Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time For A Legend

In a television commercial from circa 1963-64, here's Joe E. Brown selling a 3 Musketeers bar.

Hey, Arthur...

Still trying to find the chicken in that soup?  Here's Arthur Godfrey, taking a commercial break during a live 1956 CBS telecast of Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, talking about Lipton Soup mixes-----and looking for chicken.  Lipton Tea and Lipton Soup sponsored Arthur's Monday night CBS radio and television simulcasts.

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

It's Natures spelled backwards!  



1970 commercial for Fruit Flavored Serutan Laxative.

And Here's Something For The Grownups

Take some Sal Hepatica laxative.  You won't feel so irritable.  




1950s television commercial. 

Psssst, Got A Constipated Kid?

Then, give the youngster a spoonful of Fletcher's Castoria, the mild laxative for infants and growing children.  Your kid'll love it.



1950s television commercial

Unless You Have Dentures.....

Please, in God's name, don't use this product!  





This is a 1961 television commercial for Dentu Creme.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One More For The Road

Here's another old Mars Candy commercial from around 1958, this time for Marsettes.

And Now, Another Word From Our Sponsor

Another late 1950s commercial for Mars Candy bars, this time focusing on Snickers and 3 Musketeers.

Reach For A Mars Bar

From 1958, here's a commercial for Mars Candy, including Milky Way and Snickers.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Double Dose Of Geritol

Here are two Geritol commercials that originally aired live during a CBS Network telecast of The Red Skelton Show from 1953.  




That's Bob Warren, who handled both commercials.  He would go on to become the longtime announcer on The Lawrence Welk Show from the mid-1960s until the series ceased production in 1982.

For Life's Little Boo-Boos

Here's a 1950s television commercial for Unguentine.

Talk About Your Happy Meals

Here's a 1960s commercial for McDonald's.

Michael Vick

What the hell was he thinking?!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Here Are Cisco And Pancho With Good Advice

From the early 1950s, perhaps originally seen in an episode of The Cisco Kid, which was seen in syndication, here are the stars Duncan Renaldo (as Cisco) and Leo Carrillo (as his sidekick, Pancho), advising you to start the day with a breakfast that included Weber's Bread.

Have Harriet Make You A Stack Of Aunt Jemima Hotcakes!

Here's a 1958 commercial with Harriet Nelson extolling the virtues of Aunt Jemima pancake mix.


Ozzie's in it, too.

The ad originally aired during an ABC Network telecast of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Got A Waffle Whiffer At Your House?

Here's a 1970 commercial for Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles featuring Wallace the Waffle Whiffer.

Produced by Jay Ward Productions.

How About A Visit....

To Chuck E Cheese's?  









1984 television commercial.

Hungry For Fish and Chips?

Well, fish and chips with chicken and hush puppies, anyway.  









1980 television commercial.

Big News! Home Ground Coffee Returns!

At least, according to this 1969 commercial for Sanka Instant Coffee.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Can't Get Enough Of That Sugar Crisp

In this 1960s television commercial, Granny Goodwitch (voiced by Ruth Buzzi) tries to hide her box of Post Sugar Crisp from the reach of that pimp-smooth Sugar Bear (voiced by Gerry Mathews), but, to no avail.



Sugar Bear was one of several characters associated with Post Cereals featured on the old Linus The Lionhearted cartoon show, first-run episodes aired on CBS from 1964-66. 

Upset Stomach?

Try Pepto Bismol.  It's the one with "Coatability!"


1960s television commercial.

Constipated?

Try Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, as suggested in this television commercial from the 1960s.  




Now, that makes sense!

Remeber, It's Mountain Grown Coffee...

And that's the r-r-richest kind.  Good words of advice from Mrs. Olsen.  






That's a 1970s TV commercial for Folgers Coffee, featuring veteran character actress Virginia Christine, best remebered for her portrayals in numerous television commercials as the Swedish-accented Mrs. Olsen in 1960s and 1970s Folgers commercials for Proctor and Gamble.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Not One, But Two---Count 'Em, Two Commercials!

