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WBBM Channel 2 - Double Dare - "Hong Kong King Con" (Preview, Opening, Breaks & Ending, 1985)

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Hey, remember that 1980s show Double Dare? Well, here's a preview, opening and ending (along with some breaks) for the program.

However, if you're expecting to see Marc Summers and kids doing stunts getting slimed, then you're thinking of the wrong show. This Double Dare was a short-lived Billy Dee Williams vehicle that co-starred Ken Wahl (best known for his starring role in the CBS series Wiseguy), as well as Joe Maher and Janet Carroll (the latter as...

WGN Channel 9 - Mid-Day Report With Jack Taylor (1976)

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Here's a complete edition of the Mid-Day Report with Jack Taylor on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Mid-Day Report bumper and voiceover intro (by Merri Dee)

Jack Taylor reads the following stories:

- All-points bulletin issued in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio for arrest of three men in connection with abduction of 26 California schoolchildren and th...

WFLD Channel 32 - Super Cartoon Sunrise - "Weather Montage Rhapsody" (197?)

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Here's a special video in honor of Fuzzy's Four Thousandth - a montage of weather-related bumpers from Super Cartoon Sunrise on WFLD Channel 32, which were preserved on 16mm film. Since the film was silent I created and added a special kooky mix edit of the SCS theme music. I think it's pretty wild - Enjoy. :-)

Here, we see Woody Woodpecker, Fred Flintstone (of The Flintstones), Magilla Gorilla, Popeye, and Tom & Jerry all appearing as they regularly are, and d...

WLS Channel 7 - Sunday Night Movie - "Lolita" (Promo, 1973)

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Here's a promo for the upcoming Sunday Night Movie presentation of the 1962 film "Lolita" starring James Mason and Sue Lyon, to air on Sunday, June 10th 1973 at 10:45pm.

This was preserved on a silent 16mm film (I added the Lolita theme since I wasn't sure what else might have been appropriate). The actual airing of this promo would have been accompanied by a voiceover from any of Channel 7's staff announcer...

WLS Channel 7 - Saturday Night Movie - "The Evil of Frankenstein" (Promo, 1971)

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Here's a promo for an upcoming Saturday Night Movie presentation of the 1964 film "The Evil of Frankenstein" (starring Peter Cushing) on WLS Channel 7, to air on Saturday, at 10:30pm. (When this originally aired, there would have been a voiceover from some of Channel 7's announcing staff, including Al Parker, Fred Kasper, Mike Rapchak, Art Hellyer, and Wayne Atkinson.)

This was preserved on a silent 16mm film, with a brief card showing Metro Film Corporation as the proc...

Dolphin Productions - "Demo Reel" (1978)

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Here's a neat demo reel with a lot of vintage clips from Dolphin Productions, a legendary New York-based production company of the 1970's and early '80's that was one of three such firms in the country to use an early, analogue-based video animation system called "Scanimate." (The others were Image West Ltd. of Hollywood, CA and the company that first invented this process, Computer Image Corp. of Denver, CO; a history of the technology can be seen on

Moore Animation - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

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Here's a demo reel for Moore Animation, which specialized in live action, animation and production.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.

This reel begins with the company logo and a voiceover (by Paul Frees), and includes the following:

R/Greenberg Associates - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

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Here's a demo reel from R/Greenberg Associates (now known as R/GA Media Group Inc.), which was a New York-based graphic production house that worked in film with animation and live-action effects.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.

Incl...

Image Factory - "Demo" (1980?)

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Here's a demo reel for Image Factory, Inc., a New York-based graphics and production firm.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.

Includes:

- Promo for WPLJ 95.5 FM in New York (sister station to the many times once-and-pres...