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1954 clip featuring Gisele MacKenzie performing "Teach Me Tonight".
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Topics: 50's, 1950's, Fifties, 50s, 1950s, Music, Song, Songs, TV, Television, Classic TV
Classic TV
May 16, 2008
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Episode 'Love Means Bananas' of the 70's sitcom-western "Dusty's Trail". Plot line: "Gronk the Gorilla is loose and treats himself to Dusty's food supply before falling for the beautiful Betsy and abducting her to a cave". This show bombed in the ratings and with the critics. It ran during the 1973-1974 TV season.
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic Television, 70's TV, 1970's Television, 70s TV, 1970s Television, Western,...
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Another fun 1954 episode of the TV series "The Pinky Lee Show", a fast-paced kids show.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kinescope, Rare, 16mm Film, Kids TV, Live TV, Retro TV, Rare TV, Vintage...
Classic TV
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1954 episode of "The Pinky Lee Show", a kids program. Very fast-paced.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kinescope, Rare, 16mm Film, Kids TV, Live TV, Retro TV, Rare TV, Vintage...
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The title sums up this text quite well. It's basically a list of current major united states TV networks as of today. The Reason I created this peice of text is to create a parody of pretentious art projects and a parody of bad uploads. This list will be very dated in 30 years, which will also give it some value. Please don't review this text until 2020, which is the time I expect this list to be very dated.
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Topics: Time Capsule, 2008, Time Capsules, TV Networks, Bad Joke, Pointless, Useless, Awful Garbage,...
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May 4, 2008 Matthew Paul Argall
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The goal of this text document is to create a piece of text which will be very dated by 2018. I've tried to make it as topical as possible. It's basically a bunch of quick lines and quotes, which are designed to date quickly. Currently, This text is boring, But by 2018 it could be very dated. This text was written during May, 2008. This is MY idea of art, and I know some may find it pointless, But I hope somebody else thinks this project is interesting. I will review this myself during 2018, To...
Topics: Topical, Dated, 2008, 2018, Time Capsule, Time Capsules
Classic TV Commercials
Apr 21, 2008
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Classic Commercial for Winston Cigarettes, Taken an episode of "I've Got a Secret" which can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/Game_Show_Lucille_Ball
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Topics: Classic Commercial, Classic TV, Classic Advertising, Winston Cigarettes, Cigarettes, Cigarette,...
Classic TV Commercials
Apr 21, 2008
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Classic 50's Commercial for Skippy Peanut Butter.
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Topics: Classic Commercial, Classic TV, Classic Advertising, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Retro, Kinescope,...
Classic TV
Apr 21, 2008
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Various TV Network IDs from the 50's and 60's, Hopefully public domain. Includes NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 60's, 1950's, 1960's, Fifties, Sixties, CBS, NBC, ABC, DuMont, Columbia...
Classic TV
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1955 CBS-TV Promo for "You'll Never Get Rich", Also known as "Sgt Bilko" and "The Phil Silvers Show". The show itself it still copyrighted, But this promo is public domain.
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Topics: Classic TV, Retro Television, Promo, CBS-TV, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Nostalgia, Rare, The Phil...
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This is a extremely rare Kids show from the early 50's called "The Magic Clown", with Bonomo Candy being plugged 1,446,234 times. Most certainly not "Quality TV", But certainly better than "Jerry Springer".
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's TV, Fifties TV, 50's Television, 1950's Television, Fifties Television,...
Classic TV
Apr 14, 2008
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Episode "Cavalry's Coming" of the western-sitcom "Dusty's Trail", which was created by the same person as "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch". ************************************ Info from Wikipedia: 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...
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Topics: Classic TV, Western, Sitcom, Old West, Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch
Classic TV
Apr 11, 2008
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1963 Trans-Lux logo. Trans-Lux was a major Television syndication company of the 60's.
