Friday, August 26, 2016

Ira Cook - 1965

Ira Cook with Elvis Presley

Ira Cook has memories of 1965. He was a long termer in Los Angeles.  Harry Belefonte in the spotlight.

Mary Helen Barro - 1983

Mary Helen Barro, "la voz de su casa" She carried on on the Latino tradition of Chiquita, Victor, Hernan Escodon and others.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

My Living Doll

"My Living Doll" is an American science fiction sitcom that aired for 26 episodes on CBS in 1964/65.
Just got off the phone with Peter Greenwood. Peter is a producer/archivist trying to get the TV series "My Living Doll" out on DVD, streaming maybe syndication. This would be a totally legitimate release. Julie Newmar is still around and she's really like to see these again.
The issue is that there were 26 shows. He's only located about a dozen. It was never in proper syndication. The only known syndication was on Teleprompter cable in NYC.
We get involved because AFN Berlin aired it in the late 70s. I'm sure I saw it on SCN in the early 80s. There were AFRTS prints. They were in libraries.

1. Would you have any of these, in any format.
2. Where did the film libraries go and when? I've always heard they were sent to AFRTS-LA and from there to the Library of Congress. Is that correct?
3. Would you have any idea of someone who might be able to help?

Charlie Tuna - 1974

Charlie was very much a friend of the blog.  It really was an honor when he posted this:

Charlie Tuna Having done almost 6000 shows, I never thought about saving those AFRTS vinyl discs each week, but thanks to people like Thom Whetston, I can take a walk down memory lane with digital quality, and all those shows shrunk down to CD size for storage!

Stay Tuna'd!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Joe Allison - 1965

By 1965 Joe Allison had it down and brought the music worldwide.  Let's start out with that good new singer from Nashville, David Houston.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mary Turner - 1983

Mary Turner and Ted Nugent

Mary Turner was the opposite of GI Jill and Chris Noel, a broadcaster that was a female, it kept with the times, yet still was the girl left behind.

When Mary started her show we were concerned about how an hour of slamming rock and roll would go over.  I knew the troops would love it but the Colonel?  The Canal Zone civilians?  They really liked to complain.  It went over great and was a wonderful addition.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Wolfman Jack - 1976

Wolfman sure rocked it.  Even Tony Orlando!  Probably the most the best one to one communicator ever.  Have you heard about opportunities in the Air Force?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Andy Mansfield - 1965

We've always had oldies.  In 1965 that would have been music from the 1930s and 40s.  Andy Mansfield did a pair of oldies shows for AFRTS.  First was one with his wife Virginia in the 50s "Turn Back The Clock".  Later he did this one "America's Popular Music".

On this broadcast Andy plays requests for our shadow audience, Americans that live overseas, residents of other countries.  We always knew they were there but they were rarely acknowledged on the network.

Roland Bynum - 1982

Roland brings the party. Play it loud...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sort of related

So I was at the junk shop and saw some 16mm film. Nothing exciting. Thought it might be fun to have one in the collection. Next day I went back. All the reels from Kane. Three Laurel and Hardy shorts, a Porky Pig Cartoon.  heavy shipping boxes, for cheap...

I remember all of those on channels 8 and 10...