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WFLD Channel 32 - The Best of Groucho - You Bet Your Life (Break #1, 1975)

Views: 3391

Here is Commercial Break #1 (Nothing of note in the opening) of The Best of Groucho - You Bet Your Life on WFLD Channel 32. (In Black and White, unfortunately) Includes:

Prell Shampoo (featuring Patti Deutch of Match Game fame)

Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise - The Best

WFLD Advertising Sales TV Starter Kit featuring Walt Bodkin - Sales Manager at WFLD (I wonder where he is now?)...

Coke - "Verbose Challenge" (Commercial, 1977)

Views: 1473

Here's a commercial for Coca-Cola that does a bit of a spoof or parody of "The Pepsi Challenge" promotional campaign that was going on at the time.

Featuring actress Marian Mercer who was in lots of things such as the film Nine to Five and the TV show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

"There's more to Coke. Coke adds life..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, December 9th 1977.

Dolphin Productions - "Demo Reel" (1978)

Views: 5538

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

Son Of Svengoolie - "Free Picture Post Card" (1979)

Views: 1058

Here's an early segment from Son of Sven featuring his first promotional item - a black and orange photograph "post card" that you could get if you wrote into him at this address:

Son of Svengoolie
WFLD TV
300 N. State St.
Chicago 60610

Not sure what episode this is from, but it was a very early one based on the fact that the coffin still has the Jerry G. Bishop-era graphics.

(opening cut-off slightly)

This aired...

WSNS Channel 44 - Monster Rally Movie - "Opening Outtakes" (1976)

Views: 1917

From the vaults, here is a set of outtakes and bloopers from the opening for Monster Rally Movie on WSNS Channel 44, with host John Dickinson attempting to nail his intro for the show, along with some fun crew hijinks Includes:

(Opening, Take 1) - We had seen this already in a previous clip which was found on a different tape.

(Opening, Take 2) - This was the take used for

Emergency Broadcast System Test (1983)

Views: 2612

Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (or as they were referred to here, "Emergency Broadcasting System") that aired on WLS Channel 7. The text was modified somewhat from this 1981 EBS test on WMAQ Channel 5:

"This is a test. This station is conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcasting [sic] System. This is only a test . . .

"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcasting [...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Monkees - "Film Reel Flutter" (Technical Difficulties, 1984)

Views: 2789

Yep, those old film reels used to break. And good 'ol Channel 32 would have up to 30 seconds of dead, black air. Then, finally... a title card. Ah, the good old days.. :-)

This aired on local Chicago TV in the Fall of 1984.

WFAA Channel 8 [Dallas-Fort Worth, TX] - "Emergency Broadcast System Test" (1978)

Views: 1237

Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System from ABC affiliate WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, TX. This test goes off without a hitch, as the requisite dual tones of 853 and 960 Hz are heard for 23 seconds.

Voiceover by ?? (with the EBS script displayed on screen via different slides, set in Helvetica Medium; albeit differing in some areas from how the voiceover read the script).

"This station serves the Dallas operational area." (What, no reference to For...

Tapes Of Wrath (Part 1, 1983)

Views: 4747

**Warning: May be slightly inappropriate for some environments. Contains material which some people may consider unsuitable for younger or more sensitive listeners. Viewer discretion is advised.**

It's not Chicago-related, but it is a pretty funny collection of bloopers and other behind-the-scenes footage from the news that you don't usually get to see. Includes footage from ABC, CBS, NBC, and others.

This was produced by the Radio and Television...