Wednesday, August 26, 2015

'57 Buick

Here's a two-page ad for the lineup of 1957 Buicks.

'57 Pontiac

Here's a two-page magazine ad for the 1957 Pontiac.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What's My Line?

Here's the cover of the July 6, 1957 issue of TV Guide with Al Hirschfeld's rendition of the cast from What's My Line with moderator John Charles Daly and regular panelists Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, and Dorothy Kilgallen.

Torchy Glenda

Here's a vidcap of Glenda Farrell from a trailer of one of the Warner Brothers Torch Blaine movies (late 1930s, early 1940s)in which she played the title role.

Monday, August 24, 2015


Glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.


Glamour shot of Constance Bennett, circa 1938.

Ask The Man Who Owns One

Magazine ad for the 1930 Packard Roadster.

AFL Playoffs: Sharks Hold Off Soul In Philly, Will Play SaberCats For ArenaBowl Crown

At Philadelphia:

Tommy Grady threw eight touchdown passes, five of them to Joe Hills on Sunday as the Jacksonville Sharks held off the Philadelphia Soul 61-56 on Sunday to win the Arena Football League's American Conference championship.

The Sharks will travel to San Jose to take on the SaberCats in ArenaBowl XXVIII this coming Saturday at 4:00 PM, Pacific Time, to be televised on ESPN.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

AFL Playoffs: Champs Detroned; SaberCats Oust Rattlers In Final Seconds And Will Host ArenaBowl XXVIII

At Stockton, California:

Quarterback Erik Mayer threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Gay with eight seconds remaining in regulation on Saturday as the San Jose SaberCats upended the visiting three-time ArenaBowl champions Arizona Rattlers 70-67 in the Arena Football League's National Conference championship game.

The SaberCats will host ArenaBowl XXVIII next Saturday (August 29)  against the winner of this Sunday's American Conference title game between Jacksonville and Philadelphia.

Stamps Hold Off Riders In Regina; Saskatchwan Off To First 0-8 Start Since '79

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

In the annual Canadian Football Hall of Fame Game (which, unlike its' NFL and Major League Baseball counterparts, counts in the league standings), Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Calgary Stampeders (6-2) held off the home-standing Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-8 for the first time in 36 years) 34-31 in Canadian Football Action.

T2 Blank Visiting Roughnecks

At Portland, Oregon:

Kharlton Belmar (51') and Fatawu Safiu (81') each produced a goal as Portland Timbers 2 blanked the visiting Tulsa Roughnecks 2-0 in Saturday United Soccer League action.

TImbers Battle Back From Two-Goal Deficit For Home Draw With Dynamo

At Portland:

Darlington Nagbe (76') and Lucas Melano (86') each delivered a goal for the Portland Timbers as they battled back from two goals down to gain a 2-2 home draw with the Houston Dynamo in the lone Friday Major League Soccer contest.  Oscar Boniek Garcia (39') and Will Bruin (45') each scored once for the visitors.

The Timbers next match is Sunday, August 30 at Seattle in Cascadia Cup action against the archrival Sounders at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

Friday, August 21, 2015

'57 Nash Ambassador

Here's the front end of a 1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club two-door hardtop, one of the first American cars with quad headlights.

Claude and Mary

Here is the cover of the August 21, 1953 issue of TV Guide magazine with two of the stars of ABC's Chicago-based Super Circus, ringmaster and emcee Claude Kirchner and arguably the most prominent face (amongst other attributes) on that show, Mary Hartline.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

At Ease, George

That's Lonesome George Gobel on the cover of the January 19, 1959 issue of TV Guide magazine.

'66 Stude

Here's a 1966 Studebaker Daytona two-door sedan, built at Stude's Canadian plant in Hamilton, Ontario.

Production of Studebaker cars ended in March, 1966.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bud Yorkin, Who Teamed Up With Norman Lear To Develop Landmark 1970s TV Sitcoms, R.I.P.

Bud Yorkin, the producer who teamed up with Norman Lear to help forge a new brand of television situation comedy in the 1970s, passed away at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles from natural causes at age 89.

Mr. Lear and Mr. Yorkin, who formed Tandem Productions, developed All In the Family and Sanford and Son (with both shows adapted from British TV series, and with the former giving birth to Maude (and that show giving birth to Good Times )and The Jeffersons.

Holy Obituary, Batman: Yvonne Craig, Actress Who Played Batgirl On 1960s TV Series, R.I.P.

Yvonne Craig, the actress who played the role of Batgirl during the final season (1967-68) of the ABC Network television series Batman, passed away on Monday at her Pacific Palisades, California home after a two-year battle with breast cancer at age 78.