Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Lawrence Welk Show (Saturday) September 17th, 1966

Here is a black-and-white kinescope of the September 17, 1966 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show which aired in COLOR when it first aired over the network.


"POST WAR INVENTIONS" Starring Gandy Goose and Sourpuss (Terrytoons/20th Century-Fox, 1945)

From 1945, here are Gandy Goose and Sourpuss starring in the Terrytoon "Post War Inventions" in which our heroes look at what's in store in the Postwar World.  This cartoon, made at New Rochelle, New York and originally released theatrically by 20th Century-Fox, with story by John Foster and music by Philip A. Scheib, was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Connie Rasinski.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Wingy Manone, "Let's Spill the Beans". New York 1935

From April 8, 1935, here's Wingy Manone and his Orchestra with "Lets Spill The Beans."

"Summer Souvenirs" by Jan Garber and His Orchestra With Vocal By Lee Bennett (1938)

Here's music by Jan Garber and his Orchestra, "Sumer Souvenirs," with vocal by Lee Bennett.  Recorded on September 29, 1938.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cardinals Return Two Interceptions For TDs As Arizona Clobbers Niners At Home

At Glendale, Arizona:

Justin Bethel (21 yards) and Tyrann Matheiu (33, one of his two picks) each ran back an interception for a first-quarter touchdown while Carson Palmer threw for 311 yards and a pair of TDs (both to Larry Fitzgerald) and Chris Johnson ran for 110 yards and two more scores as the Arizona Cardinals (3-0) destroyed the visiting San Francisco 49ers (1-2) 47-7 on Sunday.

Riders Knock Off Visiting Alouettes

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Macho Harris intercepted three interceptions on Sunday, returning one of them for a touchdown as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-11) defeated the visiting Montreal Alouettes (5-7) 33-21 in Canadian Football League action.

Ducks Fall Out Of AP Poll Following Utah Debacle; Hang On In Coaches Poll

In the wake of Saturday's blowout home defeat to Utah, the Oregon Ducks, who had been ranked #13 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls, fell out of the AP poll altogether (their remaining support would have the Ducks ranked #27) , and wound up tied for #24 with California in the Coaches' rankings.

As has been the case all season, and of course, dropping their Friday home game to Stanford wouldn't have helped their case whatsoever, there was no support in either poll for the Oregon State Beavers.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Unmitigated Disaster: Utes Massacre Ducks In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Travis Wilson returned from a shoulder sprain he suffered two weeks ago and completed 18 of 30 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns while carrying the ball for 100 and another score on Saturday night as the Utah Runnin' Utes (4-0 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play; #18 in the Associated Press poll, #17 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) skewered the home-standing Oregon Ducks (2-2, 1-3; #13 in both AP and Coaches polls) 62-20 in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.  

It was the Ducks' most lopsided home defeat since 1977 (54-0 to Washington); the 62 were the most Oregon ever surrendered in Eugene.

Looks like the Ducks can forget about a repeat College Football Playoff appearance this season.

Fanendomania Conquers Columbus As Timbers Grab Key Road Win

At Columbus, Ohio:

The Portland Timbers, with Fanendo Adi scoring twice (29', 50') to set a franchise single-season record for goals scored (12), knocked off the Columbus Crew 2-1 on the road in a key Major League Soccer match on Saturday night, despite Kai Kamara's league-leading 22nd goal of the season (43') for the hosts, who were prevented from locking up a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Timbers' next contest is next Saturday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time at home against Sporting Kansas City (Timbers broadcast TV network, which includes KFBI-TV, Medford, Oregon).

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cardinal Too Much For Beavers In Corvallis In OSU's Conference Opener

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Kevin Hogan threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns while Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-high 206 yards on Friday night as the Stanford Cardinal (3-1 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play; #21 in the Associated Press poll, #24 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) overpowered the home-standing Oregon State Beavers (2-2, 0-1) in the Pac-12 Conference opener for the hosts.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"The Clouds Will Soon Roll By" Eddy Duchin Central Park Casino Orchestra...

Here's music by Eddy Duchin and his Central Park Casino Orchestra,"The Clouds Will Soon Roll By," recorded on July 1, 1932, with vocal by the Hamilton Sisters (Violet  and Pearl Hamilton and Jessie Fordyce), who would soon be known as the Three X Sisters.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Now It's Over: Yogi Berra, Yankees Hall of Fame Legend Who Starred On 10 WS Title Teams, Also Known For Pithy Sayings, R.I.P.

