Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
Subseries: Viewing Prints
Note: All film is 16 mm unless otherwise noted
Fun for the Money, 1949
EA199_VidA
Digital access copy
Note: Film reformatted for preservation, funded with a grant from the NFPF.
CC 592
Hollywood Gag Reel
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
CC 592 (continued)
Kids and Company (labeled Kiddie Special)
Physical Description: Sound, black and white; each episode runs approximately 24 minutes 
Note: DuMont Television Network; sponsored by Red Goose Shoes.
“Showtime at the Zoo,” 1951 or 1952
CC 593
Reel 1
Note: Order of the reels is unclear, but they all seem to be part of “Showtime at the Zoo”; Olson at the Saint Louis Zoo, elephant performance.
CC 594
Reel 2
Note: George Frazier talks about big cats, lions.
DG 086
Reel 3
Note: Chimpanzees play baseball, Gorilla drinks soda; tail leader labeled “Kiddie Spectacular, part 2.”
CC 595
Reel 4
Note: Director of zoo speaks about job, Chimpanzee show.
DG 088
The Kid of the Year program (Kid of the Week Mildred Boxer)
Note: Talent show format, including appearances by Patty McCormick and Cab Calloway.
DG 087
Johnny Olson's Rumpus Room
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: DuMont Television Network.
CC 596
Racket Squad, “Romance Unlimited,” 1953 August
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: A woman victimizes men in overseas military service by marrying them for their allotments.
Name That Tune
CC 597
1958
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: With Leslie Uggams, at 14 years old, as a contestant. Reel starts in the middle of the show.
DG 089
Johnny Olson substituting for George DeWitt, circa 1958
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
DG 090
Hosted by George DeWitt, with contestant Marty Engels, circa 1958
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Kellogg's television commercials, circa 1958
AE 303
Johnny Olson for Gro-Pup Dog Food, Gro-Pup T-bone Dry Biscuits; followed by Special-K promotion
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
AE 326
Cereal commercials, circa 1950s
Note: Two commercials, Johnny Olson does voice-overs
CC 598
Cereal commercials with Johnny Olson, Penny Olson during Name That Tune
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: Products include Cornflakes, Special-K, variety cereal packs.
Play Your Hunch
AE 305
Opening segment
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: Merv Griffin and Johnny Olson singing, “We Aren't Goin' Nowhere.”
AE 306
Television show clips
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: Merv Griffin and Johnny Olson singing four songs; part of the game show.
CC 599
Episode with commercials
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: Robert Q. Lewis hosts; later on Olson sings a few songs.
DG 091
Episode, partial
Physical Description: Sound, black and white 
Note: Johnny Olson substituting for Merv Griffin; Mickey Thompson is a guest; end of show is missing.
Home movies
AE 304
Television stage with Merv Griffin
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Poodles, signs on lawn read “Johnny Olson” and “Sunny Slope Farm”; shots of barn, silo, house. Next scenes of TV stage, with people including a young Griffin (perhaps during Play Your Hunch). Next scenes of the Olsons at Nassau, 1960.
AE 302
Ranch house
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Fall colors, family outside, residential house, log cabin (perhaps Illinois), house and snow, on a ferry boat.
AE 307
Roses here and Plymouth Rock
Physical Description: Silent, color and black and white 
Note: Fall colors, house, sledding, roses, dogs, family in snow; city near water.
AE 308
Parade, Olsons appearance, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color and black and white 
Note: Crowd watches parade, poster on car reads “Johnny Olson 'Ladies be seated' Field House North Dakota Agricultural College,” crowd in stands, stage show with Indian in costume, Olsons with dogs.
AE 309
Parade and Santa Claus
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Parade with kids in costumes, Santa Claus handing out presents in park, beach scene with palm trees; house with donkeys in yard; Pan Am jet and aerial footage.
AE 310
Yale Farms Gibbs visit, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Small donkey, country house, Penny Olson, snow; flowers, yard, backyard cookout.
CC 600
Paris and Sunny Slope farm, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Street scenes and landscapes, shots of Penny Olson, “Gleason show” France with Bobby Darin, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Connie Francis?; also Sunny Slope farm.
CC 601
Olsons, Sunny Slope farm, Nassau, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color and black and white; spliced reels 
Note: Farm scenes, Olsons working on farm; airport terminal, Nassau street scenes; Johnny Olson announcing on television stage.
CC 602
Travel, Bowman Drive, Christmas in New York, circa 1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color and black and white; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Mexico scenes; Bowman Drive house and poodles; New York ice skaters Christmas decorations; London scenes; Penny and Johnny Olson near a church; golfing scenes; Johnny Olson on television stage and Merv Griffin.
CC 603
House scenes, travel, Christmas, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Penny Olson, yard scenes; San Tropez; Christmas in New York, Sunny Slope farm; Paris; World Series 1960; yard snow scenes and Penny Olson.
CC 604
Travel United States and France, circa 1962
Physical Description: Silent, color; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Airport in Switzerland?; Palisades Amusement Park, New York scenes; Gulfstream Park Race Course, Daytona Beach scenes; “Junkanoo parade” Nassau; Canada street scenes.
AE 311
New York, London, circa 1955
Physical Description: Silent, color; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Broadway theaters; Edinburgh castle; Alabama elderly ladies, Johnny at park; London scenes; dogs.
AE 312
Europe, New York, Olson reunion, circa 1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color; spliced 50 foot reels. 
Note: Ireland Waterford Glass, street scenes, Johnny and Penny Olson with nuns; Christmas Rockefeller Center; “The Cottage” 1968; green countryside, Penny walking; “Brussels” plane, train, city scenes; French town; “Olson reunion” family at a house and lake; city streets.
