Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hi Ted,

I've been reading all the memory mail recently and have become nostalgic about my own years at Grand Central (TVR 1949, Karl McIlwain, Milt Haas etc.).

Would it be possible to post the enclosed card and add a
Happy 2011 Holliday to all.

And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Thank You,
John Wells

Monday, December 19, 2011

To: Jay Chichon and Harold Deppe

Speaking of Don Hewitt. The George Keck crew were doing a news documentary in Grand Central Studio 42 (I was Audio). Freddy Stolmack and Don Hewitt were in charge. Freddy called for a slideto be put on line. Keck takes the slide and then says "Madagascar is not spelled that way". Hewitt has a mini fit. Near the end another slide is called. Keck takes it and then says "you don't spell Zanzibar that way either". Don Hewitt explodes and runs down the hall to kill Ned Steinberg.

Harold Schutzman

Friday, December 16, 2011

Jay Chichon,

That long hallway you mentioned in the studios of CBS Grand Central brought back many memories for me. At the end of that hallway was a washbasin and also the maintenance shop.

Memories of Ed Murrow sitting in a chair having makeup applied before his show in Studio 41. CBS electrician, Pete Epolito and I would talk to Ed while he was being made up. Do you remember the mannerisms of Don Hewitt in Studio 41?

The days of early television are gone but our memories are still with us. Hoping we hear from more retirees in the future.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hi Harold....I remember it well....my first day at CBS-TV in January of 1950. I worked on the "Studio One" show which originated from Studio 42 in Grand Central. Joe Calvanico was audio, Hal Classon and Bill Guyon on camera and I provided the recorded music. I even remember the name of the theme music. It was a 78 rpm record called "Prelude To The Stars". Frank Schafner was the director. In one scene on Studio One we actually used that long hallway that ran from the 15 Vanderbilt reception desk past Studios 42, 44, and 41 to Telecine. It was supposed to represent a prison hallway to the electric chair. It was very effective. I guess there are very few people who remember that era but I know you do. If there any others out there....it would be nice hearing from them.

Best regards....Jay Chichon
Ted, please post this, or if this goes back to Jay, please forward it to Ted, Tedpz@aol.com Dave

Friday, December 09, 2011


Of course I remember you--do you remember me? Harold Deppe?
I'm 93 now.......I worked in Grand Central studio maintenance and you were in the studio crews.......
I've sent many posts...the last being October 28th regarding Grand Central studios----
if you scroll down from yours, you will see it..
Hope to hear from you again,

Best regards,
Harold Deppe