Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Lucy Show - "Viv Visits Lucy" (1967)

The Lucy Show - "Viv Visits Lucy" (1967)
Season Five, Episode 15

Viv flies to California to visit Lucy and admits that she's looking for a young college student from her hometown whom she believes has fallen in with the no-good beatnik crowd. Lucy and Viv disguise themselves as hippies to track the youth down.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is Your Life - Jayne Mansfield (1960)

"This is Your Life" - Jayne Mansfield (1960)

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes.

While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes. She won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel. As the demand for blonde bombshells declined in the 1960s, Mansfield was relegated to low-budget film melodramas and comedies, but remained a popular celebrity.

In her later career she continued to attract large crowds in foreign countries and in lucrative and successful nightclub tours. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times. She died in an automobile accident at age 34.

Monday, June 28, 2010

This is Your Life - Boris Karloff (1957)

This is Your Life - Boris Karloff (1957)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"You Asked For It" (1950s TV)

Popular television show from the 1950s, where viewers would write in requesting to see various interesting things. With this episode we see a knifethrower, an octopus trapper, a ride on a roller coaster and a speedy dressmaker.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"You Asked For It" with Bela Lugosi (1952)

This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It," a program that originated in 1950 on the Dumont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades.

The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it often looked a human interest stories as well as featuring traditional forms of entertainment.

This fragmented episode features Bela Lugosi performing a magic trick.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Stamp Day For Superman" (1954)

Stamp Day For Superman (1954)

The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"The Ed Wynn Show" (1950) with The Three Stooges

1950 episode of CBS Network's 'The Ed Wynn show' with original Camel commercials. Ed's guests are Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges and William Frawley.

This entry was broadcast live March 11, 1950 on the west coast. The Ed Wynn show was the first network series to be aired live on the west coast and have the kinescopes shipped east, where they would air a couple of weeks later. The kinescope of this shown was seen on the east coast March 25, 1950.

Ratings were not great, but the show won two Emmy Awards and introduced Dinah Shore and Lucy and Dezi to TV.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"The Three Stooges" - Failed Pilot (1949)

This is a failed 1949 pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Instant Quaker Oatmeal" with Elizabeth Montgomery (1967) "Bewitched"

"Instant Quaker Oatmeal" with Elizabeth Montgomery (1967)
The commercial features Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York, playing their characters from the sitcom "Bewitched."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Studio One - The Nativity (1952)

Studio One - The Nativity (1952)
Season 5 Episode 13 (22 December 1952)
Features original Westinghouse promotions presented by Betty Furness.
Director: Franklyn J Schaffner
Producer: Fletcher Markle

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Studio One - Flowers From A Stranger (1949) - Yul Brynner

Episode 1.15 25 May 1949.
Features Yul Brynner (with blonde hair!) as Dr Nestri.
Contains original Westinghouse ads presented by Betty Furness.
Director: Paul Nickoll
Producer: Worthington Miner

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Studio One - The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953) Eddie Albert

"Studio One" The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953)
Director: Paul Nickell
Writer: Irve Tunick
Original Air Date: 12 January 1953 (Season 5, Episode 16)
Cast: Eddie Albert, Marian Seldes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Studio One - The Story of Meg Mallory (1952)

"Studio One" - The Story of Meg Mallory (1952)
Director: Paul Nickell
Writers: Worthington Miner, William Dozier
Original Air Date: 31 March 1952 (Season 4, Episode 29)
Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Wendy Drew

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Studio One - Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951)

"Studio One" - Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951)
Director: Martin Manger
Writers: Alvin Sapinsley / Story by Dorothy L. Sayers
Original Air Date: 3 September 1951 (Season 3, Episode 54)
Cast: Ronald Young, Faith Brook, Francis Compton

Monday, June 7, 2010

Studio One - Little Women - Jo's story (1950)

"Studio One" Little Women: Jo's story (1950)
Director: Lela Swift
Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Louisa May Alcott (story)
Original Air Date: 25 December 1950 (Season 3, Episode 18)
Cast: Mary Sinclair, Kent Smith

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Studio One - Henry IV (1949)

"Studio One" Henry IV (1949)

Director: Paul Nickell,
Writer: Maurice Valency,
Cast: Berry Kroeger, Richard Purdy
Original Air Date: 5 December 1949 (Season 2, Episode 13)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Studio One - Two Sharp Knives (1949) by Dashiell Hammet

This is Season 2 Episode 10

Original Air Date 14 November 1949

Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet

Stanley Ridges
Wynne Gibson
Theodore Newton
Peggy French
Richard Purdy
Hildy Parks
Robert Emhardt
Seth Arnold
William Lee
Tony Pellerin
Paul Porter
Richard Robbins
Abe Vigoda
Roland Wood
Charles Kuhn

Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness
Director: Franci J Schaffner
Producer: Franklin J Schaffner

Friday, June 4, 2010

Studio One - Jane Eyre (1949) Charlton

Mary Sinclair and Charlton Heston star in this 1949 TV adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte classic about the governess who falls in love with her employer. Complete with Westinghouse commercials and CBS logo.

Director: Franklin Schaffner
Producer: Worthington Miner

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Studio One - Away From It All (1950)

"Studio One" - Away from it all (1950)
Director: John Peyser
Writers: Val Gielgud, Worthington Miner
Original Air Date: 25 September 1950 (Season 3, Episode 5)
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Catherine McLeod

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Studio One - There Was A Crooked Man (1950)

Season 2 Episode 41

Original Air Date 19 June 1950

Robert Sterling
Charles Korvin
Virginia Gilmore
Richard Purdy
Ann Shoemaker
Harry Cooke
Marion Scanlon
Robert Emhardt
James Coots
Butch Cavell

Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Studio One - Plan For Escape (1952)

This is episode 8 of season 5

Original Air Date 17 Nov 1952

Based on a Story by Violet Wolfson

Peggy Ann Garner
Frank Overton
Jean Carson
Robert Webber
Victor Thorley
Anne Seymour
Bruce Gordon
Peter Gumeny
Charles McClelland
Joseph Sweeney

Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness.