Re: PORGY and BESS

Jessica (jesskino@redconnect.net)
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 13:47:48 -0700 (PDT)

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It is absolutely NOT FOR SALE. The rights are sort of in dispute but the
bigger part of that involving the Gershwin estate has been resolved.
Currently MGM-UA owns the rights but does not have good enough material to
issue it and will not spend the estimated $500,000 and up it would cost to
restore it because their rights expire in less than three years. It is VERY
unlikely than anything will be resolved on this film anytime soon

Jessica Rosner
Kino
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From: "Jan Derks" <jderks@ald.lib.co.us>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Subject: PORGY and BESS
Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2000, 8:38 PM

Anyone know if the 1959 film version of PORGY and BESS is available for
purchase? Actors include Sammy Davis, Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge.
IMDb refers to the rights being in dispute. Thanks.

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Jan Derks 
AV Collection Development Librarian 
Arapahoe Library District 
Littleton,CO 80121 
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239 
Fax: 303-740-8283 
E-mail: jderks@ald.lib.co.us 
 

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Re: PORGY and BESS It is absolutely NOT FOR SALE. The rights are sort of in dispute but the bi= gger part of that involving the Gershwin estate has been resolved. Currently= MGM-UA owns the rights but does not have good enough material to issue it a= nd will not spend the estimated $500,000 and up it would cost to restore it = because their rights expire in less than three years. It is VERY unlikely th= an anything will be resolved on this film anytime soon

Jessica Rosner
Kino
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From: "Jan Derks" <jderks@ald.lib.co.us>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Subject: PORGY and BESS
Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2000, 8:38 PM


Anyone know if the 1959 film version of PORGY and BESS i= s available for purchase?  Actors include Sammy Davis, Sidney Poitier a= nd Dorothy Dandridge. IMDb refers to the rights being in dispute. Thanks.
--
Jan Derks
AV Collection Development Librarian
Arapahoe Library District
Littleton,CO 80121
Phone:  303-220-7704 x239
Fax: 303-740-8283
E-mail: jderks@ald.lib.co.us
 

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