Since I got a copy of my previous message, it appears that the way to send a
message is to do it as a reply, so here goes:
Dear ARCLIST members,
At the suggestion of Jane Klain, at the Museum of Television and Radio, I am
asking all of you for help in locating kinescope materials for the following
important live dramatic anthology programs which were packaged and produced
by our company, Showcase Productions, Inc., for NBC's Producers' Showcase
series. (The full story is at www.showcaseproductions.com) NBC recognizes
us as the copyright owner, and has signed a number of access agreements to
materials for these programs. While we have whatever ownership rights NBC
had, our interest is in getting access so that we can work our kinescope
digital mastering and restoration magic; we will return both the materials
and a first-rate digital clone of our master. If any of you have any
concerns about our rights, rest assured that you can check with NBC, the
MT&R, and (we hope, if they didn't lose the paperwork I sent them) the LOC,
and that we will furnish copies of the documents to you. The missing
programs,all from the Producers' Showcase series, are
I. PROGRAMS WITH PARTIAL MATERIALS
1. "ROSALINDA" (7/23/56) - Edwin Lester Los Angeles-San Francisco Light
Opera Association, produced by Edwin Lester, directed by Bob Banner, music
by Johnann Strauss (Fledermaus), written by Sid Kuller, from the Max
Reinhardt-Erich Korngold version of "Die Fledermaus), book by Gottfried
Reinhardt and John Mechan Jr., lyrics by Paul Kerby and Sid Kuller,
choreography by Todd Bolender, design by Oliver Smith, with Cyril Ritchard,
Jean Fenn, Sig Arno, Wiere Brothers, Lois Hunt, Robert Wright, Thomas
Hayward, Ralph Dumke. We hve the mag track but no video.
II. NO MATERIALS YET LOCATED
2. "REUNION IN VIENNA" (4/4/55) - 1931 smash hit Broadway play by Robert E.
Sherwood, adapted for television by David Shaw, produced by Fred Coe, Guest
Producer Jean Dalrylmple, directed by Vincent Donehue, Associate Director
Dominick Dunne, sets by Ter-Arutunian, costumes by Guy Kent; story of
banished Austrian archduke who returns to Vienna for reunion of the old
nobility and reunites with his former love, now married to a psychoanalyst;
stars Greer Garson, Brian Aherne, Peter Lorre, Cathleen Nesbitt, Lili
Darvis, Herbert Berghof, George Voskovec, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Flemyng,
Tamara Daykarhanova, and Gene Saks in a bit part as a waiter
3. "THE KING AND MRS. CANDLE" (4/22/55) - musical play based on Sumner Locke
Elliott's original television play originally presented on Philco Television
Playhouse on 4/18/54, produced by Fred Coe, directed by Arthur Penn, written
by Sumner Locke Elliott, dances choreographed by Tony Charmoli, music by
Moose Charlap, lyrics by Chuck Sweeny; two songs (Young Ideas, What is the
Secret of Your Success? recorded by RCA; deposed king of Brandovia, whose
inhabitants spend their time exporting bologna and repelling invasions by
neighboring Carps and Gloats, finds his way to America, where he earns a
living as a dancing instructor, pursued by his former royal fiancee who
still has the valuable pearls he gave her, with the king marrying commoner
Mrs. Candle and returning with her to his now peaceful kingdom; with Cyril
Ritchard, Joan Greenwood, Theodore Bikel, Richard Haydn, Irene Manning.
4. "CYRANO DE BERGERAC" (10/17/55) - Joseph Schrank adaptation of Brian
Hooker adaptation of Edmond Rostand classic, produced and staged by Jose
Ferrer, directed by Kirk Browning, production supervised by Donald Davis and
Dorothy Matthews; story of professional soldier with extraordinarily long
nose and his unrequited love for the fair Roxanne who woos her for her
suitor, who dies on the battlefield, after which the stricken Roxanne enters
a convent, visited over the years by the ever-faithful Cyrano until she
realizes, too late, that it was his soul that she loved all along; stars
Jose Ferrer, Claire Bloom, Christopher Plummer, Jacques Aubuchon, John
McQuade, William Woodson, Paul Lawrence, Robert Carroll, Will Kuluva, Eric
5. "DODSWORTH" (4/30/56) - based on novel by Sinclair Lewis, adapted as 1934
Broadway play by Sidney Howard, adapted for television by David Shaw,
produced and directed by Alex Segal; story of Midwest industrialist who lets
wife obsessed with youth bully him into retirement and a grand European
tour, eventually seeing through her, her promiscuity, and the pretensions of
European society and leaving for a civilized widow; starred Frederic March,
Claire Trevor, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Regis Toomey, Olive Sturgess, Clyde
Lockert, Celia Lofsky.
Many thanks for your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Kogan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
> Sorry to bother you, but it's been so long since I sent a message to the
> entire list that I forgot how to do it. Would you remind me of how?
> Many thanks.
> Alex Kogan
> Showcase Productions, Inc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
>> AND, which poetry series is not owned by Yale, and why?
>> (I have a vague recollection of a large series, perhaps a dozen lps, of
>> recorded poetry which was drawn
>> from archival recordings,. Perhaps these were leased, thus not owned by
>> Thanks, Thomas.
>> Steven Smolian wrote:
>>> Hi, Richard,
>>> For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you tell
>>> me how all this evolved post-1982?
>>> Steve Smolian
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Warren"
>>> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:58 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
>>>> Hi Tom,
>>>> With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
>>>> Best wishes, Richard
>>>> At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what was
>>>>> once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
>>>>> -- Tom Fine
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