How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

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How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby jcg » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:04 pm

OK, I acknowledge that getting the rights to do this would be a gargantuan undertaking, but after spending the last 2 hours on youtube, watching all of the absolutely incredible footage of Cass guesting on various Television shows throughout the 70s (Andy Williams, Hollywood Palace, that awesome clip of her on the Tonight Show doing "I'm Coming To the Best Part Of My Life", etc...), I'm convinced that a compilation DVD of Cass' appearances on the various variety TV shows that peppered the television landscape in the 60s and 70s would be very well received. Especially in light of the recent nostalgia for the exuberant spirit of that era. Does anyone else agree?
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Re: How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby John Sands » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:04 am

now that would be sweet and somthing to look forward to. Might even be able to include Cass on the 'Dating Game' and the 'Match game', though I admit that is asking for a lot, but I get greedy sometimes.
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Re: How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby Owen Elliot-Kugell » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:53 am

Hi John,

I had thought of a compilation, exactly as you had described. You are correct, the costs would be prohibitive. Companies charge up to $2000 a minute for licensing. With the sheer number of performances, the cost would skyrocket!

We can dream, can't we?

Owen
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Re: How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby jcg » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:15 am

Owen Elliot-Kugell wrote:Hi John,

I had thought of a compilation, exactly as you had described. You are correct, the costs would be prohibitive. Companies charge up to $2000 a minute for licensing. With the sheer number of performances, the cost would skyrocket!

We can dream, can't we?

Owen


Hi Owen,
First of all, I think its awesome beyond words that you share thoughts and ideas with your mom's fans. Your sweetness and kindness is VERY appreciated, definately by me and I'm sure most everyone on here, and proves that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Thank you so much and I wish you all the success in the world.
I had a feeling it would be pretty nigh impossible to get the rights. It's one of the more unsavory aspects of the entertainment world that an artist's legacy can be held for ransom. Watching Cass on youtube last night lifted my spirits beyond words. What a shame that there are so many roadblocks from the various companies.
Please continue to share with us here. I'm sure you're not blind to how very much we love your mother and time has done nothing to dull the intensity of that love. In an increasingly dark world, she's a beacon of light.
Thank you,
JC
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Re: How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby John Sands » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:47 am

Speaking of licencing, many times, though I can't be specific, I have heard a popular song being sung before, during, or after a movie but not sung by the artist who made it famous, obviously since it const so much for the rights to use the song that the producers would not, or could not, spend more big bucks to licence the original recording.
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Re: How About a "Best Of" DVD Compilation?

Postby adamcarr » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:22 pm

Add to to JCG's post thanking Owen --

Here Here!! JCG was right, we all join him in loving owen for her contributions!

Cheers,
Adam
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