Trembling Tube: "All Shook Up" --> New York magazine Dec 68!

Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:11 am

Even highbrow critics at New York magazine could not fail to endorse Elvis' amazing 1968 TV Special!


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New York Magazine - Dec 2, 1968


Evidently, there must have been a preview screening for the press -- but when?

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:17 am

I will take a wild guess here and say sometime between June 1968 and December 1968.
If I were to really take a stab at a time table, I would say September.

After all, september is when the new tv season starts and the networks would
be in full force promoting the upcoming season.
And that would have been enough time for NBC to provide and fully edited product.
NBC would not fail to push the Elvis special.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:23 am

That reviewer seemed very excited by Elvis's ample lips, tight pants and black leather! I also loved "BriBri, as she is known to her intimates".

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:17 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:That reviewer seemed very excited by Elvis's ample lips, tight pants and black leather! I also loved "BriBri, as she is known to her intimates".

"Also in black leather."

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:24 am

That's a preview not a review.

Everything written there could be gained from a NBC press release.

It would be more interesting to have a review after the show was screened.


A New York perspective would be fascinating.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:20 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:That's a preview not a review.

Yes, the listed publication date is Dec 2, 1968, the show aired on Dec 3.

New York magazine does not publish rewritten network TV PR sheets.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:36 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Even highbrow critics at New York magazine could not fail to endorse Elvis' amazing 1968 TV Special!


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New York Magazine - Dec 2, 1968


Evidently, there must have been a preview screening for the press -- but when?


To me it appears it is based on information from a press brochure rather than from a press screening. I could be mistaken but being a former journalist myself you can often teel by reading: this information is so inaccurate and since he does not accurately prescribes scenes he previewed I think the journalist just read some information and saw pictures supplied by our beloved Colonel...

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:09 pm

"Elvis Aron Presley, in so many directions a prophecy."

The artwork seems to be cut outs by The Colonel.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:36 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Even highbrow critics at New York magazine could not fail to endorse Elvis' amazing 1968 TV Special!


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New York Magazine - Dec 2, 1968


Evidently, there must have been a preview screening for the press -- but when?


I recently digitally recorded this very BB special when it was re-broadcast, and lo and behold there she was again in all her late 60s splendour. A fascinating creature, a femme fatale in all her fabulous glory. :smt001

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:34 pm

plan·gent/ˈplanjənt/Adjective: (of a sound) Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:59 pm

James27 wrote:I recently digitally recorded this very BB special when it was re-broadcast, and lo and behold there she was again in all her late 60s splendour. A fascinating creature, a femme fatale in all her fabulous glory. :smt001

Screen shots, please.


elvisjock wrote:plan·gent/ˈplanjənt/Adjective: (of a sound) Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.

Now, that is one heck of an adjective.

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:39 pm

Dig this, Doc. It is a classic special.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA-RL6AD ... re=related

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Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:39 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
James27 wrote:I recently digitally recorded this very BB special when it was re-broadcast, and lo and behold there she was again in all her late 60s splendour. A fascinating creature, a femme fatale in all her fabulous glory. :smt001

Screen shots, please.


elvisjock wrote:plan·gent/ˈplanjənt/Adjective: (of a sound) Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.

Now, that is one heck of an adjective.


It is Guralnick-worthy.

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Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:48 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:Dig this, Doc. It is a classic special.

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Damn! NBC slays the competition on a Tuesday night in December 1968.

It must not be on DVD.

Did Duane Eddy go to France and cut that opening instrumental?


elvisjock wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
elvisjock wrote:plan·gent/ˈplanjənt/Adjective: (of a sound) Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.

Now, that is one heck of an adjective.


It is Guralnick-worthy.

Yes!

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Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:16 am

Actually, Doc, that special was released on DVD, on the incredible Divine BB set. Unfortunately, out of print now, but it can be found for under 30 bucks. For the true Bardot/late 60's way-out pop culture fan, it is essential.

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Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:51 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:Actually, Doc, that special was released on DVD, on the incredible Divine BB set. Unfortunately, out of print now, but it can be found for under 30 bucks. For the true Bardot/late 60's way-out pop culture fan, it is essential.

It appears to have several Bardot specials -- is the 1968 segment complete?

http://www.amazon.com/Brigitte-Bardot-Divine-B-B/dp/B00021R7YY

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Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:49 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:Actually, Doc, that special was released on DVD, on the incredible Divine BB set. Unfortunately, out of print now, but it can be found for under 30 bucks. For the true Bardot/late 60's way-out pop culture fan, it is essential.

It appears to have several Bardot specials -- is the 1968 segment complete?

http://www.amazon.com/Brigitte-Bardot-Divine-B-B/dp/B00021R7YY


Yep, the 68 Special is complete, as is the 1963 special. The rest of the DVD comprises a vintage documentary about the filming of the 68 special, as well as highlights from her other TV work. The 68 Special is also crucial for Serge Gainsbourg fans, as it contains some of the best vintage footage of him in that era.

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Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:01 am

Excellent info -- thanks.

NBC-TV's two-star triumph that night is fully available on DVD.

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Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:10 pm

RIghteous. Enjoyable conversation and thread.