Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hey, Kids, How 'Bout Going For A Spin?

In a 1960 Dodge Dart.

Here's a commercial for the 1960 Dodge Dart as aired on the October 10, 1959 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, which originated from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu.

Yes, folks, that's Lou Crosby (Cathy Lee's dad) doing the commercial.

Here's A Poster For An Old Terrytoon

Here's a theatrical poster for a 1936 Terrytoons cartoon, "Farmer Al Falfa in The Health Farm," which was produced by Paul Terry on behalf of Educational Pictures and released by 20th Century-Fox.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Maybe Some Of You Are Old Enough To Remember This Product

1918 magazine ad for Cliquot Club Ginger Ale.  In 1965, the company was bought out by rival Canada Dry and eventually dissolved. 

Remember When Ketchup Used To Be Called Catsup?

1951 magazine ad for Del Monte Catsup.  Complete with pineapple vinegar.  When I was a little shaver, this was the ketchup----I mean----catsup  we used at home. I think Heinz had for years had the exclusive rights to the word "Ketchup." 

Here's An Old Cereal Box

From circa 1950 or '51, here's a box of Shredded Ralston with Elizabeth Taylor on the front. This was to help promote the MGM movie that she, Spencer Tracy, and Joan Bennett starred in, the original version of "Father of the Bride."  This was right before the name of the cereal was changed to Wheat Chex. 

Here's Another Old Magazine Ad!

World War II era magazine ad for Shredded Ralston, which in the early 1950s was renamed Wheat Chex. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Not To Be Confused With The Same-Named Early 1970s NBC Game Show Hosted By Bill Cullen

Here's a trailer for the 1932 Warner Brothers movie "Three on a Match," starring Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, and some young up-and-comer named Bette Davis.

The American Car With The European Look!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1953 Studebakers. 

Should That Read "Pancake Days ARE Happy Days?"

Here's an old magazine ad from around 1940 for Aunt Jemima pancake and buckwheat mixes.

Here's Another Mobilgas Ad

This one appeared in the September 1, 1951 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

At The Sign Of The Flying Red Horse!

Here's an advertisement for Mobilgas service stations as it appeared in the September 30, 1940 issue of Life magazine.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Feel Sluggish?

Take some Sal Hepatica!

Here's an ad from the January, 1951 issue of Country Gentleman. 

Another Bromo Seltzer Ad

1939 Magazine ad from Bromo Seltzer with radio announcer and sportscaster Ted Husing. 

Fight Headache Three Ways!

Here's a magazine ad for Bromo Seltzer as it appeared in the August 2, 1937 issue of Life Magazine.

Here's Another Blast From The Past

Here's an advertisement for Firestone Tires as it appeared in the May 19, 1945 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. 

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 three-season 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 Gunfighter", 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."


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sounders Blank Timbers At Home In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Seattle:

With Clint Dempsey (71') and Marco Pappa (86') delivering the late goals, the Seattle Sounders blanked the visiting Portland Timbers 2-0 in a Cascadia Cup clash which doubled as the lone Sunday Major League Soccer contest, played in front of 64,207 fans.

The Timbers will host the Colorado Rapids this coming Friday at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (NBCSN).

Thunder Knock Off KISS To Open Up Two-Game Lead For Final National Conference Playoff Berth

At Portland, Oregon:

Bryce Peila's fumble recovery for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter helped lift the Portland Thunder (5-11) to a 44-31 Saturday Arena Football League home win over the Los Angeles KISS (3-13), enabling the Thunder to hold a two-game lead over Los Angeles with two regular-season game remaining for the National Conference's fourth and final playoff berth, which Portland can clinch with one more win or one more KISS defeat.

Lions Double Up Riders In Regina

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Kevin Glenn completed 16 of 27 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown and no interceptions with running back Andrew Harris ran the ball 18 times for 138 yards and a TD while grabbing five receptions for another 65 yards on Saturday as the British Columbia Lions (1-2) knocked off the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-2) 26-13 on the road in Canadian Football League action.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder And Last Surviving Original Member Of 1970s Punk Rock Band, R.I.P.

Hungarian-born Tom Erdelyi, a.k.a. Tommy Ramone, co-founder and last surviving member of the 1970s New York City-based punk rock band The Ramones, passed away on Friday at his home in Ridgewood, in Queens, New York from cancer of the bile duct at age 65.  

Of the original Ramones, singer Joey passed away in 2001, bassist Dee Dee in 2002, and guitarist Johnny in 2004.

Tommy was the band's drummer.

