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Monday, May 2nd, 2016
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a transition from regular ON TV Subscription Television programming to the "Optional Service" of Adults Only mode, which was presenting the movie "Russ Meyer's SuperVixens". This immediately followed the presentation of "Alien".

There is a bit of a technical difficulties moment however, when the Adults Only opening animation tape gets screwed up and we see black for a bit. Notice, the CG font is different in this one too.

Voice over for ON TV ID at the very beginning is WSNS' former General Manager/Announcer Mal Wyman.

Voice over for the introduction/transition to Adults Only by Lloyd Hanson.

We then hear another voice over by Mal Wyman while we're waiting for the movie to start.

This aired on May 3, 1981.

ON TV - Adults Only - "Russ Meyer's SuperVixens" (Opening, 1981)

Here's another transition from regular ON TV Subscription Television programming to the "Optional Service" of Adults Only mode, which was presenting the movie "Russ Meyer's SuperVixens". (this immediately followed the presentation of "Alien".

Quality on this one is better than "The World of Henry Paris" intro from before. There is a bit of a technical difficulties moment however, when the Adults Only opening animation tape gets screwed up and we see black for a bit. Notice, the CG font is different in this one too.

Voiceover for ON TV ID at the very beginning is WSNS' former General Manager/Announcer Mal Wyman.

Voiceover for the introduction/transition to Adults Only by Lloyd Hanson.

We then hear another voiceover by Mal Wyman while we're waiting for the movie to start.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, May 3rd 1981 at 12:30am.

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Geez....by the time any real action happened, I'd have been smoking a cigarette by then. *Some of you will get that joke and some will not*
Comment posted by Pete on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 12:30am.

Nice of them to run this film print thru the sander before it aired.
Comment posted by TeleFrank on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 7:19am.

Thanks to Chris (Phantom) we have the airdate for this clip.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 7:28pm.

I was thinking it was sometime in May 1981.
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 8:52pm.

Notice appearances of Texaco and Phillips 66 gas stations?
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 10:49pm.

Whoops - almost forgot, but I remembered. I updated the voiceover info - the main one is by Lloyd Hanson.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, July 18th 2010 at 11:48pm.

The original airdate is May 3, my father's birthday. Then the first credit is "A September 19 Production." That's my birthday!


Freaky!!

Comment posted by AnnArborMI90 on Sunday, May 3rd 2015 at 11:29am.

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Corrected spelling of Jack Barry's name.


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - Newstalk - "Audio Book Devices" (Small Excerpt, 1981) by Szake on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 9:06pm CT

http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-first-audiobooks-were-invented-for-blind-americans-1620940467 It seems like two librarians talking about books on tape and books on record albums with adaptive devices such as a record turntable with a pause button and a pitch or speed control on the audio cassette tape player.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 1:58pm CT

Correction: Al was able to confirm that this was a filmed insert for Bob Luce Wrestling, not Al Lerner Sports as was previously listed.

Also, I updated the video title to make it more clear that this is a report, and not actual footage of the match. :-)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by W.B. on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 8:15am CT

I was wondering exactly what telecine equipment was used to make this transfer. Because certainly it appears a bit better than it would have "back then" via WGN's film chain setup which at that point would have included RCA TK-27's.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 6:07pm CT

GHilbrich - Good observations. To answer your question, we did the transfer ourselves, direct from the original film reel. Everything you see, including the dissolve between the ID and the GG opening, was as it appears on the reel.

I agree with your reasoning. Perhaps we'd have a better idea where this came from if we can get any more information out of the original seller on Ebay. For example, I'd like to know how long this reel was in his possession, and where he got it from (was it an estate sale / private collection, or something else?)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by GHilbrich on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 2:32pm CT

I do not believe that this was done for any other reason than someone taking home a souvenir of sorts. I think what you have here is one of (and maybe now the only) original, station used 16mm reels with the WGN Color Presentation and Garfield Goose intro that would have run any given morning before moving into the video feed with Frazier. Perhaps someone who worked at WGN got a hold of the materials here when the station was unloading reels into a dumpster and adding one of the full 5 part Clutch serials for continuity.

This is just a guess, of course. But judging from the flow of the 16mm print, it's probably the best bet (the Clutch episodes are spliced pretty tightly together without any leader, countdowns or "Place Commercial Here" slugs).

Maybe the person responsible for getting this reel out of WGN is or will read this and chime in.

I have to ask, Fuzzy, did you add the dissolve between the Color Presentation and GG titles? Do you have the actual reel or was it transferred and sent to you this way?


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by TeleFrank on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 12:22pm CT

SPOILER ALERT !!
No wrestling is shown. Booooo !!!!


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by ArmitageNLowell on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at 4:22pm CT

From what I have read in various message boards, including THE source for wrestling's past, kayfabememories.com , this sounded like a non-taped/broadcast house show to promote the big card at Comiskey Park in September; Robinson actually DID NOT win the title because Gagne's foot was on the rope when he was pinned. So, the belt was held up until the September card at Comiskey Park.

(Edited to correct date of the Amphitheater card.)

*SPOILER*
Gagne defeated Robinson via count-out.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Bob Luce Wrestling - "Report on Verne Gagne Loss" (1974) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 11:34am CT

Or, could this have been from Bob Luce Wrestling?


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Garfield Goose and Friends - "Clutch Cargo" (1971?) by Szake on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 8:49pm CT

I'm thinking it was the film roll in for the show. I wonder if the original 16mm film had a splice between the Garfield Goose intro and the Clutch Cargo cartoons. If so... it may have been the telecine film run during the show. There is also a dissolve between the WGN Color intro and the show open. Film dissolves needed to be done optically, so I expected the one to end in black and the next to start from black.


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