Rare Sports Films

1937 - 43 College Highlights



GAME #1 Full Game TV Broadcast

The actual TV broadcast of an entire vintage World Series game can now be seen again on DVD, thanks to the film restoration expertise of Rare Sportsfilms! The opening game of the 1957 World Series is shown on this new 2-hour, 32 minute DVD. The DVD includes a special menu which allows you to watch the game while selecting EITHER the TV audio with veteran TV broadcaster Al Helfer and the Yankees' Mel Allen, or the radio call by Bob Neal and Braves broadcaster Earl Gillespie! In addition, all of the original Papermate Pen and Gillette shaving commercials are included, some featuring major league stars of the day!

In this game, Yankee southpaw Whitey Ford is matched up against Braves ace lefthander Warren Spahn at Yankee Stadium, New York! "Be there" once again in front of your B & W TV set 60 years later, as this historic Fall Classic begins! This nostalgic DVD brings back all the memories of those early televised World Series games and baseball as it was played over half a century ago!

Live TV broadcasts from before 1965 are very rare. Only seven complete game baseball broadcasts from pre-1965 are known to exist and all are World Series games. The two oldest are stored in the Museum of Broadcasting in NYC. The others are in our private collection! Because each complete game required at least five reels of kinescope film, the reels were easily lost and scattered, so when a TV broadcast did show up, it was always one or two reels (an inning or two) at best. What a treat nowadays to be able to again see this Opening Game from the 1957 World Series!

To get your own copy of this rare kinescope now available on DVD for the first time ever, send $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling. (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax)

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