Producer and director Albert McCleery is best remembered for his theatre-in-the-round productions of television classics including
Hallmark Hall of Fame, and
NBC Matinee Theatre. The collection consists primarily of television, and some radio scripts, along with production material, correspondence,
and profession-related subject files. Among the projects represented are Cameo Theatre, CBS Television Workshop, Hallmark
Hall of Fame, and NBC Matinee Theatre.
Albert McCleery was born December 30, 1911 in Lawrence, Kentucky. He was a contract writer for Columbia Pictures (1940-41)
and director of Fordham University Theatre (1949). McCleery is best remembered for his theatre-in-the-round productions of
classics for television including Cameo Theater, Fireside Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and Matinee Theatre. He was also staff director in the NBC Television Programming Department (1949) and went on to become senior executive producer
and director of Cameo Theatre. McCleery produced and directed for Hallmark Hall of Fame, devised NBC's Matinee Theater (1955), joined CBS (1959), and became producer of the CBS workshop. He died on May 13, 1972.
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