MISC. FILM & FOOTAGE

SCREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY


The Scream of the Butterfly

RELEASE DATE: 12/15/1965
FORMAT: Feature Film
COLOR: B&w
LENGTH: 78:00
AUDIO: Yes
DIRECTOR: Eber Lobato




Info:

This black and white adult drama film, released in December 1965 for Essence Productions, is considered a lyrical influence for Jim Morrison in When The Music's Over. John Densmore is said to have been walking the streets when he saw an advertisement for this film across the marquee of a nearby theater, giving away Jim's source. Original newspaper advertisements and promotional posters for this film are also known.

     < Click to See a Poster for this Film!

OLIVIA'S PLACE


Olivia's Place

FILM DATE: 01/16/1966
FORMAT: Documentary
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Approx. 6:00
AUDIO: Unknown
DIRECTOR: Thom Andersen





Info:

In 1966 Thom Andersen directs a film titled Olivia's Place, documenting the existence of the small cafe Jim Morrison frequented and used as the inspiration behind The Doors debut album track Soul Kitchen. Details on the filming itself appear as a synopsis to the film during the opening title:

"On Sunday, January 16, 1966, we shot 200 feet of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome MS film, type 7256, at Olivia's Place, 2618 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. We shot with a static camera, mounted on a tripod, using only available light. A recording of "There Is Something On Your Mind" by Big Jay McNeely and his Band, with vocal by Little Sonny, was on the jukebox then. The Harlem Globetrotters and Tokyo Joe, starring Humphrey Bogart, were on TV that afternoon."

Olivia's Place

MONDO BIZARRO


Mondo Bizarro

RELEASE DATE: 08/25/1966
FORMAT: Feature Film
COLOR: Color/B&w
LENGTH: 80:00
AUDIO: Yes
PRODUCER: Bob Cresse
DIRECTOR: R. Lee Frost
NARRATOR: Claude Emmand



Info:

A brief segment of footage shot for this film shows a legible marquee of the London Fog. The Doors are the house band at this venue in 1966 before moving down the street to the Whisky A Go Go. For many years, the exact location of the London Fog was unknown despite heavy research, however the discovery of this brief segment of film has revealed the original location of the nightclub. While this footage is on the screen, the narrator states "This is Sunset Boulevard, legendary street of dreams and myths. Young people from all over the world are drawn here by the glamour and the film industry. For this is Hollywood. Now, just a small section of Los Angeles. Here are the favored clubs and watering places of the celebrated."

DIE HERREN VON MORGEN - HIPPIES


Die Herren Von Morgen

RELEASE DATE: 02/25/1968
LOCATION: San Francisco - CA
FORMAT: Documentary
COLOR: No
LENGTH: 30:00
AUDIO: Yes
PRODUCTION: Jurgen Schroder-Jahn




Info:

This half hour b&W German semi-documentary film titled Die Herren Von Morgen - Hippies features live footage of The Doors shot at two venues in June 1967. German filmmaker Jurgen Schroder-Jahn employs two cameramen to cover the 'hippies' of San Francisco, and choosing to include The Doors based on a tip that they were a 'hot' group in California. The filming takes at the Tamalpais Mountain Theater, and most likely later on that evening at the Fillmore Auditorium, where The Doors had been scheduled to play again the same day, however it is possible that the Fillmore footage was shot the night before. Original audio recordings from these performances accompany the clips, including an incomplete cut from Tamalpais of When The Music's Over and Break On Through, and a complete version of Break On Through from the Fillmore.

In recent years the camera crew for this film reports shooting over 30 minutes of original material from both venues, along with a similar length of audio recorded on a Nagra. Further reports indicate that the original source materials, both audio and film, have since been trashed, with only the final film available to collectors for viewing.

Credits:
Ein Film Von - Jurgen Schroder-Jahn
Kamera - Emilios Konitsiotis & Michael Schult
Schnitt - Inge Petersen
Ton - Wolfgang Claus

TAMALPAIS MOUNTAIN THEATER:


Original Audio:
When The Music's Over (Segment) > Break On Through (Cut)


FILLMORE AUDITORIUM:

Original Audio:
Break On Through (Complete)

'AQUARIUS RISING'


Aquarius Rising

RELEASE DATE: xx/xx/1968
LOCATION: Various Locations - CA
FORMAT: Documentary
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 15:00
AUDIO: Yes
DIRECTOR: Pierre Sogol




Info:

This documentary film, also known as 'The Second Coming, 1967 A.D.' or 'The Scene', was shot in 1967 in various locations around California, and released in 1968. The film includes various footage related to The Doors, including a shot of an Elektra Billboard during the 1967 Sunset Strip riots, a venue marquee and brief concert footage of The Doors at the Cheetah in August 1967, and an illustrated schedule from the Fantasy Fayre (Jul. 15th-16th, 1967). Native audio does not appear to have been recorded for this film, however it does make use of 'I Looked At You' and 'The End'. Original film sources are yet to be uncovered, however a poor quality VHS review tape of a 1992-93 re-edit by the films director, Pierre Sogol, is known to collectors. The whereabouts of the director, whose real name may be Fredrick Wolf, and the master filmwork, are currently unknown.

'ROCK IT'


Rock It

CONCERT DATE: 10/07/1967
LOCATION: Tucson - AZ
VENUE: Hi Corbett Field
PRODUCTION: Independent
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 16:00+
AUDIO: Silent
DIRECTOR: Martin Holt


Info:

The semi-documentary film titled 'Rock It' by Martin Holt includes approximately 5 minutes of footage shot near and on the stage at The Doors performance in Tucson at Hi Corbett Field on October 7th, 1967. Along with other 60s era footage, the film includes a soundtrack featuring Jefferson Airplane. The Doors portion of the final cut is said to have been made from approximately 10 minutes worth of 16mm film that do not feature audio. The master footage reels are believed to be intact, but have not been located at present date.