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, the legendary New York Yankees catcher who played in fourteen World Series (winning ten of them) and who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, passed away on Tuesday night at age 90.

A three-time American League Most Valuable Player and 15-time All-Star, Mr. Berra caught Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Considered one of baseball's all time-greatest catchers, Yogi remains the all-time leader among catchers in runs batted in and fourth in runs scored and home runs.

Yogi's also known for his unusual sayings.

Some of the Yogi-isms include:

"It ain't over till it's over"

"Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical"

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it"

As a manager, Yogi took both the Yankees (1964) and New York Mets (1973) to the World Series.

Not only was Yogi Berra one of baseball's greatest players, he was one of its' greatest and most colorful characters.

Thanks for the great memories, Yogi, and Rest In Peace.

Considered one of  

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jack Larsen, TV's Original Jimmy Olsen, R.I.P.

Jack Larsen, a playwright and librettist who is best remembered for his portrayal of Daily Planet reporter and photographer Jimmy Olsen on the 1950s Adventures of Superman television series, passed away on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles at age 87.

Jackie Collins, Best-Selling Novelist, Joan's Sister, R.I.P.

Jackie Collins, the author best remembered for best-selling escapist, sex-filled, unpretentious novels, and who was the younger sister of actress Joan Collins, passed away this past Saturday in Los Angeles at age 77 from breast cancer.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Red Bulls Frustrate Timbers In Portland, Clinch Playoff Berth

At Portland, Oregon:

Felipe (44') and Damien Perrinelle (45'+2) each scored a goal late in the first half and goalkeeper Luis Robales posted his 28th career shutout as the New York Red Bulls became the first club to lock up a playoff berth with their 2-0 Sunday Major League Soccer road blanking of the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers will try once again to put to together as they will visit the Columbus Crew this coming Saturday at 4:30 PM Pacific Time, to be televised over their broadcast TV network.

Ducks Rank #13 In Both Polls (Down A Spot In AP Rankings)

Following Saturday's lopsided home victory over Georgia State, the Oregon Ducks find themselves at #13 in both the Associated Press (down one spot) and USA Today/Coaches polls.

The Oregon State Beavers, despite their comeback win over San Jose State, still received no support in either poll.

Big Ben's And DeAngelo's Excellent Adventure: Steelers Manhandle Visiting Niners

At Pittsburgh:

Quarterback Ben Roethliesberger threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns (two of them to Antonio Brown, who gathered 195 receiving yards) and completed two two-point conversion passes while running back DeAngeleo Williams tied a franchise single-game record with three TDs on the ground as the Pittsburgh Steelers piled up 453 yards of total offense in manhandling the visiting San Francisco 49ers 43-18 on Sunday. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

REDBLACKS Pull Out Last-Second Victory Over Riders In Regina

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Henry Burris passed for 477 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for another major score while Chris Milo haunted his former team with a game-winning field goal with six second remaining on Saturday as the Ottawa REDBLACKS (7-4) continued their push for the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup Playoffs by nipping the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-11) 30-27 on the road.

Beavers Score 21 In Third Quarter, Overcome Spartans

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Quarterback Seth Collins ran for two touchdowns and passed for another on Saturday as the Oregon State Beavers (2-1) scored 21 points in the third quarter en route to 35-21 home victory over the San Jose State Spartans (1-2) in their final non-conference game of the season.

Ducks Bounce Back, Smother Panthers At Home

At Eugene, Oregon:

The Oregon Ducks (2-1; #12 in the Associated Press poll, #13 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) bounced back on Saturday and dominated the visiting Georgia State Panthers (1-2) 61-28 in their final non-conference game of the season.  Jeff Lockie, playing in place of injured quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr., completed 23 of 31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns as the Ducks regained their winning form following their defeat last Saturday at Michigan State.  Royce Freeman carried the ball ten times for 101 yards and a TD.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

T2 Knock Off Galaxy II On Road In Season Finale

At Carson, California:

Rondell Winchester scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minute on Wednesday night as Portland Timbers 2 upended Los Angeles Galaxy II in their United Soccer League season finale 1-0 on the road.

