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KOCO Channel 5 - Sundayscope (Excerpt, 1965)

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At the end of the 2" Quad reel with the "Lunch with HoHo" promos, there was this interesting clip of the program "Sunday Scope" on KOCO-TV Channel 5 in Oklahoma City.

Featuring Ben West (Ben K. West - KOCO's Vice President and General Manager at the time) with "Bill" asking the questions in what appears to be a regular "Ask the Manager" segment.

This likely aired on local Oklahoma TV on Sunday, May 23rd 1965.

4-Way Cold Tablets (Commercial, 1965)

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Here's a vintage commercial for 4-Way Cold Tablets, showing the difference between it and a regular cold capsule in terms of the relief that is offered - 4-Way providing relief for nasal congestion, aches and pains, sluggishness and fever, as opposed to the cold capsule only offering relief for the first-named of these symptoms.

Voiceover by Phil Tonken (longtime staff announcer for WOR Channel 9 in New York).

This aired on local Chicago TV early Friday, March 5t...

American Airlines - "California" (Commercial, 1965)

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Here's a commercial for American Airlines, which starts off with a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century train robbery, then segues from that to the various sights of California including the dolphins of Marineland, San Francisco's Chinatown, night skyline, Mission Hill, cable cars, a pelican at the bay, Big Sur, and the infamous freeways. Ends with a shot of a four-engine Boeing 707 touching down as part of their "Royal Coachman" service.

Voiceover by ??

"The wa...

Wrigley's Doublemint Gum - "Doublemint Time With Tommy & Joy" [Incomplete] (Commercial, 1965)

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Here's an early color commercial (albeit incomplete) for Wrigley's Doublemint Gum, with Tommy and Joy, backed by a full orchestra, singing the famous "Double Your Pleasure" jingle. The tape cuts out midway through this ad.

The "Tommy" would appear to be the late singer and actor Tommy Leonetti (who was a cast member of the series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. during its first season in 1964-65); can any of our Fuzzy experts advise who "Joy" was?

This aired on loca...

KOCO Channel 5 - Lunch With Ho Ho (Promo #2, 1965)

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Here is a promo for "Lunch With Ho-Ho" on KOCO-TV Channel 5 in Oklahoma City. This was a children's program featuring HoHo the Clown (played by Ed Birchall) and Pokey the Puppet (played by Bill Howard, the station's long-time stage manager wearing a sock-puppet on his arm).

We can probably assume that this was recorded at the same session as the first promo, i.e., on Wednesday, August 11th 1965. The Director was "Thrash" with Camera by "Rose and Waters".

This l...

WTTW Channel 11 - Inside Educational Television (Part 1, 1960)

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Here's a rare glimpse at some early history of WTTW Channel 11 - an installment of their locally produced "Inside Educational Television" program.

It is hosted by WTTW's "Director of Development", Ed Morris - who famously later went on to become the General Manager of WSNS Channel 44!

Joined by Ed is Duane M. Weiss, WTTW's Director of Engineering at the time (who was actually with the station all the way back to before its official inception).

In P...

WTTW Channel 11 - Inside Educational Television (Part 2, 1960)

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Here's a rare glimpse at some early history of WTTW Channel 11 - an installment of their locally produced "Inside Educational Television" program.

It is hosted by WTTW's "Director of Development", Ed Morris - who famously later went on to become the General Manager of WSNS Channel 44!

Joined by Ed is Duane M. Weiss, WTTW's Director of Engineering at the time (who was actually with the station all the way back to before its official inception).

In...

WMBD Channel 31 - Nightmare Theater - "Werewolf of London" (Opening, 1961)

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Not from Chicago, but close enough for jazz - here's a rarity indeed for this era, the opening for an edition of Nightmare Theater on WMBD Channel 31 in Peoria, IL, hosted by Milton Budd from its 1958 debut into later in the '60's. Here, he is introducing this night's presentation of the 1935 horror film "Werewolf of London."

This was from a 16mm film print saved by a former employee of WMBD-TV.

"Welcome to tonight's meeting of the A.F. of L. (sinister...

Henry's Restaurants - "Captain Henry" (Commercial, 1969)

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Here's a commercial for Henry's Restaurants featuring "Captain Henry" and a contest with 8829 winners - "Head For Henry's" - in Chicago, Joliet, Wheeling, Des Plaines, Waukegan - Highland, Indiana - Kenosha, Wisconsin - and Benton Harbor, Michigan.

The one in Benton Harbor is still around, though called Henry's Hamburgers.

"Captain Henry" is played by Dick Orkin (of his 60s radio series "Chickenman" fam...