the Buddy Deane Show was the inspiration for John Waters’ Hairspray. [MORE]

Homicide: Life on the Streets

H:LOTS was a prime-time drama that aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999. Filmed on location, many of the strangest cases were based on actual events. [MORE]

ROC

Roc was a prime-time comedy that ran for three seasons on Fox from 1991-1994, produced by and starring Baltimorean Charles “Roc” Dutton. [MORE]

Romper Room

Were you a “Do-Bee”? Romper Room was among the first regular television programming created for young children. [MORE]

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