Re: PORGY and BESS

Jan Derks (jderks@ald.lib.co.us)
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 13:59:26 -0700 (PDT)

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Jessica - Thanks! That's just what I needed. Jan

Jessica wrote:

> 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
> ----------
> 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.
>
> --
> 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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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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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> Jessica - Thanks!  That's just what I needed.  Jan

Jessica wrote:

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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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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