The Beyoncé video collection Circa 1992-Timed Auction- ends March 13th 2018- (Approx 7pm GMT)

 

Ted Owen & Co. is happy to announce that the Beyoncé video collection has been expanded to include previously unavailable master footage and will be sold with copyrights- for full copyright details please contact info@tedowenandco.com

Beyoncé Circa 1992- Original video tapes featuring a 10 year old Beyoncé Knowles- All the original tapes are being sold through Ted Owen & Co. The timed auction is accepting bids now and ends March 13th 2018 (7pm GMT approx) For more information please visit www.tedowenandco.com

The collection is now comprised of 19 Videotapes (previously 11) that contain the footage from Beyoncé’s first two professionally produced music video productions. These videos were never officially released and the footage in the collection used to create them is nearly three hours in length. Included are Beyoncé’s rehearsals, performances and outtakes that were shot before, during and after an on-stage performance with her group Girl’s Tyme at the BMI New Music showcase at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on August 26th 1992. Also included are scenes shot at The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito, California during the time Beyoncé was there to record her first professionally produced and engineered recordings. There is also footage from a third location - a shopping mall - where Beyoncé is acting for the camera beside her longtime friend and Destiny’s Child member / Grammy Award Winner LaTavia Roberson.  In addition, the collection includes the edited master tapes and work in progress tapes from Beyoncé’s first two music video productions. The collection has been locked in storage for more than twenty years and has only been seen by a select few people since being recorded.

This recently unearthed original footage offers the viewer a rare and candid insight into the behind the scenes struggles that a young Beyoncé went through to develop her many talents. The collection beautifully depicts ten-year-old Beyoncé’s dance skills, stage presence, leadership ability and impressive tenacity as she takes her early steps towards stardom. Beyoncés dedication and focus, exhibited in the collection, ultimately led her to become the most famous pop star in the world.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire exceptional, one-of-a-kind archival footage, along with copyrights, that will allow viewers to witness the beginning of what we know to be Beyoncé's incredible journey to superstardom.

For enquiries please contact a member of our team- info@tedowenandco.com or Ted Owen on +447900 825 898

 

 

THE LOST BEYONCÉ COLLECTION is a media asset that holds tremendous entertainment value. It is also historically meaningful and holds  significant potential for future appreciation.

Upon viewing the collection, Bill Kirstein, producer of Beyonce’s HBO movie documentary entitled LIFE IS BUT A DREAM, commented about the collection, “This is the best footage I have ever seen.'

 

Ringed within a hot spotlight a fumbling master of ceremonies read the singers introduction from a crumpled piece of paper pulled from his front pocket. He stumbled over the young performers unique name. But that didn’t faze the girl who walked onto stage to show the audience that she was on a journey to stardom. Destiny would lead to her identity becoming known throughout the world. It wouldn’t be long before she would be crown “…the greatest entertainer alive.”(1) and “…the most important and compelling popular musician of the twenty-first century.”(2)

 

CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION / INCLUDED WITH SALE –

 


  • Extremely rare, professional-quality video footage of Beyoncé performing four songs including “Talkin’ Bout My Baby”, “Sunshine”, “Say It Ain’t So” and “Sweet Young Tender” - a.k.a. “SYT”

 

  • 11 Original Field Master Recordings on Sony Betacam-SP Metal Videotapes.

 

  • 3 Edited Master Recordings on Sony Betacam-SP Metal Videotapes.

 

  • 5 Ampex ¾” Working Edit Videotapes. (Never viewed since being acquired.)

 

COLLECTION INVENTORY - (Note: Item numbers do not coincide with tape numbering.)

LOCATION #1
Girl’s Tyme at the BMI New Music Night showcase event at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco
August 26, 1992.

 

1) Tape # 1 DNA Lounge (“P-camera”)
Wide shot camera: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme rehearsing on stage prior to event.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 17 minutes

 

2) Tape # “1A” DNA Lounge (“P-camera”)
Wide shot camera: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme rehearsing on stage prior to event.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 13 minutes

 

3) Tape # ”2” DNA Lounge (“P-camera”)
Wide shot camera: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme performing on stage at event.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 7 minutes

 

4) Tape # 2 ”3” DNA Lounge (“P-camera”)
Wide shot camera: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme performing on stage at event.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 5 minutes

 

5) Tape # ”4” DNA Lounge (“A-camera”)
Close up camera: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme performing on stage at event.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 12 minutes

6) Tape # ”1” DNA Lounge (“A-camera”)
Close up and misc. shots: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme rehearsing on stage.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 20 minutes

 

7) Tape # ”2” DNA Lounge (“A-camera”)
Close up and misc. shots: Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme rehearsing on stage.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 13 minutes

 

LOCATION #2 & #3
Beyoncé solo and duet at The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito, California and at
Northgate Mall in San Rafael, California.

 

8) Tape # ”1 Studio Master” Plant Recording Studios
Misc. shots and outtakes: Beyoncé and LaTavia performing for camera.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 16 minutes

 

9) Tape # ”2 Studio Master” Plant Recording Studios
Misc. shots and outtakes: Beyoncé and LaTavia performing for camera.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts.
Run Time: Approximately 30 minutes

 

10) Tape # ”3 Studio and Mall Master” Plant Recording Studios and Northgate Mall
Misc. shots and outtakes: Beyoncé and LaTavia performing for camera.
Video Condition: Good with a few minor dropouts until a clogged video head causes the
image quality to become poor. Some restoration may be required.
Run Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes usable.
Note: There is recorded black video that runs as a break between the studio and
shopping mall segments of the video.

 

11) Tape # ”4 Mall Master” Northgate Mall
Misc. shots and outtakes: Beyoncé and LaTavia performing for camera.
Video Condition: Usable/poor – Many video dropouts indicate dirty record heads. Some
restoration may be required.
Run Time: Approximately 8 minutes usable.

 

12) “Original Edited Master and DAT Transfer” dated 10/01/92
Introduction of Girl’s Tyme at the DNA Lounge followed by Beyoncé and Girl’s Tyme
performing “Talkin ‘Bout My Baby”.
Video Condition: Good
Run Time: Approximately 4 minutes

13) “New (edited) Master with Sweetened Audio Mix” dated 10/14/92 from Beyoncé and
Girl’s Tyme’s performance of “Talkin ‘Bout My Baby” at the DNA Lounge.
Video Condition: Good
Run Time: Approximately 4 minutes

 

14) “SYT - Sweet Young Tender – Master Edit” dated 10/19/92
Video Condition: Good
Run Time:

 

15) Items 15-19: Also included in the sale are 5 – 20 minute ¾” videotapes with labels that
indicate that they are work tapes/duplicates of the original Betacam-SP source
videotapes. They are believed to have been used during post production of Beyoncé’s
never completed “SYT - Sweet Young Tender” music video.