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Midocean Motion Pictures - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

Views: 390

Here's the final part of a demo reel from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics firm which worked "in association with" EUE-Screen Gems (the latter of "S From Hell" infamy, spun off from Columbia Pictures).

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 produ...

Midocean Motion Pictures - "Research Reel" (1979?)

Views: 1115

Here's a "research reel" from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics house that handled commercials.

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:

- Midocean Motion Pictures - Research Reel title card

Tele1st - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - "Scrambled Cates" (1984)

Views: 2084

Here (in an installment of Fuzzy After Dark), is a clip of the Tele1st version of the famous pool scene from the 1982 film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," featuring Phoebe Cates and Judge Reinhold - albeit highly scrambled in picture and especially sound. Even so, viewer discretion is still advised.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Tuesday, June 26th 1984.

Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (PSA, 1978)

Views: 343

Here's a brief public service announcement for Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, urging men to "be a big brother" to any of the thousands of Chicago area children without fathers in the home.

Voiceover by Ed Grennan.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.

Jet-Dri Waterproofing Service (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 943

Here's a commercial for Jet-Dri Waterproofing Service, which specialized for over 25 years (as of the airing of this ad) in applying waterproof barriers to protect the basements of homes from the results of moisture and other water problems. Also located in Gary, IN and Waukegan, IL.

Main voiceover by ?? - Ending voiceover by Mal Wyman.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.

Homer's Furniture - "Bedroom Furniture Sale" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 1074

Here's a commercial for Homer's furniture, offering a sale on bedroom furniture in such styles as authentic American, elegant provincial, exciting modern and smart contemporary, and ranging from timeless classics to flexible modular groupings. Sale ends April 30th. Five showrooms in Chicago, Lombard and Skokie.

Voiceover by Ron MacAdam (who was also an impressionist who did many voices as well as being the puppeteer for "Tracer the Dog" on The Dick Tracy Show featuring...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Saturday Night Movie - "April Love" (Partial Commercial Break, 1978)

Views: 2501

Here's a partial, incomplete commercial break from the Saturday Night Movie presentation of the 1957 Pat Boone film "April Love" (from which his major hit of the same name from the same year had emanated) on WMAQ Channel 5.

This begins with the tail end of a commercial for Yesteryear at Harrison on the River in Kankakee, and is followed by:

Commercial: Nelson Brothers - "We Put It Al...

Manor Care Nursing Center - "See What a Nursing Center Can Be" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 824

Here's a commercial for Manor Care Nursing Center, emphasizing their quality of care and encouraging older people to maintain their quality of life. At the end of this ad, one of their addresses - in Rolling Meadows, 4225 Kirchoff Road - is shown on the lower third of the screen.

Voiceover by ??

"A place for living, for enjoying, for growing strong again."

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.

Schaumburg Datsun - "We Want Your Business" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 1562

Here's a commercial for Schaumburg Datsun at 910 West Golf Road in Schaumburg, eager to prove how serious they want your business by offering $3,154 for the Datsun B-210 Honeybee and free air conditioning on any Datsun 810.

Voiceover by Ed Grennan.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.