Sunday, January 19, 2014

At last... the Updated Archive. Most of it.

Yeah, it's a work in progress--what isn't? Some entries need more info, and there's more to add. I even hope to get my personal archive up here one day: the home movies, the school notebooks, the kindergarten drawings, even the key to the house I grew up in. In the meantime, here's a surface-scratching of the stuff cluttering up my closets. (Most recent update: 5/18/19)


[2017 additions in green]
[2018 additions in orange]
[2019 additions in purple]

(KEY: MM = Mass Market Release / D = DVD / V = VHS / T = Acquired via Trade / E = eBay purchase / A = Amazon purchase)


--First I'll tout my own work: EIGHTY (as of March '18) two-hour compilations of 80's ads and promos, some of which you can read about right here!

--1001 Commercials, MMD, 3 discs, 16 hrs, 50's-70's (some 80's?). Well-categorized, some short promo films, drive-in segments. Widely available, I think this one pretty much encompasses the next two.

--Classic Commercials, MMD, 2 discs, almost 4 hours.

--Ultimate Collection, MMD, 6 discs, 10+ hours.

--100 Pepsi Commercials, MMVE, Video Yesteryear, "Examples of Pepsi Cola Televison Commercials 1946-1984." In two parts, including reel-changing card. About 1:36, with Polly Bergen, Hans Conreid, Harpo Marx, Pele, Clyde Frazier, Oscar Robertson, Keshia Knight-Pulliam. Plus another 26 minutes of ad and TV show outtakes (including Sigmund and the Sea Monsters enjoying a wild-tentacled orgy), spoofs, celebrity ads (Marx Brothers, Three Stooges, Marilyn Monroe, Lucy and Desi, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, Buster Keaton) and random old ads.

--Classic Commercials of the 50's, 60's and 70's, MMDA, about 125 m., produced by GIS. Not exactly "classic," but an interesting selection of ads which are unique, to my knowlege, to this collection.  Includes Andy Griffith cast, Arthur Ashe, Helen Hayes, Jane Wyatt, Florence Henderson, Paul Lynde, Margaret Hamilton, Vivian Vance, Peter Graves, Sherman Hemsley, Bob Cousey, Frank Gifford, Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner, Joe Namath, Kevin Kline, many other familiar faces I could name but, come on, I gotta list every time Barney Martin or Ed Winter pops up? This DVD, as well as the other GIS titles that follow, is distributed by "Kunaki LLC," and one disc also says "issued by PRS." They're generally well-done, with minimal packaging (although each disc does include an utterly superfluous heavy-stock color insert that just has the cover art on it).

--Television Commercials of the 60's and 70's, MMDA, ?m., GIS.

--Commercials of the 50's, 60's, and 70's! Volume 2, MMDA, ?M., GIS.

--Kid's Commercials of the 50's, 60's and 70's, MMDA, over 2 hrs., also GIS. A number of doubles from other my other collections, but always superior in watchability--like GIS's other collections, these generally appear to be excellent film transfers. Categorized, with some segments less varied than others (for example, the ice cream section has two b/w Borden ads for just about every flavor here: one being a tie-in with the TV show "Fury" and another that's usually an animated Elsie the Cow spot). With Tom Seaver, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Riggs, Roy Rogers, Van Johnson, Edward G. Robinson, Vincent Price, Jeff Conaway, and one game ad with a host of familiar TV faces including Rerun, Pinky Tuscadero, and Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) appearing to give Greg (Barry Williams) a handy. Oh, like you never imagined that before...

--Swell Commercials, Retro Style! MMDA, GIS.

--70's Toy Explosion, created by Plaid Stallions, 58 unique, good quality ads (including a couple from the 80's) with some repeats. This is a 2 disc set on home-burned DVD's, available at their website and eBay. Lots of good stuff on here which I haven't seen elsewhere, including Stretch Armstrong toys, Six Million Dollar Man toys, Barbie, Marvel and DC, Battlestar Galactica, Micronauts, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Mork toys. Not much in the way of celebrities, unless you count Moosie Drier, Tammy Lauren and Judy "Dyna-Girl" Strangis. And I do.

