An Evening with Fred Astaire

An Evening with Fred Astaire

I was the On-line Videotape Editor at The Disney Channel for the Emmy Winning restoration of An Evening with Fred Astaire.

Here is a video interview shown on Entertainment Tonight with Ed Reitan. Ed, with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, was responsible for this wonderful project.

The first photo above shows the reel of 2 Inch wide Quadruplex videotape. The second shows Don Kent,who I knew at KTLA, working the VTR.

Below is the restored program.

This one hour NBC variety show won 9 Emmy awards and was one of Fred Astaire’s proudest achievements. This is one of the first color videotape recordings.