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Topics: Classic TV, Trans-Lux, Logo, Logos, Ident, Idents, ID, IDs, Bumper, Bumpers, 60's, 1960's, Sixties,...
Classic TV
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DuMont Television Network ID from 1950.
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Topics: Classic TV, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network, Du Mont Network, Du Mont Television Network,...
Classic TV
Apr 11, 2008
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2 logos used by ZIV Television during the 50's. Both are from "Meet Corliss Archer" and both are PD.
Topics: Classic TV, Logo, Logos, Ident, Idents, Bumper, Bumpers, ID, IDs, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Syndication
Classic TV Commercials
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50's Public Service Announcement telling it's young viewers to avoid racism. This is taken from the TV series "Captain Video", which aired on The DuMont Television Network.
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Topics: Classic TV, Public Service Announcement, TV, Television, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, DuMont...
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Episode 'The New Arrival' of the popular though controversal 50's sitcom "Beulah". Louise Beavers played Beulah. Cast: Louise Beavers: Beulah David Bruce: Harry Henderson Jane Frazee: Alice Henderson (most of this description has been removed. What was I thinking when I submitted it?)
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's Sitcom, Fifties, Rare, Beulah, African American History
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Episode of the popular 50's TV series "Treasure Hunt", a game show which ran from 1956 to 1959.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's Pop Culture, Fifties, Game Show
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Episode of the syndicated 50's TV series "Life With Elizabeth", starring Betty White (Best known for her role in "The Golden Girls").
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Fifties, Betty White, Sitcom, Life with Elizabeth,
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Another episode of the syndicated 50's sitcom "Life With Elizabeth", starring a young Betty White. "Life With Elizabeth" lasted from 1952 to 1955. Each episode consists of three segments, referred to as "incidents". (the logo of a DVD publisher appears in the corner during the opening and closing. This is not considered to be enough for them to claim copyright on it).
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Topics: Classic TV, Betty White, Sitcom, Low Budget, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Television, Life with Elizabeth,
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Episode of the 50's TV series "Life With Elizabeth", starring Betty White. This series had originally started as a local live series, then became a syndicated filmed series that aired from 1953 to 1955.
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Topics: Classic TV, Betty White, 50's Television, 1950's Sitcom, Fifties, Life with Elizabeth,
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Episode 'Horse of Another Color' of the unpopular and critically-panned sitcom "Dusty's Trail", which ran during the 1973-1974 TV season. The show does have it's fans, including my mum. This show appears to be Public Domain. The show was created by the same person as "Gilligan's Island". The show was a western-sitcom.
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Topics: Classic TV, 70's Television, Gilligan's Island, 1970's Flop, Western, Sitcom
Classic TV
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Episode 'Here Come the Grooms' of the unpopular 70's sitcom "Dusty's Trail", which ran during the 1973-1974 season. Although the show was a huge flop, and was panned by the critics, it has since become a 'Cult Classic'. Basically a western-sitcom, created by the same person as "Gilligan's Island". It appears this show is now Public Domain.
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Topics: Classic TV, Western, Sitcom, 70's Television, 1970's, Gilligan's Island, Flop
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Episode "Brookhaven U.S.A" of the infamous 70's western/sitcom "Dusty's Trail", widely regarded as one of the worst TV shows ever. It appears the TV series is now PD. The show was created by the same person as "Gilligan's Island". This show does have it's fans, including my mum.
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Topics: Classic TV, 70's Sitcom, 1970's, Western, Sitcom, Flop, Gilligan's Island
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Episode of the forgotten 70's sitcom "Dusty's Trail", widely regarded as one of the worst TV shows of all time. It's appears that this short-lived sitcom is now Public Domain. Basically a rip-off of "Gilligan's Island" set in the old west, with the guy who played Gilligan playing Dusty, and the same creater, This show ran in first-run syndication for one year. In this episode, Dusty recieves an important package to deliver to Fort Hale, and must avoid a criminal who wants to...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 70's, Western, Sitcom, 1970's, Flop, Public Domain Television
Classic TV
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Another episode of the 50's Game Show "Beat The Clock".
