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December 14, 1934… Laurel And Hardy’s ‘Babes In Toyland’ Debuts

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December 14, 1934… Laurel And Hardy’s ‘Babes In Toyland’ Debuts

80 years ago yesterday, a classic was born. As kids, a lot of saw this on our local stations around the holidays and knew it as ‘March Of the Wooden Soldiers’ which was the title of the 1948 re-release. The original title was ‘Babes In Toyland’.

WPIX in New York still runs this every Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Here’s the trailer and notice the special effects insert shot of Stan and Oliver watching the toy soldiers march by. Thanks to Rick Scheckman for bringing this to our attention. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

#t=10″ target=”_blank”>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmgwbdTJWA #t=10

Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep’s shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep…
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Making ‘Gone With The Wind’…Linda Ellerbee & Ray Gandolf

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Making ‘Gone With The Wind’…Linda Ellerbee & Ray Gandolf, ABC

To celebrate the debut, here is a most excellent ABC ‘Our World’ special on the making of ‘Gone With The Wind’ from 1987. There is a lot of rare film and many little known facts in this 5 part presentation. For example, did you know Lucile Ball was one of the actress screen tested for the role of Scarlett O’Hara? When Vivian Leigh did her screen test, she said the dress was still warm from the last actress to audition for the part of Scarlett. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1pCe6P_DxA Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qUhkjEXy4 Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MrU_gw5AEI Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNkiSLSOMw4 Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DroCn55mgnU Part 1

“Our World,” an excellent ABC News history series that ran for one season (1986-87), chronicles the making of the 1939 movie classic “Gone With The Wind” (2/…
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December 15, 1939…’Gone With The Wind’ Debuts In Atlanta

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December 15, 1939…’Gone With The Wind’ Debuts In Atlanta

Even now, ‘Gone With The Wind’ remains one of the biggest books ever published and one of the top movies every made. In the late 70’s, I spent a lot of time in Margret Mitchel’s Atlanta home, which back then was owned by my friend Bob Ruddy. The theme from Tara played in my head every time I was there. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIBz-5QQOso


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The Infamous TSM Auto Cams At WNBC

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Picture Parade 4…The Infamous TSM Auto Cams At WNBC

Connie Chung says the news casters named them “Larry, Moe and Curly”, but soon, everyone called them that. These rambunctious robots had a mind of their own and often ran afoul at the worst possible moments. These came soon after the last big NABET strike and were seen by many as a “rub it in your face” gesture by the new owners…GE. I had been looking for this since I posted the BBC robocam horror show a week or so ago. Does anyone have more pix of these? This is the only one I know of. Enjoy and share. -Bobby Ellerbee


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A Sad Day At Boston’s WGBH

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Picture Parade 3…A Sad Day At Boston’s WGBH

October 14, 1961, a fire started in Studio A and it was a complete loss. In the center of the photo is one of several new RCA TK60s and amazingly the TVP pedestal’s compressed air tank did not blow up. This was a Friday, but they were back on the air by Monday. Local broadcasters helped with studio space and equipment. -Bobby Ellerbee


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Guys And Dolls In Television At WBKB, Chicago

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Picture Parade 2…Guys And Dolls In Television At WBKB, Chicago

These pictures were taken during WW II and show how women stepped into jobs of all kinds across the country. Some here were engineers while others worked cameras and control room equipment. The cameras were made before the war at WBKB, as was the dolly that uses an old barber chair base to raise and lower the camera. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee








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The Identities Are Revealed

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Picture Parade 1…The Identities Are Revealed

This photo gets posted a lot, but never with the names and event, so, let’s fix that. The photo was one of a few dozen taken this day for use by RCA in trade ads to promote their new TK30 Image Orthicon camera in early 1947. The cameraman is Andreas Fininger and the actress in the background is Eva Marie Saint.