Let's go back to the 1960s for a pair of commercials for Instant Folger's Coffee.  It's just the product to keep married couples happy.  And NO Mrs. Olson in either ad!

Time For More Hair Care

Here's a commercial for Afro Sheen dating back to the mid-1970s.

The Wethead, Rest In Peace

If getting your hair full of cream, oil, or even water isn't exactly your bag, try this:  




This commercial is from around 1970.

A Little Dab Will Do Ya!

Here's a 1950s television commercial for Brylcreem.

Personal Note

The reason I haven't had too many posts published over the last three days is that my old modem burned out.  I did get a replacement today and am up and running again.

Time For A Visit From Tiny And Buddy

In this clip from a 1957 ABC telecast of Lawrence Welk's Saturday night Dodge Dancing Party, here are Big Tiny Little, Jr. on Piano and Buddy Hayes on Tuba, performing "Deep In The Heart Of Texas."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Watch That Skybolt 6 Go!

Here's a commercial for the 1961 Studebaker Lark, with Rex May taking a spin with the Skybolt 6 engine. 



The Lark was also available with a V-8 engine.  Remember, boys and girls, you have to drive the Lark to believe it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

And Now, A Word From Our Alternate Sponsor

In what looked like an integrated commercial from a 1960s episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, here are Ozzie, Harriet, Dave, and Rick Nelson chewing the fat---Ozzie, mostly---about Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice at the breakfast table.

 

Drink Tang, Gang!

From the early 1960s, back when The Bugs Bunny Show aired in prime time on ABC, here are Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam hawking Tang orange breakfast drink mix from General Foods, which sponsored Bugs' ABC Network show back then.

Here's A Legend At Work

In this clip from a 1958 ABC telecast of Lawrence Welk's Dodge Dancing Party, here's Pete Fountain performing "Tiger Rag."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

For Nagging Backache....

Take Joe Garagiola's advice.  Try Doan's Pills! 

 



1970s TV commercial.

Got That Irregular Feeling?

Then please try Flavored Haley's M-O Laxative!  Here's a commercial from 1966.  




Could that be Ted Knight?

Woo Woo!

In this clip from the 1936 Twentieth Century-Fox motion picture "Pigskin Parade," here are the Yacht Club Boys (James V. Kern, Charles Adler, Billy Mann, and George Kelly) performing "Woo Woo."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

From 1951, here's a commercial for "Wheaties!"  Featured in this advertisement for "The Breakfast of Champions" is Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner.


Don't Miss It!

From 1948, here's a trailer for the Columbia Pictures 15-part serial, "Superman."  Kirk Alyn, who played the role of the Man of Steel, both in this series, and its' 1950 sequel, "Atom Man vs. Superman," never had his name on the credits in any of the episodes of either serial.  Noel Noell, who played Lois Lane in this first serial, later portrayed her on the television series of the 1950s that starred George Reeves and Krypton's lone survivor.


Here's A Real Blast From The Past

Here's a theatrical trailer for the first Hopalong Cassidy movie, which, of course, starred William Boyd in the title role.  The original film was released by Paramount Pictures in 1935.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Time For a Soundie

From 1942, here's Yvonne DeCarlo (from more than two decades before her Lily Munster days) with Russell Mercer in a Soundie, performing "The Lamp Of Memory."


Before "60 Minutes"

Yes, boys and girls, that's Mike Wallace, doing a television commercial in 1955 for Fluffo Shortening, a Proctor and Gamble product.


