Published on Mar 28, 2012
Break On Through To The "The Doors Portal"
The Doors Break On Through "Promotional&Publicity Films" 1966
"Shot in color in November 1966 during the original mixing sessions for the self titled album. Directed by Mark Abramson, this film includes a freshly mixed 'Break On Through' lip synced by Jim and the band. Originally sent out to television stations for airplay but was rarely broadcast. Later throughout 1967 and 1968, the film would be used on stage as a warm-up to the actual performance. Nowadays, it has new use as a promotional music video for television stations like MTV and MuchMoreMusic.
In a letter to promotional agents dated December 28th/1966, Jac Holzman writes:
"A 16mm color film of THE DOORS performing their first single, Break On Through, has been filmed and is available to any bandstand show in your market. This is a highly unusual provocative film with splendid color and excellent sound. We have expended a goodly sum to take this film for both your benefit and ours. It is important that it be properly offered to your local dance shows. Steve Harris wil be in touch with you in regard to special DOORS LPs which can also be used as prizes on each of these shows."
LOCATION: Elektra Studios, Los Angeles - CA
PRODUCTION: The Doors
DIRECTOR: Mark Abramson
FORMAT: Stage & Publicity Film
AUDIO: Soundtrack (Studio Recording)