Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection, 1979-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Church, Aloysius
Title
Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection
Dates
1979-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 VHS videocassettes
Collection Number
A1057
Summary
The Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection (1979-1983) consists of recordings of Church's "silver spoon" restaurant reviews conducted for PM Magazine Utah, broadcast on KUTV Channel 2. The series provides 1-2 minute snapshots of restaurants in Salt Lake City and throughout the state of Utah. The collection also contains footage of other non-restaurant PM Magazine features to which Church contributed. Al Church has authored restaurant reviews for KUTV and the Deseret News.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

For four years between 1979 and 1983 Aloysius "Al" Church was employed as a freelance on-air talent and field producer for KUTV's semi-news program, PM Magazine, a syndicated production from Westinghouse Broadcasting that was aired on KUTV as a soft news feature with both national and local segments. He appeared twice a month as the local restaurant reviewer during that time period, focusing on Utah restaurants. He had total editorial freedom and worked with a photographer and sound person who assisted in both the filming and editing of the segments. PM Magazine aired from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

During that time, He also worked with PM staffers as a field producer, generating, filming, writing and editing other non-restaurant features (these ran for 5-7 minutes; the restaurant pieces were 90 seconds to 2 minutes). Some of these are included in the archival footage (though several were erased as PM was being phased out of KUTV's program line up.) Several won national and regional awards for writing, story content, and editing, including a regional Emmy nomination for a story (erased) on the Utah Artificial Heart (in which Drs. Rob Jarvick and Willem Kolf appeared). The train story won a national editing award for photographer John Krantzer. Some of the longer stories (articificial heart, rodeo cowboy) appeared on the national syndication reels in the 100 plus TV markets that aired PM.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection (1979-1983) consists of recordings 1-2 minute snapshots of restaurants in Salt Lake City and throughout the state of Utah. The reviews were broadcast on KUTV Channel 2's PM Magazine Utah. The collection also contains footage of other non-restaurant PM Magazine features to which Church contributed. Stories are identififed by the name of the restaurant reviewed. All materials have been digitized and are available to view on DVD.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Aloysius S. Church restaurant review video collection A1057, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A1057.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restaurant review tape 1Return to Top

Container(s): Cassette 1

Container(s) Description
cassette
1
video
1
Amsterdam Bakery and Sandwich Board
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
2
Hoho Gourmet
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
3
Shorter's
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
4
The Bagel Nosh
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
5
Panache
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
6
Siegfried's Delicatessen
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
7
The Steak Company
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
8
Gallo's Restaurant
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
9
The Prairie Schooner
Location: Ogden, UT
10
Maddox's Ranchhouse Restaurant
Location: Brigham City, UT
11
Idle Isle Cafe
Location: Brigham City, UT
12
Ruth's Diner
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
13
Leeds Homespun Restaurant
Location: Leeds, UT
14
Canton Kitchen
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
15
Diamond Lil's
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
16
Famous Dick's Cafe
Location: St. George, UT
17
The Gable House
Location: St. George, UT
18
The Hardy House
Location: St. George, UT
19
The Mushrooom Farm Restaurant
Location: St. George, UT
20
Center Street Restaurant
Location: Logan, UT
21
The Bluebird
Location: Logan, UT
22
Homemade picnic
Al Church provides advice on picnic and camp food preparation. Location: Rockport Reservoir, UT.
23
Marianne's Delicatessen
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
24
Green Street
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
25
Dijon
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
26
Finn's
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
27
The Roof
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
28
Denver Rio Grande Zephyr Dining Car
Location: Railroad
29
Dejauner
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
30
Fet a Fet Catering
Al Church visits a family having Christmas Eve dinner catered. Location: Salt Lake City, UT
31
Market Street Grill
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
32
Scandia Coffee Shop
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
33
Lamb's Grill Cafe
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
34
La Morena
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
35
Crown Burger
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
36
The Tastery (South High School)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
37
Cordova's Rancho
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
38
La Parisian
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
39
Shallow Shaft Steak House
Location: Alta, UT
40
Restaurante Cal Vera
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
41
Review criteria
Al Church tells viewers the important criteria in judging a restaurant.
42
Airline food
Location: Airplane
43
PM Magazine Utah outtakes
Outtakes from various PM Magazine shows and reporters, including Al Church's spoof review of Dan's Food King cat food and kitty litter.
44
Other PM Magazine Utah stories
Miscellaneous PM Magazine reports contributed to by Al Church. Subjects include SkyWest Airlines, cocaine addiction in basketball players and Jimmy Osmond.

Restaurant review tape 2Return to Top

Container(s): Cassette 2

Container(s) Description
cassette
2
video
1
Cowboy Grub
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
2
RJ Wheatfield's
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
3
Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
4
Tofu cooking
Al Church teaches viewers about tofu and how to save money by cooking with it at home.
5
Pizza Oven
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
6
La Caille
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
7
Five Alls
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
8
Mikado sushi bar
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
9
Blind Miner
Location: Brighton, UT
10
Mushroom Company
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
11
Belgian Waffle and Omelet Inn
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
12
Devner Rio Grande
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
13
Chick's Cafe
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
14
The Mandarin
Location: Bountiful, UT
15
New Orleans Cafe
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
16
Della Fontana
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
17
Argentine Beef House, El Gaucho
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
18
Liaison
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
19
Filberto's Comedor
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
20
Carlo's Deli
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
21
Shaleemar
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
22
Golden Gate
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
23
Pardners
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
24
Cinegrill
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
25
Fleur de Lys
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
26
The Dodo
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
27
Casa Grande
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
28
Mullboon's
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
29
Other PM Magazine Utah stories and outtakes
Miscellaneous PM Magazine reports contributed to by Al Church. Subjects include BMX biking, Evelyn Wood, Stan Lee, Weedhopper aircraft, steam engines, Church's cat food restaurant review spoof, rodeos, a barbershop quartet convention, bird rehabilitation, and outtakes including one from Church's airplane food story.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Food
  • Restaurants
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images