And Now, A Word From Out Sponsor

Here is a 1950s television commercial for Bosco Chocolate Syrup.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Coach For Devils

At Newark, New Jersey:

John MacLean, the all-time leading goal scorer in New Jersey Devils history (347), was named the new head coach of the National Hockey League team on Thursday.  He succeeds the retired Jacques Lemaire.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS WIN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

At Los Angeles:

Despite a 6-for-24 shooting night, Kobe Bryant, who was named series Most Valuable Player, scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Ron Artest scored 20 points and Pau Gasol scored 19 while grabbing 18 rebounds, as the Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Boston Celtics 30-22 in the fourth quarter to win the seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals 83-79 at home Thursday night to win their 17th major league title overall----one in the old National Basketball League (1948), one in the rival Basketball Association of America (1949), and 15 in the newly-merged National Basketball Association (their first in 1950).  The NBA record books say 16.  For head coach Phil Jackson, this marked his record 11th NBA title as a head coach.   Here's Kobe (right), pictured with teammate Derek Fisher and the Lawrence O'Brien Trophy in this Getty Images photo.



 

It's Official

The University of Utah accepted an invitation to join the Pacific Ten Conference on Thursday.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Time For A Song From Pretty Miss Norma Jean!

Here's a clip from a black-and-white kinescope of telecast of The Porter Wagoner Show from the early 1960's as Pretty Miss Norma Jean sings Hank Williams' classic "Why Don't You Love Me?"

How 'Bout Takin' A Spin In A 1960 Dodge Dart?

In this clip from the October 10, 1959 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, here is announcer and Dodge commercial spokesman Lou Crosby extolling the virtues of the 1960 Dodge Dart.  





This episode marked the television debut of not only the Dodge Dart, but the 1960 Dodge cars as well.  During the year's that Lawrence's ABC shows were sponsored by Dodge, Mr. Crosby was the commercial spokesman for Dodge.  This episode originated from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the Beach at Wakiki in Honolulu.  Yes, folks, Lou, who was a one-time announcer on Gene Autry's old radio show for Wrigley's Gum,  was Cathy Lee's dad.

Utes Runnin'?

Looks like running from the Mountain West Conference for the Pac-10.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Old Kentucky Home

From 1960, in this clip from an ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, with Myron Floren conducting, here are the Champagne Music makers performing "My Old Kentucky Home."  This performance features the string section, with the spotlight on concertmaster Dick Kesner and his Magic Stradivarius and Dave Pratt on the cello.

Hey, Kids! Time For Big Band Music

Here's a record from 1944 with Jan Garber and his orchestra.  The song is titled "My Heart Tells Me" with vocal by Bob Davis.  




Jan Garber, who had a very successful sweet band during the 1930s, had by this time, switched to a swing orientation.  This record was made by the Elite Record Manufacturers.  But this band was somewhat short lived.  By 1946, Jan abandoned this swing band and returned to a somewhat modified version of his former sweet style.

NBA Finals: Lakers Thrash Celtics To Force Game Seven

At Los Angeles:

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Pau Gasol had a 17 and 13 night in those respective catagories as the Los Angeles Lakers squared the NBA Finals at three games apiece with a 89-67 home beatdown of the Boston Celtics in game six.  The NBA championship will be decided on Thursday in Los Angeles.  Pictured here are Kobe with teammate Ron Artest, who himself scored 15 points.


Getty Images photo

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Motoring Down Under!

From circa 1959, here's a commercial for the Triumph Herald, which aired on television in Australia.

Time To Juice Things Up

Here's a television commercial for Johnson's Baby Oil that I remember having watched once back in 1978.  I think it aired during an episode of Days Of Our Lives.

So Much For Extinction

Looks like the Big 12 Conference (with 10 schools) is still very much alive.  

A person with direct knowledge of discussions among the Big 12's remaining members said Texas is clear to set up its own TV network and keep all proceeds in exchange for remaining in the Big 12. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because final details had not been worked out.
"Everybody is feeling much more confident the Big 12 is going to survive," the person said. "Everybody's going to be making more money."
All that talk about the Pac-16, the first super conference that would span from Seattle to the Lone Star state? Done.
"University of Texas president Bill Powers has informed us that the 10 remaining schools in the Big 12 Conference intend to stay together," Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. "We are excited about the future of the Pac-10 Conference and we will continue to evaluate future expansion opportunities under the guidelines previously set forth by our presidents and chancellors."
Powers declined comment when asked by the AP about details of the deal that kept Big 12 together.
The conference, born in 1996 when the Big 8 merged with members of the Southwest Conference, seemed to be falling apart last week when Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-10) decided to leave over the next two years. Now the Big 12 its back, though there are still questions about how it will conduct its business.