As seen here, she did a lot of bit parts in early NBC dramas which lead to her role in ‘On The Waterfront’ and later, she had NBC television roles opposite Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra in a production of “Our Town” for ‘Producers’ Showcase’ and “Middle of the Night” for ‘Philco TV Playhouse, which brought her a Emmy nomination in 1955. Saint also scored a professional triumph on Broadway opposite the legendary Lillian Gish in “The Trip to Bountiful,” which earned her a Drama Critics Award in 1953. Saint’s solid reputation among critics was becoming reinforced so often that she was referred to as “the Helen Hayes of television.” Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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December 14, 1984…Howard Cosell Retires From Monday Night Football

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December 14, 1984…Howard Cosell Retires From Monday Night Football

I think the best way to mark the occasion is with these two videos. The first is a great Billy Crystal story told to David Letterman. The second is Letterman interviewing Cosell 36 years ago, Dec. 15, 1987 on his NBC show at this link. http://youtu.be/Tyw8q64ANyE?t=13m57s

By the way, I think you’ll like Dave’s Christmas toy segment before Cosell and the studio gag just after it. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjL9_9aS51U

Billy Crystal’s Story About A Drunk, Weeping Howard Cosell
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The One Time Sinatra Hosted The Tonight Show

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Ultra Rare…Frank Sinatra Guest Hosts ‘Tonight’…A One Time Event

As far as I can tell, this Monday night in 1977 was the first and only time Sinatra guest hosted the show. We have two clips from that night…the longer embedded one below, and this clip from earlier in the show with Angie Dickinson. Other guests that night were George Burns, Carol O’Connor and Don Rickles which is quite a lineup.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwHyteOfyng

Sinatra had actually retired in 1971, but after a couple of restless years, came back in 1973 with an album and TV special which were both titled ‘Old Blue Eyes Is Back’. Thanks to Geoffrey DeVoe for sharing this. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

http://m.wor710.com/onair/mark-simone-52176/the-one-time-sinatra-hosted-the-13059150/

The One Time Sinatra Hosted The Tonight Show | Mark Simone on WOR 710

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Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

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Picture Parade 5…Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

Here’s the MGM lion, Jackie, recording the first roar opening with audio in 1929. In 1924, studio publicist Howard Dietz designed the “Leo The Lion” logo for Samuel Goldwyn’s, Goldwyn Picture Corporation. He based it on the athletic team of his alma mater Columbia University, the Lions. When Goldwyn Pictures merged with Metro Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures, the newly formed MGM retained the logo.

Since then, there have been five lions playing the role of “Leo The Lion”. The first was Slats, who graced the openings of MGM’s silent films from 1924 to 1928. The next lion, Jackie, was the first MGM lion whose roar was heard by the audience. Though the movies were silent, Jackie’s famous growl-roar-growl sequence was played over the phonograph as the logo appeared on screen. He was also the first lion to appear in Technicolor in 1932.

The third lion and probably most famous was Tanner (though at the time Jackie was still used concurrently for MGM’s black and white films). After a brief use of an unnamed (and very mane-y) fourth lion, MGM settled on Leo, which the studio has used since 1957.

The company motto “Ars Gratia Artis” means “Art for Art’s Sake.” Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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White Shoes And Color News

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Picture Parade 4…White Shoes And Color News

This is the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami. Pictured with Mike Wallace is the governor of Florida, Miss Florida and an overloaded cameraman. That hefty bundle is the Norelco PCP 90 with a 35 pound camera and a 25 pound back pack transmitter. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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Space Cadets, A Whole Nation Of Us!

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Picture Parade 3…Space Cadets, A Whole Nation Of Us!

In the 60s, space missions were huge events and networks had cameras everywhere explaining not only the mission but the science behind all this and we ate it up. It was a great time in America. Here’s CBS owned KMOX giving us a look at a Gemini capsule at the hometown plant where they were made… McDonald Douglas in St. Louis. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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‘Playhouse 90’, “A Heritage Of Anger”, 1956

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Picture Parade 2…’Playhouse 90′, “A Heritage Of Anger”, 1956

Interestingly, like the Richard Pryor – SNL story I posted earlier, this is also a Season 1, Episode 7, event, but on a much different track. These are some great photos of the rehearsals as CBS Television City on November 15, 1956. The stars were Ralph Bellamy, Lloyd Bridges, John Ericsson and Tom Brown. The cameras are RCA TK11/31s and the cranes are Houston Fearless 30B models. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee








