Stock Footage Archive
Welcome to the latest issue of our series of periodic updates &
news blurbs concerning all things Historic (Footage, that is!),
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Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine
HISTORIC FILMS is proud to announce its
representation of one of the 1960s best loved comedy/variety television
Miami Beach, the sun and fun capital of the world, it's Jackie Gleason and his
American Scene Magazine
!" is one of the most beloved opening lines in
television history. From 1962-1966 JACKIE GLEASON AND HIS AMERICAN SCENE
MAGAZINE show dominated the Saturday night airwaves. Few baby boomers can
forget the classic FRANK FONTAINE "Crazy Guggenheim" skits which appeared in 98
of the show's 120 episodes. Besides featuring some of Gleason's most memorable
comic routines and characters, the show featured hundreds of musical and comic
guests. Included are early performances by PAUL ANKA, JACKIE DE SHANNON, TONY
BENNETT, ERROL GARNER, JAYNE MANSFIELD , COUNT BASIE, BOBBY DARIN, KING CURTIS
and HENNY YOUNGMAN.
Shot on 2" video, the master tapes have
been well preserved by the Gleason family and are as vibrant today as when they
first appeared on television 48 years ago.
Historic Films' President JOE LAURO says, "We are
delighted to be working with the Gleason family and with this legendary series.
It fits nicely with our other A-List variety programs such as THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW and THE STEVE
ALLEN SHOW, and it allows us to offer the best of the best of 1960s musical and
comic performances to our clients.
The programs are currently being logged and re-transferred from their original masters, and excerpts are available
A planned program of classic JACKIE GLEASON
performances is also underway with HISTORIC FILMS production arm, HISTORIC MUSIC
PRODUCTIONS, and will be announced as it nears completion.
|What's New In Production|
Louis Prima: IN PERSON!
2010 marks the centennial of the birth of New Orleans
Jazz legend LOUIS PRIMA. In commemoration of Prima's centennial, HISTORIC
MUSIC, in association with the Prima Estate & Archive, is currently adding the
finishing touches to a new performance compilation tracing Prima's 45+ year
LOUIS PRIMA: IN PERSON! will offer newly
discovered performances tracing Prima's multiple musical identities from
1936-1973. As Prima's former manager Joe Segretto
often says, "That cat had nine lives". All of Prima's many musical personas will
be on display in this program and we are hoping its release will
re-affirm Primas' place as one of the most dynamic and downright fun
entertainers of the 20th century.
Director Joe Lauro states, " I never get
tired of watching Prima perform. I have seen some of these clips 100 times and I
still laugh at his antics and snap my fingers to his hard swinging
|Stock Footage Projects Of Note|
has recently made important stock footage contributions to the following
productions: -National Television Commercial for Genworth
-The Gigantic World Of Epics documentary made exclusively for TCM.
-Washington, DC's Newseum exhibit: Elvis Through The Eyes of the Media
-Unsung TV Series which highlights Soul and R&B artists.
-Bridge on the River Kwai Special Edition DVD
-2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
|CLIPS ON DEMAND
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Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased, copyright cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896-1990.
Our archive contains over 30,000 different musical performances (1925-2000), drawn from the many programs and libraries owned and represented by Historic Films. Historic Films is also a leading source for archival (1895-1990) stock shots, with over 20,000 hours of copyright cleared and fully logged material, encompassing virtually every subject imaginable.
Our stock image searchable online database, online compilation reels and informed staff will make your film research fast, painless and affordable.
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