Gene Reynolds interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Gene Reynolds

Interviewed by: John Rich

Gene Reynolds discusses with John Rich his career as a television director working on notable series like M*A*S*H and Lou Grant and his long-time service to the Director's Guild of America, including two terms as DGA President. 

Director Gene Reynolds talks about the difficulty he had in casting the lead role for the pilot of M*A*S*H, and how he was able to land Alan Alda right before production began on the legendary series.

Gene Reynolds tells interviewer John Rich about how he shot the opening title sequence for M*A*S*H, and the simple, specific direction he gave to the actresses portraying nurses for one shot.

Reynolds recalls getting involved with the Guild right after joining in 1959, and explains why he emphasized cultivating younger leadership when he served on the National Board and as President.