I can add some dimension but not much information to this thread. A friend used to work for an independent NY studio- maybe Gotham- I just can't remember fer sure. Among his tasks was making tape copies of Soundies-type films from a bunch of sources. These were to ultimately appear on LPs- I think Camay and similar low-priced goods. He had no screen but was working off the speaker output of the projector. Hum was sort-of filtered down but not out. I recall hearing some pitch problems but the client was unconcerned about them, i.e., didn't want to spend the extra engineering time. I don't recall the client but it was not Edward J. Smith. I asked. Steve Smolian -----Original Message----- From: Thomas Stern Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 9:22 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Snader Telescriptions Hello Roger, Had to change the reply address!!!! PLEASE try to get that problem fixed. Yes, folk music. ROBIN ROBERTS recorded 4 selections for SNADER, 3 were issued by CAMAY. I am very eager to SEE the visual part, and of course the 4th selection. Is there anyone on the list who WORKED for SNADER? Does anyone know where copies of the films (audio AND video) can be obtained for a reasonable price - The sources I mentioned charge prices starting at $500 - which is way beyond affordable just to see these performances. I am not interested in exploiting them. Thanks! Thomas. -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Roger Kulp Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 9:02 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Snader Telescriptions Here is a pretty goo Are we talking folk music? If so,what kind. Here is a pretty good page on what was issued on Camay http://www.bsnpubs.com/new/camay.pdf Who were Don Ames and Hal Weiss,and how were they able to use the Pathe name,and rooster logo? Roger ________________________________ From: Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 6:34 PM Subject: [ARSCLIST] Snader Telescriptions Does anyone know much about the SNADER TELESCRIPTIONS, their operation, acquisition of talent, and their studios/venues ??? I interviewed a performer who recorded 4 songs for SNADER about 1952. Her recollection does NOT include the SNADER company, but remembers the recordings and believes that they were filmed in a studio somewhere in the mid-west, possibly IOWA, log cabin, some Amish connection. All very vague. Based on web sources, the films are offered by a number of companies - negatives owned by The PATHE collection, distributed through HISTORIC FILMS. Copies also from MacDonald & Associates. Prices are high for commercial use. Does anyone know an inexpensive source for these films??? The sound portion of some were issued by CAMAY Records (one of the "99 cent" labels) in the 1960/70s?? Any information or further contacts much appreciated! Thanks! Best wishes, Thomas.