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ENCORE SCRAPBOOK #18 HARRY TAYLOR COLL #1

ENCORE #18 PHOTO SCRAPBOOK
Harry Taylor Collection #1 – 1950s and 1960s (Originally posted July 6, 2009)

This repeat Scrapbook collection was provided by former CBC Vancouver Television Audio and Video Technician Harry Taylor and posted as Scrapbook #17 on July 6, 2009.

Here is the original text:

"The following collection is compliments of Harry Taylor.  Harry grew up in Port Moody, and one winter night in the 1940's, at the local Public Library, he discovered a book entitled The Radio Boys First Wireless which, along with an old copy of Chums, led him to build crystal sets and later tube sets. In 1954, an ad in The Province newspaper led Harry to apply to be a CBC Technician. He was hired in July 1954 by Cal Peppler as an Office Boy, and moved to CBUT studios in January 1955. Harry says he very much enjoyed his mike-boom work there.  In 1959 Harry noticed an attractive summer relief Costumes Assistant, Donna Robertson, chatted her up and dated her.  In 1963, Harry and Donna married and they had almost forty happy years until her death from cancer.   Harry finished his time with CBC as a Video Technician, making beautiful pictures mainly in Studio 41, but also on "remotes".  He resigned in 1975 to work with Tony Zeffert in his shop Stereo Service Centre, and retired in 1984. In retirement, Harry worked on his 1940 Cadillac and restored many tube-type radios, and collected Art Deco items ... and Harry says he would be happy to show his collections to interested persons (advise Stationbreak via https://goo.gl/QNvaxu and we'll be happy to pass your contact information along to Harry).

The following photographs are from Harry's early days with CBC Vancouver.  A special "thank you" goes to Bob Gray, George Robertson, Joy Coghill and Jack Thorne for their assistance in providing photo identifications and background information."

1. A studio shot from the half-hour series Outdoors With Hal Denton, televised in 1955.  Hal Denton was the editor of Northwest Sportsman and host of Sportsmen's Guide on radio at the time he hosted this series of five programs which focused on fishing and hunting.  The studio set was a detailed replica of Hal's own living room on Burrard Inlet.  Topics included in the series ranged from demonstrations of how to make duck decoys and how to pack packhorses to reports on big game hunting in the Rocky Mountains, a cougar hunt at Sechelt Peninsula and how to mount a cougar head (with the help of taxidermist John Herman).

2.  Studio 41 Lighting Control in the Vancouver studios, 1200 West Georgia Street.  The photo was taken in January, 1958.

3.  Singer Terry Dale during a show performance in the studio.  Terry was a guest on many TV shows and was a regular singer on the radio variety show Hotel Downbeat which was produced by George Robertson for a couple of years or so.  Terry and husband Alan Millar (Almanac host among others) moved to Toronto in the late 1950's where she had started her career as a protégé of Jackie Rae.

4.  On July 16, 1959, a CBUT camera crew covered the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, to the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.  The Cameraman was Harold Haug and the Camera Assistant, Harry Taylor.  The photo was taken by Jack Lindsay.

5. Between 1959 and 1962, the series Tidewater Tramp was taped predominantly in the 1200 West Georgia Street studios with exterior sequences shot on film from a B.C. freighter.  This popular half-hour children's adventure series told stories of a tramp steamer, the Flying Kestral, which sailed the Inland Passage of B.C. and up to the Alaska Panhandle, carrying cargo to remote settlements.   A photo of the cast and crew was recently posted in the Photo Flashback section of this website and the two pictures provided by Harry Taylor in this collection compliment that by showing the actors in-character on the set and the crew having a laugh between takes.

(a)  Bob Chambers who played the young cadet, Peter, and Maureen Cook who portrayed the skipper's twelve year-old daughter, Gail.  (Bob Chambers eventually moved to Los Angeles where he appeared in the series Bonanza and Gidget.)

(b)  Members of the cast perform a scene in-studio.  Note the Marconi black-and-white camera at right.  In the foreground, the actors are Bill Buckingham and Ted Greenhalgh.  Does anyone recognize the others?

(c)  The crew couldn't resist hamming it up between takes.  In the front directly behind the jail-cell bars, L-R:  Ilse Richter (Costumes), Philip Keatley (Producer), Bob Gray (Production Manager), possibly Hugh Beard (Film Sound), Ron Thompson (Cameraman).  Back Row L-R:  ? (man with beard), Hans Fousek (Audio Boom), Bob Chambers (Actor – young cadet Peter),  ? (blond in glasses),  ? (dark-haired woman),  ? (tall fellow at right).  Can anyone identify the unknown people?

6.  A very young Bob Hepworth, Studio 42 Audio.  Probably early 1960's.

7.  Cameramen Harry Hooper (at left) and Andy Martens (at right) in the studio at 1200 West Georgia Street.  Can anyone enlighten us on who the program host/actor is or what the program was?

8.  Harry Taylor doing camera lineup in the Mobile Cruiser, early 1960's.

NEXT ON PHOTO SCRAPBOOK:
June 25:  Encore Scrapbook #19 – Dennis Robertson Collection #1 from "The Overlanders" 1974 (originally posted October 12, 2009)
July 9:     Encore Scrapbook #20 – John Kirkup Collection #1 (originally posted March 23, 2009)

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" will show 6 or more photos in any one collection and new postings appear bi-weekly (every other Monday).
Please e-mail your submissions to https://goo.gl/QNvaxu or if you don't mind loaning the original prints (we promise to take good care of them), they will be returned to you.  To arrange for such loan, please leave a message for Peggy Oldfield at the above address or at 604-662-6409 and she will get in touch with you.

1."Outdoors with Hal Denton" 1955

1."Outdoors with Hal Denton" 1955

2.Studio 41 1200 W. Georgia Street Lighting Control 1958.

2.Studio 41 1200 W. Georgia Street Lighting Control 1958.

3.Singer Terry Dale.

3.Singer Terry Dale.


4.Harry Haug and Harry Taylor 1959.

4.Harry Haug and Harry Taylor 1959.

5a.Bob Chambers and Maureen Cook.

5a.Bob Chambers and Maureen Cook.

5b."Tidewater Tramp" taping in-studio.

5b."Tidewater Tramp" taping in-studio.


5c."Tidewater Tramp" Crew between takes.

5c."Tidewater Tramp" Crew between takes.

6.Bob Hepworth.

6.Bob Hepworth.

7.Crew at work.

7.Crew at work.


8.Harry Taylor.

8.Harry Taylor.