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Ropage Nail Kit by Orly (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 1300

Here's a commercial for Ropage Nail Kit - Fiber Wrap Treatment "System" with Ridgefiller by Orly.

Only 17 easy steps! ;-)

This aired on local Chicago TV a few days before Saturday, February 12th 1983.

ColecoVision - "Playing In 1984" (Commercial, 1984)

Views: 2451

Here's a commercial for some new games on the ColecoVision that will be coming out in 1984 - WarGames, Tarzan, Frontline, Congo Bongo, and Star Trek.

"The best game system in town keeps getting better."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, February 2nd 1984. (1983 Copyright)

Odyssey2 - "Another Bright Idea" (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 1737

Here's a commercial for the Odyssey2 (Odyssey 2) home video game computer system by Magnavox.

Includes a tag at the end for Polk Bros with voiceover by Jim Barton.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, October 30th 1980.

WFLD Channel 32 - Weather Alert (1978?)

Views: 4579

Here's an emergency weather alert from WFLD Channel 32, advising of "severe snowstorms and travelers advisories."

Notice at the end, the Kaiser-era "32" logo, plus the use of various weights of the Avant Garde typeface, that typified the station's "look" within its 1973-77 interregnum under Kaiser Broadcasting ownership, plus the first year or so after Field Communications reasserted control.

The music that opened this segment and was heard throughout this aler...

McDade's - "A McDade's Christmas" (Commercial #5, 1982)

Views: 2043

Here's another Christmas commercial for McDade's advertising the Odyssey video game system by Magnavox and assorted accessories and cartridges for it.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 4th 1982.

Atari 5200 SuperSystem (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 2173

Here's a commercial for the Atari 5200 SuperSystem - the descendant of the Atari 2600.

"Adapter coming soon."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 18th 1982.

The Oprah Winfrey Show - "Staff Christmas Talent Show" (Part 4, 1985)

Views: 816

Here's Part 4 of a fairly early episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show - back when they were still producing it in the WLS-TV studios, and when they were still using the old AM Chicago music as the theme. On this day they had a Christmas Talent Show featuring staff members from WLS Channel 7. This part includes:

WLS Engineers Michelle Boone and Rodney Correll rock out as Santa and his elf to "That's Rock'n Roll", and then News Emergency with members David Fell, Steven Perron,...

WOR Channel 9 - "Color Trails" (Station ID, 1979)

Views: 3114

Ok, it's not THAT Channel 9, but thought it looked cool anyway - these people must have had an early cable system here that picked this up. It's an animated station ID for WOR Channel 9 in New York.

This aired on Chicago TV (via Cable) likely in October of 1979.

WMAQ Channel 5 - Off the Wall (Opening & Break, 1977)

Views: 1882

Remember that classic sitcom from 1977 called "Off the Wall"? No? Well neither does anyone else because it only aired once - on May 7th 1977. A failed television pilot.

What do you think the odds are that someone in the Chicagoland area (not connected with the production of the show) recorded the entire show, with the original commercial breaks intact, didn't ever record over the tape, and then saved the tape for 38 years before we got our hands on it? (just to give you some hi...