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The Voice Of Christmas Past

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Picture Parade 1…The Voice Of Christmas Past

Here’s a look back at some of the surprises under the tree many of us at least hoped for. I’d never seen a CBS or ABC truck till I went looking for these pictures. This internet thingy has more pictures than a Sears catalog ;>) Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee







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Richard Pryor, NBC & The 7 Second Delay

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December 13, 1975…Richard Pryor – SNL And The 7 Second Delay

The whole backstory is beautifully told in this piece from Salon.
http://www.salon.com/2013/11/03/saturday_night_live_and_richard_pryor_the_untold_story_behind_snls_edgiest_sketch_ever/

This was the 7th episode of the brand new NBC weekend comedy show, but the one that really put it on the map. A lot of juicy details are in the article linked above, but not the technical part. Some months back, I wrote about this and as it turns out, no one is even sure if the tape delay was even in when the show ran, but everyone is sure it was a nightmare on many levels.

First, the tape machines on the 5th floor were built into the walls and in order to get two of them side by side, to make the delay happen, two machines had to be taken out of the walls. Back then, the only way to get a tape delay was to record on one machine and stretch the tape over to a second machine for playback.

There had to be precision in the tape path, tape tension and the distance apart which gave the amount of delay as the tape moved from the record head on one two inch quad machine to the playback head on the other. As it turns out, the delay was not needed as Pryor was toeing the line and didn’t need to be bleeped.

Here is one of the all time classics from SNL…Chey Chase and Richard Pryor in the ‘Word Association’ sketch. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

https://screen.yahoo.com/word-association-000000441.html

Word Association | Saturday Night Live – Yahoo Screen

Richard Pryor’s cutting-edge racial satire from 1975
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Lost and Found: Missing 1927 Walt Disney Cartoon Discovered in Norway

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Good News From Norway…First Disney Christmas Film Found

Before you go to the article, take a good look at Oswald The Lucky Rabbit in this photo. If he reminds you of Mickey Mouse with long ears, there’s a good reason.

Turns out, Oswald wasn’t so lucky for Disney after all. Although they had created the The Oswald cartoons, the series was done for Universal and after a short time, Universal claimed the rights to Oswald and shut Disney out. When Walt created his next star, he had rights protection in place and that next star was Mickey Mouse.

Thanks to Maureen Carney for the clip. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/lost-and-found-missing-1927-walt-disney-cartoon-105011664977.html?soc_src=mags&soc_trk=fb

Lost and Found: Missing 1927 Walt Disney Cartoon Discovered in Norway

A lost Walt Disney cartoon was 1927 was discovered in a library in Norway
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You Mean They Weren’t Really On The Runway? Or Outside?

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Picture Parade 3…You Mean They Weren’t Really On The Runway?

Spoiler Alert: NO. The ‘Casablanca’ scene on the runway was shot in a studio, and just out of sight is the paper mache airplane waiting for them. One reason for all the fog was to help hide the not-so-hot looking, half scale plane. A miniature model was used for the takeoff shot. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

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Picture Parade 1…Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

Here’s ‘Today’ show host Dave Garroway pushing a camera sled around the ice rink at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He hosted for nine years, from the show’s start in 1952, till 1961. Thanks to John Schipp for the photo. Enjoy and share. -Bobby Ellerbee


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December 12, 1896…Marconi’s First Public Demonstration Of Radio

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December 12, 1896…Marconi’s First Public Demonstration Of Radio

During his early years, Marconi had an interest in science and electricity. One of the scientific developments during this era came from Heinrich Hertz, who, beginning in 1888, demonstrated that one could produce and detect electromagnetic radiation…generally known as “radio waves”. At the time these were more commonly called “Hertzian waves” or “aetheric waves”. Hertz’s death in 1894 brought published reviews of his earlier discoveries, and a renewed interest on the part of Marconi.