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Topics: Classic TV, Advertising, 1950's Television, Game Show, Fifties, 50s, Goodson Todman, 50's, 1950's,...
Classic TV
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Episode "Wacky Wizardry" of the short-lived 60's sitcom "Mack and Myer for Hire", Notable for for producing over 200 episodes during it's only season.
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Topics: Classic TV, Sitcom, Retro, 60's, 1960's, Sixties, Television
Classic TV
Apr 3, 2008
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CBS Television Network ID from the 50's.
Topics: Classic TV, CBS Television Network, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, ID, Ident, Logo
Classic TV
Apr 2, 2008
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Another CBS Television Network ID from 1951. **Due to some idiots who claim copyright on PD things, I cannot upload the show this is from**
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Topics: Classic TV, CBS Television Network, ID, Retro, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
Classic TV
Apr 2, 2008
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CBS Television Network ID from 1951. **Due to some idiots who claim copyright on PD things, I cannot upload the show this is from**
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Topics: Classic TV, CBS Television Network, ID, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
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"Rocky King, Detective" aired on the short-lived DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1954. The show was done live on a low-budget, and the show had several quirks. Most of the episodes are believed lost, But perhaps as many as 37 survive. The show never entered the top 30 in the ratings, and is now considered to be a "Cult Classic". This episode is called "The Hermit's Cat" This episode originally aired 31 August 1952.
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Topics: Classic TV, DuMont Television Network, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Television
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CBS Television Network ID from 1952. Taken from "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which I uploaded here: http://www.archive.org/details/georgeburnsandgracieallen
Topics: Classic TV, CBS Television Network, Columbia Broadcasting System, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Retro,...
Classic TV
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Episode of the popular 50's Game Show "What's My Line" with politician Randolph Churchill, Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz and actress Kim Novac. Features original commercials for Univac Aired 5 February 1956.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Fifties, Game Show
Classic TV
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NBC Television Network ID from 1952. Taken from "The Magic Clown", which I Uploaded and can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/magic1952clown
Topics: Classic TV, Network ID, Ident, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Television
Classic TV
Mar 31, 2008
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50's TV Network IDs. Between programs, In the days before Network Bugs, the major TV networks aired little bumpers reminding viewers what network they were watching. Depending on whether the show was live or Kinescoped, Different IDs would be used.
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Topics: Classic TV, Network ID, IDs, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Retro, NBC, CBS, DuMont, Logos, Logo, Ident,...
Classic TV
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Episode "Out On The Town" of "Mack and Myer for Hire", A 60's attempt at a sitcom which ran every weekday during it's original run.
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Topics: Classic TV, Daytime Television, Cult Classic, 60's, 1960's, Sixties, Sitcom
Classic TV
Mar 31, 2008
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NBC Chimes ID from the 50's. Taken from "Ding Dong School", which I uploaded and can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/dingdongschool
Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, NBC Chimes, ID, Ident, Logo
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This NBC ID was used from 1946 to the early 60's. It appeared at the start of Kinescoped Programs. **This is here for historical value. It comes from "Your Hit Parade"**
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Topics: Classic TV, NBC, National Broadcasting Company, Retro, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
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National Broadcasting Company ID from 1954. Features 'NBC Chimes'. **Uploaded for Stock Footage Value, Taken from "Your Hit Parade"**
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Topics: Classic TV, Ident, Closing Logo, 1950's, 50's, Fifties
Classic TV
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Episode of the popular game show "What's My Line" with guest Lucille Ball. This is classic TV! Complete with Original commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Game Show, Lucille Ball, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
Classic TV
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Episode of the popular 50's TV game show "What's My Line" with guest stars Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. Complete with original commercials for Remington Rand Shavers.
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Topics: Classic TV, I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Game Show, Fifties, 1950's, 50's
Classic TV
Mar 24, 2008
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Episode of the 50's game show "Beat The Clock".
