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WGN Channel 9 - WGN Presents - "Mutiny On The Bounty" (Ending & Break, 1977)

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Here's something pretty rare - the ending of a WGN Presents airing of "Mutiny on the Bounty" from 1977! You'll notice the graphics used here are the scrolling movie marquee version which we also saw in this example from 1980. I thought they were using an earlier version of the opening in 1977. Actually, I have an example from 1979 that uses the older version's "spotlight" motif with movie stars faces inside them. I gu...

WGN Channel 9 - Saturday Matinee - "The Bells of St. Mary's" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1971)

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Here's a clip that, for those of you who remember it will likely be pretty amazing - the opening segment and bumper excerpts of the Christmas 1971 Saturday Matinee presentation of the 1945 Bing Crosby Christmas classic "The Bells of St. Mary's" on WGN Channel 9 - but that's not what's amazing...

This is the older style bumper slate which was used for both Saturday Matinee and Sunday Matinee on WGN-TV until the

ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 3 - Non-Crash News, 1979)

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Here's Part 3 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This segment has more of the non-crash news of the day. Featuring Dan Cordtz and Sam Donaldson. Includes:

Max Robinson introduces a report on the latest gove...

WFLD Channel 32 - Eight O'Clock Movie - "The Best of Benny Hill" (Ending, Break & Previews, 1982)

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Here's the ending and final commercial break from The Eight O'Clock Movie presentation of "The Best of Benny Hill" (1974) on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Ending of the movie (with closing moments of chase sequence that originated from his March 22nd 1972 special)

Commercial: Squeezably Soft Charmin - "The Squeezing Gets You - The Softness Keeps You" (with Dick Wilson as Mr. Whipple)

Commercial: Empire Carpets - "Warehouse Tour" (as seen

WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (Opening, 1980)

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Here's the opening and first commercial break of The Morning Movie presentation of the 1934 W.C. Fields film "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (also starring Pauline Lord, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable and Kent Taylor) on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Station ID bumper slide with drawing of sun and moon sitting down watching TV and message "Open for Business 24 Hours a Day," dissolving into late 1970s video animation - with "Last Farewell" music in background (voiceover by Bob ...

WLS Channel 7 - Freaky Films (Intro & Promo, 1971)

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Here's an especially rare Halloween Treat for 2012!

Here is the intro to, and a promo for, Freaky Films (a.k.a. [at least according to one source] Freaky Film of the Week), a short-lived horror movie showcase that aired Saturdays on WLS Channel 7 from April 10th 1971 to September 11th 1971 (ending 30 years to the day before that other 9/11).

Both films start off with a brief title card of the logo of the company that processed it (Metr...

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" (Opening, 1986)

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Opening moments for WGN Channel 9's Family Classics presentation of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, featuring Roy Leonard as host. Includes:

Promo for Rocker '85 to be aired Wednesday, January 15th (main voiceover by Doug Paul, ending voiceover by Merri Dee)

Animated opening title sequence for Family Classics (show title printed on cover of book which is laid out on a velvet surface), with scenes from various classics made into movi...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son of Svengoolie - "Beyond the Time Barrier" (Break #1 + Station ID, 1986)

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Here's the first commercial break for the Son Of Svengoolie presentation (Show #333) of the 1960 film "Beyond the Time Barrier" on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Ending moments of first part of film, ending with Columbia Pictures title card (from between 1969 and 1976, based on the "A Division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc." notice at the bottom of the screen)

Sven (Rich Koz) warning against any more inside jokes, before voiceover (Jim Barton) segues t...

WLS Channel 7 - The 3:00 Movie - "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" (Commercial Break, 1982)

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Here's a commercial break from The 3:00 Movie presentation of "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" (1971) on WLS Channel 7. Includes:

The 3:00 Movie animated bumper (with section of bridge from "Skippin' " by Ramsey Lewis)

Commercial: McDonald's "Play and Win" promotion for the Atari "Scratch & Win" cards - expires October 22nd 1982 (or as long as supplies last)

Commercial: American Business Institute Chicago - featuring personnel ...