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1950s Magnifying TV



How the heck did that magnification stunt work with 1950s technology? A lens sliding across the cathode-ray tube?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 26, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Technology, Television, 1950's

TV Set or Child?

The Williams family would have preferred a new TV set, but they got stuck with a kid instead. All because of the neighbors.


Source: Galesburg Register-Mail - Dec 28, 1959
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jun 07, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Television, Babies and Toddlers, 1950's

Captain Z-Ro



Wikipedia page.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 31, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Television, Children, Science Fiction, 1950's

Tomorrow:  Television!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 30, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Television, 1940's, Yesterday's Tomorrows

The Gospel Singing Jubilee



Those suits! Those hair-dos! Those pop arrangements of venerable tunes! It's Lawrence Welk for Bible-thumpers.

Some background.

Three more segments below the jump, and even more on YouTube..

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, Religion, Television, 1960's, 1970's

Prince Monolulu

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His Majesty in typical garb.





The Prince comes on at the 16-minute mark.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 04, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Eccentrics, Fashion, Television, 1950's, 1960's

Custom Star Trek ‘Boogie’ Van For Sale

For $9500, this attractively decked-out vehicle could be yours. It's a 1978 GMC Vandura Van, with only 25,000 miles on the odometer. Exterior Star Trek murals by artist G.S. Roy. For sale on Vancouver Craiglist. Read more about it at the Toronto Star.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Television, Cars

Nazis train giant ape to destroy wonder woman

Classic TV from the 70s.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jan 30, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Television, 1970's

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo



Sample episode of Skippy below.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 09, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Television, Children, 1960's, Australia

Gentle Ben





Which scenario is more likely?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 27, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death, Television, 1960's
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