This is really about television money, especially with the Longhorns, who would not have been able to set up their own cable TV network had they chosen to defect to the Pac 10.

 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

NBA Finals: Celtics Top Lakers, Head Back To Los Angeles With 3-2 Lead

At Boston:

Paul Pierce scored 27 points as the Boston Celtics held off the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 in game five of the NBA Finals on Sunday to take a three-games-to-two lead back to Los Angeles for game six on Tuesday.  The Celtic can lock up their 18th NBA championship with a road win either on Tuesday or Thursday.

Jimmy Dean, R. I. P.

Jimmy Dean, the country-and-western music legend who had a big pop and country hit in "Big Bad John" in 1961 before becoming a hugely successful businessman with his sausage products, passed away on Sunday night at his Henrico, Virginia home at age 81 from natural causes.

Here's a commercial Jimmy did for his sausage from 1994, some ten years after he had sold his business to the Sarah Lee Company.

Anything To Get Into A BCS Conference

Here's a novel, or maybe, not so novel way to get the University of Memphis into a BCS conference.

Is The Age Of The Super Conference Here?

Dennis Dodd thinks so.

And Now, A Word From You DeSoto Plymouth Dealer

Here's a commercial for the 1955 DeSoto, as it originally aired during an episode of You Bet Your Life, the comedy-oriented quiz show that was hosted by Groucho Marx.  George Fenneman, who was the announcer as well as Groucho's sidekick on the show that aired on the NBC Network from 1950-61, is seen here talking about the new, smart styling of the '55 DeSoto, as well as the make's two V-8 models.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Don't Try To Copy Our Milky Way Formula-----Or Else!

From the 1960's here's a TV commercial for Mars' Milky Way candy bars.



This ad was part of Stan Freberg's ad campaign for Milky Way.

It's Time For Hires!

Here's a commercial for Hires Root Beer that was shown in motion picture theaters probably during the 1950s.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's All In The Game

In this clip from a 1958 ABC Network telecast of The Plymouth Show, here's trombonist Jimmy Henderson and the rest of Lawrence Welk's Champagne Music Makers performing an instrumental version of "It's All In The Game."

Enjoy!

Time For Rocky And Friends

In this clip from a 1956 ABC telecast of Lawrence Welk's Dodge Dancing Party, here's Rocky Rockwell performing "Two Beat Sam" on both vocal and trumpet.  Rocky's joined by Bill Page (clarinet), George Thow (trumpet), Barney Liddell and Pete Lofthouse (trombones), and Johnny Klein (drums).

Another Defection

Boise State is leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West, effective on July 1 of next year.

Nebraska To Big Ten: It's Official

What has been suspected for some time became official on Friday.

The move takes effect July 1 of next year.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

NBA Finals: Bench Helps Power Celtics To Series-Equalizing Win In Game Four

At Boston:

Backup Glen Davis scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter while Paul Pierce scored 19 as the Boston Celtics defeated the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 96-89 Thursday night to even the NBA Finals at two games apiece.  The series will resume in Boston on Sunday night. 

NCAA To USC: Lack Of Institutional Control

That must have been some lack of institutional control, all right.  

The NCAA cited USC for a lack of institutional control Thursday in its long-awaited report, which detailed numerous violations primarily involving Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush and men's basketball player O.J. Mayo.
The NCAA found that Bush, identified as a "former football student-athlete," was ineligible beginning at least by December 2004, a ruling that could open discussion on the revocation of the New Orleans Saints star's Heisman.
Members of the Heisman Trophy Trust have said they might review Bush's award if he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.
The NCAA also ordered USC to vacate every victory in which Bush participated while ineligible. USC beat Oklahoma in the BCS championship game on Jan. 4, 2005, and won 12 games during Bush's Heisman-winning 2005 season, which ended with a loss to Texas in the Rose Bowl.


