Monday, May 31, 2010

"The Buick Berle Show'' with guest Mickey Rooney (1954)


A 1954 episode of Milton Berle's "The Buick-Berle Show," a variety series. In this episode, we have a sketch mocking canned laughter, Milton meeting a wacky teenager, a dated dancing sequence, scenes with Milton pretending to break his leg, and a special name-dropping opening song about television. Picture quality is bad. The series aired on NBC and was live.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Judge Roy Bean - "Slightly Prodigal" (1956)


"Judge Roy Bean" Slightly Prodigal
Original Air Date:
1956 (Season 1, Episode 7)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dusty's Trail - "Cavalry's Coming" (1973)


Episode "Cavalry's Coming" of the western-sitcom "Dusty's Trail," from SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ, the creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch."

Dusty's Trail was a 1973-1974 syndicated television series set in the 1800s about a small group of travelers separated from their wagon train who become lost. Dusty's Trail stars Bob Denver as Dusty, the assistant to the leader of a wagon train, and Forrest Tucker as Mr. Callahan, his irascible boss. Twenty-six episodes of the series were produced.

The series portrays passengers of a wagon and a stagecoach that have become separated from the main wagontrain on its way to California in the 1800s. The people in this group are the drivers of the wagon (Mr. Callahan) and the stagecoach (Dusty), a wealthy Eastern banker and his wife (Mr. and Mrs. Brookhaven), a dance-hall woman (Lulu), an educated man (Andy), and a farmer's daughter (Betsy). The show follows the adventures of this group attempting to find the main wagontrain.

Denver professed on several occasions, including a May 1989 interview on KDKA radio, that Dusty's Trail was his favorite show to perform. The series also starred two Petticoat Junction alumni, Jeannine Riley (Lulu) and Lorri Saunders (Betsy).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Topper - "Henrietta Sells The House" (1953)


Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials.

Friday, May 21, 2010

H.G. Wells' "The Crystal Egg" (1951) - Tales of Tomorrow #9


From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow.

After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beginning Responsibility: Lunchroom Manners (1959)


The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dating: Do's and Don'ts (1949)


Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Self-Conscious Guy (1951)


Shows how feelings of self-consciousness keep a high school boy from doing his classwork well or making friends easily.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Want to Be a Secretary (1941)


Follows a young woman through her clerical training and job search. Shows pre-World War II offices and office workers, primarily women. One of Coronet's earliest educational films.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Going Steady? (1951)


Attempts to provoke teens into discussion on the complex issue of going steady. Provides little support for the practice.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fun of Being Thoughtful, The (1950)


Social guidance film for teenagers encouraging insight into the motives, tastes and desires of others.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to Be Well Groomed (1949)


Siblings Don and Sue show how they keep themselves well groomed throughout the school week and for their Friday night dates.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

How Quiet Helps at School (1953)


Social guidance film for young children suggesting that they take their noise out to the playground.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Betty White "Date with the Angels" Christmas Episode (1957)


Episode "Santa's Helper" of the oddly-named 1950s sitcom "Date with the Angels." In this episode, the lead character tries to get a job for an elderly friend, which causes trouble when, after getting a job as a Department store Santa, he starts giving away toys for free. Starring Betty White.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

"The Betty White Show" (1954)


An episode of the NBC daytime show from December 1954. Pretty simplistic format, some singing, some light hearted banter. This episode is from Monday, which is wish day. Today, Betty grants the wish of Ralph Richardson, a 10 year old boy.