Jerry Lewis Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jerry Lewis

Interviewed by: Randal Kleiser

Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor, The Ladies Man) shares his unique perspective of the directing side of more than seven decades working in comedy as a director, writer, producer and performer.

Jerry Lewis discusses the circumstances that led to his first directorial effort on The Bellboy, including balancing a busy performance schedule around the country and a tight deadline to deliver the picture.

Lewis talks about the special relationships he built with his long-running production crew.

Lewis' recounts that his personal philosophy of always remembering during production that a film has a legacy that lives long beyond those who work on it, was one also shared by legendary director David Lean.