Friday, March 30, 2012

Free Market Elvis

August 17, 1977, Studio B, Crosley Square

One day after the death of Elvis, WLWT interrupts the NBC prime time schedule for an evening of in-house, under contract 16mm Elvis prints, DJ reminisces and locally originated commercials.
Cincinnati AM radio personality Jim LaBarbara, 'The Music Professor', and on-air Elvis special host confers, on set, with the director shortly before the live broadcast.

Station Identification and promotion slide

The cameraman is Armin Aren while Dan Dorsey mans the audio booth.
(Click to enlarge the contact sheet strip)

Images: Private collection

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