Milo Hamilton, Hall of Fame Baseball Broadcaster, Called Hammerin' Hank's 715th HR, R.I.P.

Milo Hamilton, the long-time Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster, who, in 1974, as the Atlanta Braves' radio commentator, called Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run, passed away on Thursday at age 88 after having broadcasted Major League Baseball games for 60 years.

Before settling with the Braves (1966-75), Mr. Hamilton worked for the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs.

After working for the Pittsburgh Pirates and again for the Cubs, Milo would work from 1987 until suffering a heart attack in 2012 for the Houston Astros.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Niners Overpower Vikes In Regular-Season Opener

At Santa Clara, California:

Running back Carlos Hyde carried the ball 26 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns on Monday night as the San Francisco 49ers throttled the visiting Minnesota Vikings 20-3 in the National Football League regular-season opener for both teams.  

The victory came in the opening contest of Jim Tomsula's second stint as the Niners' head coach (he coached one game---a victory over Arizona---on an interim basis at the end of the 2010 season).

It was the first Monday night NFL game to be played at Levi's Stadium----site of Super Bowl 50.

New Coach For The Thunder

Andy Olson, who formerly coached the Spokane Shock, is the new head coach of the Portland Thunder.

He becomes Portland's third head coach in as many seasons.

1934 Bennie Krueger - Goodnight Lovely Little Lady (George Beuler, vocal)

From 1934, here's Bennie (Don't Call Me Freddie) Kruger and his orchestra with "Good Night Lovely Little Lady."  This song is from the Paramount picture, "We're Not Dressing."

Vocal by George (Don't Call Me Ferris) Beuler.

Ducks Fall Out Of Top Ten In Both Polls

In the aftermath of Saturday's tough setback at Michigan State, the Oregon Ducks fell five spots to #12 in the latest Associated Press college football poll.  The Ducks dropped eight spots to #13 in the USA Today/College rankings.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Moses Malone, Three-Time NBA MVP, Hall of Famer, R.I.P.

Moses Malone, a three-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player and a key component of the Philadelphia 76ers' 1982-83 NBA title team, as well as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning at Norfolk, Virginia at age 60.

Mr. Malone held the distinction of becoming the first high school basketball player to go directly to the pros when, at age 19, he signed on in 1974 with the Utah Stars of the old American Basketball Association.

After having starred for Utah in his first pro season, Moses wound up with the Spirits of St. Louis when the Stars' franchise collapsed during the 1975-76 season.

When the NBA and ABA merged in 1976, Moses, whose NBA rights were originally owned by the Portland Trail Blazers (who had selected him in a dispersal draft of former ABA players), was acquired by the Houston Rockets in a trade.

Mr. Malone would be a key part of the Rockets team that reached the 1981 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Boston Celtics.

In 1982, Moses would join the Philadelphia 76ers and teamed up with fellow former ABAer Julius Erving and held lead the Sixers to the 1983 title when they swept the defending champions Los Angeles Laker in four straight games.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Timbers 2 Fall Meekly At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Justin Braun scored twice in a two-minute span (33', 34') of the first half as Sacramento Republic FC dominated Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League play on the road Saturday, 3-0.

Spartans Hold Off Ducks, Avenge Last year's Road Defeat

At East Lansing, Michigan:

Quarterback Connor Cook threw for 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Saturday night as the Michigan State Spartans (2-0; #5 in the Associated Press poll, #6 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) avenged their defeat from last year and held off the visiting Oregon Ducks (1-1; #7 AP, #5 Coaches) 31-28 as the Spartans' defense held back the Ducks four times on fourth down including a key stand during the second quarter.

Riders Revert To Season-Long Form (Prior To Last Week), Fall To Blue Bombers In Banjo Bowl

At Winnipeg, Manitoba:

In Saturday Canadian Football League action, Khalil Bass intercepted a Brent Smith pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown while Matt Nichols passed for 283 yards as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-7) downed the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-10) 22-7 in the latest edition of the annual Banjo Bowl which is played between the two teams.