It's going to take a long time for the Trojans to recover.   

Anyone With A Gal Named Sal?

Let's go back to 1960 for the opening number from an ABC telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show as the Champagne Music Makers perform "My Gal Sal."

The First Domino Falls

Ahead of what is expected to be Nebraska's defection to the Big Ten Conference, Colorado officially accepted their invitation Thursday to join the Pacific Ten Conference, becoming that outfit's first new member since Arizona and Arizona State came over from the Western Athletic Conference in 1978.  We may right now be seeing the dismemberment of the Big 12 Conference before our very eyes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DROUGHT ENDS: PATRICK KANE'S OT GOAL SEALS BLACKHAWKS' FIRST STANLEY CUP TITLE SINCE '61

At Philadelphia:

Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal at 4:06 of overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Wednesday night on the road to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 as they took the final four games to two.  Jonathan Toews was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as Most Valuable Player of this year's playoffs.  That's the 'Hawks Brent Seabrook holding the coveted trophy over his head after the game.

Associated Press photo. 

 

Big Ten Conference:Looks Like Nebraska's Coming

Well, it looks like Nebraska is on its' way to the Big Ten Conference.  This looks like the crippling (perhaps) fatal blow to the Big 12 Conference.

Hey, Jeremiah.....

Been nice knowing you!

NCAA Hammers Trojans?

According to media outlet reports, the NCAA may come down hard on Southern California's football program.

Why Not Take A Spin........

In a 1950 Nash Rambler Landau convertible?  Here's a commercial for such an automobile!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Okay, Kids, Time For Some Music

Here are Lawrence Welk's Champagne Music Makers performing "Country Garden" in this clip from a 1960 ABC telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show.

Cheers.

NBA Finals: Lakers Take Game Three In Boston To Go Up 2-1

At Boston:

The Los Angeles Lakers took game three of the NBA Finals Tuesday night on the road 91-84, taking a two-games-to-one advantage over the Boston Celtics in the process. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points while Derek Fisher added 16, scoring five buckets in the fourth quarter.  The series will resume Thursday night in Boston.

The Big 12 Conference: Rest In Pieces?

If this report from the Omaha Herald-Leader is true, then Nebraska is expected to defect to the Big Ten Conference.  If that's the case, Missouri could well follow, then watch at least five Southern Division (football) schools, meaning at least three Texas schools, the two Oklahoma schools and either Baylor or Colorado perhaps move to the Pacific 10 Conference.  This may very well mark the beginning of the end of the Big 12 Conference.  It is football money that is driving all these potential shifts in the collegiate football atmosphere.

This Kid Certainly Lived Up To The Hype

Here's someone who certainly performed as advertised, or maybe even better, in his Major League Baseball debut.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Did Not Know That Jiminy Could Drive

Here's a commercial for the 1955 Hudson Hornet and Wasp (American Motors) that likely aired on ABC's Disneyland show.  In this ad, Pinocchio and Geppetto complain about the hot weather while Jiminy Cricket came across cool as a cucumber.  This commercial exspouses the virtues of AMC's Weather Eye air condiditing that was used in its Hudson and Nash cars.

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

From the 1960s, here's a stop-motion animated commercial for Chocks Chewable Vitamins, featuring the voices of Dick Beals and Paul Winchell.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks One Way Away From First Cup Since '61

At Chicago:

Dustin Byfuglien had a four-point night--two goals (one on a power play) and two assists---he's pictured here in the Getty Images photo above---as the Chicago Blackhawks took game five of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night at home, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4.  The Blackhawks, who now lead the series three games to two, can lock up their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 with a win on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.  Mind you, though, the home team has won every game in this series thus far. 

NBA Finals: Record Three Point Night For Ray Allen Helps Square Series At One Game Apiece

At Los Angeles:

Ray Allen set an NBA Finals single-game record with eight three pointers while Rajon Rondo had his third playoff triple-double (19 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists) as the Boston Celtics won game two of the NBA Finals Sunday night on the road over the Los Angeles Lakers 103-94, thus evening the series at one game apiece.  The first of three games to take place in Boston will be played on Tuesday.  The loss was the Lakers' first of the postseason.  Here's Ragin' Rajon working his magic against the Lakers' Lamar Odom.

