Lois Griffin voiceover? Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Monday, September 29th 2008 at 9:29pm.
Piggy-backing off of MST's statement:
Now we know where Alex Borstein got the voice for Trisha Takanawa, Asian reporter. Comment posted by Melk on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 7:49am.
No, the voiceover in the commercial might be Eartha Kitt. Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 8:15am.
Funny, I thought it would've been Tammy Grimes. Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 12:17pm.
The voiceover IS Eartha Kitt. Close your eyes and think of the black Catwoman in the Batman TV show. Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 12:17pm.
That would be pretty amazing if it really was her. I have no other guesses. So, I suppose we'll never know for sure... (crosses arms, waits for answer to magically appear) Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 2:00pm.
This was a great album, but I forgot they did a commercial for it. Now that I think of it, commercials promoting albums, like this one, were big at one time. Got any more? Comment posted by ro46214 on Tuesday, September 30th 2008 at 5:31pm.
The album was released in September 1977. My 13th birthday, the month we moved into the house I am still living at, and they month I started Grade 8, and then this album! Peg was one of my favorite songs! Comment posted by visaman on Wednesday, October 1st 2008 at 3:57am.
It appears that this is Eartha Kitt
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Friday, October 3rd 2008 at 8:47pm.
It IS Eartha Kitt.
Purrrrrrrrrrr-fect! :D Comment posted by Ray on Saturday, October 4th 2008 at 2:43pm.
Today, she does the voice of Yzma/Amzy on Disney's Emperor's New School. Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, October 6th 2008 at 11:31am.
I believe this album had one of my favorite songs: Black Cow. Comment posted by sugarbear522 on Thursday, February 26th 2009 at 3:39pm.
HEY!!!!! We've got that album on CD!!! Great band, great music!!!! They ROCK!!!! Comment posted by michiganfan on Tuesday, January 26th 2010 at 11:01pm.
ABC Records was taken over by MCA Records in 1979. In 2003, MCA Records was absorbed in to Geffen Records. Geffen now has the entire ABC and MCA Records catalog. One of the best LP's by Steely Dan. You might find a lot of these in thrift stores. Comment posted by Betamax75 on Saturday, April 20th 2013 at 9:01am.
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And New York's Channel 7, WABC, also tended to show badly worn color prints of old movies. One screening of "The Best of Everything"  in the mid-'80's on their "Late Movie" (with Alan Parker's "Unlimited Love" as the theme) was especially yellowish.
As for the bad color on this film, one person on YouTube speculated it may've been due to this being an Eastman print, fading over time.
Can anyone say with certainty what kind of color slide WLS used for their 1974 test pattern (inaugurated the year they began transmitting from their circular polarized antenna atop the Sears [now Willis] Tower), based on the 1984 sign-on and the extreme fading and discoloration seen thereon?
And finally, can anyone envision in their head how the "swirling stars" would have fared with Walter Raim's "Big Show" theme as used for years on WABC's "4:30 Movie" and their other movie shows?
Our channel 7 in Detroit was also known for bad colour quality when they were showing old movies. I have a few movie recordings off of WXYZ from the early 80s, and "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" has particularly bad colour quality.
I don't think this was asked elsewhere but since he first tried to hack in to WGN and the Channel 11 audio makes several WGN references, is it possible "Max" prerecorded this and wasn't broadcasting it live?
Would anyone out there know what kind of color system was used on that print of "The Guns of Navarone" for the color to go so bad? I know that the print would've been 16mm . . . and what was it about one of the RCA(?) film chains for the blacks on the circle 7 logo to be dark maroonish and the whites almost beigeish? And people thought that no two color cameras of the same model produced the same pictures?
A little more info on this fascinating piece:
The motorcade is proceeding north on Dearborn in Downtown Chicago and it stops on Michigan Avenue in front of the Conrad Hilton Hotel where the CPD scuffle with a Secret Service Agent. You can see the Prudential Building (then the tallest building in the city) in the background. The protesters are demonstrating across the street from the hotel. That evening the President, Mayor Daley and the entourage leave the Conrad Hilton for the banquet at the Original McCormick Place which was totally destroyed by a fire in 1967. This footage is really something. Great find Fuzzy!
Natural gas storage towers were once major sights in many major cities. When growing up in NYC, I used to hear traffic reports on the radio where they would every so often mention traffic tie-ups "along the Elmhurst Gas Tanks" (reference to gas storage towers in Elmhurst, Queens, NY).
At 59 seconds as they are coming in on the (NW) Kennedy Expy, see the big tower in the forefront with the checkerboard pattern on top? Those are natural gas storage towers. They used to be all over the city. Scary looking when you were a little kid. They were huge up close.