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PHOTO SCRAPBOOK: TONY ZEFFERTT COLL #3 1950s and 60s

 

 

PHOTO SCRAPBOOK
TONY ZEFFERTT COLLECTION #3 – 1950s & 1960s

The following is the third selection from the collection of photos taken by Tony Zeffertt during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in the CBC Vancouver studios at 1200 West Georgia Street.  Tony joined CBC Television staff in 1956, eventually doing mike boom, camera, video operation and video mixing. He worked in Studio 41, 42, and 49 as well as both mobile units. In 1967 Tony left CBC and went to work at Deyong Sound  to repair home stereo equipment.  He moved from there to opening his own repair business, Stereo Service Centre. After 14 years he sold the business and then worked at R.P. Electronics as a service technician for electronic test equipment. He stayed there until 2001 when he retired.

The ten photos selected are from CBC Vancouver studio tapings in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s:

 1.  Julius Sumner Miller and Bob Quintrell on set. Julius Sumner Miller was a Professor in the Physics Department of El Camino College in Torrance, California from 1952 to 1974.  His popularity with students insured maximum enrollment during his years there.  He went on to become the visiting lecturer for the Physics Department of the University of Sydney (Australia) as well as the U.S. Air Force Academy and became recognizable to the public – and particularly children – through his many television appearances.  He was Disney’s “Professor Wonderful” for reruns of The Mickey Mouse Club, appeared fairly regularly on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen, hosted the series Why Is It So?, and in Canada, was “The Professor” on the 1971 series The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.  

 2.  Julius Sumner Miller and Bob Quintrell, again on set.  Bob Quintrell was Host of the 7 O’clock Show from CBUT Vancouver from the early 1960’s as well as the weekly series’ Close-Up and Discovery.  It’s likely this set of pictures were taken during taping of the 7 O’Clock Show which ran from 1958 to 1972 and was considered innovative in the way current affairs’ stories were presented.

 3.  Julius Sumner Miller of El Camino College.

 4.  ???, Julius Sumner Miller and Producer Gene Lawrence.

 5.  Julius Sumner Miller standing behind and outside of Studio 42, 1200 West Georgia Street.

 6.   Harry Hooper (Cameraman), Bob Fortune (Weatherman), Bob Quintrell (Host) and Julius Sumner Miller.

 7.   Harry Hooper (Cameraman), Julius Sumner Miller, Bob Quintrell (Host) and possibly Cam Porteus (Design Department).

 8.   John Emerson Presents – program taping in-studio.  The series on Classic Writers hosted by John Emerson aired between 1955 and 1962.  Emerson was a popular pianist, musical arranger and actor.  He promoted local talent and discovered 13-year-old Mimi Hines in the east end of Vancouver.  One of the two surviving program synopses in the CBC Vancouver Archives (from the show televised September 10, 1959) states in part, “John Emerson and his singing group, accompanied by the Chris Gage Trio, performs a variety of musical numbers.”  The cast is listed as “John Emerson (Host), Norah Halliday, Roma Hearn, Pat Kirkpatrick, Kar Norman, Van Triest, Don McManus (singers)”.

 9.    Stan Johnston (Bass Musician), John Emerson (Host), Pat Kirkpatrick and Chris Gage (Pianist).

10.   The George Calangis Orchestra in-studio.  George Calangis came from a musical family and as a boy, performed in an ensemble group with his five sisters in vaudeville.  In 1933 they became the staff orchestra for CKCD Radio in Vancouver and a year later joined other musicians to perform on CBC Radio.  During WWII, George was Music Director of the RCAF Blackouts and after the War, became the Orchestra Leader at the Commodore Ballroom while also conducting the CBC Orchestra for Radio (Calangis and Co, Continental Varieties, and others) and Television (Bamboula, Meet Lorraine and Lolly Too Dum) until the mid-1950’s. 

NEXT ON PHOTO SCRAPBOOK:
November 30:  Rich Little’s Christmas Carol (1978) from the Fran Rayner/Beverley Takeuchi photo albums.
December 14:  CBC Vancouver Christmas Dinner Dance at the Oompahpah Restaurant (1975) from the Oldfields’ collection.                                                                                                      

Photographs are a wonderful part of memories, and very often they form part of collective as much as individual memories.  That’s what this segment is all about – the memories we share of CBC English and French, Television and Radio productions and the people who have made them happen through the years in either work or social settings.  We hope you will enjoy the collections posted here and will search your own and let us share them too.  If you have just one picture or dozens, send them in!  Photo Scrapbook postings appear bi-weekly (every other Monday) and if we have any new collections, posting will resume in the Fall.

The supply of photographs that your Stationbreak.ca team has to draw from for new Scrapbook and Flashback postings is running out, so PLEASE, dig out your albums and boxes of photos taken prior to the year 2000 and send in your collections or individual photos for us to share.  Whether the pictures were captured during filming/taping of productions, in the CBC offices, or at social functions with CBC colleagues on or off the CBC premises, we’d love to have them.  If you’re able to scan and send them via e-mail, that would be wonderful, or if you’re willing to loan the original photos we will scan and return them to you.  Please contact Peggy Oldfield via https://goo.gl/QNvaxu and she will supply her direct e-mail address or contact you to make arrangements for scanning of your photos.

1. Julius Sumner Miller with Bob Quintrell.

1. Julius Sumner Miller with Bob Quintrell.

2. Julius and Bob on set.

2. Julius and Bob on set.

3. Julius.

3. Julius.


Unknown, Julius, and Gene.

Unknown, Julius, and Gene.

5. Julius.

5. Julius.

6, Harry, two Bob's and Julius.

6, Harry, two Bob's and Julius.


7. Harry, Julius, Bob and Cam.

7. Harry, Julius, Bob and Cam.

8. "John Emerson Presents".

8. "John Emerson Presents".

9. Stan, John, Pat and Chris.

9. Stan, John, Pat and Chris.


10. George Calangis Orchestra.

10. George Calangis Orchestra.