WCIU Channel 26 - Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special (Production Elements & Slides, 1970?)

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Here's some production elements and slides from the Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special on WCIU Channel 26. (Polish Variety Hour was a staple of the station from 1968 to 1975.) Includes:

Production reel (from the original 2" quadruplex master tape) of opening title sequence of Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special from circa 1970 (in black-and-white), starting off with approx. 1 kHz tone and then to opening fanfare with closeup of Christmas tree with snow falling, an orchestral version of "Carol of the Bells," and opening titles superimposed:

Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special
Wesołych Świąt (Polish for "Season's Greetings" - not the host or one of the guests)
Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special (again)

Next is an assortment of original slides:

- Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special

- List of musical pieces and performers:

Featuring:
Chopin Choir #1 - P.S.A.A. - Conducted by Prof. W. Belland
Solos: Josef Zielinski, Zenon Kwiatkowski
Poem: Krysia Bielska
Traditions of Poland: Feliks Konarski, Nina Olenska
Santa Claus: Zygmunt Szepet
Acordeon [sic] Solo: Joe Mala
Piano Solo: Janusz Twardowski
(beige background with brown type)

- Director: Drew Leach
(powder blue background with dark blue type)

- Color picture of P&P Shoppers Center with building number on far right end of store sign on top

- Black-and-white slide:

TV Picnic
2nd Anniversary of Zenon Kwiatkowski's "Polish Variety Hour"
Sunday, June 28 - 1pm to Midnight
Polonia Grove
4604 S. Archer Avenue
(NOTE: Sunday, June 28th would have been in 1970)


Date Uploaded: 12/25/2011

Tags: WCIU Channel 26   Christmas Themed Material     




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Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special from circa 1970 (in black-and-white), starting off with approx. 1 kHz tone and then to opening fanfare with closeup of Christmas tree with snow falling, an orchestral version of "Carol of the Bells," and opening titles superimposed:

Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special
Wesołych Świąt (Polish for "Season's Greetings" - not the host or one of the guests)
Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special (again)

Next is an assortment of original slides:

- Polish Variety Hour Christmas Special

- List of musical pieces and performers:

Featuring:
Chopin Choir #1 - P.S.A.A. - Conducted by Prof. W. Belland
Solos: Josef Zielinski, Zenon Kwiatkowski
Poem: Krysia Bielska
Traditions of Poland: Feliks Konarski, Nina Olenska
Santa Claus: Zygmunt Szepet
Acordeon [sic] Solo: Joe Mala
Piano Solo: Janusz Twardowski
(beige background with brown type)

- Director: Drew Leach
(powder blue background with dark blue type)

- Color picture of P&P Shoppers Center with building number on far right end of store sign on top

- Black-and-white slide:

TV Picnic
2nd Anniversary of Zenon Kwiatkowski's "Polish Variety Hour"
Sunday, June 28 - 1pm to Midnight
Polonia Grove
4604 S. Archer Avenue
(NOTE: Sunday, June 28th would have been in 1970)" /> Share

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