[78-L] Famous Labels and other record anomalies in movies

Mike Harkin xxm.harkin at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 16 21:22:22 PDT 2012

--- On Sun, 9/16/12, David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> From: David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Famous Labels and other record anomalies in movies
> To: "78-L Mail List" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 11:19 PM
> The Batwing style seems to have been
> generic among film studios, but there's 
> one movie that takes place in the US where a Canadian
> pressing is clearly 
> shown. Actually there are two that come to mind..one is a
> mock label and the 
> other is meant to represent the actual record being played
> (or it might be the 
> same record).
> Anyone know either or both of these?
> dl
> > On 9/16/2012 4:54 PM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> >> I suspect that my memory may be less than perfect
> but when I was a child, I saw a movie called "Blue Gardenia"
> and the only thing I remember about this movie was a close
> up of - what I remember as - a Victor record with, (I
> think), a Canadian style batwing label.  It has been 60
> years since I saw this movie, I haven't been able to find it
> on a video or anything since, but that's my recollection.
> >>
> >> In the movie 32 films about Glenn Gould or whatever
> it was called, there is a scene where Glenn is urging a
> chamber maid to listen to his latest record.  What he
> puts on the turntable is a red labeled record.  I don't
> think Glenn Gould ever made a red labeled record.
> >>
> >> You often see records playing at the wrong speed -
> LPs on an old acoustic player playing at a 78 ish speed or
> 78s being played at a slower speed, 45 or 33; and many
> examples of an acoustic player emitting high fidelity
> sound.
> >>
> >> db

Indeed.  Hollywood films have long been notable for their meticulous
attention to historical detail....

Mike in Plovdiv
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