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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a partial pre-show commercial break, opening, and first commercial break for the Sunday Matinee presentation of the 1943 film "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Partial commercial for True Value Hardware Stores' "Hardware Value of the Month" sale - spotlighting Mayfair toilet seats and Stanadyne water faucets (voice over by Pat Summerall)

Commercial: Victory Auto Wreckers - good deals on various car parts, taken from seven acres' worth of wrecked cars (voiceover by Carl Greyson)

Commercial: Imperial Margarine - "There's Only One Imperial" - © Lever Brothers Company 1981

Animated WGN "Superman" station ID

The Sunday Matinee opening with vintage automobile graphics, features an instrumental version of The Young Rascals' "Groovin' " by Raymond Lefevre and His Orchestra (released in the U.S. in 1967 on Four Corners of the World single #FC 4-145, and on the 1968 album Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline), FCS-4244 - the full recording can be heard here), with voiceover announcement of film (by Bob Bell).

Commercial: Empire Carpets - with diner patrons and resident chef recognizing the Empire Carpet man (Lynn Hauldren) who gives pointers on Empire's various products and services

Commercial: Stouffer's Broccoli in Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Cauliflower in Cheddar Cheese Sauce - only the finest parts are used - © 1981 Stouffer Foods Corporation

Record offer for The Heart of Rock from K-tel, featuring "Who's Crying Now" by Journey, "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart, "The Best of Times" by Styx, "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon and "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas, as well as songs by Foreigner and Heart - "In Stores Now"

Commercial: Summit candy bar - with crunchy roasted peanuts, lots of rich chocolate and a crispy wafer center - "A Crisp Delicious Break Anytime!" - © 1981 Mars, Inc.

Opening titles of film

"Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon . . . "

This aired on February 21, 1982.

WGN Channel 9 - Sunday Matinee - "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Partial Pre-Show Break, Opening, and Break #1, 1982)

Here's a partial pre-show commercial break, opening, and first commercial break for the Sunday Matinee presentation of the 1943 film "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Partial commercial for True Value Hardware Stores' "Hardware Value of the Month" sale - spotlighting Mayfair toilet seats and Stanadyne water faucets (voiceover by Pat Summerall)

Commercial: Victory Auto Wreckers - good deals on various car parts, taken from seven acres' worth of wrecked cars (voiceover by Carl Greyson)

Commercial: Imperial Margarine - "There's Only One Imperial" - (C) Lever Brothers Company 1981

Animated WGN "Superman" station ID

The Sunday Matinee opening with vintage automobile graphics, features an instrumental version of The Young Rascals' "Groovin' " by Raymond Lefevre and His Orchestra (released in the U.S. in 1967 on Four Corners of the World single #FC 4-145, and on the 1968 album Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline), FCS-4244 - the full recording can be heard here), with voiceover announcement of film (by Bob Bell).

Commercial: Empire Carpets - with diner patrons and resident chef recognizing the Empire Carpet man (Lynn Hauldren) who gives pointers on Empire's various products and services

Commercial: Stouffer's Broccoli in Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Cauliflower in Cheddar Cheese Sauce - only the finest parts are used (voiceover by ??) - (C) 1981 Stouffer Foods Corporation

Record offer for The Heart of Rock from K-tel, featuring "Who's Crying Now" by Journey, "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart, "The Best of Times" by Styx, "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon and "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas, as well as songs by Foreigner and Heart (voiceover by ??) - "In Stores Now"

Commercial: Summit candy bar - with crunchy roasted peanuts, lots of rich chocolate and a crispy wafer center - "A Crisp Delicious Break Anytime!" (voiceover by ??) - (C) 1981 Mars, Inc.

Opening titles of film

"Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon . . . "

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, February 21st 1982.

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Viewer Comments

Is that a young Didi Conn in that Summit commercial?
Comment posted by Pete on Tuesday, August 6th 2013 at 12:16am.

The girl in the Summit ad looks familiar but it's not Didi Conn.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Tuesday, August 6th 2013 at 8:00pm.

It's funny, that Summit bar looks like a Kit Kat with peanuts, and the commercial features the "gimme a break" line. Did the same company make Kit Kats as well?
Comment posted by Tuberman67 on Friday, August 9th 2013 at 2:30pm.

Thanks Smctopia. The Summit Bar was made by Mars.

Comment posted by Pete on Friday, August 9th 2013 at 11:19pm.

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Just sent you a donation to sponsor this clip. :-)


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