Sunday, July 30, 2017

'59 Ford Galaxie

Here now is a 1959 Ford Galaxie two-door hardtop.

'59 Olds

Here's a 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Celebrity four-door sedan.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

T2 Pick Up First Home Win

At Portland, Oregon:

Villyan Bizhev scored the winning goal in the 81st minute as Portland Timbers 2 picked up their first United Soccer League home victory of the season on Saturday night 2-1 over the visiting Rio Grande Valley Toros.

T2's next game will be on the road next Saturday against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (live, high definition stream via

Timbers And Dynamo Battle To Draw In Houston

At Houston:

In Saturday Major League Soccer action, Diego Valeri (13') and Sebastian Blanco (43') each scored once as the Portland Timbers gained a 2-2 road draw with the Houston Dynamo.

Mauro Manota (37') and Juan Cabezas (81') each scored a goal to keep the Dynamo unbeaten at home.

The Timbers will host the Los Angeles Galaxy next Sunday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

Riders Outlast Argos In Regina

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for four touchdowns (two of them to Duron Carter) on Saturday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-3) held off the visiting Toronto Argonauts (3-3) 38-27 in Canadian Football League action.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Here's a commercial for the 1952 De Soto with Grouch Marx.

The ad is narrated by Groucho's You Bet Your Life announcer and sidekick, George Fenneman.

Commercial - Coca-Cola King Size - Anita Bryant and the Four Brothers

From the late 1950s or early 1960s, here's a Coca-Cola television commercial with Anita Bryant and the Four Brothers.

King Size Cavalier Cigarettes ~ 1953 TV Commercial ~ Feel That Mildness

Here's a 1953 television commercial for Cavalier Cigarettes from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

'55 Willys Bermuda Hardtop

Here's a 1955 Willys Bermuda Hardtop. 

Farewell To The Voice Of Rocket J. Squirrel (Natasha Fatale, Granny, Jokey Smurf, Et Al)

June Foray, the longtime voice artist best remembered for her work as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel as well as one of Rocky's (and Bullwinkle J. Moose's) nemeses, Natasha Fatale on what eventually became The Bullwinkle Show, passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 99.

Miss Foray began her 85-year career as a 12-year-old when she portrayed an elderly woman on a radio show back in 1929.

During the course of her long career, June performed on numerous radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s, then later did voice work in theatrical and television cartoons, ranging from Granny in the Warner Brothers' Sylvester and Tweety cartoons to Jokey Smurf on the 1980s Smurfs TV series that ran on NBC from 1981 to 1990.

More on June's life and career can be found here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Eddie Mack - Hoot And Holler Saturday Night

Time to "Hoot and Holler Saturday Night" with Eddie Mack as we go back to 1950.

Released on Apollo #417.

Eddie Mack with Cootie Williams - Shotgun Boogie / Divorce Me C.O.D (1950)

From 1950, time for some old-time rhythm and blues with Eddie Mack along with Cootie Williams and His Orchestra on Derby Records #756, opening with "Shotgun Boogie," followed by "Divorce Me C.O.D."  The former written by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the latter composed by Merle Travis.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - "Take Your Girlie To The Movies" & "Isch Ka ...

Time for both sides of Brunswick #7453, with Kay Kyser and His Orchestra.  We open with "Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love At Home)" with vocal by Sully Mason.  Next, we wrap things up with "Isch Ka Bibble" with vocal by Merwyn (Ish Kabibble) Bogue.

Both sides were recorded on May 9, 1935.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Timbers Knock Off Caps In Vancouver In Cascadia Cup Clash

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

In his first Major League Soccer start on Sunday, Jeremy Ebobisse had a hand in both goals, his first career MLS tally in the 14th minute, and, thanks to his boot-heel assist, Sebastian Blanco's game winner in the 49th as the still-shorthanded Portland Timbers snapped a six-match winless streak with a 2-1 Cascadia Cup road win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Andrew Jacobsen scored the Caps' lone goal at 45 minutes.

Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson made four saves to preserve the Timbers' victory.

Next up for Portland, a match this coming Saturday evening in Houston against the Dynamo (5:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports).

Saturday, July 22, 2017

T2 Gain 1-1 Road Draw With Reno 1868

At Reno, Nevada:

In Saturday United Soccer League action, Portland Timbers 2 came from behind to gain a 1-1 road draw with Reno 1868 FC.

Gio Calixtro's equalizer in the 83rd minute enabled the guests to pick up their third draw of the season.  

Seth Casiple's deflected shot reach the back of the net for the hosts' tally at 71 minutes.

T2's next league match is next Saturday night at home against the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (live streaming through

Stamps Too Much For Riders In Calgary

At Calgary, Alberta:

Running back Jerome Messam ran for 135 yards and a touchdown while quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 253 yards and two more scores on Saturday night as the Calgary Stampeders (3-1-1) defeated the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3) 27-10 in Canadian Football League action.

Rene Paredas kicked a pair of field goals to add to the Stampeders' coffers.