Wolves Break Open Game In Second Half, Manhandle Beavers As Jim Harbaugh Get First Win As Michigan Head Coach

At Ann Arbor, Michigan:

Running back De'Veon Smith ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Michigan Wolverines (1-1), after surrendering an early first-quarter touchdown, scored 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-7 beat-down of the visiting Oregon State Beavers (1-1) as Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh, in his first home game, picked up his first win as the head football coach at his alma mater.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Another Defection As The AFL Shrinks To Nine Teams

The Shock decided at the start of this month to take their cue from the Iowa Barnstormers, who did the same thing a year ago.

In the span of roughly one calendar year, the Arena Football League has lost six teams, either through clubs suspending operations, closing up shop altogether, or defecting to the more cost-effective Indoor Football League.

Spokane had been the only AFL market which did not have any teams in the Big Four American team sports leagues.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Timbers And SKC Battle To Rose City Scoreless Stalemate

At Portland, Oregon:

In an important Major League Soccer Wednesday night match, Sporting Kansas City and the home-standing Portland Timbers battled to a 0-0 deadlock.  The Timbers' Adam Kwarasey (his 12th, which tops MLS) and SKC's Tim Melia (who had seven saves) each pitched a shutout.

The Timbers' next game will be home on Sunday, September 20 against the New York Red Bulls at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Ducks Stay Put In Respective Gridiron Rankings

Following Saturday's regular-season-opening victory over Eastern Washington, the Oregon Ducks stayed where they were in both the Associated Press (#7) and USA Today/Coaches (#5) pre-season rankings in the new college football polls that were released on Tuesday.

Despite Friday's home win over Weber State, the Oregon State Beavers received no support in either poll.

Socked For The Last Time: Judy Carne, Who Co-Starred In "Laugh-In," R.I.P.

Judy Carne, the British actress and comedienne whose lasting fame came as she portrayed the Sock It To Me Girl on the 1968-73 NBC-TV Network comedy-variety series Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, passed away last Thursday at Northampton, England at age 76, probably from pneumonia.

After appearing on TV, the stage, and movies in her native England, Miss Carne arrived in the US and gained her first television role as an exchange student in the sitcom Fair Exchange.

Judy's first starring role came in the critically-praised, but lowly-rated ABC Network sitcom Love on a Rooftop (1966-67), a romantic comedy about a San Francisco woman who disappointed her father by marrying a struggling young architect, played by Peter Deuel (later known as Pete Duel).

In Laugh-In, which was hosted by comics Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Judy (along with Goldie Hawn, amongst others) appeared in miniskirts and other revealing costumes and jokes about sex, drugs, and politics which tested network censors.

Shapely and slender with her pixie hairdo, Judy would appear on camera and declare, in one variation or another,  that it was "It's-sock-it-to-me-time," and she would be doused with water, or she would vanish through a trap door.

Judy left the series in 1970.

Martin Milner, Co-Star Of "Route 66" And "Adam 12," R.I.P.

Martin Milner, who co-starred in two well-remembered television shows, Route 66 (CBS, 1960-64) and Adam 12 (NBC, 1968-74), passed away on Sunday at his Carlsbad, California home from heart failure at age 83.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Jean Darling, One Of Last Surviving Silent-Era "Our Gang" Cast Members, R.I.P.

Jean Darling, one of the last four remaining surviving cast members from the Silent-Era Our Gang series who then went on to appear in the original Broadway production of "Carousel," passed away this past Friday at Rodgau, Germany at age 93.

As a four-year-old, Miss Darling was cast in Hal Roach's Our Gang comedies and appeared in 52 films between 1927 and 1929 (46 of them silent, six of them talkies).

The Santa Monica, California native was born Dorothy Jean LeVake on August 23, 1922.  As Jean said in a 2009 interview, her parents split a few months after birth because her father didn't want her mother to put her into the movies.

Jean's mother legally had her named changed when she was five months old.

After leaving the Our Gang series, she would continue to appear in motion pictures.

After turning down an offer to appear alongside Mickey Rooney in one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Andy Hardy movies, she made her Broadway debut in the 1942 musical "Count Me In."

In 1945, Jean originated the role of Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel" and appeared in over 850 performances.

In the 1980s, after having settled down in Dublin, Jean appeared as Aunty Poppy on Irish radio and television and read kids' stories.