Marconi began to conduct experiments, building much of his own equipment in the attic of his home at the Villa Griffone in Pontecchio, Italy. His goal was to use radio waves to create a practical system of “wireless telegraphy”…the transmission of telegraph messages without connecting wires as used by the electric telegraph. This was not a new idea—numerous investigators had been exploring wireless telegraph technologies for over 50 years, but none had proven commercially successful.

Marconi did not discover any new and revolutionary principle in his wireless-telegraph system, but rather he assembled and improved an array of facts, unified and adapted them to his system. At first, Marconi could only signal over limited distances. In the summer of 1895 he moved his experimentation outdoors. After increasing the length of the transmitter and receiver antennas, and arranging them vertically, and positioning the antenna so that it touched the ground, the range increased significantly. (Although Marconi may not have understood until later the reason, the “ground connections” allowed the earth to act as a waveguide resonator for the surface wave signal.) Soon he was able to transmit signals over a hill, a distance of approximately . By this point he concluded that with additional funding and research, a device could become capable of spanning greater distances and would prove valuable both commercially and militarily.

Finding limited interest in his work in Italy, in early 1896 at the age of 21, Marconi traveled to London, where he gained the interest and support of William Preece, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office. A series of demonstrations for the British government followed—by March, 1897, Marconi had transmitted Morse code signals across the Salisbury Plain. On May 13, 1897, Marconi sent the first ever wireless communication over open sea.

Impressed by these and other demonstrations, Preece introduced Marconi’s ongoing work to the general public at at an important London lecture: “Telegraphy without Wires”, at the Toynbee Hall on December 11,1896. The next day, Marconi returned with a tramsmitter and telegraph key, and a wooden box with a bell inside. With the London press in attendance, Preece walked around the hall with a wireless wooden box which magically rang every time Marconi hit the key.

Numerous additional demonstrations followed, and Marconi began to receive international attention. In July 1897, he carried out a series of tests at La Spezia in his home country, for the Italian government. A test for Lloyds between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island, Ireland, was conducted on 6 July 1898. The English channel was spanned by radio on March 19, 1899, from Wimereux, France to South Foreland Lighthouse, England, and in the fall of 1899, the first demonstrations in the United States took place, with the reporting of the America’s Cup international yacht races at New York.

On December 12, 1901, Marconi sucessfully sent a wireless telegraph message from Cornwall in southwest England to St. Johns Nova Scotia. By sending a signal more than 2,100 miles across the Atlantic, Marconi convincingly demonstrated the practicality of worldwide wireless communication. And in 1909, he shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun of Germany, whose modifications to Marconi’s transmitters made them strong enough to be practical.

Below is a photo of Marconi (R) with David Sarnoff (L), head of RCA. Sarnoff had once worked for the Marconi Company in New York and was the telegraph operator that received the Titanic SOS and communicated with the rescue ships until they arrived in NY with the survivors. -Bobby Ellerbee


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December 12, 1980…’Magnum P.I.’ Debuts On CBS

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December 12, 1980…’Magnum P.I.’ Debuts On CBS

Here are some little known facts about the show I thought you may find interesting. Did you know that Orson Welles had agreed to play the roll of the illusive Robin Masters when they finally revealed his persona on camera in a 1985 episode? Unfortunately, he died before they could shoot it.

Before the opportunity rose to film the series in Hawaii, the show was originally to be set in Southern California. One of the reasons for this series being set in Hawaii is that CBS did not want to close its Hawaii production offices when ‘Hawaii Five-O’ ceased production in 1980. This show started production that same year and contains occasional references to Steve McGarrett and Hawaii Five-O, although McGarrett was never shown.

The series featured crossover episodes with ‘Simon and Simon’ and ‘Murder, She Wrote’. Tom Selleck had done a recurring role on ‘The Rockford Files’ just before this and James Garner was to appear on this show as Rockford, but legal wrangles kept that from happening. I think our friend Dick DeBartolo will like the MAD pix. Also attached are several shot of the show in production. Enjoy and share. -Bobby Ellerbee








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Roy And Dale Evans, 1961 At The Wisconsin State Fair

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Picture Parade 3…Roy And Dale, 1961 At The Wisconsin State Fair

I didn’t bother with the last names in the headline…you can tell from just the hat who this is. For those old enough, you have to admit two things, Roy and Dale were great, and second…going to a big state fair in those days was the greatest! Which one did you go to?

