Sunday, November 06, 2005


We worked together on many shows. If Joe Calvanico was nearby we loved to hear his laugh as we mimiced his fatherly advice . Faye Emerson was a LADY. We worked a color special out of 109 th st studio on closed circuit demonstrating the CBS color wheel cameras.I was a boom pusher on that show. Between the outside temperature and the abundance of lighting equipment it was extremely hot. LIFE magazine did a spread on the difficult conditions including the floor tiles buckling. I believe the temperature was measured at 105 degrees during the show. The makeup lady (Frannie) brought the talent and techs SEA BREEZE for our fevered brows. Faye had demonstrated a Pepsi Cola spot and immediately started bringing cold Pepsi as we were working on air. The date was June 25, 1951. How do I know? My oldest son was born that day.

Frank Novack