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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for the JVC Vidstar VCR - 6 Hour recording time!

This aired on November 23, 1979.

JVC Vidstar (Commercial, 1979)

Here's a commercial for the JVC Vidstar VCR - 6 Hour recording time!

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, November 23rd 1979.

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Of course, today, she could watch "Loves of Mary" while sitting on the beach using her iPhone.
Comment posted by AMNewsboy on Thursday, March 10th 2011 at 7:36am.

This is one of the early VHS VCR's from the 1970's which includes Panasonic and RCA and which used the SelectVision name until the CED players came out in 1981. JVC was the original inventor of the VHS format. Unlike the Betamax it was cheaper to produce.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Thursday, March 10th 2011 at 1:22pm.

Call me crazy,but I love those old electronic gadgets. Those big VCR's,stereos with the separate components,turntables,cassette decks and boom boxes were great pieces back in the day. The new electronic and computer products are great,but those old school machines were just more durable and reliable. That's just my opinion though!
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Saturday, March 12th 2011 at 1:19pm.

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Most Recent Site Comments

Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Bozo's Circus (Commercial Break #2, 1977) by GalagaFleetCommander on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 9:41pm CT

It was Missy Gold in the Burger King ad. Funny because I knew that the second I saw her. She wouldn't be known to a national audience until Benson's debut in 1979.


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by Smctopia on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:39pm CT

You are correct. I can't believe I typed the wrong thing and no one caught it earlier!


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by Tuberman67 on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 5:23pm CT

The F & M in Buffalo Grove was at Dundee and Buffalo Grove Roads, not Dundee and 12.


Comment posted in WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979) by GalagaFleetCommander on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:33pm CT

There was also an F & M in Joliet off Larkin Avenue. Last I checked it was home to Big Lots.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Creature Features - "The Raven" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1978) by AdoreSixtyFour on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:59pm CT

I'm so glad this footage has turned up--I remembered seeing Creature Features in the late '70s and early '80s, but every historical reference I could find on the Interwebs told me that it ended in May 1976, so I assumed my memory was just wrong...until now! I also remember the simple opening with the blue slide. I must have been up late during summer vacation to see it, and I don't know which movie I saw (Kronos, maybe, since I remember seeing that on CF, though it only aired once in the "classic" era...when I was 9), but I remember being shocked (and thrilled!) to see it still on the air. I still have dreams about the show, too--usually that somebody has at least briefly revived it and I've stumbled across it on cable. (You listening Antenna TV? Cozi? This?)


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by AdoreSixtyFour on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:47pm CT

Wow...I remembered Monster Rally (I think I watched every local horror-film showcase in the '70s & '80s), but had completely forgotten this super-cool opening!


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - Fahey Flynn Presents Seven's Greetings (Part 2, 1972) by Larkin Royal on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 2:02am CT

These puppets were later used on a show called I.N.K. -- Interesting News for Kids. I thought it was on WMAQ, but maybe I'm wrong on that. The mic was named Mike Rafone, (get it?), and the show also featured a character who was a spider that looked like a black glove with a huge black pin cushion sewn onto the top of it. This is the ONLY reference I've seen to the show in years.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by Larkin Royal on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:47am CT

Did this ever go anywhere, or was it just an opening, which was also used, (as I remember), as a commercial? I don't remember ever seeing the host doing any bumpers or skits, ala Svengoolie.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by NuBnPrnc2k on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 3:03pm CT

That was great! Put this with the Long Chevrolet Newsboy commercial.


Comment posted in WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976) by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 7:42pm CT

The response to this clip was...shall we say...more muted than I expected. ;-) But I guess people are a bit ho-hum after 7 years of FuzzyMemories discoveries? :-)


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