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1967

TAMALPAIS MOUNTAIN THEATER


Tamalpais

RECORDING DATE: 06/10/1967
LOCATION: Mill Valley - CA
FORMAT: Various
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown






Info:

KFRC Program Director Tom Rounds hires a film crew to document this early music festival in 1967, and previously known color footage shot by Steve Brown, and photographs by Gene Anthony show multiple cameras filming The Doors during their performance at the Tamalpais Mountain Theater on June 10th, 1967. Although various segments of footage have already surfaced from this show, these photographs and reports indicate that more footage was shot and may still exist. The current whereabouts of any master footage shot by the hired film crew are unknown.

DEVONSHIRE DOWNS


Devonshire

RECORDING DATE: 07/15/1967
LOCATION: Devonshire Downs - CA
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown






Info:

A polaroid photograph by William Stout taken during the Fantasy Faire & Magic Music Festival at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA captures a festival attendee operating a 16mm camera. Color footage from this festival is known from the documentary Aquarius Rising, however it does not include performance footage of The Doors. There is a possibility this cameraman was the director or a crew member of the documentary, but details are unknown, and the particular filmwork shown in the above photograph is now presumed lost.

1968

FILLMORE EAST


Fillmore East

RECORDING DATE: 03/22-23/1968
LOCATION: Fillmore East - New York, NY
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown






Info:

During one of The Doors performances at the Fillmore East in March 1968, an unidentified audience member with what is most likely a 16mm camera can be spotted in a photograph taken from the stage. This footage has never surfaced and may no longer exist.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLK ROCK FEST


NorCal Folk Rock Fest

RECORDING DATE: 05/19/1968
LOCATION: San Jose - CA
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
FILMER: Paul Rothchild





Info:

Paul Rothchild can be seen in numerous photographs operating an 8mm camera onstage while The Doors perform at the Northern California Folk Rock Fest in San Jose, 1968. This footage has never surfaced and its whereabouts are unknown.

BACKSTAGE HOLLYWOOD BOWL


Hollywood Bowl

DATE: 07/05/1968
LOCATION: Hollywood - CA
VENUE: The Hollywood Bowl
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Richie Havens



Info:

Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger are filmed backstage at the Hollywood Bowl. Paul Ferrara has confirmed that Richie Havens was filming Jim and Mick as they sat together backstage. Richie has been unable to find the footage. The only known photos from the event are of Mick Jagger and Don Steele, and do not feature Jim.

WHITE HOUSE - JEFFERSON MEMORIAL - LINCOLN MEMORIAL


Lincoln Memorial

DATE: Late August 1968
LOCATION: Washington - DC
FORMAT: Super 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Jim Morrison







Info:

Jim Morrison has been photographed on various occasions using an Nizo S56 Super-8 camera. The earliest known event takes place in Washington D.C. 1968, and is documented by photographs taken by Paul Ferrara. The Doors are shown near the White House, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. Jim's personal films have never been seen by the public, and are considered lost until further information can be obtained.

UNKNOWN LOCATION


Unknown Location

DATE: Late August 1968
LOCATION: Unknown
FORMAT: Super 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Jim Morrison






Info:

Another instance where Jim is photographed with his Super-8. The exact location is unknown, but appears to have been taken place at an airport during a period of travel in late August, 1968 with Frank Lisciandro and Paul Ferrara present. A photograph by Frank Lisciandro portrays a moment where Jim appears to be filming Paul with his 8mm, and Paul Ferrara is photographing Jim in return. There is a possibility these photographs were 'staged' and no actual filming took place. The whereabouts of this filmwork is unknown and only photographs of this possible filming event are known.

LONDON - EUROPE


London

DATE: 09/0x/1968
LOCATION: London - UK
FORMAT: Super 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Jim Morrison





Info:

Shortly after The Doors arrive in London, Jim Morrison is photographed with his 8mm in hand. The exact amount of footage Jim or Pam shot in London is unknown.

FRANKFURT


Frankfurt

RECORDING DATE: 09/13/1968
LOCATION: Hamburg/Frankfurt - Germany
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
PRODUCTION: Unknown





Info:

A photograph by Gunter Zint was taken of Jim Morrison as he was captured on film during The Doors visit to Germany in September, 1968. Carrying a large bouqet of flowers, an unidentified cameraman is operating a 16mm Arriflex. Possibly shot in color, this film has never surfaced and may no longer exist.

1969

MIAMI TRIAL


Miami Trial

DATE: 04/14/1969
LOCATION: Los Angeles - CA
FORMAT: Unknown
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Yes
PRODUCTION: KABC Channel 7






Info:

On April 14th 1969, Jim Morrison and Max Fink are scheduled for a hearing and appear to have been filmed by KABC Channel 7 for their recently adopted Eyewitness News format. There is much speculation about the existence of more footage in relation to the Miami trial, however only certain materials have surfaced at present date. No televised materials from this Channel 7 report have ever surfaced.

THE DOORS OFFICE - MEXICO CITY


Mexico

DATE: 06/2x/1969
LOCATION: The Doors Office, CA - Mexico City
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Unknown
PRODUCTION: Unknown




Info:

16mm film shot in California and Mexico City on a Bolex 16 Pro. This type of camera was generally used by news stations, and does not have a feature for recording audio. The cord shown in the photograph above runs to an auxiliary power box attached at the hip. It appears the cameraman/crew began shooting at The Doors office in California, then accompanied the band to Mexico City for their tour there in June 1969. In the photograph below, an audio tape can also be spotted. The exact date and complete contents of this production are unknown, and the camera can be spotted in various photographs taken by Jerry Hopkins during this time period. There is a possibility the final production also included performance footage. This filmwork has never surfaced and may no longer exist.

Workshop - Mexico

1970

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER


University Of Denver

DATE: 04/12/1970
LOCATION: Denver - CO
FORMAT: Unknown
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Unknown
PRODUCTION: N/A




Info:

During The Doors performance at the University of Denver in 1970, a activist group known as 'McKevitt's Marauders' is said to have filmed and recorded the show for possible use by authorities. The performance is relatively uneventful and the footage, if anything was filmed, was most likely trashed or forgotten very quickly.

MIAMI TRIAL


Miami Trial

DATE: 10/30/1970
LOCATION: Dade County Courthouse - Miami, FL
FORMAT: Unknown
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Yes
PRODUCTION: WCKT Channel 7





Info:

Jim Morrison's trial in Miami was covered by various different television stations in 1970. Although footage from August 1970 shot by WTVJ Channel 4 is known to collectors, a photograph taken on October 30th showing an unknown interviewer from WCKT Channel 7 is indication of more televised news reporting from the trial.

1971

FRANCE - SPAIN - MOROCCO


Paris Footage

DATE: 04/xx/1971
LOCATION: Europe - Africa
FORMAT: Super 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 2:37
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Jim Morrison/Pamela Courson





Info:

On April 9th, 1971, Jim and Pam leave Paris for Toulouse in southwest France. From there, they travel west to Madrid in Spain, eventually ending up in Granada where they spend several days. It is said that Pam shot numerous rolls of 8mm film to document their vacation, and photographs confirm the presence of Jim Morrison's Nizo S65 being used on the trip. From Granada, they travel to Morocco and various other locations. They eventually return to Paris on May 3rd. In 2012, a 2 and a half minute 8mm film reel marked 'Cemetary in Corsica' from the 127 Fascination Box is brought to light, and in late 2013, screenshots and information are revealed in an online sale of the film.


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