[78-L] ^Survival of anything from The Best of Broadway (1954-55)

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Mon Jun 28 21:18:28 PDT 2010

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Subject: Re: [78-L] ^Survival of anything from The Best of Broadway
From: Randy Watts <rew1014 at yahoo.com>
> The shows were carried live from coast-to-coast on the same evening.
> It was 10:00 p.m. when the east coast was watching and 7:00 p.m.
> while the west coast was watching.  Randy

That usually was the case with color shows, that they were coast to
coast live until color was available on videotape which was around 1959.
But as this was before tape, kines were still made for the stations not
on the line, including Hawaii and many stations in the mountain zone.

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com  

--- On Mon, 6/28/10, David Lewis <uncledavelewis at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Doubt that this inquiry will bear fruit, but check out this
> series of specials aired between 1954 and 55 on CBS entitled
> "The Best of Broadway."
> http://www.eofftv.com/b/bes/best_of_broadway_main.htm
> These were color broadcasts and done live. As they were
> made before the advent of videotape I suspect they won't
> have survived, but I'm curious as to whether any are known
> extant as black and white kinescopes. These programs used
> original cast members; for example, "Panama Hattie" featured
> Ethel Merman. And I'm also curious how they got them out to
> the West Coast in prime time in color (or if they did so at
> all).
> Uncle Dave Lewis > uncledavelewis at hotmail.com

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