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Gosh I miss the 1970s (I never thought I'd say that!) during the Holidays. I guess because that was the last time my older relatives, Grandmother and aunts, were alive.
Remember the Norelco Santa? I can't remember a time growing up when these commercials didn't air, I especially remember seeing them on Sunday afternoons in the 1960s & 1970s.
How better to finish off Christmas Eve than with a bottle of Andre Cold Duck? That'll take you back in time!
Finally, this special aired exactly 30 years ago tonight. The illustrations look like they were done by Drew Struzan (of the Indiana Jones movie posters) but I can't be sure.
December 24, 2008 - 8:45am
At the bottom of this page, there’s a good link to the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s Sally Starr biography, but her own web site is no longer operational. Sally will celebrate her 86 birthday on January 25, 2009."
December 23, 2008 - 1:50pm
Here's the first part of the 1962 Christmas episode 'No Place Like Home' from You Tube. The show always has storylines that ran for a two episode arc so this is part two. You can find the rest here. Note the odd theme song, it was tagged on the bootleg DVD releases. Music rights, you know.
By the way, did you know the 'Giant Jackrabbit' episode of Beverly Hillbillies is still one of the highest-rated shows in TV history?
Julian West has great tidings for Twin Cities viewers: "Wow, exciting news! Boyd Huppert of KARE 11 is going to do a story about Axel and my book, which will be televised this Wednesday night, Christmas Eve! Of course, the piece will feature Axel's version of "The Night Before Christmas" (well, part of it, anyway) and other fun stuff. I don't know yet whether it will air during the 6 o'clock news, the 10 o'clock news, or what, but I'll send an email when I find out. Anyway, watch "Canal" 11 on Christmas Eve!" Axel's 'Night Before Christmas' was a tradition for so many years there - gosh, I wish KARE 11 could find the time to air the entire thing - they probably have no idea how popular it would be, remember when WPIX in New York brought back the Yule Log? Smash hit!
December 23, 2008 - 8:20am
I really have no clue – I hope she’s OK but those links have been dead for some time, apparently. Anyone know how "our gal Sal" is doing?
You didn't ask for it! Remember the video of my former work place, Seiniger advertising? Well, I found footage from the Seiniger 1989 Christmas party and posted the video and the story behind it - the high res, Quicktime version is here - the lower res You Tube version is here.
Mark Evanier writes on his Blog just how that Price Is Right contestant guessed the showcase price exactly - the story will surprise you.
December 21, 2008 - 11:20am
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