With Jean's passing, Lassie Lou Ahern (age 95) , Mildred Kornman (90), and Dorothy Morrison (96) are now the only remaining member of Our Gang's Silent Era cast still with us.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Riders Roll Over Blue Bombers, Collect First Victory

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Brett Smith completed 19 of 25 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown while Nic Demski ran back a punt 60 yards for another major score in the second quarter and Paul McCallum tacked on three field goals on Sunday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-9), in their first game under new head coach Bob Dyce (who replaced the fired Corey Chamblin), manhandled the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-7) 37-19 for their first Canadian Football League victory of the season.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Switchbacks Knock Off T2 In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Miguel Gonzalez scored the only goal of the match in the 65th minute as the Colorado Springs Switchbacks posted a Saturday United Soccer League 1-0 road victory over Portland Timbers 2.

Marcus Who? Vernon Adams, Jr. Leads Ducks To Season-Opening Win Over Former Team

At Eugene, Oregon:

In Saturday's regular-season opening contest for both schools, quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. haunted his former team as he threw for two touchdowns before leaving the game after a scary fourth-quarter hit while Royce Freeman ran for 180 yards and three TDs as the Oregon Ducks (#7 in the Associated Press pre-season poll, #5 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) outgunned the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles 61-42, snapping the visitors' five-game winning streak against Beaver State teams.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Beavers Down Weber State In Gary Andersen's Debut As Oregon State Gridiron Coach

At Corvallis, Oregon:

In the regular-season opener for both schools, true freshman quarterback threw a pair of touchdown passes, one of them, a 44-yarder to Jordan Villamin in the fourth quarter as the Oregon State Beavers, in Gary Andersen's debut as their new head football coach, defeated the visiting Weber State Wildcats 26-7.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Why Can't This Night Go On Forever? by Adrian Schubert and his Orchestra; Elmer Feldkamp, vocal

From 1933, here's music by Adrian Schubert and his orchestra, "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever."  Vocal by Elmer Feldkamp.

Tom Terrific Triumphs.................

At least for now.

Dean Jones, Star Of Numerous Walt Disney Movies, R.I.P.

Dean Jones, the affable boyish-looking actor best remembered for starring in numerous motion pictures from Walt Disney Productions during the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles from Parkinson's disease at age 84.

A Navy veteran, Mr. Jones had so impressed Mr. Disney with his portrayal of the prank-loving title role in the sitcom Ensign O'Toole (NBC-TV, 1962-63) that Walt gave him a job.

Dean would appear in a number of Disney movies including "That Darn Cat" (1965), "The Ugly Dachshund" (1966), "Monkeys, Go Home" (1967), and, most notably, "The Love Bug" (1968), as well as the 1977 sequel "Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo" and the 1982 made-for-TV flick "Herbie, The Love Bug." 

In earlier times, Dean had a minor role as a disc jockey in the 1957 Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." 

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Remember, Boys and Girls

This is a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan, NOT a 1960 model.

Where's Groucho?

Here's a 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible.

'59 Pontiac

Here's a 1959 Pontiac Catalina four-door hardtop.

'59 Olds

Here's a 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Celebrity Sedan.

Four-Door Hardtop Time

Here's a 1959 Ford Galaxie four-door hardtop.

'50 Merc

Here's a 1950 Mercury four-door sedan, with "suicide doors" in the back.

What A Car!

Here's one of my all-time favorite cars to come from the Ford Motor Company:  The 1956 Continental Mark II!


Here's a 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible.

'56 Nash Ambassador V-8

Here's a piece of advertising for the 1956 Nash Ambassador Country Club two-door hardtop with the Packard-built 220 horsepower Jetfire V-8 engine.

Stude Prez

Here's a 1956 Studebaker President Classic four-door sedan.

Step-Down Hudson

Here's a 1950 Hudson Pacemaker four-door sedan.

Henry J

Here's a 1951 Henry J two-door sedan with a four-cylinder engine.

More Connie

Here's a glamour shot of screen legend Constance Bennett.


Here's a glamour shot of Madeleine Carroll.

Magic Merle

Here's a glamour photo of screen legend Merle Oberon.

This photo appears to be from around 1945.

Two Years Ago....

Your team won the Grey Cup in its' own stadium and you were named CFL Coach of the Year.

Fast forward two years, with your team having won only twice in its' last 18 regular-season and playoff games.

And your team is off to its' worst start since Joe Clark was Canadian Prime Minister (Jimmy Carter was in the White House).

The year was 1979.

And you (and your team's general manager) are now unemployed.