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's, Fifties, 1950's, Game Show, Advertising
Classic TV
Mar 23, 2008
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'The Beulah Show' was the first TV series to feature an African American woman in the lead role. This episode is called "The Waltz". The show starred Hattie McDaniel. It's commonly believed that most episodes of this show were destroyed. The show was controversial for claims of "racial stereotyping", though to be honest, I could think of plenty of shows that did the same thing years later without complaint.
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Topics: Classic TV, African American, Controversial, Maid, Retro, 50's, 1950's, Fifties
Classic TV
Mar 22, 2008
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Rare episode of the forgotten 50's sitcom "The Beulah Show", The first sitcom to feature an African American woman in the lead role. Starring Hattie McDaniel, best known for her part in "Gone With The Wind". Although the show ran for several seasons, only 7 episodes still exist, Making this the TV equivalent of a "Partially lost film". Aired 12 August 1952.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's, The Beulah Show, Hattie McDaniel
Classic TV Commercials
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Episode of the Classic TV game show "I've Got a Secret" with Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. Features original commercials for Winston Cigarettes, With the host and Desi Arnaz both plugging the product.
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Topics: Classic TV, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, I Love Lucy, Game Show, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's
Classic TV
Mar 16, 2008
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Failed TV pilot called "Meet The O'Briens". Made in 1954, This TV pilot seems more like a 40's comedy short than a 50's TV program. It's easy to see why this wasn't picked up, As although it is fairly funny, they would of ran out of storylines quickly. I don't know much about this pilot. If anyone could get some info on this pilot, that would be useful.
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Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Early Television
Classic TV
Mar 15, 2008
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Failed TV pilot from 1950 called "Let's Join Joanie". Two years before she starred in the semi-popular 50's sitcom "I Married Joan", Joan Davis did this unsuccessful pilot. I don't know much about this pilot, Which curiously runs 33 minutes long despite the fact that it features no commercials. Don't watch it expecting comedy gold, But it does have historic value, and is kinda amusing. The picture quality is horrible. I plan to upload a better file, but the picture quality...
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Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Joan Davis, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's
Classic TV
Mar 13, 2008
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1956 episode of the Classic TV series "Super Circus", Complete with original commercials. "Super Circus" was, as it's name suggests, A televised circus show.
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Topics: Classic TV, Super Circus, Retro Television, Clowns, Rare, Kinescope Recording, Old Time Television,...
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Episode "Mack & Myer Meet Jennie" of the popular low-budget 60's TV series "Mack And Myer For Hire". The series has long been Public Domain.
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Topics: Classic TV, Cult TV, 60's Television, Sixties, 1960's, Low Budget, Sitcom, Nostalgia, Retro,...
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Episode "Murder Scores a Knockout" of the aired-live DuMont Television Network series "Rocky King, Detective". In this episode, a magician is murdered, and things get more complicated when it seems jewels are involved... Original Air Date: 13 July 1952 Genre: Crime Drama
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network, Cult TV
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Episode "Dueling Fools" of the popular 60's TV series "Mack and Myer For Hire".
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Topics: Classic TV, Mack and Myer For Hire, 60's Television, 1960's, Sixties, Retro
Classic TV
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Episode "Finders Weepers" of the popular 60's sitcom "Mack and Myer for Hire".
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Topics: Classic TV, Sitcom, Mack and Myer for Hire, Retro, 60's, 1960's, Sixties
Stock Footage
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1952 Commercial for General Electric Refrigerators. Useful for documentries on the 50's.
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Topics: General Electric, Refrigerator, Commercial, Fifties, 50's, 1950's, Classic, GE, Stock Footage
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Clip from "Cavalcade of Stars" featuring the trampolining act The Schaller Brothers. Pretty typical of low-budget DuMont Television Network, famous for airing anything which moved. But like much DuMont progamming, this clip is surprisingly entertaining and shows that TV doesn't need a big budget. This also shows The DuMont Network's love of vaudeville-type programming.
