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WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (Commercial Break #2, 1973)

Views: 1951

Here's the second commercial break for the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Host Ray Rayner starts off by introducing a commercial for Alka-Seltzer, another in their series of ads along the lines of their "Spicy Meatball" and "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing" campaigns. In this example, a man at a dinner table assures his mother he's sure he's had enough. A color version of thi...

WBBM Channel 2 - Weather Update with Mike Parker & Commercial Break (1980)

Views: 2077

Here's a weather update from WBBM Channel 2, reported by Mike Parker, plus a commercial break. Includes:

CBS "Eye" ID (voiceover by Lee Jordan)

Mike Parker, in the newsroom, gives an update on the weather condition:

- A tornado watch in effect for entire Channel 2 viewing area until 1am early Tuesday, June 3rd, on top of a severe thunderstorm warning which will last through 9pm for Cook, DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties and a marine...

WGN Channel 9 - Monsters (Promo, 1988)

Views: 2725

Here's a promo for the horror anthology series Monsters, "the most hair-raising half-hour on television," on WGN Channel 9, to be aired at 10pm. To make this point, an entire family is shown glued to their TV, screaming their heads off and their hair standing up not unlike a fright wig.

Voiceover by Doug Paul.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, November 6th 1988.

Return Of The Jedi (Trailer For TV, 1983)

Views: 2372

Here's a theatrical movie trailer for TV for a little movie that came out in 1983 called "Return of the Jedi" (?).

"Now playing in a theatre in your galaxy..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, June 28th 1983.

World Communications Day (PSA, 1980)

Views: 1361

Here's a public service announcement with Barbara Rush encouraging you to "watch what your child watches". From the Catholic Church World Communications Day - Sunday, June 1st 1980.

(The screaming heard over the "bad movie" the kids are watching is the same tape loop that was used as part of the theme for the original Svengoolie show starring Jerry G. Bishop)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, May 31st 1980.

WTTW Channel 11 - "Snowy Cabs" (Station ID Slide, 1981)

Views: 4002

Here's a station ID and slide from WTTW Channel 11 featuring some snow covered Yellow taxi cabs.

Voiceover by Don Ferris.

"This is Eleven, WTTW Chicago."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, January 21st 1981 @ 8pm.

Six Flags Great America (Commercial, 1987)

Views: 3995

Have the time at the time of your life? (Does this make sense? Or is it Half the time at the time of your life?) Featuring B.J. Jones as the dad (he is now the artistic director of the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, IL).

Bugs Bunny - (C) Warner Bros. Inc., 1987.


This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, June 26th 1987.

Me-Books (Commercial Offer, 1978)

Views: 2412

Here is a commercial TV offer for the "Me Books", personalized stories using your child's name, friend's name, and his city and state.

Features Terry Maxwell of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The books include:
Read About Me and the Bee
My Adventure in Mother Goose Land
Read about Me and the Yellow-Eyed Monster
My Circus Story
My Rainy Day

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, October 29th 1978.

WTTW Channel 11 - "Snowblower Lineup" (Station ID, 1981)

Views: 3427

Here's a station ID and slide from WTTW Channel 11 - this one listing some of their program offerings.

Voiceover by Marty Robinson.

"Sesame Street. Nova. Chicago Week In Review. Image Union. Masterpiece Theatre. They're all here on WTTW Channel 11 Chicago."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 3rd 1981 @ a little before 2pm!