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Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:23 pm

Here are some new images from the Frank Sinatra TV show and improved quality. I will post them in the original topic viewtopic.php?f=8&t=46214 tonight

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* The ABC-TV Camera can be seen to have the side panel exposed. This would be due to the fact that the camera would have to be tweaked by the engineers for registration, prior to recording/transmission.
Davide
Last edited by davide on Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:02 am, edited 2 times in total.

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:35 pm

Wow, great quality. Thank you for posting these, Davide!

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:46 pm

Frickin' awesome! Sen - bloody - sational! Thank you kindly, davide!

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:53 pm

:smt007 Great photos, thank you very much!!!

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:59 am

thank you Davide always the best of Elvis

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:29 am

cool!

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:51 am

Here is the missing one - shame we can't have all the images from this TV show in this quality(have now updated main topic)

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Davide

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:13 am

Excellent, Davide ::rocks

I still haven't gotten that full DVD version of the whole show. Isn't there more than one of the Special? Any one recommended in particular?

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:33 am

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For those interested in this kind of info - this is the same Television Camera head used for the Timex show , The Black and White RCA TK-31A, .Thanks to Chuck Pharis for the info.

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Davide

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:54 am

Almost all of these are rehearsal images. Very nice.

Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:50 am

davide wrote:Image
For those interested in this kind of info - this is the same Television Camera head used for the Timex show , The Black and White RCA TK-31A, .Thanks to Chuck Pharis for the info.

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Davide


Davide thanks !!! again GREAT photos for Great topic
by the way concerning cameras Timex show has not be filmed in color ?
i ve see this show is filmed in color ,but the copy avaible now is tv cine shoot from B/W tv control !
Christian M

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:48 pm

WOW, Davide

Thank you very much for the pics !
Great work !

Ed

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:51 pm

hi, i'm a french fan,thank you very much for these photos ,incredible!!!!! :smt006

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:18 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:07 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.

Whi?Whut did hes do Doc?

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:19 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.


Hi

This is the best I can do,not really clear enough

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Rehearsal-Scotty Moore on Guitar,Unknown on upright Bass and Stan Musick on Fender bass.
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Rehearsal-Scotty Moore on Guitar and unknown on upright Bass
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Rehearsal-Scotty Moore on guitar,Unknown on upright Bass and Stan Musick on Fender bass (and unseen here are D.J. Fontana on Drums and Anselmo Sacasas on piano)
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Unknown on upright Bass



To Christian

"i ve see this show is filmed in color ,but the copy avaible now is tv cine shoot from B/W tv control !"
Christian M[/quote] I don't understand this,do you mean that you have seen the Timex show Colourized or that it was original colour? I don't think this second option can be- from a Black and White TV camera?



Thanks Davide

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:15 am

All that information is known, thanks to this wonderful January topic:

Sinatra Timex Show - March 1960 -> Name The Bass Players!
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42859

Thank you for those images! Maybe we can pin this man down!

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:51 am

I don't understand this,do you mean that you have seen the Timex show Colourized or that it was original colour? I don't think this second option can be- from a Black and White TV camera?

Thanks Davide


i ve seen at the end generic ( at the end of the program when you see the titles songs and artists names) color by ...
this not appear in the last dvd s
but i have seen in 80s vhs some collectors can confirm here !
copy of this vhs are commun

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:11 pm

A review which isn't that positive!
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Time Magazine
TELEVISION: One of the Worst
Monday, May. 23, 1960


Two years in the Army did more for Elvis Presley than relieve him of his 25-lb.sideburns. His name mellowed with absence, and some people cast a friendlier eye on the new image: a clean-cut kid in khaki, his pelvis at parade rest. Last week ABC's Frank Sinatra Timex Show spent more than a quarter of a million dollars to welcome Elvis home and performed a highly useful service: it reminded the forgetful just how dreadful Elvis really is.


First briefly introduced in full-dress uniform under waving flags, amid the sound of military trumpets and carefully cued hoyden screams, he had to wait for his big moment until later in the show, just after John Cameron Swayze had pulled a heartily ticking Timex watch out of the mouth of a Miami Beach porpoise.

Wilder and greasier than the porpoise, Presley came abumping onscreen, wearing boots and a tuxedo, his double-folded forelock bobbing above his head like a Vaseline halo. As he sang Fame and Fortune and Stuck on You, his feet tapped, his hands clapped, and his hips wrestled with each other. The voice was ordinary whine, on the point of becoming vinegar.

The rest of the show was gaudy, pretentious and dull — one of the worst TV hours in memory. Considering that it was taped almost two months ago in Miami, someone missed a major chance. As it sat on the shelf for seven weeks, some network employee — with guts and a Zippo lighter — could have sacrificed his job for the sake of the industry.



with thanks Davide

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:17 pm

Ouch! We're of course aware of his nervousness about the Timex show. So I have to be honest that I'm not 100% wild about this Elvis appearance. He's not the '50s Elvis, seeming a bit shorn of this edge and at times a weaker counterpart to Sinatra's 40-something assurance.

He's not the more assured man who'd soon enough would swing through "Return to Sender" or "Viva Las Vegas," and not the rebel of '68 (nor nor the mature American legend of the '70s but in somewhat of an awkward phase. All the same, it's refreshing to see our boy back on stage - and of course I'm aware of the positive aspects of his performances on this show.

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:30 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Almost all of these are rehearsal images. Very nice.

Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.


Could it be Bob Moore?

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Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:10 am

The show was never in color. If you saw a clip, it was colorized. ABC did very little color broadcasting in 1960, if any.

In 1980 while doing research for THIS IS ELVIS, we learned that the master black and white 2-inch videotape was junked by ABC in 1973. Elvis, the Colonel and Sinatra only had rather poor quality 16mm kinescopes in their collections.

A few years ago, the same company that restored the Ed Sullivan show appearances to look like videotape did a test on this show, but the work was never completed.

I'd like to think that someone involved with the destruction order on that tape realized that a master called "Welcome Home Elvis" and hosted by Frank Sinatra had some historic value. Perhaps it sits somewhere in a basement or storage area waiting to be found and restored...

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:19 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:The show was never in color. If you saw a clip, it was colorized. ABC did very little color broadcasting in 1960, if any.

In 1980 while doing research for THIS IS ELVIS, we learned that the master black and white 2-inch videotape was junked by ABC in 1973. Elvis, the Colonel and Sinatra only had rather poor quality 16mm kinescopes in their collections.

A few years ago, the same company that restored the Ed Sullivan show appearances to look like videotape did a test on this show, but the work was never completed.

I'd like to think that someone involved with the destruction order on that tape realized that a master called "Welcome Home Elvis" and hosted by Frank Sinatra had some historic value. Perhaps it sits somewhere in a basement or storage area waiting to be found and restored...



Thank you for your insider information,which confirms my research that it was shot in Black and White only. I agree it would be a great find if someone somewhere had the master tape.

Davide

Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:22 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Almost all of these are rehearsal images. Very nice.

Question: do you have ANY clear shots of Elvis' band? If we get a good look at the acoustic bass player, maybe we will, after 49 years, identify him.


Could it be Bob Moore?

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There was an LP released of this show on the bottom right of the front cover it looks like it says Bob Moore (bass).

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Here's an invitation to the show's recording.

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Re: Frank Sinatra Timex - New and improved quality!!

Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:33 pm

Wsn't Joe Comfort on the bass?