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Topics: DuMont Television Network, Classic TV, 50's Television, DuMont Network, Fifties, Trampolining
Classic TV
Mar 3, 2008
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Clip from the 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars" featuring a parody of Arthur Godfrey called "Arthur Clodfrey Time". Features parodies of early commercials and plugs, and the unpredictable nature of live TV. Certainly historically important, But you really have to know about early commercials to find this funny, Otherwise you will be confused.
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Topics: Classic TV, Early Commercials, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network
Classic TV
Mar 3, 2008
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Episode "Murder, PH.D." of the classic 50's TV series "Rocky King, Detective", which ran on the DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1955. The series was broadcast live, and it's believed most episodes of the show are lost. The show got decent ratings and generally good reviews, and is among the better DuMont Network programs.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, DuMont Television Network, Live Television, Early TV
Classic TV
Mar 2, 2008
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Episode "The Algebra Problem" of the forgotten 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer".
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, Retro
Classic TV
Mar 1, 2008
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Episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx. Complete with DeSoto commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Groucho Marx, 50's Television, Fifties
Classic TV
Feb 29, 2008
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Episode of the forgotten classic TV series "The Dennis O'Keefe Show". This is 50's TV at it's most generic. (previously mis-titled as "counterfeiters")
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Topics: Classic TV, The Dennis OKeefe Show
Classic TV
Feb 29, 2008
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Episode of the short-lived sitcom "The Dennis O'Keefe Show". Quite Possibly the most generic TV show of the 50's.
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Topics: Classic TV, The Dennis O'Keefe Show
Classic TV
Feb 28, 2008
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Episode "A Date for Doris" of the short-lived 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer".
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, Retro, Sitcom, Comedy
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Episode "Corliss The Cheerleader" of the classic 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer". The show ran from 1954 to 1955.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, Sitcom, Comedy
Classic TV
Feb 28, 2008
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Clip from the musical TV series "Your Hit Parade", with the orchestra performing "Moonglow". This clip is notable since it features dancer Thelma "Tad" Tadlock, who in the same year appeared in the infamous GM short "Design for Dreaming". Here she dances quite well.
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Topics: Classic TV, Tad Tadlock, Big Band Orchestra, Your Hit Parade
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Episode "The Vase That Came For Dinner" of the typical 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer". Plot: "Janet Buys a supposedly rare and definitely ugly antique vase, and the purchase leads to a series of hilarious mishaps".
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Topics: Classic TV, Meet Corliss Archer, 50's TV, Sitcom, Comedy
Classic TV
Feb 28, 2008
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Episode "Friends Forever" of the typical 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer" (1954-1955).
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Topics: Classic TV, Meet Corliss Archer, 50's TV, Sitcom, Comedy
Classic TV
Feb 27, 2008
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Popular but now forgotten singer Snooky Lanson singing "Cry" on the Classic TV series "Your Hit Parade", which ran from 1950-1959. This is from the 12 April 1952 episode.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Your Hit Parade, Snooky Lanson, Live TV
Classic TV
Feb 27, 2008
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"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse.
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Topics: Mister Ed, Classic TV, 60's Television
Classic TV
Feb 25, 2008
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Clip from the classic musical TV show "Your Hit Parade", featuring the cast doing a performance of "Casey Jones", In a broadway style.
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Topics: Casey Jones, Your Hit Parade, Classic TV, 50's TV, Fifties Television
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Goofy 1964 propaganda film promoting Payroll Savings, Featuring a cameo by Mr Ed. Corny, But still better than today's propaganda films.
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Topics: Payroll Savings, 60's Propaganda, 1960's, Sixties, Classic TV, Mr Ed
Classic TV
Feb 24, 2008
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An episode of the classic 50's musical TV series "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher", complete with original commercials. The show ran from 1953 to 1957 and featured Eddie Fisher singing popular hits of the day. Songs in this episode are: "Anytime", "Bring Back the Thrill", "Downhearted", "Tell Me Why", and "I Need You Know".
