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WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Moby Dick" (Opening, 1985)

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Here's the (mostly complete) opening of the Family Classics presentation of Moby Dick on WGN Channel 9.

Includes:

"Family Classics" opening title sequence and book motif with film title on cover (voiceover by Floyd Brown)

First minute of film, with opening credits

Note: Floyd Brown announced the movie since Frazier Thomas had died earlier that month on April 3rd. This was during a transitional period before Roy...

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Moby Dick" (Opening, 1981)

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Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Moby Dick [1956] on WGN Channel 9.

Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

Preceded by a WGN station ID bumper, the Cubs/Sox "baseball" variant (voiceover by Clif Mercer)

Previous to this we saw the opening of a 1985 airing of the same film on Family Classics, which sadly occurred a few weeks after Frazier Thomas pass...

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "The Canterville Ghost" (Opening, 1983)

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Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of The Canterville Ghost (1944) on WGN Channel 9. (this airing was the last time it appeared on Family Classics)

Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

Preceded by a WGN bumper promo for Fantasy Island featuring Ricardo Montalban. (looking kind of shifty-eyed taking a peek at the cue cards apparently)

The

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Opening, 1982)

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Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) on WGN Channel 9. (one of only two times they showed the movie - the other was on 11/23/80)

Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

Preceeded by a "WG - Entertains You" promo for the encore presentation of "Smiley's People" - Monday at 7pm.

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WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "Captain Blood" (Opening, 1983)

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Here's the opening of the Family Classics presentation of Captain Blood (1935) on WGN Channel 9. Hosted by Frazier Thomas.

(opening starts a tiny bit late)

The theme music sounds warbly - I wonder if that was a technical problem at WGN or something with this tape recording. I do not hear the warble after the music ends - can anyone tell?

The

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "The Man in the Iron Mask" (Opening, 1988)

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Here's the opening moments of the Family Classics presentation of the 1977 version of Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckler "The Man in the Iron Mask," hosted by Roy Leonard. Includes:

Animated opening titles as also seen on this clip

Host Roy Leonard's introduction of the movie, with an explanation of the legend behind the story and historical description, and explaining that the version be...

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics With Frazier Thomas - "Wrong Book" (Bumper Screw-Up, 1982)

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Here's a small technical screw-up during the Family Classics presentation of The Adventures Of Robin Hood on WGN Channel 9. Coming out of a commercial break they showed the bumper with the "War of the Worlds" book instead of the Robin Hood one.

(They showed "War of the Worlds" two weeks previously on Sunday, February 14th 1982)

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WGN Channel 9 - The Nine O'Clock News - "Farewell, Frazier..." (1985)

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To Mark the 30th Anniversary:

Here's a segment from The Nine O'Clock News on WGN Channel 9 from the day of Frazier Thomas' death at the age of 66. Denise Cannon reports.

Features scenes from Garfield Goose and Friends, Family Classics and Bozo's Circus / The Bozo Show, as well as the specials "Sailing the Seas of Columbus" and "Legends of Arthur the Phantom King". Also seen are Roy Brown (Cooky the Clown), Joey D'Auria (Bozo #...

WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985)

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Here's the first 10 minutes of the 1985 Chicago Auto Show special broadcast on WGN Channel 9, hosted by "Uncle Bobby" Bob Collins of WGN-AM 720. Presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association.

Includes an introduction given by Frazier Thomas that occurred at the end of that day's Family Classics presentation, where the movie shown was "The Black Swan" (1942).

Can anyone help with identifying the other people that appear in this clip?

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