About Retro Video Inc.

Retro Video Inc. possesses the entertainment industry’s most extensive footage licensing library of music and comedy performances, as well as a broad selection of celebrity interviews, with first and early appearances by many of today’s major stars.

With a vast collection of videotape and film, the archives of Retro Video span the 1940s through the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 1990s. We offer thousands of rare items not found anywhere else. Among the unique material is early color videotape (dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s) of dozens of entertainers.

The Retro Video vaults encompass every genre of music footage; rock ‘n’ roll, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, disco, swing, folk, classical, opera and more. Personality interviews are also available — including athletic, political and literary figures. In addition, Retro Video offers a wide variety of stand-up comedy performances and skits. The staff of experts at Retro Video also maintain a vast private reference library devoted to the television industry, containing history books, periodicals, listings, program breakdowns and other invaluable, one-of-a-kind materials.

Customers Include:

  • ABC/DISNEY
  • ESPN
  • BBC
  • CBS
  • NBC/MSNBC
  • GET TV (SONY PICTURES)
  • SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE
  • DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
  • HBO SPORTS
  • TIME-LIFE
  • UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVES
  • MTV NETWORKS/VH1
  • PARAMOUNT PICTURES
  • KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
  • GRAMMY AWARDS

Recent Projects that include Retro Video footage:

  • AMC’S MAD MEN
  • 2016 BET AWARDS
  • TV ONE’S UNSUNG
  • ESPN 30 FOR 30
  • ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
  • CNN’S SIXTIES, SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES DOCUMENTARY SERIES
  • 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
  • ITV’S NATION’S FAVOURITE
  • PBS AMERICAN MASTERS
  • 2016 GRAMMYS
  • HBO’S SONIC HIGHWAYS
  • PBS SOUNDBREAKING
  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING
  • WHAT HAPPENED MISS SIMONE: NINA SIMONE DOCUMENTARY
  • JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW
  • ABC’S THE GOLDBERGS
  • PBS: MY MUSIC SERIES
  • BEST OF ENEMIES DOCUMENTARY
  • GIMME DANGER: STOOGES DOCUMENTARY
  • EAT THAT QUESTION:¬†FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS DOCUMENTARY
  • CMT’S THE BANDIT DOCUMENTARY
  • VH1’s ROCK ICONS SERIES
  • KEITH RICHARDS: UNDER THE INFLUENCE DOCUMENTARY
  • LITTLE GIRL BLUE: JANIS JOPLIN DOCUMENTARY