1933 Hal Kemp - The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re In The Money) (Skinny Enni...

Here's music by Hal Kemp and His Orchestra, "The Gold Diggers' Song (Were In The Money)" from the Warner Brothers' picture "Gold Diggers of 1933."  Skinney (spelled "Skinny" on the label) Ennis is on the vocal here.

Composed by Al Dubin and Harry Warren.

Recorded in Chicago on May 26, 1933 and released on Brunswick #6582.


Here now is a 1958 television commercial for Fizzies tablets, which turn ordinary water into sparkling soft drinks.

Narrated by ex-Super Circus ringmaster Claude Kirschner and featuring the voice of Olive Oyl herself, Mae Questel.


From the early 1950s, here an old television commercial for Old Gold Cigarettes with Dennis James, the dancing Old Gold Cigarette Pack, and the dancing Matchbox.


Here's a glamour photo of 1930s screen actress (and former child model) Madge Evans.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Still More Connie!

Here's one more glamour photo of Constance Bennett.

More Connie!

Here's another glamour shot of Constance Bennett.


Time for another glamour photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Undermanned Timbers Embarrassed At Home

In Wednesday Major League Soccer action, Joao Plata scored twice (PK-50', 80'), Kyle Beckerman (10') and Albert Rusnak (68') once apiece as Real Salt Lake dominated the Portland Timbers 4-1 on the road, snapping an eight-match winless run against Portland.

The Timbers were ultimately reduced to nine men after first Victor Arboleda (53'), then Fanendo Adi (55') were tossed out on red-card ejections as was RSL's Kyle Beckerman (55').

Jack Barmby delivered the Timbers' lone goal in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.

Portland will try to snap its' current six-game winless skid in Vancouver this coming Sunday against the Whitecaps (3:30 PM Pacific Time, Fox Sports One).

'57 Chrysler 300

Here's a 1957 Chrysler 300 two-door hardtop.

'55 Plymouth Savoy

Here's a 1955 Plymouth Savoy four-door sedan.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Now, This Is A Car

Here's a 1956 Continental Mark II two-door coupe.  This was during the brief period that Continental became a separate make within the Ford Motor Company family of cars.

'61 Falcon

Here's a 1961 Ford Falcon two-door sedan.

'57 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

Here's a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Kharlton Belmar Haunts Former Team As He Leads SWP Past T2 In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday United Soccer League action, Kharlton Belmar scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute against his former team as Swope City Rangers defeated Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 1-0 on the road.

T2 will travel to Nevada for a match this coming Saturday at 7:30 PM against Reno 1868 FC, to be streamed live and in high definition over

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

'49 Hudson

Here's a 1949 Hudson Super Six Brougham Coupe.

'49 Dodge

Here's a 1949 Dodge Custom Club Coupe.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


First aired around 1957, here's a television commercial featuring Mighty Mouse premiums and the Post Cereals that offer them.

This might have aired during Mighty Mouse Playhouse, which was a Saturday morning staple on CBS television.

Frank Gallop, at that time the announcer on NBC's Perry Como Show, was the announcer here.

I have one question:

How cum there were no Heckle and Jeckle, Gandy Goose, or Dinky Duck premiums offered?


Here's a 1950 TV commercial for what was then known as Post's Raisin Bran.

For decades now, it has been known as Post Raisin Bran.

Post Cereals was at that time a unit of General Foods.

Kelloggs All Bran Cereal Commercial 1952

From 1952, here's a TV commercial for Kellogg's All-Bran Cereal, which looks like it was produced by the folks at UPA.

From the looks of the animation, it looks like it was directed by Robert (Bobe) Cannon.

This aired during a telecast of NBC's All Star Revue, in which Kellogg's was one of the sponsors that 1951-52 season.

Twinkles Cereal TV Commercial 1960 General Mills; First Cereal to Carry ...

From 1960, here's a television commercial for Twinkles, the first General Mills cereal to carry the company's new "Big G" logo.

This was the cereal that had a storybook in the back of the box.

Kinda makes you feel old, don't it?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RED FOLEY Birmingham Bounce DECCA 1950

Here's music by Red Foley, "Birmingham Bounce."

Recorded in Nashville on April 3, 1950 and released on Decca #9-46234 during that same month.

'52 Hudsons

Here's a magazine ad for the 1952 Hudson Hornet and Wasp.

'60 Edsel

Here's a 1960 Edsel Ranger two-door hardtop.

It was the final model year for this marque.

Looks almost like a 1959 Pontiac without the widetrack look or the double taillights.

Those are actually your correspondent's favorite Edsels is that for its' abortive final year, they got rid of any trace of the infamous horse-collar grille.

Reach For The Stars, Connie!

Here's another glamour photo of Constance Bennett.


Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Blue Bonnet Margarine ad ◊ 1967

Here's a 1967 television commercial for Blue Bonnet Margarine.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Chalk Up Another Defeat For T2

At Portland, Oregon:

Adrian Vera scored twice (47', 50') early in the second half on Sunday as Los Angeles Galaxy II, after having trailed 2-0, scored four unanswered goals and held on for a 4-3 United Soccer League road win over struggling Portland Timbers 2.

