Friday, July 29, 2011

Urgent request for information on Harold Deppe for Paramount Studios feature film‏

Urgent request for information on Harold Deppe for Paramount Studios feature film‏

7/28/11
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Suzanne Shelton
To webmaster@cbsretirees.com, Roxanne Mayweather

Dear Sir:
I'm contacting you from SearchWorks, an entertainment research, rights and clearance company located in Los Angeles. I am currently working on a project for Parmount Pictures. The producers of the film are interested in using an old EBS (CBS) announcement in the film. The movie is written, directed and produced by David Chase ("The Sopranos", "Northern Exposure", "The Rockford Files", etc.). He would like to use various audio clips from early TV and radio to help set the time and place for the film--specifically, New York and New Jersey in the 60's. While searching online, I came across the name of Harold R. Deppe and I notice you reference him on your website. I'm hoping Mr. Deppe, Sr. or Mr. Deppe, Jr. might be able to assist me in identifying the announcer's voice on the clip production has chosen. CBS seems to be at a loss as to who the announcer might be.

Although I have tried in every way I know, I have been unable to contact Mr. Deppe, Sr. or Mr. Deppe, Jr.

This is where you come in...I hope.

If you have any way to contact either of these two gentlemen, I'd greatly appreciate your passing this request forward on my behalf.

Should you or they have any questions, I can be reached by phone or email and I'm happy to answer any queries. Because we are now in post production, things are on a very tight schedule. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Shelton
SEARCHWORKS
323-469-3783
www.searchworks.com

I have already supplied her with Harold's contact information.
Dave

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here are several videos showing the "greening" of CBS.
TV City has over 1700 solar panels installed on the studio roofs.
Black Rock and the Broadcast Center are also shown with high efficiency lighting and the "Green Roof" which is 8000 square feet of planting which cuts down heat load and has other advantages, as well. It is the largest green roof in Manhattan!

http://www.smartplanet.com/video/eco-heroes-solar-stars-at-cbs-television-city/6261779?tag=mantle_skin;content

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Radio Studio1-TV Studio 71‏

Radio Studio 1-TV Studio 71‏

A quick update on my wife's condition. Ann had surgery Monday for stomach cancer and came through VERY well. Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. The lower part of her stomach was removed and the surgeon is very optimistic at her prognosis. No necessity for chemo. She may be home in the next three or four days. Then, this former EMT plays nurse. (People are trusting, aren't they?)

I was looking for information on The War of The Worlds broadcast and came across the statement that the program came from Radio Studio 1 on the 20th floor at 485 Madison. An answer to an earlier question I posted said - IF I remember correctly - that Studio 1 became TV Studio 71? When did that happen and is there any information as to how extensively it would have been renovated? If anyone saw the ABC movie "The Night That Panicked America", can you comment on how authentic Studio 1 was recreated for the film?

If my earlier message didn't make it,Wikipedia posted that Lee Vines, who announced, "What's My Line?" and other programs, died at age 92 on July 9th. He passed from complications of pneumonia and a fall he suffered at a convalescent facility in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. Born in Brantford, Ontario on April 11, 1919, he immigrated to the U.S. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the E.T.O.

He announced, "The Name's The Same", ""Password All-Stars" and "Hallmark Hall of Fame". He also acted on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and VO'd the animated series "Hong Kong Phooey". He is survived by his wife, Catherine, son Jim, daughter Carol and a granddaughter. (Info courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SAD NEWS

I've just been informed that Joe Cavallone passed away July 2010.

Bob Brugo's wife, Annette, passed away March 2010.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For Bob Wilson:

Thanks for the answer to the question of recording 35MM TVR versus 16MM for better resolution on the Gleason show. Do you have any memories that you can share with us of the days before the Image Orthicon camera, when the Iconoscope camera was in use at CBS?

Regards,
Harold

Sunday, July 17, 2011

FOR HAROLD DEPPE

IN COMMENT ON YOUR POSTING CONCERNING THE GLEASON SHOW:
IT WAS PROBABLY RECORDED ON 35MM TVR AT 15 VAN. THERE WAS
A PUSH JUST BEFORE THE ADVENT OF VIDEO TAPE TO INCREASE THE QUALITY
OF RECORDINGS AND I REMEMBER ONE REMOTE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FED TO
35MM TVR FOR QUALITY PURPOSES. VIDEO TAPE OF COURSE KILLED KINES.

BEST REGARDS

BOB WILSON
To: Jay Chichon---
A while back you said a Jackie Gleason show was recorded on 35MM film at Studio 72. That's very interesting. The only Jackie Gleason shows I remember on 35MM film were "The Honeymooners", filmed on the Dumont Electronicam System----but not at Studio 72.

Regards,
Harold Deppe

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Check out this official CBS site:
http://www.cbstelevisioncity.com/shows#


you can look up any year back to 1953 and see what shows taped/broadcast from CBS TV City and from what stage they originated.

We need someone to do the same for the CBS New York studios from beginning of TV to present.
There must be files someplace….maybe a studio scheduling dept?

Dave Schwartz

Monday, July 04, 2011

Ted,

Please post to website--thanks...............



I am sure all of us retiree's who worked with Stan Mitchell are very sorry to
hear of his passing. My condolences go out to his family.

Harold Deppe
A happy 4th of July to all our users. Please be safe and use a designated driver , if you need one!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Here is a table which shows what percentage of browsers are being used to access the web
for a particular time period:

4. Operating Systems



% Visits from OS11/1/09 - 2/1/1011/1/10 - 2/1/11Difference
Windows89.9%84.8%-5.1%
Macintosh4.5%5.2%+0.7%
Linux0.6%0.7%+0.1%
Other5%9.3%+4.3%

Dave