Sunday, July 27, 2014

Diego Valeri Delivers Again For Timbers As Portland Hands Montreal Fifth Straight Loss

At Montreal:

Diego Valeri, for the second straight game, scored the game-winning goal, this time in the 82nd minute on Sunday as the Portland Timbers defeated the Montreal Impact 3-2 in Major League Soccer action.  The Impact suffered their fifth consecutive defeat, longest in their MLS existence. 

The Timbers will pay a visit on the Los Angeles Galaxy at Carson, California of a nationally-televised match this coming Saturday (11:30 AM Pacific Time, NBC).

Remember, Boys and Girls..........

Plymouth builds great cars!

Magazine ad for the 1941 Plymouth.  

And remember, folks, Chrysler Corporation invites you to tune into Major Edward Bowes and The Original Amateur Hour, Thursday nights at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, over CBS!

Ask The Man Who Owns One

Here's a magazine ad for the 1952 Packard.

Thunder Drop Regular-Season Finale To Shock At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

In a battle of two teams gearing up for the Arena Football League playoffs, the Spokane Shock (11-7) defeated the home-standing Portland Thunder (5-13) 45-40 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both clubs.

Here are the playoff match-ups for the opening round, to take place next weekend:

American Conference playoffs:

Philadelphia @ Cleveland, Saturday @ 4:00 PM (CBS Sports Network)

Pittsburgh @ Orlando, Sunday @ 11:00 AM (ESPN 3)

National Conference playoffs:

Spokane @ San Jose, Saturday @ 7:00 PM (ESPN 3)

Portland @ Arizona, Sunday @ 3:00 PM (ESPN 3)

All times Pacific

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Riders Bash Argos To Snap Two-Game Skid

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

In his first game with his new team, running back Will Ford ran for 113 yards (on 13 carries) and three touchdowns on Saturday night as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-2) ended their two-game Canadian Football League losing streak with a 37-9 home fist-beating of the Toronto Argonauts (1-4).

We Dare You To Drive It!

Magazine ad for the 1949 Nash Airflytes. 

For Your Listening Pleasure

Here's a 1932 magazine ad for the Philco console radio. 


Here's an advertisement for Old Gold Cigarettes as seen in the December 24, 1945 issue of Life Magazine.
The ad also includes promos for a pair of radio shows sponsored by Old Golds, starring Frank Sinatra (Wednesday evenings on CBS) and Harry "Parkyarkarkus" Einstein (Sunday evenings on NBC).

Big Belts! And Not The Kind You Drink!

Here's the cover of the November 19, 1945 issue of Life Magazine.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Say What?! This Used To Be Shredded Ralston?!

Here's a magazine ad from 1951 or '52 for Wheat Chex, which had recently had its' name changed from Shredded Ralston.

And Now, For Something Totally Different

Here's a 1931 magazine ad for the Atwater Kent Golden Voiced Compact Radio.

Miracle H-Power In Action!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1951 Hudson Hornet.

Here's A Blast From The Past

Here's a magazine advertisement for the 1950 Studebaker.

Where's Casey's Corpse?

His kids think their mom has a boyfriend in Montreal, which may be where his corpse is.

Deep In The Heart Of Texsa!

Check this out.

Hey, It's Summer!

Johnson's Baby Oil commercial from circa 1978.

Spicy Enough, Avery?

Here's a 1977 commercial for the new and improved Taco-Flavored Doritos Tortilla Chips, featuring comedian Avery Schreiber.

The Cheese That Goes CRUNCH!!!

Here's a 1971 commercial for Cheetos Cheese-Flavored Puffs---BOTH baked and fried.

Time For Vintage Raymond Scott!

Released by Brunswick Records in 1939, here's the Raymond Scott Quintette, with Mr. Scott's own composition, "Powerhouse"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rattlers Hold Off Thunder In AFL Playoff Preview

At Phoenix:

In a preview of their National Conference semifinal game which would be played on August 3, also at Phoenix, the Arizona Rattlers (15-2) defeated the Portland Thunder (5-12) 66-55 on Sunday at home.

The Thunder locked up an Arena Football League playoff berth on Saturday night after the Los Angeles KISS were eliminated from playoff contention due to their 72-65 home loss to the San Antonio Talons.

Portland will host the Spokane Shock next Saturday (7:00 PM Pacific Time) in their regular-season finale before getting another crack at the Rattlers in the National Conference semifinals.