As a kid growing up around Atlanta, The Great Southeastern Fair was something I looked forward to more than Christmas. The midway was literally a mile long at Lakewood Fairgrounds. Today, that’s all movie studios owned by Screen Gems. Hold on Nellybell! Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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1960 Election Coverage, NBC Studio 8H

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Picture Parade 2….1960 Election Coverage, NBC Studio 8H

Here’s the great team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley covering the race between Nixon and Kennedy. I think this was the first time they used this “crows nest” set up with the anchors on the 9th floor balcony. It’s still odd to me to the the NBC snake logo on black and white cameras. FYI, 8H did not go color until NBC left The Ziegfeld Theater around 1965 when those four TK41s were moved to 8H. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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‘Bob And Ray, Jane, Laraine And Gilda’, 1979

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Picture Parade 1…’Bob And Ray, Jane, Laraine And Gilda’, 1979

For some still unknown reason, this spacial ran in place of SNL on March 15, 1979. SNL was in it’s white hot fourth season, but in it’s place that Saturday night, we got this paring of long time stars Bob and Ray with Jane Curtain, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner. Also on the show was a clean shaven, up and comer, Willie Nelson. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

Below are links to a description of this show and video of the first of three parts.
http://splitsider.com/2013/10/bob-and-ray-team-up-with-jane-laraine-and-gilda/ Article
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyPY3D25o7Y Video


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December 11, 1967…’Movin! With Nancy Sinatra’ Airs On NBC

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December 11, 1967…’Movin! With Nancy Sinatra’ Airs On NBC

Just for fun, here’s the whole special and it looks great! This was all shot on film by director Jack Haley Jr. and was so well received, Nancy did two more of this specials. There is some great music here!

If you are a fan of her dad’s you’ll love the two segments that start at 35 minutes and 38:30. The first is a reminiscence with a lot of rare family photos and the second is Frank in the studio recording “Younger Than Springtime”. Of course, Sammy and Dean are here too! And so is the first on screen interracial kiss…several months before the ‘Star Trek’ event. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP8qKQRcYxA


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Squidbillies – Sheriff-in-Law, Pt. 3

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Yahooooo! ‘Squidbillies’ Renewed For 9th Season At Adult Swim!

For those that don’t know, this is “my show”…I am the voice of Sheriff on ‘Squidbillies’. Just got the official word yesterday that the nations fourth most watched animated show was renewed for another year.

Our ratings have been through the roof since we started this in 2006, and this seasons were too. Our demo is mostly young men, but we have fans of all ages, and women too. Here’s short clip from one of this years episodes. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee

http://www.adultswim.com/videos/squidbillies/sheriff-in-law-pt-3/

Squidbillies – Sheriff-in-Law, Pt. 3

Sheriff-in-Law, Pt. 3
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Did RCA Have To Be Sold?

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December 11, 1985…GE Buys RCA, A Dark Day For America Begins

Why this headline on the sale of RCA to GE?

Because on the grander scale, this was the first big corporate media take over…the kind that, until Ronald Reagan became president, would have not been allowed under anti trust laws. Since then, media consolidation has run rampant. By the way, it bears remembering that Reagan was GE’s spokesman for eight years…that’s where he cut his political teeth.

Ironically, RCA was founded in 1919 as a joint venture of General Electric and Westinghouse; NBC itself was born in 1926 as a joint venture of RCA, GE and Westinghouse. Even more ironic…trust busters forced the giants to divest RCA in 1931.

Ironies don’t stop there though. With all the bellowing about the liberal media, here are a few things you may not know that happened when GE’s Bob Wright took over as head of NBC. After firing 400 NBC employees at all levels and cutting the budget from $300 million to $250 million a year, one of the first things he did at NBC was set up a political action committee. Employees were asked to donate money to the fund so NBC could buy seats for republicans in congress.