The Portland Timbers' owned-and-operated USL affiliate will try to pick up what would only be their second win of the season next Sunday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time when they host the Swope Park Rangers (live streaming via and

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Riders Overpower Ti-Cats For First Win Of Season

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 380 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for a pair of TDs as well on Saturday night as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-2) overpowered the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-2) 37-20 for their first Canadian Football League victory of the season----and their first ever at the new Mosaic Stadium.

HAPPY CIRCUS DAYS-Terrytoons (1942)

From 1942, it's time for "Happy Circus Days" from Terrytoons.

Made at New Rochelle, New York, this cartoon, with story by John Foster and music by Philip A. Scheib, was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Connie Rasinski.

Released theatrically by 20th Century-Fox and this print contains the original main titles.

The Lion And The Mouse - 1943 - Terrytoons

I figure that now is as good a time to present a cartoon.

Time now for "The Lion And The Mouse."

This 1943 Terrytoon, made at New Rochelle, New York and released theatrically by 20th Century-Fox and containing the original titles, with story by John Foster and music by Philip A. Scheib, was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Mannie Davis.

'52 Hudson Commodore

Here's a 1952 Hudson Commodore four-door sedan.

After that year, Hudson eliminated the Commodore to help make room for its' ill-fated Jet compact.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Lizabeth----In Color!

Here's a glamour photo, in color, of 1940s and 1950s screen actress Lizabeth Scott.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Timbers Battle Hot Fire To 2-2 Draw At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Fanendo Adi (PK-24') and Sebastian Blanco (70') each scored a goal on Wednesday night as the Portland Timbers gained a 2-2 Major League Soccer home draw with the Chicago Fire.

Arturo Alvarez (34') and Brandon Vincent (61') each scored once for the visitors.

The Timbers' next match is slated for Wednesday, July 19th at home against Real Salt Lake (7:30 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Buy A Rambler 6 Or Rambler V-8 For '57!

Here's a classic magazine ad for the 1957 Rambler with American Motors president George Romney.

Magazine Ad For '58 Rambler

Here an advertisement for the 1958 Rambler, as seen in the May 12, 1958 issue of Life magazine.

HOT RODS-Mighty Mouse (Terrytoons-TCF, 1953)

Time for a visit from Mighty Mouse as he stars in the 1953 Terrytoon "Hot Rods."

With story by Tom Morrison and music by Philip A. Scheib, this cartoon, released theatrically by 20th Century Fox and made in New Rochelle, New York, was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Eddie Donnelly.

Jo Ann Campbell - I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain (1962)

From 1962, here's Jo-Ann Campbell with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain."

This was the answer to the Claude King hit "Wolverton Mountain."

This is a British printing on Columbia Records (it was recorded and released here in the States through Cameo-Parkway).

I wonder it ol' Clifton Clowers knows about this.

JO-ANN CAMPBELL Wassa Matter With You 78 1958

Here's Jo-Ann Campbell with "Wassa Matter With You," from 1958.


Here's a glamour shot of English-born 1930s and 1940s screen actress Madeleine Carroll.

Monday, July 03, 2017


Another glamour photo of screen legend Marlene Dietrich.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Bombers Ruin Riders' New Mosaic Stadium Debut With OT Win

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Justin Medlock kicked the game winning field goal in the second overtime period on Canada Day as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their Canadian Football League regular season by knocking off the Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-2) 43-40, ruining the Riders' first game at their new home facility, the new Mosaic Stadium.

T2 Gain Road Draw With Orange County SC

At Irvine, California:

Villyan Bijev scored twice (31', PK-85') and Russell Cicerone once (71') as Portland Timbers 2 picked up a point on the road on Saturday with a 3-3 United Soccer League draw with Orange County SC.  

Carlos Alverez (57'), Roy Meeus (PK-63'), and Gustavo Villalobos (90'+1) each scored once for the hosts.

T2 will host Los Angeles Galaxy II next Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (streamed live via

Timbers Settle For 1-1 Road Draw With Sporting KC

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Daniel Salloi's equalizer in the 60th minute on Saturday lifted Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 Major League Soccer home draw with the Portland Timbers.

Sporting stretched their home unbeaten streak to a club-record 18 games.

Diego Valeri scored for the Timbers in the 26th minute, only to see his penalty kick in the 74th minute, which would be put Portland back in front,  saved by Kansas City's Tim Melia.

The Timbers will host the Chicago Fire at 7:30 PM Pacific Time back home in Portland on Wednesday night, to be broadcast over the Portland Timbers television network (via KPDX-TV, Portland-Vancouver).

1935 Henry King - Kiss Me Goodnight (Joe Sudy, vocal)

Here's a wonderful version of "Kiss Me Goodnight" from Henry King and His Orchestra with vocal by Joseph Sudy.

Recorded on May 23, 1935 and released on Columbia #3049-D.

1935 Eddie Paul - With All My Heart (Johnny Hauser, vocal)

Time for music by Eddie Paul and His Paramount Orchestra, "With All My Heart," with Johnny Hauser on the vocal.

This is from "Her Majesty's Voice."

Recorded in New York City on December 5, 1935 and released on Banner and other American Record Corporation labels.