Farewell To Bret Maverick--------------------------And Jim Rockford, Too

James Garner, the witty leading man best remembered for his television portrayals of Western anti-hero Bret Maverick and sometimes larcenous private eye Jim Rockford, as well as his appearances in iconic late 1970s-early 1980s TV commercials with actress Mariette Hartley for Polaroid cameras, passed away on Saturday night at his Los Angeles home at age 86.

Mr. Garner's publicist said that the actor, who had been in ill health in recent years, passed away from natural causes.

Jim appeared in more that 50 theatrical motion pictures, including "The Great Escape," "The Americanization of Emily," "Support Your Local Sheriff", and "Murphy's Romance," for which he received an Academy Award nomination who his portrayal of a small-town pharmacist.

But it was on Maverick (ABC 1957-62) in which Jim really made his reputation for portraying an ironic hero.  In this Warner Brothers-produced Western series, he played Bret Maverick, whom along with his brother Bart (played by Jack Kelly) sometimes skirted the law to outwit the bad guys.

On The Rockford Files (NBC 1974-80), private investigator---and ex-con----Jim Rockford kept alive the Bret Maverick tradition of sometimes skirting the law to outwit the bad guys, sometimes with the help of Jim's father Rockey (Noah Beery, Jr.) and his con-man pal Angel (Stuart Margolin).

Maverick was a send-up on television Westerns and The Rockford Files did the same for private-eye shows.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Timbers Come From Behind To Knock Off Rapids At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Maximiliano Urruti (72') and Diego Valeri (77') each scored a goal in the second half as the Portland Timbers came from behind to defeat the visiting Colorado Rapids 2-1 in the lone Friday Major League Soccer match.

The victory was only the Timbers' second home win in league play this season.

Portland's next game will be at Montreal against the Impact on Sunday, July 27 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun With Edgar!

From RKO Radio Pictures in 1933, we present Edgar Kennedy starring in the short subject "Good Housewrecking."  In this one, Edgar and his family decide to open a home decorating service----even though they have no idea what they're doing whatsoever!

This short subject was directed by Harry Sweet, who wrote story; supervised by Lou Brock; photographed by Eddie Cronjager; recorded by Earl Wolcott; edited by John Lockert.

Joining Edgar in the cast are Florence Lake, Don Farley, Billy Eugene, Arthur Houseman, Jane Darwell, and Bud Jameson.


Time For A Visit With The Baron

From the NBC Blue Network, we have the December 21, 1936 boradcast of The Jack Pearl Show starring the comedian as Baron Munchausen along with his sidekick Cliff "Sharlie" Hall and Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra.  When Jack Pearl left the series in 1937, Tommy Dorsey became the show's headliner and the series was renamed The Raleigh-Kool Program.

Here's A Taste-Tempting Blast From The Past!

1963 commercial for A1 Steak Sauce.

Time For The Cheerios Kid!

Here's an animated 1956 TV commercial for Cheerios with The Cheerios Kid that aired during an ABC Network telecast of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time For A Movie, Friends And Neighbors!

Here's Tim McCoy starring in "Bulldog Courage," produced by Excelsior Pictures and released by Puritan Pictures.  In this 1935 effort, Tim plays two roles, as Slim and Tim Braddock. Joan Woodbury, Paul Fix, and Eddie Buzzard  were among the featured cast.

In this flick, A miner who was swindled out of his mine by a banker turns to robbing stagecoaches.  Several years after he is tracked down and killed, his son comes to town to tangle with the banker.

Director: Sam Newfield

Producers:  Sig Neufeld and Leslie Simmonds

Original Story: Frances Guihan and Joseph O'Donnell

Screenplay:  Joseph O'Donnell

Photography: Jack Greenhalgh

Assistant Director: William O'Conner

Art Director: Harry Lewis

Sound Recorder: Hans Weeren

Film Editor: S. Roy Luby

Time For A Visit From The King Of Hi-De-Ho!

Here's the legendary Cab Calloway and his Orchestra starring in the 1937 Vitaphone Short "Hi-De-Ho."  With photography by Ray Foster, this short subject, released by Warner Brothers, was written by Burnet Hershey, edited by Bert Frank, and directed by Roy Mack.

In this one, Cab dreams of becoming a successful bandleader.

Have You Driven A '56 Studebaker Yet?

Here's a commercial for the 1956 Studebaker.


From the October 10, 1959 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, originating from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, here are Lawrence and his Champagne Music Makers performing the program's opening number "On the Beach at Wakiki."