In reply to debstewart1956's question about why DVD's of the Goodtime Hour are not being released:debstewart1956 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:22 amWHY are they not releasing DVD'S of the Goodtime Hour! this is something they should have been doing a Long time ago! Were these under a certain production company, and the rights??
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A new interview on vulture.com with Carol Burnett addresses this same matter. Her own long-running variety show with 279 episodes has never been released in full, only edited episodes without music performances and without the "mini-musicals" performed by Carol and company.
Why? Carol gets right to the heart of the issue: "...(t)he cost is prohibitive." The rights to license the original music is too expensive even for Time Life, the company that has released only edited episodes of her show on DVD.
The interviewer remarks to Carol:
Carol replies:...those of us who saw the show (Carol's) in syndication have never seen most of those (music performances). It’s a big problem for so many of the variety shows of that era, and even a lot of scripted shows, because music publishers today just want these crazy fees to license the rights.
The full interview can be read using the link below. Carol also talks about the golden era of variety shows on television as well as her new Netflix show.They’re cutting their noses to spite their face. They’re just sitting there. Whereas, if they could strike a deal, they’d get something out of it. People today have no idea what some of the variety shows did. They have no idea.
Glen Campbell fans are fortunate that Shout Factory has released some DVDs and streaming episodes of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. The digital "getTV" channel has broadcast a few Music Shows during the past year but it has limited distribution. Of course, we fans would like to see all episodes released. "Fans" also include fans of the other artists who appeared on Glen's shows such as Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Lucille Ball, John Wayne, John Stewart, The Monkees, and many, many more.
For now, we can watch clips (of varying quality) on YouTube. In the future, these clips may or may not be available to watch because of upcoming changes to the YouTube platform.
P.S. Debbie--your pinterest board is looking great with 925 pinned pictures and articles now! Thanks for all you do for Glen's fans!
Netflix Reminds Carol Burnett of the First Golden Age of TV
By Josef Adalian
http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/carol-bu ... -show.html