LINDA RONSTADT AT 'THE BITTER END' 1968


Bitter End

RELEASE DATE: 03/2x/1968
LOCATION: New York - NY
FORMAT: Feature Film
COLOR: Color
LENGTH: 1:28
AUDIO: Yes
HOST: Fred Weintraub




Info:

In this short on-stage interview by 'Bitter End' club owner Fred Weintraub, Linda Ronstadt discusses her recent tour with The Doors in Rochester and Boston, and the complications with the flight schedule due to bad weather. This footage was likely shot in late March 1968, or early April.


FIVE TO ONE


Five To One

DATE: Unknown
LOCATION: Unknown
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Unknown
AUDIO: Unknown
LENGTH: 0:20
FILMER: Frank Lisciandro




Info:

16mm film marked 'Five To One' and shot by Frank Lisciandro. It is unknown wether or not this footage was intended for Feast of Friends, or another project. Prior to its sale, the reel had never been put through a projector.

     < Click Here to See the Original Reel Box!

'LION'S LOVE'


Lion's Love

RELEASE DATE: 03/2x/1969
LOCATION: Los Angeles - CA
FORMAT: Feature Film
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 110:00
AUDIO: Yes
DIRECTOR: Agnes Varda



Info:

Jim Morrison and Leon Barnard appear very briefly in this film directed by Agnes Varda. Their role is miniscule, forming part of an audience in a theater. Jim Morrison would later visit Agnes Varda in France on the set of her film Peau d'Ane


MIAMI WARRANT ISSUE


Miami Warrant Issue

DATE: 03/05/1969
LOCATION: Unknown - Miami, FL
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
AUDIO: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
FILMER: WTVJ Channel 4





Info:

On March 5th 1969, The Doors are on vacation in Jamaica following their performance in Miami, and warrants are issued for the arrest of Jim Morrison. This brief footage shot by WTVJ Channel 4 captures acting police chief Paul Denham making the announcement. It's explained that the delay in the issue of the warrants were due to the wait for recordings and photographic evidence of the events that took place at the Miami concert. Two warrants are issued, including 'Indecent Exposure' and the 'Use Of Obscene Language'. Multiple radio and television stations are present during this press release.

DECENCY RALLY - MIAMI


Miami Decency Rally

DATE: 03/23/1969
LOCATION: Orange Bowl - Miami, FL
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
AUDIO: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
FILMER: WTVJ Channel 4




Info:

On March 23rd, 1969 shortly after The Doors performance in Miami, a decency rally for teenagers at the Orange Bowl attracts 35,000. This rally is the first of many to be held across the country in response to The Doors performance at the Dinner Key Auditorium on March 1st, and is covered by local Miami television station WTVJ Channel 4. Celebrities, musicians and public figures at the rally include Jackie Gleason, Anita Bryant, and Ted Mack with music by 'The Lettermen', the 'Impact Of Brass', and the 'Village Stompers'.

'THE HITCHIKER - KILLER ON THE ROAD'


HWY Companion

DATE: 03/xx/1969
LOCATION: Tahquitz Canyon - CA
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
AUDIO: Silent
LENGTH: Unknown
FILMER: Paul Ferrara / Jim Morrison




Info:

8mm silent Color footage shot by Paul Ferrara and Jim Morrison, and edited into a short video titled 'The Hitchiker - Killer On The Road'. Paul Ferrara included copies of this video with the first 50 pre-orders of his book 'Flash of Eden' in December 2007. The edited footage is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of HWY and features Paul Ferrara and Frank Lisciandro loading a camera as Jim Morrison awaits shooting below. Click HERE to visit Paul Ferrara's site.

MORRISON HOTEL - VENICE BEACH


Morrison Hotel

DATE: 12/xx/1969
LOCATION: Venice Beach - CA
FORMAT: Publicity Film
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 15:00
AUDIO: No
FILMER: Henry Diltz




Info:

Silent color footage shot over 4 reels of 8mm footage by Henry Diltz on a Bauer camera in December of 1969. The Doors had just finished shooting the Morrison Hotel album cover and were in need of publicity photos. They spent a day in Venice at the beach with Henry Diltz, and along with many photos, this film captures the event. With no official release, collectors are in need of complete, restored transfer of this footage.

SET OF 'PEAU D'ANE' (DONKEY SKIN)


Les Derniers Jours De Jim Morrison

DATE: 06/xx/1970
LOCATION: Chateaux de Chambord - France
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 0:15
AUDIO: Silent
DIRECTOR: Jacques Demy



Info:

These short color film clips of Jim Morrison and Alain Ronay were captured by Agnes Varda at the Castle of Chambord in France, 1970 on the set of Peau d'Ane (Donkey Skin), a french fairy-tale type film production directed by Jacques Demy. Although Jim Morrison does not appear in the film, he can be seen signing an autograph for actress Delphine Seyrig's son, and lazing about in this behind-the-scenes footage. Click HERE to see a photo featuring Jim Morrison on the set of Peau d'Ane.

'MEMORIES OF A FRENCH AMBASSADOR'


Unknown

DATE: 07/14/72
RELEASE DATE: xx/xx/1995
LOCATION: Exact Location Unknown
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 0:35
AUDIO: Silent
FILMER: Unknown




Info:

This documentary features Pamela Courson in what is said to be footage shot on July 14th, 1972. Filmed in color, details of the documentary are relatively unknown. Features French narration.