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Beatlemania At The Shubert Theatre (Commercial #1, 1980)

Views: 2806

Here's a commercial for Beatlemania appearing at the Shubert Theatre in Chicago for a limited engagement starting Thursday, August 7th 1980.

"Not the Beatles, But an Incredible Simulation."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, August 3rd 1980.

WBBM Channel 2 - News - "The Groundhog Play" (1987?)

Views: 1424

Here is a fun segment from Bob Wallace on WBBM Channel 2 News that was submitted for a local Emmy (not sure when, or if it won). Here Bob breaks down the whole Groundhog Day thing into language that a sports fan can understand.

Featuring Lester Holt introducing the piece, and Woody the Woodchuck of the Lincoln Park Zoo performing.

This aired on local Chicago TV in (not sure - 1987?)

Herschel Bernardi in Fiddler on the Roof at the Auditorium Theatre (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 337

Here's a commercial for Herschel Bernardi in Fiddler on the Roof at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. With excerpts of reviews from the Sun-Times and the Tribune.

Main voiceover by Peter Thomas(?)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, October 28th 1980.

Dizzy Dolphins Disco Game by Milton Bradley (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 1191

Here's a commercial for the Dizzy Dolphins Disco Game by Milton Bradley. Three dolphins spin around and around and the purpose is to get as many marbles into their mouths as possible. (kind of a rip-off of Hungry Hungry Hippos)

Up to four can play. Battery not included. Some assembly required.

Not really sure what is supposed to make this game "disco"...

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, December 4th 1981 during the 4:00pm to 4...

Roy Clark Big Note Guitar Book (Commercial Offer, 1980)

Views: 7478

Here's a commercial offer for the Roy Clark Deluxe Big Note Guitar Book. I believe my brother had this book way back when as he was learning to play guitar while taking lessons at Balken's music on Cermak Road in Berwyn (I think).

Ending voiceover by Carl Greyson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, August 2nd 1980.

Beatlemania at the Shubert Theatre (Commercial #2, 1980)

Views: 1628

Here's another commercial for Beatlemania, playing at the Shubert Theatre in Chicago through Sunday, September 14th 1980. This is a different commercial than the one that aired the previous month.

"It's not The Beatles . . . it's Beatlemania, live."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, September 5th 1980.

Zorba With Anthony Quinn At The Arie Crown Theatre (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 1226

Here's a commercial for the musical "Zorba" featuring Anthony Quinn (reprising his role from the film Zorba the Greek) at the Arie Crown Theatre - March 22nd 1983 through April 17th 1983.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, March 9th 1983.

NBC Monday Night At The Movies - "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" (Opening, 1976)

Views: 1349

Here is the opening for the NBC Monday Night at the Movies presentation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" - the Tennessee Williams play adaptation starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Maureen Stapleton, and Laurence Olivier.

Voiceover by Victor Bozeman.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, December 6th 1976! (not Chicago, but close enough)

McDonald's - "Ronald Ahoy! and 1978 Calendar Offer" (Commercial, 1977)

Views: 793

Here's a commercial for McDonald's which starts off on board a ship with Ronald McDonald steering and Hamburglar and Captain Crook as his assistants, veering way off course before righting themselves in front of a nearby McDonald's, and is followed by an offer for a 1978 Ronald McDonald Play-Time Coloring Calendar at participating McDonald's (15 cents plus tax while supplies last), with shots of children coloring various pages.

Main voiceover by ??

Ending voice...