Monday, August 31, 2009

You Might Say That..

What happened here in Medford this morning was for the birds.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Here's Another Trailer

This trailer is for the 1937 Universal serial "Radio Patrol."

Here's A Trailer

Here is a theatrical trailer seen in the motion picture theaters back in the day for a 1942 Universal serial, "Gang Busters," based on the radio show of the same name which was created by Phillips H. Lord.





Kent Taylor, who was one of the stars of this serial, later starred as "Boston Blackie" on television in the syndicated series that ran from 1951 to 1954.

How 'Bout A Mouth Full Of Candy?

Another vintage ad from the Good Ol' Days of television?






Have a box of Good and Plenty candy!

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

Here is an old TV commercial for Swanson frozen dinners.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

How Bout Some Animation History?

This is believed to have been the first animation segment done in Technicolor (this looks like the two-strip variety). This is a segment from the 1930 Universal feature "The King of Jazz," which starred Paul Whiteman and his orchestra.



The animation was supervised by director-animators Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan.
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Time For A Be-Boppin' Cartoon, Folks

Here is The Cat starring in a 1961 Paramount cartoon entitled "Bopin' Hood."





Produced and directed by Seymour Kneitel and made in New York City.

Another Aussie Ad

Here's a commercial for Esso Motor Oil, seen on TV in Australia in the mid-to-late 1960s.


Let's Go Down Under

Here's an advertisement that aired in 1968 on Australian television for Shell Motor Oil.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Who Dunnit?

According to an Associated Press report, the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled on Monday that the passing of Michael Jackson was a homicide.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Final Four? What Final Four?!

Looks like the NCAA is stripping the University of Memphis of its' 2008 Final Four appearance.

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Polka Time, Kids!

In this excerpt from a 1956 ABC telecast of the Lawrence Welk Show, Myron Floren plays the "Champagne Polka," while Lawrence and then-Champagne Lady Alice Lon dance.


Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Finally

I finally returned home to Medford, Oregon this afternoon from Reno, Nevada.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Due Back Saturday

My return home to Medford, Oregon has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul, R. I. P

Legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul passed away on Thursday at a hospital in White Plains, New York from complications of pneumonia at age 94.

Mr. Paul was a major influence on so many guitarists in various fields of popular music, not only with his guitar playing, but also his various innovations.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Looks Like Thursday Or Friday

Seems as if I will remain here in Reno until this coming Thursday or Friday.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Still In Reno Until Wednesday

I'm still in Reno, Nevada and am not expected back in Medford, Oregon until this coming Wednesday.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

In Reno

At this hour I am currently in Reno, Nevada and should be back in Medford, Oregon sometime between this coming Sunday and Tuesday.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Happy Birthday, NBA!

On this date in 1949, the three year-old Basketball Association of America merged with the 12 year-old National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association.

Former BAA clubs currently playing in the NBA:

Boston Celtics (1946-present)

New York Knickerbockers (1946-present)

Philadelphia Warriors (1946-62)/San Francisco Warriors (1962-71)/Golden State Warriors (1971-present)

Former NBL clubs currently playing in the NBA:
Syracuse Nationals (1946-63)/Philaelphia 76ers (1963-present)

Buffalo Bisons (1946)/Tri-Cities (Davenport, Iowa; Rock Island and Moline, Illinois) Blackhawks (1946-51)/Milwaukee Hawks (1951-55)/St. Louis Hawks (1955-68)/ Atlanta Hawks (1968-present)

Former NBL and BAA clubs currently playing in the NBA:

Fort Wayne Pistons (1941-57)/Detroit Pistons (1957-present)

Rochester Royals (1945-57)/Cincinnati Royals (1957-72)/Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972-75)/Kansas City Kings (1975-85)/Sacramento Kings (1985-present)

Detroit Gems (1946-47)/Minneapolis Lakers (1947-60)/Los Angeles Lakers (1960-present)

NOTE: The Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals, and Fort Wayne Pistons jumped from the NBL to the BAA in 1948, as did the Indianapolis Jets (formerly Kautskys), with the Hoosier State capital city's club closing up shop in 1949.