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WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (Opening, 1973)

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Here's the opening moments of the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. With Ray Rayner as host. Includes:

Opening titles, with some clips from "The Maltese Falcon" shown; a movie theatre marquee motif with the Miles Laboratories logo on top, and "Showcase Theatre" below

Ray Rayner's introduction of the movie, and explaining about Miles Showcase Theatre's format


WFLD Channel 32 - PM Magazine (Ending, 1981)

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Here's the ending to PM Magazine on WFLD Channel 32. Features a neat shot of the Marina City towers with the Hancock in the background. You can also see a Mr. Submarine and on the other side is the former Steele-Wedeles Building, former home to a wholesale grocer.

Executive Producer - Richard Schreier

Hosts - Mike Leiderman - Jo Ann Williams

Directed by Ray Barnas - Karen Barnett (Note - Ray Barnas was a longtime WFLD director who even directed s...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son Of Svengoolie - "And Now The Screaming Starts!" (Promo, 1984)

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Here's a promo for Son of Svengoolie on WFLD Channel 32. The movie that week was "And Now The Screaming Starts!" and aired on Saturday, February 11th 1984. This was show #239 and it was the only time he showed this movie on SoS.

This promo aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, February 9th 1984.

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

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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.

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

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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)

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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.

Son of Svengoolie - Assorted Clips Compilation (Part 9)

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This was on the same tape as the other bits, so I am calling it part 9 from a compilation of assorted Son of Svengoolie clips. I did not make this compilation - it has been floating around the trading circles for a long time, and this is the best copy I've been able to find. It has some neat clips you will not see anywhere else.


What looks like an Entertainment Tonight (from Friday the 13th of - 1983, 1984?) report on local horror hosts from around th...

WSNS Channel 44 - Thing Theatre - "Wrestling Women Vs. The Aztec Mummy" (Bumper Excerpt, 1980)

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Here's another super-rare glimpse at the Thing Theatre movie program on WSNS Channel 44 - a partial bumper, during an airing of "Wrestling Women Vs. The Aztec Mummy" - an example of one of the low budget Mexican horror films produced during the late-50s and 60s.

We can see the same logo font style as featured in the opening of the show, with a color scheme more reminiscent of WSNS'

WMAQ Channel 5 - NBC Theatre - "Summer Of My German Soldier" (Promo, 1978)

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Here's a promo for an upcoming NBC Theatre presentation of "Summer Of My German Soldier," a made-for-TV movie starring Bruce Davison as a Nazi POW and Kristy McNichol as a young American girl who falls head over heels for him, to air Monday (October 30th) at 9pm (8pm Central). (Details of this flick can be found here.)

Voiceover by Les Marshak.

This promo aired on local Chicago TV on...