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Interview of Joe Franklin by Sisco,Serwatka & Sullivan on 9/5/03 in Joe's Manhattan office
Interview of Joe Franklin by Sisco,Serwatka & Sullivan on 9/5/03 in Joe's Manhattan office

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Joe Franklin reportedly has interviewed more people than anyone else, living or dead (over 500,000 people), has had the longest running TV show and radio show, pioneered many forms of entertainment including the television talk show, selling collectibles on radio, and becoming the center of celebrity and memorabilia. His encyclopedic recall of people and events is astounding, as you will glimpse from this extraordinary interview, rich in detail and good cheer, highlighting several of the reasons why Joe Franklin is loved by so many people. As you watch the videos, you will be interrupted by the many phone calls of people trying to get an audience with Joe or talking about a current deal that Joe is helping them with. During the day, Joe often says to callers "Call me back at 5:15" and you get to hear the call-backs. This entire uncut interview is being prepared for DVD and mass distribution. The best way to find out more info is through Fran Sisco at 914.740.4422or email Frank at francissisco@aol.com .For a detailed biography of Joe Franklin, please see below.
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    Videoclip #1 - Videoclip#1 (A1) -9/5/03-from www.VideoVoom.com, People category, Celebrities subcategory - Quick tour of Joe Franklin's Restaurant (located at the corner of 8th Avenue and 45th Street, NY, NY) before the interview by Frank Sisco, Steve Serwatka, and Tom Sullivan

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  • Videoclip #2 - Walking to

  • Joe's office, entering the office building, walking through hallways, and
  • preparing to enter the office
  • building of Joe's office at 300 West 43rd Street, Room 601, NY, NY 10036

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  • starts outside Joe's office door, as Frank Sisco, Steve Serwatka, and Tom
  • Sullivan prepare to enter Joe's office (with Joe Franklin and his assistant
  • Hector Lopez).

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  •  Videoclip #4 - Entering

  • Joe's office, with "12th Street Rag" playing in the background, Joe
  • on the phone, surveying the office contents including power strips and wires,
  • and thousands of pages and memorabilia.

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  •  Videoclip #5 - Settling

  • in, talking with Joe, and a preview up the interview, laser pointer,
  • interrupted by a phone call, Joe signing autographs.

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  •  Videoclip #6 - Joe talking

  • about his first job with Martin Bloch of the Make-Believe Ballroom, mention of
  • William B. Williams, getting his first job at 18, selling records as collector
  • items, getting first television show, his other pioneering ideas, Eddie Cantor,
  • Kate Smith, Kim Novak, Jack Benny, Ann Margaret, Jack Carter, Calvacade of
  • Stars. He gave first-time-ever exposure to Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand,
  • Biill Cosby, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Al Pacino, Liza
  • Minelli.

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  •  Videoclip #7 - Joe talking

  • about Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Ronald Reagan, George Raft, Tyrone Power,
  • Charlie Chaplin, collectible, memorabilia, soothsayer, ebay, Johnny Carson, 43
  • years on TV, 500,000 people interviewed, reality show called "Camp
  • Franklin," Billy Crystal, banquets, Georgie Jessel, phone call, eulogy
  • joke, Groucho Marx, Abbot and Costello.

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  •  Joe talking about Bing

  • Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Cantor, Vincent shows at the door, wrote radio
  • show for Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Cagney, Rudy
  • Vallee, Frank Sinatra, Camel cigarettes, phone call, rewarding thing is that
  • people learned Americana and entertainment info, proudest of being the only
  • talk show that was unscripted, no talent coordinator, born in Bronx, Moss Hart,
  • Kitty Carlyle, phone call

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  • Joe talking about his age,

  • George Burns, Block and Sully, Eddie Cantor, joke about Fanny Brice, Joe
  • created the talk show, secret of longevity in his field - sincerity, Marvin
  • Kitman and joke about toupee, George Jessel joke about Gideon Bible, phone
  • call, he loves people, Hector taking photos of us, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin,
  • Rosemary Clooney, Jose Ferrar, writers, Hector Lopez, nice man

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  • Joe pointing to his song

  • "Down Memory Lane with You," of Joe talking about Jack Gilford,
  • Buster Keaton, Sammy Davis, Jr., Kate Smith, God Bless America, Midnight the Stars
  • and You, Danny Stiles, Bachelor and Alexander, old movie lobby cards, camera
  • crew.

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  • Getting photos and videos

  • taken by Hector Lopez, laser pointer.

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  • Steve Serwatka doing an

  • impersonation of Marlon Brando as the Godfather, talking about Tom Sullivan,
  • signing Steve's hat, Joe on phone, Gaylords, 12th Street Rag, naming names as
  • we left, listening for announcer of 12th Street Rag, leaving, Henry Kissinger,
  • people outside Joe's office door, in elevator, leaving building.


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