PHIL GRIES LIVE
Live Weekly Friday Night Webinar Virtual discussions related to my 64 years of experience as an archivist, saving the heritage of vintage television by tape recording AUDIO ONLY 1950's, 1960's & 1970's TV BROADCASTS, today considered LOST AS VIDEO…WIPED (ERASED), UNOBTAINABLE, DESRTROYED, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN, UNPLAYABLE.
An ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO WEBINAR Series
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Each Friday Evening from 7:30 - 8:30pm (EST), Phil Gries, founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc., (ATA) will conduct a different live online seminar session for the public to participate interactively or if you desire to simply observe and not participate.
Participants will be engaged:
- Learn insights about vintage TV Audio air checks and why they are inaccessible anywhere else in the WORLD, their importance, and why Archival Television Audio, Inc. is unequaled as a resource on the Internet, different from established mainstream media archives such as The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, Museum of Broadcasting and UCLA Film & TV Archive.
- Learn about other rare substantive TV Audio Tapers whose collections were acquired by Phil Gries, during the past 30 years, some for tens of thousands of dollars, some inherited, donated, traded, personally discovered.
- Learn techniques related to the recording, maintenance, and processing of ATA original master audio tapes, and restoring some of them with major playback issues such as cupping, loss of oxide, mold, shrinkage, and Sticky Shed Syndrome requiring “BAKING.”
- Dive into the TV history of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s listening to “LOST” and “UNAVAILABLE” Vintage Television Programs, existing only as Audio Air Check Broadcasts, listening to selected samples archived in the ATA library and analyzing them...every genre.
An opportunity to meet other collectors, archivists, and past ATA clients. We will always include a Question-and-Answer segment freely exploring the topic of Vintage Television's first 30 years of commercial broadcasting (1946-1975), the Golden and Silver Age…programs aired, viewed and listened to by millions of TV viewers, not so long ago, and now no longer existing in any broadcast form because of myopic thinking at the time…discarding Kinescopes and the erasure of master 2” Quad Master Tapes by Management, Executives, Producers and Television Stations as late as 1980 (NBC) to save space and to reuse a $600 one-hour video tape, saving money. No other art form including literature, music, radio, and post 1950 motion pictures have experienced such a large percentage of its oeuvre disappear, not available for future generations to experience.
All who attend a webinar session will receive a one year 25% discount from the date of first attendance toward all subsequent available purchases from the www.atvaudio.com website library inventory.
The cost to join a webinar, each session, is $18.00.
Upon payment to my Archival Television Audio, Inc. Pay Pal account email@example.com you will receive an INVITAIONAL LINK enabling admission to my Phil Gries Live Friday Night Webinar Session (7:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time). It is important that you commit by THURSDAY MIDNIGHT PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE WEBINAR. Please include you email address when paying to receive your invitational link.
TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
- ATA's origins, taping original recordings off the air by Phil Gries (1950's, 1960's, 1970's).
- Anecdotes and discussion related to thousands of today's inaccessible audio air checks personally recorded off the air by Phil Gries and by 25 other Tapers in the United States (mostly deceased now), whose collections are currently included in the ATA inventory library.
- Phil Gries' anecdotal ATA relationships with celebrities, sharing audio clips of telephone celebrity interviews and communications with/from Milton Berle, Joe Franklin, Woody Allen, Jonathan Winters, Mike Wallace, John Zacherle, Joey Bishop, Walter Cronkite, Will Jordan, Don Pardo, Julie Andrews, Leonard Maltin, Liza Minnelli, Hugh Downs, Don Rickles, Jack Carter, Merv Griffin, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Bill Cosby, Fred Foy, Vin Scully, Dick Cavett, Bob Sheppard, Sonny King, Art Linkletter, Bob Murphy, Edwin Newman, Bob Wolff, Paul Tripp, Chuck McCann, Rachel Robinson, John McCabe, Lucie Arnaz, Joe Garagiola, Scott Ellsworth, Jose Feliciano, Bill Moyers, and the relatives of David Susskind, Tom Snyder, Les Crane, Scott Vincent, Eddie Cantor, Tex McCrary & Jinx Falkenburg, Boris Karloff, Jules Bergman, Stan Laurel, Louis Prima, Nancy Dickerson, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Sterling Hayden, Lou Costello and others.