--70's Dimension, MMDA, about an hour of ads plus some peculiar short films relating to and/or comprised of commercials (including one featuring the late Sage Stallone). I actually saw these ads when they were screened at the Guild Theater in Portland. The compilers evidently found the commercial film in the trash and restored it themselves. A few might actually be 60's, but anyway there's lots to enjoy here, including a spot for the ABC Afterschool Special "My Dad Lives in a Downtown Hotel," with Beau Bridges and Ike Eisenmann. There's also an anti-drug PSA with Robert Lamm of Chicago with a woman that I'm about 99 and 44/100ths% certain is Marilyn Chambers.

--70's Toys, produced by TV Lost and Found (?), VE, 1 hr. Great collection of early 70's toy ads, I'd say 80 or so, with Gnip Gnop, SSP racers, Big Josh, Twirly Birds, Thingmaker, G.I Joe, Battleship, Play Doh, Blythe, a bunch of Aurora Skittle and Schaper (Cootie!) games, and several Barbie ads including a four-minute industry reel for the 1972 line. When making a copy for a friend, I pair this with the next collection...

--Mego toys of the 70's, producer unknown, VE, about an hour. Begins with their 1973 industry reel, pretty detailed about marketing strategy and so forth. Early part of video has garbled sound, but if you can ignore that, the quality is very good throughout. Lots of Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Action Jackson, Marvel and DC superheroes, and King Kong 1976 movie tie-in toys. Also dolls for such varied characters as the Waltons, Our Gang, Wizard of Oz, Starsky and Hutch, KISS, Happy Days, and Muhammad Ali. Has one for a game called "Ball Buster" that cannot possibly be for real.

--Star Wars toys, VE, not sure how long. Overall quality is not great, but I added some doubles when I felt I had better quality elsewhere. I also added a number of SW/ESB/RotJ ads whether they were for toys or not, including a SW movie promo, the "Early Bird" set of the first four SW figures, Burger King glasses, etc.

--Animated Commercials, unknown producer, VE, 90m. 50's-70's, with some animated show bumps as well. I added another half-hour of cartoon ads to the end.

--"Daughter of TV Openings," producer unknown, VE. Show opens, promos, sponsored-bys and so forth for a variety of shows, largely 60's. I was very happy to find it includes the opening to Courageous Cat, which meant I didn't have to seek out the DVD of the show, which I hear is pretty awful. So, for my inane nostalgia purposes, just having the theme will suffice. Unfortunately, I recently watched my DVD burn and found that the sound doesn't transfer on quite a bit of it.

Along these lines, I acquired fourteen VHS volumes labelled "Classic Television" which may have been assembled by whomever made "Daughter..." Each volume is themed (Toon-a-Vision, Teenage a Go-Go, Baby Boomer, etc.), sometimes loosely (Best Commercials I and II, for example, seem awfully random to be considered the "best" anything) and they are crammed with the same rare opens and so forth, plus many entire show segments. Like the Courageous Cat open, I was excited to find all the old Marvel Superhero theme songs on one tape. I already had the whole run of Captain America and it's a pretty dull affair, so just having the openings is plenty. The quality really varies throughout the collection, but they're great to see just the same. Just traded for another several compilations.

--McDonaldland Commercials of the Seventies, DE, 108m. Read my overview on this very blog here.

--Essential Ernest Collection, MMD, has two collections of 80's ads with Jim Varney's irrepressible bumpkin. 

--Various homemade compilations acquired online, at least 22, generally about two hours apiece, early 70's to mid-eighties. Also a large number of thrift store VHS tapes from which I've made compilations I've traded to a website called, don't know if he's made them available.


(P = personal recording)

First up I'd like to mention that I've got tons of movies recorded from NYC and Philly stations in the mid-eighties with the original commercials. (Those are the ones I've used to create my own compilations.) You can check out the list of full movies right here...

--The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, "That Girl in Wonderland," DT. Usually listed online as airing in January 1973, but I have a TV Book with a listing from December 23, 1972. Some ads zapped, most intact.
--ABC 25th Anniversary special, WXYZ Detroit 7, 1978. DE. There's a interruption to update the Hawaiian Open, a broadcast feed card to warn affiliates the show is running 35 seconds late, plus ads including ABC show and movie promos, Polaroid with James Garner and Mariette Hartley, Connie Selleca for Tickle, Jimmy Breslin for Detroit News, Norm Crosby for Natural Light, Right Guard with Jeff Altman, Garo Yepremian and Dave Casper, Michelob with Cheryl Ladd, Gladys Knight and the Pips for Coke, Soft & Dri with Rae Dawn Chong. Ends with a "Specials on ABC" promo, with a Honeymooners Valentine's Show drag bit that is just embarrassing for all concerned.

