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Four-Screen TV


Original article here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 19, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Television, Chindogu, 1970's, Europe

1956 Commercials:  7 minutes Total Per Hour Show

Now, that's weird! Especially when compared to double that amount today.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 29, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, 2010's, 1950's

Pens for Men

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, Tools, Advertising, 1950's, Men

Holmes & Yoyo

In the view of some: Worst. Show. Ever.

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 17, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Inventions, Robots, Television, 1970's

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


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
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