Sunday, June 22, 2008

Stars of The Grand Ole Opry with guest Chet Atkins (1955)

4 comments:

Geoff said...

Are you sure this is from 1955? It looks like videotape, which wasn't invented yet.

shootr2 said...

This is color film footage from from one of the old Al Gannaway "Opry" shows from around '55.

Geoff said...

It sure is in good condition, though it's hard to tell sometimes with YouTube.

Mister DNA said...

Although the show was broadcast on television, it was filmed on 35mm film, so it looks a lot better than a lot of footage from similar shows.

For example, 1955's "Town Hall Party" was kinescoped (telerecorded if you're in the UK), so the existing footage from those shows is inferior compared to the Gannaway shows.