--Academy Awards, 1978, DT. 4/3/78, ABC, 3 hrs.

--Barney Miller, ABC (forget which station) Christmas ep, 12/23/76 DT

--Battle of the Network Stars, editions 6 (?/79, dead air where local spots go), 7 (11/79, WTAE Pittsburgh) and 15 (?/83, CHCH-TV 11 Toronto). VE

--Bing Crosby Christmas Specials, 1976 and 1977, forget which stations, DT

--CBS On the Air (50th Anniversary Special), DE, 9 hrs.

--Carpenters Christmas Specials, 1977 and 1978 DT (haven't even watched these closely yet, I believe the '78 special ads were zapped)

--CPO Sharkey, NBC (forget which station) 4/14/78, DT

--Dark Shadows, MMV, three episodes with network ads from 5/68, 10/69, 12/69. Dull show, some great, memorable ads, including Excedrin Headache #110 with Charles Nelson Reilly, Skippy Peanut Butter ("Swallow the Leader!"), ABC ads for "Gidget Grows Up," Bewitched and That Girl, and others with Cathy Lee Crosby, Erin Gray, Cheryl Tiegs, more...

--Diana! (Diana Ross special), 4/18/71. DE. With Bill Cosby, Jackson 5, Danny Thomas. Ads featuring David Janssen, Sandy Duncan.

--Donahue, 5/89 (Morton Downey Jr. restroom attack), p

--Donny and Marie Show Christmas eps, 1977 and '78, WFAA Dallas. Poor to fair. '78 ep will not transfer to DVD. VE

--Family Circus Christmas, 12/10/80

--The Fitzpatricks, DT. Halloween episode from 1977. I recall watching this, because I remember the kid dressing up as a bowling pin ready to chuck rotten eggs, but then he falls over in the awkward costume and busts them all over himself.

--Forty Years of Fine Tuning, DT. WNEW channel 5 in New York City's anniversary show from 1984, hosted by Carroll O'Connor. I found a full promo for it, which you can see here:
--Happy Days, ABC (forget which station) Christmas ep, 12/21/76 DT

--In Search of... "Mayan Mysteries" DC station 1978, D

--Jack Frost, 12/10/80

--John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas, DT. Either '77 or '78, not sure, but it's from KTVI 2, St. Louis, when it was an ABC affiliate. 

--Krofft Superstar Hour, 9/7/78 premiere, no station ID. DE. Starring the Bay City Rollers, this features lots of Krofft characters and lame schtick. Great kiddie ads though, including "Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow" by Kenner, which was marvelous only if you like your milk gray and watery.

--The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe,  WNEW special, 11/26/85

--Laverne and Shirley,
ABC (forget which station) Christmas ep, 12/21/76 DT

--M*A*S*H, final ep, 2/83 KOIN Portland (CBS), does not transfer to DVD. VE. Also recently acquired the first rerun of it, recorded from WCBS, with at least one ad for "AfterMASH."

--Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, DT. 11/26/81, NBC, 3 hrs.

--Match Game, four eps with network ads, '73-74. DT. Ads include Scrubbing Bubbles, Allan Melvin for Liquid Plumr, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Mae Questel, Squire Fridell without pants, Uh Oh Spaghetti-O's, Fannie Flagg, Melissa Sue Anderson for Snoopy Toothbrush, Ron Silver, Bernie Kopell, Joyce Bulifant...

--Merry Motown Christmas, 1987, WNBC New York. P

--Mike Douglas Show, 8/19/79, WCBS (Eddie Money) DT

--Miss USA 1979. VE

--Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, recorded from WPIX 1979. DT

--NBC 50th Anniversary special, 1976, some commercials missing. DE

--NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue, DT. 1974 look at new cartoons with Jimmy Osmond and Krofft characters.

--NFL, Cleveland Browns game, 1/87 WKYC (NBC), 4 hrs. Thrift store find.

--Nightlife (David Brenner talk show), 1987, WABC New York, final ep with Howard Stern. P

--Open All Night, 2 eps. VT

--Password, three 1975 eps some with poor video (also some High Rollers and Dream House) DT

--Perry Como Christmas Specials, 1973 (Kraft) and 1974 (GTE). DT

--Police Woman, "Merry Christmas, Waldo," 12/14/77

--Project UFO, two eps, 1978, Washington DC station, DT

--Quark, NBC (forget which station) 4/14/78, DT

--Real People, 5 eps on two discs, 1980 DE

--Rock n' Roll Christmas, 1988, WNYW Fox New York, Dennis Miller. P

--Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, DT. Trader insists this is a 1967 airing, but it has closed captioning sponsored by Golden Book Entertainment, which did not incorporate until 1995.

