[78-L] Wanna Buy A Record?-THE MOVIE

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 16 21:13:42 PDT 2010

I received this from Dennis yesterday and watched it this evening..wotta hoot! Incredibly amateurish production, which is a surprise considering Capitol's high standards, but still wonderful to see. Also, quite a nice demonstration of the plating processes at the Scranton plant.



> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:31:24 -0700
> From: dennis.flannigan at gmail.com
> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
> Subject: [78-L] Wanna Buy A Record?-THE MOVIE
> *Not a sales pitch, but a discovery. *
> In 1951 Capitol Records filmed a promotional, *Wanna Buy A Record?*, which
> runs 33 minutes. "This lost gem was never shown to the public and was used
> for promotional use only among record executives!" The exclamation point is
> not mine.
> It stars Mel Blanc and Billy May, with guests Harry Stewart (from my home
> town, Tacoma-aka/better known as Yogi Yorgesson. Add appearances by Alan
> Livingston, Dean Martin, Jimmy Wakely, Les Paul and Mary Ford and others to
> Mel's record store, and you have history, fun, and insider stuff you
> overlooked by PBS.
> A friend discovered the film, dubbed it to DVD, and suggested I share it
> with aging record mavens like myself, and so I re-upped for 78-l's list
> serve. I participated as Krabgrass at aol.com for several years.
> If you'd like a copy, please send me a disc featuring favorites from your
> record collection. I don't care if you collect other collector's trash, or
> the extraordinary finds of the century. I'll trade my lost *Wanna Buy a
> Record?* DVD for a disc of your choices of delights from your collection, or
> at least as many as can fit on a disc. You pay your postal costs and I'll
> pay for what I send you. A free exchange.
> Mail your disc to:
> *Dennis **Flannigan**, *
> *1521 N 5th, Tacoma, *
> *WA 98403-1106.*
> Depending upon the response, I'll reply quickly, or borrow the DVD burner
> again.
> Again, your personal favorites from your 78's in exchange for this
> delightful piece of history.
> Dennis Flannigan
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