- Archival Television Audio Inc. multi-faceted operational approaches creating duplications for clients from Master Audio 1/4” Reel to Reel Audio Tapes and other media.
- Various personal techniques (orthodox and unorthodox) used to “save” an original master deteriorating audio tape which displays, mold, loss of oxide, sticky shed syndromes, cupping, creating operational playback challenges.
- Latest updates related to the thousands of audio air checks NOT currently on the ATA website, established in August 2002, but soon to be posted by ATA managing director, Vince DiPalma, accessible to the over half-million visitors, to date, surfing Archival Television Audio, Inc. www.atvaudio.com
- Acquisitions: accounts/scenarios Circumstances of how I have come to obtain additional TV Audio archives over the decades from a limited number of individuals, including references from The Paley Center of Media, NBC personnel, estate sales, relatives of deceased tapers, etc. Most acquisitions I have acquired have been prior to the introduction of eBay, and the internet.
- An overview of Phil Gries' Archival Television Audio multi step procedures from first client request of a broadcast, locating its ¼” master reel to reel tape, monitoring a master tape in real time, equalization / denoising a vintage monaural track, trouble shooting that track in real time eliminating undesirable “artifacts” from the original broadcast's recorded reception, processing that tape, digitizing, labeling, and mailing a completed duplication. A successful duplication transfer of one TV Audio Air Check Broadcast can take up to six hours to complete when special processing is required.
- Review and discussion, with clips, of Phil Gries' six ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) conference presentations conducted from 2001 to 2014, first in England at the British Library (ten days after 9/11), and subsequently conference presentations in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and New Orleans. All presentations were on a different subject related to the Archival Television Audio, Inc. collection with anecdotes and “back stories.”
- Sharing and discussing scores of podcasts seminars, and interviews Phil Gries has participated in over the years, including hosting over 30 presentations, some four hours in length, over a period of seven years with moderator Ed Robertson, TV Confidential. www.televisionconfidential.com (A Radio Show About Television).
- Focusing and sharing my TV Audio Archive and input on a series of a dozen radio broadcasts “Walter Cronkite Retrospective News Essays” which aired on NPR's “All Things Considered” 2002-2007…containing peerless pre-Vanderbilt recordings from Archival Television Audio air checks of Cronkite broadcasting “lost” “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE” television broadcasts (April 1962 - July 1968).
- Complete seminars related to some of the most regarded air checks in the ATA collection consisting of over 22,000 programs / 20,000 hours.
- Don Pardo's NBC-TV first bulletins (assassination of President John F. Kennedy)
- Steve Allen's 1953 pre-National 40-minute Tonight Shows (“The Steve Allen Show Presented by Knickerbocker Beer”)
- Woody Allen and Johnny Carson appearing together in 1961 on David Susskind's “Open End” before Carson hosted “The Tonight Show” and prior to Allen's television and motion picture career.
- The complete first anniversary “Tonight Show starring Jack Paar”(Jan. 28, 1958) broadcast live from Havana Cuba.
- Jackie Robinson reciting President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 GETTYSBURG ADDRESS to his wife and children, May 1,1960 on “Reading Out Loud” (WNTA TV).
- Kim Novak discussing with Walter Cronkite the death of Marilyn Monroe and why she may have committed suicide on “The CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite” (Aug. 6, 1962).
- The only known extant TV broadcast record of the complete WOR TV broadcast of the 1965 “Tony Awards” (June 13, 1965). Archival Television Audio, inc. recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the recipient of the most money ever transacted for a TV soundtrack. Sold for four figures by Phil Gries (ATA) to the American Theatre Wing in 2001
Since 1959, one of fifteen different ¼” Audio Tape Recorders used in the Archive of Archival Television Audio, Inc. for duplicating original TV broadcasts originally recorded off the air (1950 - 1982), The Golden and Silver Age of Television.