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Topics: Eddie Fisher, Classic TV, 50's TV, Music, Coke Time
Classic TV
Feb 24, 2008
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An Episode of the classic 50's sitcom "I Married Joan", starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus. Running for 3 seasons, "I Married Joan" is a fondly remembered TV show. Similar to "I Love Lucy", This show is about dizzy housewife Joan Stevens and her husband Judge Bradley Stevens, With Joan getting herself into a mess in each episode. More basic info from Wikipedia: Genre: Sitcom Starring: Joan Davis & Jim Backus Theme music composer: Richard Mack Opening theme:...
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Topics: I Married Joan, Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Joan Davis, Retro TV
Classic TV
Feb 22, 2008
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favorite 3
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Reasonable-Quality copy of the DuMont Television Network closing logo. Taken from the end of a episode of "Captain Video". The DuMont Network lasted from 1946 to 1956, and it's archive was dumped into upper new york bay in the 70's.
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Topics: DuMont Television Network, DuMont Network, Du Mont Network, Closing Logo, ID, Ident, Public Domain
Classic TV
Feb 22, 2008
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Forgotten singer Snooky Lanson singing "Mr Sandman" on the Public Domain TV series Your Hit Parade.
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Topics: Your Hit Parade, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV, Music Video, Live TV
Classic TV
Feb 20, 2008
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1967 episode of "The Lucy Show" called "Main Street U.S.A.". In this episode, Lucy Carmichael tries to save a historic town from being demolished. [29 Episodes of "The Lucy Show" have entered the Public Domain, For reasons which have never been explained] ******************* Info from Wikipedia: The Lucy Show was Lucille Ball's follow up show to I Love Lucy. It began in 1962 and ran until 1968. The premise and the cast changed frequently, with only Gale Gordon...
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Lucille Ball, Classic TV, 60's TV, Historic Preservation
Classic TV Commercials
Feb 19, 2008
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Classic Commercial for Chevrolet.
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Topics: Classic Commercial, Classic Commercials, Classic Car, Classic Cars, Chevrolet Commercial, Chevy,...
Classic TV
Feb 18, 2008
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1955 Episode of the 50's Sitcom/Drama "Mama" (Also known as "I Remember Mama"). This popular show was about a Norway family who moved to America back in the early 20th Century. This episode is titled "Mama's Nursery School". ****************************** Info from Wikipedia: Mama was a weekly Maxwell House-sponsored CBS television comedy-drama series which ran from July 1, 1949 until March 17, 1957. Based on the Kathryn Forbes memoir Mama's Bank Account, which...
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Topics: 50's TV, 1950's Television, American History, I Remember Mama
Classic TV
Feb 4, 2008
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Episode of "The Perry Como Show" from 1952. This broadcast features Perry Como singing several relaxing 50's pop songs. As with most 50's Variety shows, This show was done live, and is now Public Domain.
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Topics: Perry Como, The Perry Como Show, 50's Music, 1950's Music, Traditional Pop, 50's Pop Music, Pop...
Classic TV
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Clip from the classic 50's TV show "Your Hit Parade", featuring a cover of the Irving Berlin song "Blue Skies" performed by The Lucky Strike Orchestra. "Your Hit Parade" was a highly popular 50's TV show, and was a spin-off the the radio show with the same name. Very Popular and (almost) always tasteful, the show featured covers of popular songs. Running from 1950 to 1959, the show died after music began to change, and it is often reported that Snooky Lanson's...
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Topics: 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV, Irving Berlin, Blue Skies, The Lucky Strike Orchestra, Your...