That went over like a lead balloon and was quickly shelved, but “Neutron Jack” Welch, the head of GE, didn’t stop there. Welsh pushed hard to get the cable channel CNBC on the air so that he could give his favorite political commentator a nightly show…that was ‘The McLaughlin Group’.

In the next week or so, I’m going to post an editorial on the state of news and media in the US. It’s from a research paper I wrote last month in one of my college courses.

Below, is a seven page article from The New York Times written two years after the take over. It gives a very detailed look at how it all happened. The good news is that GE is gone and since they left, there is a definitely a spring in NBC’s step at all levels, especially in moral. -Bobby Ellerbee

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/20/magazine/did-rca-have-to-be-sold.html

Did RCA Have To Be Sold?

LEAD: THORNTON F. BRADSHAW WAS, TO AN EXTRA-ordinary degree, the epitome of a business statesman.
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In Loving And Living Memory Of KTTV…Jim Diaz Restorations

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In Loving And Living Memory Of KTTV…Jim Diaz Restorations

I just got the pictures in from our friend Jim Diaz in California. He has a passion for KTTV’s history and in the process of writing a book on the station’s history, but in the mean time has restored one of his TK 31s as a replica of the early years. Here are his comments:

Attached are three photographs of my “cosmetically” restored RCA TK-31A. The TK-31A is one of two that I have. It is the first to be restored with the KTTV Channel 11, Los Angeles, California, markings. The second TK-31A will be restored after the first of the year.

Please note that the TK-31A is equipped with the standard three (3) lens complement issued when originally manufactured: Kodak Ektanon 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. It also has the optional Ilex 8 1/2” lens. It is mounted on an early version of the Baughman Spider (without the mechanical height adjustment and wheel extensions, which were offered later – of which I have two). It is equipped with a Houston Fearless Cradle Head for pan and tilt operation.

In addition to the two TK-31A’s, my collection includes an RCA TK-30A, which also needs some restoration work. After restoration, the TK-30A will be mounted on either an O’Connor wooden Tripod or a Houston Fearless TD-3 Pedestal. Or, I might mount it on one of three Houston Fearless TD-11A Metal Tripods, each equipped with the TD-15A Tripod Dolly.

Also, I have an RCA TK-46 and TK-47, both equipped with Fujinon Zoom lenses. The TK-46 and TK-47 will be mounted on a TVP P-50 Pedestal. In addition, I have two working RCA / Houston Fearless TD-9B Pedestals. In the lens department, I have three each of the Zoomar Super-Universal and Studio Zoom lenses.

As these other items become more presentable, I will send photographs as well.

Happy Holidays! And, best regards. Jim Diaz

Thanks Jim and keep us posted. Seeing this in color is interesting…who new they used yellow? Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee




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A Rare Carter White House Photo

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Picture Parade 2…A Rare Carter White House Photo

Although the lens is covered, here’s a Norelco PC70 in the Oval Office which probably means CBS is handling the pool coverage on this night.. Enjoy and share! -Bobby Ellerbee


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A Great Idea With Little Follow Through

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Picture Parade 1…A Great Idea With Little Follow Through

I have often wondered why so few ever used the Mole-Richardson boom platform for a camera platform. It’s perfect for studio and location work. Big tires, easy to steer, adjustable height and relatively light weight.

The only other incident of this I’ve seen, is in a 1948 photo of a station in Philadelphia using one on the sidelines of a football game, which is a perfect use too.

This is a 1963 shot of a production company from the Detroit area shooting a special for ABC at the Henry Ford Museum grounds. The camera is Marconi Mark IV. Enjoy! -Bobby Ellerbee


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Tour Of Duty…Remembering Roy Holm, NBC Burbank

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Tour Of Duty…Remembering Roy Holm, NBC Burbank

Last week when the ‘Elvis’ comeback special story ran here, Roy Holm was pictured in that photo array. Our friend David Crosthwait posted more pictures of Roy that I am sharing here. He was one of NBC’s top cameramen and a multiple EMMY winner. More on the photos. Enjoy. -Bobby Ellerbee







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