Look What I Found ...
Here are some very interesting websites that provide information/music/video that is of interest to AMICA website visitors. Items will be added to the top of the list as I encounter them.
Video clips generally require a high-speed internet connection. For the YouTube videos with slow-connections simply let the show download in its choppy manner, then once done hit the play button again and you'll see it uninterrupted (cached).
I'm going to arrange/taxonomize this list shortly, but I wanted to get some links up and going now. I'm thinking about how I want this page to look.
Text - The Day of the Player Piano (American Heritage Magazine) "It didnít last long. But we never got over it.", By Joseph Fox
VIDEO (Best to right-click / Save-As ...) - Paul Eakins - Here is a segment from the August 24, 1960 episode of "I've Got A Secret". Paul Eakins was a guest contestant that evening. He was the 2nd guest of the evening, in-between the man who had carrots in his ears and two fellows who arrange 421 blind dates a one time. Gloria Swanson was the celebrity guest on this episode and she is seen in the end credits admiring the instruments on the stage. The show was hosted by Gary Moore.
From the June-30-06 MMD Chris Writes: Hi all, After hearing about this TV show for over 30+ years, I have finally obtained a copy of grandfather Paul Eakins appearance on the TV program, "I've Got A Secret". The program was originally broadcast on August 24, 1960. Someone had the hobby of recording old TV shows on late night TV and recorded it a few years ago. I was searching the Internet and found someone had recorded it; thank goodness, as this episode will never be shown again due to the fact it had Winston cigarettes as a sponsor.
The clip runs about 5:35 minutes long and shows the Seeburg H and Mills Double Violano playing. I was so excited about finally being able to see this program, I have decided to run a sale on the web site and share my happiness with everyone. Happy viewing! - Chris Carlisle - http://www.bandorganmusic.com/
- "Mr. Rogers" TV show, Fred Rogers learns about player-pianos and roll
manufacturing on his children's program.
VIDEOS - From the 061028 MMD: Thanks to D. L. Bullock for the URLs of mechanical music videos on YouTube! Here are a few nice ones I found featuring carousels with live band organs playing.
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