Tuesday, September 5, 2017

FLASHBACK: Last Days of 'Search for Tomorrow' at Reeves Teletape Studio (1985)

On February 21-22, 1985, Search for Tomorrow shot for the final time at Reeves Teletape Studio on Broadway and West 81st Street in New York City. The show was about to move to EUE/Screen Gems Video Studio (222 East 44th Street) following the cancellation of another Procter & Gamble soap opera, The Edge of Night. On Monday, YouTube user JoeVideo66 posted a fascinating piece of history, pieced together from video he shot during those last two days at Reeeves, including behind the scenes chats with the legendary Mary Stuart (Jo) and beloved Sherry Mathis (Liza).

For two and a half years we cranked out a half hour of taped drama every single day. It was fun/work. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and the client decided to move the show to another studio which became vacant with the demise of their show "Edge of Night" (remember that one?). They still had a lease on that studio so it made sense for them to move Search there.

This left us without a show, and without jobs. I did, however, think it would be cool to film behind the scenes for the last two days, and with my friend Bryan's blessing( he was the Technical Director of the crew ) I roamed the entire studio poking into every department and getting some amazing footage. But then it was over.... a fleeting memory preserved here thru the magic of video..... enjoy.

Watch the video below.

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