Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hello,
My name is Jeffery Frayer. My Great uncle was Ellis Dahlin. I found some references to
him on your CBS Retiree website. I got to know Uncle Ellis just a little between the
age of 13 - 15 (now age 35). He inspired me greatly in Audio Engineering and the inner
workings of Production work. I could always call on him for answers. Unfortunately, he
passed away when I was 15. I have been looking for information on his accomplishments
& work for almost 5 years now withou much success. If you have any information that I
might have I would be eternally greatful.


Sincerely,
Jeffery Scott Frayer
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Monday, February 12, 2007

HAROLD,

THANKS TO TONY C. AND JOHN K. , I AM IN POSSESSION OF " BEEN THERE, DONE THAT", JOHN'S BOOK ABOUT THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A GREEK YOUTH IN WONDERLAND. MY INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO PASS IT ON TO INTERESTED RETIREES SUCH AS YOURSELF. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE E-MAIL ME:
MRLYBNE@AOL.COM WITH YOUR ADDRESS. YOU ARE THE VOICE FOR OUR GRAND CENTRAL STUDIOS AND SHOULD WRITE A BOOK YOURSELF.
FRATERNALLY,

FRANK NOVACK
WHOOPS, SORRY! HAROLD

The address is mrlybne@aol.com
No "a"
Frank Novack

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hi John,

My interest as a young Boy was in Sound Motion Pictures...Technicolor...Photography ...and Television....
I can't tell you how great it was working for C.B.S. Television...
and when Color came to Television a chance to be at Color ST. 72.
Would it be possible for you to tell us about your time at C.B.S.
and the early days of Color Television. B.C.( Before Compression )
Regards,

Harold Deppe

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Charles Augustus Lindbergh-Overview

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902-1974), an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927.

The significance of that historical date is the fact that George Charles Klimsack was born on May 22nd or he would have been named Charles George Klimsack. His Aunt was dating a man named George, so the family blessed that union with the honor of having one of CBS's great cameramen named for this neo-uncle.

This page wonders if this uncle achieved any notoriety that exceeds that which George acquired as an eminent cameraman. George in his time can lay claim to being a part of all the great CBS shows that carried such names as the Super Bowl, the Augusta Golf series, the trip to China with President Nixon, and the list would encompass the panoply of great shows.

We welcome George to the Octogenarian club that believes life starts again at eighty.

Any others?

Tony Cucurullo

Saturday, February 03, 2007

For those of you who were skeptical that a vertically mounted turntable disc and pickup arm was practical in 1930, as I was, here is a description of the device produced by the Victor Company in 1930: "Sound-on-disc came into being in 1929-1930. Not to be outdone Victor quickly produced his first sound projector employing a vertical turntable with a floating pendulum tone-arm, mounted on a rocker support. The pickup maintained a vertical position in the groove clear across the record. It performed beautifully."
Jay Chichon

Friday, February 02, 2007

Dave...

Harry Charles was correct. At the start of Sound Motion Pictures,
the sound was recorded on a 16 inch Disc at 33 1/3 RPM and was in sync with
the 35 mm Film.This photo is a Sound On Disc Projector using 16 MM Film.
The Projector was made by the Victor Company in the early 1930's.
Sound on Disc Motion Pictures had sync problems and soon after, it was a sound
Track on Film. Tony Cucurullo was right about my age, I am 89 Yrs old.
P.S. An early Sound On Disc Picture with only a few minutes of sound was "The
Jazz Singer", with AL JOLSON in the late 1920's.

Regards,

Tony. You are in our Prayers Get Well...
Harold Deppe

I will be 80 in June. So would have "Captain Kangaroo", if he was still with us. One June 27th., I worked the Kangaroo show, and was told it was the Captain's birthday also.
When Mr. Greenjeans rolled out the birthday cake, I reached for the first piece and was promptly slapped on the back of my head by Mr. Greenjeans. I took out my drivers license to prove it was my birthday too. The set decorator, whose name escapes me, said I deserved a present, and asked what I wanted. Well, if you remember, every year, the Captain's Christmas tree had the most exotic ornaments. I said I would like to pick an ornament from the tree every year. My wish was granted. I never told anyone of the crew, because I was afraid they would make fun and the Captain would stop it because, you see, he knew nothing about it!

Cal Marotta
Hi Dave

I tend to agree with Harry Charles. it looks like an original sound projector
with the sound track on a 16 inch disc mounted vertically and the tone arm
along side.

Harold Schutzman