Arthur Forrest interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Arthur Forrest

Interviewed by: Paul Forrest

Variety, talk, and live events Director Arthur Forrest discusses his long career beginning in early live television at the DuMont network and up through directing The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tournament of Roses Parade.

Arthur Forrest reveals the true story behind the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis reunion on Lewis' MDA Labor Day Telethon, and his role as the telethon Director in planning the famous on-camera moment with Frank Sinatra.

Working closely with Jackie Gleason as a cameraman on Cavalcade of Stars, Forrest learned invaluable lessons on covering live action which influenced his long career in the field.

Forrest recalls his perspective on the Radio & Television Directors Guild merger with the Screen Directors Guild, and how he appreciates the benefits of being a DGA member more as he gets older.