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noggin14,119 posts since 26 Jun 2001

What would the hand held camera have been back then, Marconi or IVC possibly ? It looks pretty ropey
in the video. The main studio cameras were EMI 2001s I think ?


I will try and find out some more for you. Given the single was released in 1976 I think we can safely assume the studio cameras were the EMI 2001's. OB's did have IVC 7000 portable and studio cameras. i think those concerned at the time would be disappointed that you refer to it as 'pretty ropey', despite it's somewhat adhoc appearance it would have been staged professionally.

Edited to add, my source does not have any more information I'm afraid although I believe it was directed by Mike Mansfield in one take.


Oh, I'm sure everything was set up properly and professionally. Take a look at 1:27, the registration seems to be noticeably out bottom right of the picture (though as Noggin says the blooming and flaring doesn't 'help')

https://youtu.be/z0qW9P-uYfM?list=RDz0qW9P-uYfM&t=78


Well at 1'27" the whole bottom right of the picture is covered in lens flare so all bets are off Smile The much thicker green edge around Elton's white shirt collar is what made me think that might not be a 2001, but with that amount of light to cope with - who knows?! The more I look at it the more I think that might not be a 2001 though...

The two eye level cameras don't quite match - for my money the camera-left camera is making the nicest pictures.
Markymark6,276 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
No doubt The Mulberry Bush isn't there but I don't think you'd quite be able to see it from that viewpoint anyway.


The front of it sicks out into the pavement, ( as I discovered looking at the view from the same position on Google Streetview)

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5073849,-0.1099569,3a,82.7y,232.79h,89.98t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFWvWMIcGErbdraSQk4bFAw!2e0!5s20180201T000000!7i13312!8i6656
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Markymark6,276 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
No doubt The Mulberry Bush isn't there but I don't think you'd quite be able to see it from that viewpoint anyway.

The current Mulberry Bush is a new building on more or less the site of the old one - but I think you're right that you wouldn't have seen it from that corner. It's the 'PH' on this 1952 map: https://maps.nls.uk/view/103030521


Ah, interesting was the original pub have the same name
bluecortina746 posts since 26 Jul 2012
No doubt The Mulberry Bush isn't there but I don't think you'd quite be able to see it from that viewpoint anyway.

The current Mulberry Bush is a new building on more or less the site of the old one - but I think you're right that you wouldn't have seen it from that corner. It's the 'PH' on this 1952 map: https://maps.nls.uk/view/103030521


Ah, interesting was the original pub have the same name



The original pub very much existed at the time the photo linked to above was taken. It fronted Upper Ground and was surrounded by the bomb site that was the local public car park (known locally as the 'Coin Street' car park). 'Rose and Crown' was the name of the original pub if I remember correctly. There is a other Rose and Crown by Columbo Street slightly further south of SE1.
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thegeek4,690 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
The current Mulberry Bush is a new building on more or less the site of the old one - but I think you're right that you wouldn't have seen it from that corner. It's the 'PH' on this 1952 map: https://maps.nls.uk/view/103030521


Ah, interesting was the original pub have the same name



The original pub very much existed at the time the photo linked to above was taken. It fronted Upper Ground and was surrounded by the bomb site that was the local public car park (known locally as the 'Coin Street' car park). 'Rose and Crown' was the name of the original pub if I remember correctly. There is a other Rose and Crown by Columbo Street slightly further south of SE1.

TV Studio History has a brief mention of the pub - while it was being rebuilt, it moved to temporary premises in Gabriel's Wharf, called Studio 6 - which still remain today.

The other Rose & Crown is a nice wee pub too. It's quite near TalkSPORT, if you want a broadcasting link...