CC 605
Europe, Bob's wedding, the Pope in New York, circa 1960
Physical Description: Silent, color and black and white; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note: Edinburgh scenes; World Series 1960; snow in New York; Penny Olson in park; Gulfstream-Gleason (fast pans of trees, beach, buildings); audience show with Johnny Olson in aisle; palace (perhaps in Paris); soldiers in street; the Pope's motorcade in New York.
AE 313
Travel and commercials
Physical Description: Silent, color, black and white; spliced 50 foot reels 
Note:
  • Airport, runway, plane, aerial scenes from helicopter; palm trees, “Miami Beach Auditorium,” sign: “Home of the Jackie Gleason Show”
  • On leader: “Vt. - Cows - Lake George”; wooded mountains; sign on building: “TAMPAX Incorporated, Rutland Plant,” farmland; low mountains
  • On leader: “1959 Times Square”: signs at night: “WABL Channel 7,” “Admiral Television,” etc.
  • On leader: “Dublin”; street scenes; monument to Charles Steward Parnell. Airport scene; dignitaries walk toward terminal. Christmas; woman narrating “Twas the night before Christmasà” child in bed; toy sleigh
  • Santa Clause (30 second spot)
  • “Dishonest Woman”; Wells Rich Greene; Ralston Purina Bran Chex, RPAX; man and woman at breakfast table
  • 30-second spot: “N.W. Ayer Inc., Chicken of the Sea”; woman holding tuna can; family at breakfast table
  • 30-second spot: “Dishonest Woman”

AE 316
Trees, flowers, dogs
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: On leader: “Dogwood - Peach Trees and Gretel and Lena”; trees in blossom; two dogs playing; flowers; little boy; greenhouse; house with stone walls; boy and young woman; four dogs in yard; written on reel: “Flowers in bloom-Jamie”.
Travel home movies
AE 314
Oslo
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Hotel; street scenes; harbor; Johnny on the sailboat “Fram”; on a train; farmland; town of Levanger street scenes; on a ferry boat; aerial shots (from plane); downtown of big city; narrow streets; Tivoli in Copenhagen; downtown; on town square.
AE 315
Russia, circa 1970
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: On tour bus; street scenes; interior of palace or museum; mural of Lenin; exterior of palace.
AE 317
Tower Isle
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Beach scenes; woman; palm trees; British flag; Penny Olsen and Johnny; on beach; prop airline plane; mountains; flowers; street scenes; city.
AE 318
Rome and Florence
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Soldiers or guards marching in street; tourists; statues; Coliseum; United States Embassy; a large fountain; some very dark interiors on trains through the countryside; probably Florence; statues.
AE 319
#2 Paris, circa 1950-1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Street scenes; store signs; posters; scenes from airplane window; coastline; street names; Paris; underexposed interior shots; Penny Olsen; street person; heavily dressed poor woman; river town boats; Moulin Rouge; street musician.
AE 320
#3 Paris, London, circa 1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Paris street scenes; night scenes; “Lido” and other signs and posters; “Hotel Powers”; airport; Air France jet; aerial shots; at a coastal city; sign: “Nice-Cote d'azur”; aerial shots of beach and city; low-flying views of harbors; helicopter; street scene of London; guards at Buckingham Palace; “Three Nuns Hotel”; Tower of London; lighted signs at night; jet plane.
AE 321
Annapolis, Green Briar, and Washington, circa 1950s-1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: People riding horses; building with sign: “Baywood Art Gallery”; Penny Olsen walks out; Greenbriar College buildings; stained glass; interior botanical gardens; mall buildings; boats on lake; Annapolis.
EA 194
Verdal, Norway
Physical Description: 8 mm reel, silent, color 
AE 322
Windom-Odin Class of 1928, circa 1950s-1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Railroad station; sign: “Odin”; elderly woman emerges from automobile; 15-20 family members; modern church or school; small white house; small town scenes; “Windom Bakery”; downtown main street businesses; Penny Olson (red-haired); backyard garden; family members; pitching horseshoes; sign: “Palisades Park”; sign shows Johnny Olson will perform; swimming pool; amusement park rides; woman tap-dancing.
AE 324
Nassau home movies, circa 1950-1960s
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Horse race; propeller passenger plane; Penny Olson; island scenes; hotels; Johnny; beaches; Nassau airport; prop planes; market place; harbor; street scenes; hotels.
AE 323
Mrs. America contest, 1955
Physical Description: Silent, color 
Note: Older women; small houses; beach scenes; palm trees; women in beauty contest; wearing sashes (“Mrs. Wyoming,” etc.) in bathing suits; walk to microphone; crowd in stands; sign: “Mrs. America at Florida's Ellinor Village”; airport; propeller passenger plane (triple-tailed Super Constellation).
AE 325
Outtake from The Sin of Mona Kent (1961)
Physical Description: 35 mm reel, silent, color but faded to red 
Note: Director: Charles Hundt; Cameraman: William Lillis”; Young woman walks into view, takes off top, rubs her breast and shoulder, throws object at camera (mirror), breaking through glass.
GA 672
Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean (1966)
Physical Description: 35 mm reel, sound, color; 10 minutes 30 seconds 
Note: Promotional film for Doctor Zhivago, Robert Boldt shown as screenwriter; Lean speaks on camera; screen test of Geraldine Chaplin; locations in Spain; black and white, silent piece at the end shows various New York City locations (theaters) where the movie opened “starting Wednesday, February 8”.