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From: ARSC Library and Archives Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Joshua Faust
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:14 PM
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Subject: 1940’s, 50’s Vera-Ellen Analogue audio interviews, How to find?
Asking if anyone has or knows where to find any Vera-Ellen analogue interview recordings plus any video footage from the tv shows or tv interviews she did.
She is a 1940’s/1950’s dancer/actress, born Feb 16th 1921 was on the “Major Bowes Amateur Hour” in 1937 when she was 16 so searching for those analogue audio video recordings.
Bowes brought his amateur hour to the New York City radio station WHN in April 1934. On March 24, 1935, on NBC, The Chase & Sanborn Coffee Company chose this show to fill The Chase and Sanborn Hour. This arrangement lasted until September 17, 1936, when the show moved to the CBS Radio Network. The show remained on CBS for the remainder of its run on radio.
This is the Vera-Ellen Facebook group, I belong to where I post.
This is what I found as evidence showing there should be analogue video and audio of Vera-Ellen in some studio warehouse.
“One of the great “piece of Hollywood history” films that is available to us is the filming of the premiere of A Star is Born in September of 1954.
White Christmas filmed in late 1953.
Here is Vera-Ellen at the red carpet in September of 1954 being interviewed.”
Only video from 1952 Oscars of Vera-Ellen speaking