Friday, July 11, 2014

LeBron's Homecoming

Will the return of Mr. James to the Cavaliers help end Cleveland's major-league championship drought?

The Cavaliers made their one-and-only NBA Finals appearance in 2007, with LeBron in tow, only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs in four games.

The original Cleveland Browns last won the NFL title in the pre-Super Bow-era year of 1964.

The Cleveland Indians last won a World Series in 1948.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Timbers Drop Open Cup Decision In OT On Road Against Sounders; Seattle Advances To Semfinals

At Tukwila, Washington:

Kenny Cooper (111') and Marco Pappa (116') each delivered an overtime goal on Wednesday night as the Seattle Sounders defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 3-1 in the quarterfinal round of the US Open Cup tournament.

The Timbers' next match is a Major League Soccer (and Cascadia Cup) contest against the Sounders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bob Hastings, Don's Brother, Played Lt. Carpenter On "McHale's Navy," R.I.P.

Bob Hastings, an actor who played Lt. Elroy Carpenter, a bumbling yes man on the 1962-66 television sitcom McHale's Navy, passed away on Monday, June 30 at Burbank, California at age 89 from prostate cancer.

The Brooklyn-born Mr. Hastings appeared on numerous TV series from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Bob was the brother of Don Hastings, whom after playing the nameless Video Ranger on Captain Video, would be best remembered for his roughly 50-year-long portrayal of Dr. Bob Hughes on As The World Turns.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Timbers Reminder

The Portland Timbers will take on the Seattle Sounders twice on the road in the next week, starting with their US Open Cup quarterfinal-round contest this coming Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Pacific Time, then back to league (and Cascadia Cup) action against the Sounders next Sunday at 7:00 PM Pacific Time in a nationally televised contest (ESPN 2).

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Gladiators Too Much For Thunder

At Cleveland, Ohio:

The Cleveland Gladiators (14-1) broke open what had been for three quarters a close Arena Football League contest in the fourth quarter on Saturday and defeated the visiting Portland Thunder (4-11) 61-40.

Argos Blast Riders In Toronto

At Toronto:

Quarterback Ricky Ray threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns without an interception on Saturday as the Toronto Argonauts (1-1) pummeled the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-1) 48-15 in Canadian Football League action. Running Back Curtis Steele added a pair of TDs to the Argos' coffers.

Late Own Goal Forces Timbers To Settle For Road Draw With Galaxy

At Carson, California:

Rauwshan McKenzie's own goal in the 86th minute enabled the Los Angeles Galaxy to salvage a 2-2 Friday night Major League Soccer home draw with the Portland Timbers.  Diego Valeri (67') and Jorge Villafana (71') each scored a goal for the Timbers while Marcelo Sarvas opened the scoring for the hosts in the 65th minute.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

When It's Round-Up Time In Texas

In this kinescope clip of an ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show from circa 1964, here's a Dixieland rendition of "When The Bloom Is On The Sage," also known as "When It's Roundup Time In Texas."  This features Bob Havens on trombone.

Trying To Outsmart Guy, Eh, Andy?

Here's a 1950s commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops with the stars of the syndicated TV series Wild Bill Hickok, which starred Guy Madison in the title role and Andy Devine as Wild Bill's sidekick Jingles.  Here's Guy and Andy in action in an integrated commercial as Kellogg's sponsored WBH.

Light Up A Lucky!

Yes, folks, this 1955 commercial for Lucky Strike Cigarettes was actually filmed at a diner.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Time For Early Hitch!

From Gaumont-British Picture Corporation in 1935, we present "The 39 Steps," directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  This picture, which stars Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll, was based on John Buchan's adventure novel of the same name, is the story of a man who is running form the law, having been falsely accused of murder and ends up getting the support of a woman who initially didn't believe him. Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, and Peggy Ashcroft were featured in the cast.

Adaptation: Charles Bennett

Continuity: Alma Reville (a.k.a. Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)

Dialogue: Ian Hay

Photography:  Bernard Knowles

Musical Direction: Louis Levy


Time For Harry, Kids!

From 1938, here's Harry Langdon starring in a Columbia Pictures short subject, "Sue My Lawyer."  Ann Doran, Monty Collins, and Bud Jamison join Harry in this madcap comedy.  With screenplay by Ewart Adamson, story by Harry Langdon, photography by George Meehan (A.S.C.),  and editing by Charles Nelson, this film was directed by the associate producer Jules White.

Cheerios And V-8 Juice! What A Combination?!

From the WTF Department, here's an early 1960s commercial for Cheerios.