Classic TV
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Clip from the classic TV show "Your Hit Parade", with fairly-obscure 50's singer Dorothy Collins singing the popular song "Please Mr Sun" live on national TV. "Your Hit Parade" ran from 1950 to 1959, and was both popular and award winning. The show featured a bunhc of talented singers performing covers of hits of the day, and was very tasteful. The show died after music began to change, and the show got very weak as time went on. This clip is from a 1952 episode,...
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Topics: 50's TV, 50's Television, 1950's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV, Dorothy Collins, Your Hit...
Classic TV Commercials
Jan 23, 2008
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Classic 1952 commercial for Lucky Strike Cigarettes. Features slogan: "LS/MFT: Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco", and shows a married(?) couple sitting on a couch and smoking.
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Topics: Cigarette Commercial, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Classic Commercial, Lucky Strike Cigarettes, 50's TV,...
Classic TV
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Obscure 50's singer Snooky Lanson performing "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" on the popular and award-winning live TV series "Your Hit Parade". "Your Hit Parade" started as a Radio show, then moved to TV, lasting from 1950 to 1959. Very popular and (almost) always tasteful, The series presented the top tunes each week, performed by the programs talented cast of singers and dancers. However, as popular music changed, the show found itself obsolete, and by it's...
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Topics: Hot Diggity, Your Hit Parade, Snooky Lanson, Classic TV, 50's TV, 1950's Television, 50's Pop...
Classic TV
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Episode of the TV series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" called "Rick's Riding Lesson". The 2nd longest running American sitcom of all time, "Ozzie and Harriet" appealed to many viewers with it's light-hearted, gentle humor. This episode is complete with commercials for Eastman Kodak.
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Topics: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, Classic TV, Light-Hearted, 50's TV, 1950's...
Classic TV
Jan 22, 2008
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Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication...
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Topics: Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners, Cavalcade of Stars, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV,...
Classic TV
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1956 episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", the 2nd longest running American sitcom of all time. This is a Christmas-themed episode. "Ozzie and Harriet" never reached the top 10 in the ratings, But steading ratings made sure that it out-lived many more better-known shows, and it's gentle corny humor made it popular with kids. Overall it's a classic show that has aged well. NOTE: This copy is a mid-60's re-run print, and features different commercials to the...
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Topics: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, Christmas, 50's TV, 1950's Television,...
Classic TV Commercials
movies
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favorite 7
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Christmas-themed Lucky Strike cigarette commercial from the 50's.
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Topics: Lucky Strike Cigarettes, Cigarette Commercial, Tobacco, Cigarette Commercial, Christmas, Dorothy...
Classic TV
Jan 17, 2008
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favorite 4
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Rare DuMont Television Network ID. May be useful as stock footage for a documentry on 50's Television.
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Topics: DuMont Television Network, DuMont Network, Closing Logo, Ident, ID, Network ID, 50's TV, 1950's...
Classic TV Commercials
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50's commercial for Lucky Strike cigarettes, featuring Dorothy Collins.
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Topics: Lucky Strike Cigarettes, Cigarette Commercial, Cigarettes Commercial, 50's TV, 1950's Television,...
Classic TV
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Rare episode of the 1950s TV show "Coke Time", which starred pop-crooner Eddie Fisher. Each episode featured him performing popular songs of the time, and usually featured a broadway star singing a song (This episode features short performance by Diahann Carroll). And yes, It also features commercials for Coca-Cola! The show aired live, and was recorded via kinescope.
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Topics: Coke Time, Coca-Cola, Classic Commercials, Eddie Fisher, Musical Television, Diahann Carroll,...
Classic TV
Jan 14, 2008
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1953 episode of the Classic TV series "Ding Dong School", a show aimed at very young kids. Complete with original commercials. The host shows kids simple activities they can do at home.
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Topics: Classic TV, Ding Dong School, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Fifties, Kinescope, Public Domain TV
Classic TV
Jan 13, 2008
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Rare 1949 episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers". The show is about a "Space Captain" and his "Video Ranger" who must the galaxy from the evil Dr. Pauli. . The show was live, which would explain the missed cues. Most episodes are presumed lost. The series was never liked by TV critics, though proved popular with children. Later seasons had improved writing. However, as corny as the show was, it did prove influential on later series....
