I found some items (videos on YouTube) using the search string,
'kinescopes archives Edith Piaf ford museum'. [without quote]
I remember seeing some of the cameras used at the Ford Museum when
ARSC had our first organizational meeting there in 1965. So they may
have something for you.
I was involved in creating a kinescope in early 1950s at the
Michigan State University, so their archive might also have something.
Back around 1960s, Jim Limbacher of the Dearborn Public Library
(Michigan) was involved with old films and their restoration. The
library had a great collection of old films. I don't know what they
might have had in Kinescope, but you might ask. Here is a list of Jim's
books on film.
I don't know if this helps much, but maybe.
On 11/28/2021 9:38 AM, László Pusztai wrote:
> My name is László Pusztai from Hungary. With a friend from France, Steve
> Normandin, we are writing a book about Edith Piaf, which will be released
> in October, 2023. (for the 60th anniversary of her death)
> We are looking for television shows from the USA where she appeared.
> (1947-1959) Actually, we do have a list with those appearances, but we
> would like to know if they exist on kinescopes, and where they are stored.
> I attach this list below, however it is not complete, as it includes only
> the ones we don't know their existence about. (I mean their kinescope).
> There were a lot which had been re-broadcasted later, so a kinescope was
> made for sure.
> We tried with the Library of Congress, Paley Archives as well, but nothing.
> Thank you for your help in advance:
> Yours Sincerely,
> László Pusztai ([log in to unmask])
> THE LIST
> 1950.10.04. Four Star Revue: Edith Piaf (WNBT TV), 8:00 PM
> Edith Piaf, Ben Wringley - Hosted by Ed Wynn
> NOTE: Re-broadcasted on 10.16. on KNBH at 10:00 PM,
> La vie en rose
> 1950.10.22. Showtime USA (WJZ TV), 7:30 PM
> Vinton Freedley, Basil Rathbone, Edith Piaf, Henry Morgan, Gertrude
> Paul McGrath
> NOTE: Re-broadcasted on 11.03. on WNAC at 11:30 PM, on 11.04. on KSL at
> 8:00 PM,
> on 11.06. on WTCN at 8:30 PM, and on 11.10. on KECA at 8:30 PM
> 1956.01.21. C.P. Telethon (WTVJ), 10:30 PM
> At Miami Beach Auditorium, Toni Gilman, Jack Paar
> Sammy Davis Jr., Will Mastin Trio, Marion Marlowe,
> Gloria DeHaven, Billy Vine, Treniers, Vagabonds,
> Gene Baylos, Edith Piaf etc.