Getty Images photo. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I Don't Think Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Ever Wrote THIS Story

From 1944, we bring you "The Case of the Screaming Bishop," a black-and-white entry from Columbia Pictures' Screen Gems cartoon studio's "Phantasy" series.  




This cartoon, a takeoff on Sherlock Holmes, with story (and uncredited voice characterizations) by John McLeish, animation by Jim Armstrong and Grant Simmons, and music by Eddie Kilfeather, was directed by Howard Swift.

13-1 Shot Wins Belmont Stakes

At Elmont, New York:

Drosselmeyer, a 13-1 shot with jockey Mike Smith aboard, won the 142nd edition of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, beating out Fly Down by 3/4 of a length.  First Dude finished third.  For Mike Smith, it was his first Belmont win after going zero for his previous twelve tries, and for trainer Bill Mott, it was his first win in a Triple Crown race.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Stanley Cup Final: Flyers Hold Off Blackhawks To Even Series To Two Games Apiece

At Philadelphia:

Ville Leino scored what proved to be the game winner with 13:17 remaining in the third period (that's him celebrating with teammate Danny Briere in this Getty Images photo) as the Philadelphia Flyers withstood a late Chicago rally to defeat the visiting Blackhawks 5-3 Friday night in game three of the Stanley Cup Final, which is now all squared at two games apiece.  The series will resume on Sunday in Chicago.

Farewell, Wizard of Westwood

John Wooden, the legendary and iconic coach of the UCLA teams that won 10 NCAA men's basketball national championships (including seven in a row from 1967 to 1973) and, at one stretch, won 88 consecutive games, passed away on Friday night at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles from natural causes at the age of 99.

Coach Wooden had been hospitalized since May 26.

Over 27 years, he won 620 games, including the aforementioned 88 straight games, and coach several of the collegiate game's greatest players, such as Bill Walton and Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).

He was an All-American basketball player at Purdue University from 1930-32.

John Wooden would become the first person to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach.

The legendary Wizard of Westwood will never be forgotten.

50 Years Ago Tonight....

This episode of The Lawrence Welk Show first aired over the ABC Television Network.  Here are Lawrence and his Champagne Music Makers performing "In The Good Old Summertime."
 



This episode originated from the old Aragon Ballroom at Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, California, which was the base for Lawrence and his Champagne Music Makers since 1951.  In fact, Lawrence old local TV show that aired on Los Angeles station KTLA-TV, originated from the Aragon.  That ended in 1955 when the King of Champagne Music went network over ABC and moved to a television studio.  Still, the boys still played their home dates at the Aragon most nights until 1961 when they moved to the Hollywood Palladium.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

NBA Finals: Lakers Send Celtics A Message In Taking Series Opener

At Los Angeles:

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points while Pau Gasol added 23 (and grabbed 14 rebounds) as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the visiting Boston Celtics 102-89 Thursday night in the opening contest of the NBA Finals.

Aloha From Hawaii!

Aloha from Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music Makers.  This is the opening number from the October 10, 1959 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show entitled "On The Beach A Waikiki," as the show originated from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the Beach at Waikiki in Honolulu.




This program also marked the world television debuts of the 1960 Dodge Dart and 1960 Dodge.  This number features Russ Klein on clarinet and Buddy Merrill on steel guitar.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stanley Cup Final: OT Goal Keeps Flyers In Series

At Philadelphia:

Claude Giroux scored at 5:59 of the first overtime period on Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Flyers took game three of the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks to cut the Chicago lead in the series to two games to one.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Have A Pop Tart Or Two

Here's an early television (c. 1967) commercial for Kellogg's Pop Tarts.



Makes me feel old.

WARNING! It's Finger Lickin' Good!

Here's a commercial for Kentucky Fried Chicken that aired on Australian TV in 1970.