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Topics: Captain Video, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Camp, Low Budget, Live TV, Classic TV, DuMont...
Classic TV
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1952 episode of the classic TV series "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", featuring original commercials. In this episode, Gracie goes to a fortune teller, with hilarious results.
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Topics: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Classic TV, 50's TV, Sitcom
Classic TV
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Episode of the Classic 60's TV sitcom "The Lucy Show" which starred Lucille Ball. This episode is called "Lucy Gets Trapped", and is quite funny.
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Lucille Ball, 60's TV, 1960's TV, Classic TV, Classic Television
Classic TV
Jan 12, 2008
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1952 episode of the TV series "The Magic Clown", which ran on NBC, and featured a clown doing magic tricks. The program was little more than a plug for the sponsor, and was done on an ultra-low budget
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Topics: The Magic Clown, Classic TV, Bonomo Candy, Magic Trick, Magic Tricks, 50's TV, 1950's Television,...
Classic TV
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Episode of the classic TV series "The Morey Amsterdam Show", Also featuring Art Carney. This episode features a comedy song sung by Morey Amsterdam, A comedic dance number, a young lady singing a song called "Stay With the Happy People", a sketch about Television, and a parody of ballet. This copy is missing some footage and is in bad shape. Morey Amsterdam later appeared as a regular on "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
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Topics: Morey Amsterdam, Art Carney, Classic TV, Classic Television, Old Time Television, Variety Show
Classic TV
Jan 12, 2008
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1954 episode of the Classic TV program "The Perry Como Show", with the Perry Como giving live performances of the hits of the day. As with most live TV shows of the 50's, The copyright was NOT renewed. Includes original commercials for Chesterfield cigarettes.
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Topics: The Perry Como Show, Classic TV, Perry Como, Chesterfield cigarettes, 50's TV, 1950's TV, Fifties TV
Classic TV
Jan 11, 2008
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"Super Circus" was a popular 50's kids show featuring typical acts that perform at a circus. It featured 3 clowns who added comic relief to the show. This episode contains a Trapeze act, A trainer with a Leopard, and some elephants doing tricks. Also, This episode contains the original commercials.
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Topics: Super Circus, Classic TV, Kinescope, Old Time Television, Circus, 50's TV, 1950's TV, Fifties TV,...
Classic TV
Jan 10, 2008
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eye 12,418
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Episode of "The Dinah Shore Show" from 1956. Originally broadcast in Color, Now it only exists in Black and White. Contains original commercials for Chevrolet.
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Topics: The Dinah Shore Show, Dinah Shore, 1956, Classic TV, 50's TV, Kinescope, Chevrolet, Chevrolet...
Classic TV
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1954 Episode of the rare Classic TV show "Sense and Nonsense", a low-budget kids game show produced by WABD, the New York City owned-and-operated station of the DuMont Television Netwrk. This episode features original commercials for Coca-Cola "in the bottle". In this game show, contestants had to identify objects while blind-folded. This appears to be the only surviving episode.
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Topics: Classic TV, Sense and Nonsense, DuMont Television Network, DuMont Network, 1954, Game Show, Kids...
Classic TV
Jan 9, 2008
movies
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Episode of the popular 50's TV series, "Mama" (AKA "I Remember Mama"), starring Peggy Wood. This light-hearted Classic TV series was about a immigrant family in 1910's America. The shows mix of drama and Comedy proved popular with both the critics and the American public. Sadly, Most episodes of this show are lost. This is a kinescope of a 1950 episode, Complete with original Maxwell House Coffee commercials.
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Topics: Mama, Classic TV, 50's TV, Drama, Sitcom, Kinescope, Maxwell House Coffee, Old Time Television,...