Saturday Night Live, DT. 2/26/81 episode hosted by Charlene Tilton (with Prince as secondary musical guest!) with Charlie Rocket firing off an F-bomb.

--Sensational Shocking Wonderful Wacky Seventies, 1/4/80, DE. Dick Clark hosts a two-hour look at the decade, haven't watched it yet so not sure of the station.

--Solid Gold Christmas, 1982, WGN. VE  I also recently acquired twenty-four (!) two-hour discs, 1980-87, most with ads--incl. a bunch from WPIX channel 11--which I am in the process of listing. Other stations represented include WROC, WKOW, KGW, KREM, WPTZ, and KAME.

--Star Wars Holiday Special, 11/17/78, WMAR Baltimore (CBS). This recording of the legendary broadcast seems to be missing just a bit of the beginning, possibly first commercial break. 2 hrs., which includes several minutes of extra SW commercials I tacked onto the end. VE

--"Superargo," WOR movie, 1984

--WABC 4:30 Movie, "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" 10/29/79 DT

--WABC, various Eyewitness news eps and segments, 1979-85 DT

--WOR (New York) afternoon programming, 11/4/88. Includes most of the Noon news (including coverage of Geraldo Rivera getting hit in the face with a chair during a show taping with white supremacists), Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Sweethearts (game show), All-New Dating Game, Love Connection, part of New Newlywed Game. P

--Welcome Back Kotter, ABC (forget which station) Christmas ep, 12/23/76 DT

--Who Parks in Those Spaces?, WNEW MetroMedia special, 12/2/85  (Click the title link for the promo)

--As I mentioned at the top, I have been acquiring many hours of NYC (and Philadelphia) stations' movie broadcasts of the early-to-mid eighties for my collection, and I've used them to make 80 unique two-hour commercial compilations. So all you nostalgic tri-state area night-owl movie buffs can now click on those links and check them out...

(I only list these to give potential traders an idea of what I'm looking for. Many of these are long out of print VHS.)

--All-Star Bloopers, MMV

--Astronut (Terrytoons), MMV, 6 cartoons

--Benny Hill, MMV, Best of. Does not transfer to DVD.

--Bigfoot and Wildboy, MMV, two eps.

--Bing Crosby, the Television Specials Volume Two - the Christmas Specials, MMD, 268 m., with shows from 1961, '62, '71 and Der Bingle's last from '77. Also has a '57 Frank Sinatra Show ep, outtakes, a PSA and a tourism film.

--Bloodhound Gang, MMVA. Got this in hopes it had the original 3-2-1 Contact opening. It doesn't, but it has two full BG segments.

--Bloopermania, MMV

--Bob Hope Ultimate Collection, MMD. Cheapo two-disc set with Christmas shows retrospective.

--Bozo cartoons, MMV, 5 cartoons with some live action, doesn't transfer to DVD well.

--Captain America, VE, series of the virtually static 60's cartoons. As bad as it is, I wouldn't mind having the Iron Man and Hulk episodes too.

--The Carol Burnett Show, "Christmas with Carol," MMD. Two full eps from 1974 and '77, with bonus sketches from '67 and '68.

--Casper (and other cartoons), MMD, cheapo paper-sleeve discs.

--Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, 1978, MMV.

--A Christmas Past, MMD, 9 short silent films, 1901-1925, from Kino Video, 121 m.

--Chuck Jones' Collection, MMD, includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the Chester the Cricket trilogy.

--Davey and Goliath, two MMD, each six eps plus 30 m. holiday special (Christmas, Halloween)

--Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, MMV, Frank Sinatra roast. Dino's so drunk he can hardly talk.

--Drive-in Cult Classics, MMD, budget set of 32 lousy movies, mostly 70's, some trailers and drive-in extras sprinkled in.

--Drawing Power, 1980, Saturday morning NBC show, MMD (under names such as "Playground Rock" to associate it with Schoolhouse Rock--same artists). Does not transfer to DVD.
--Educational Archives Lunch Box, MMD. 4 discs with many schoolroom (safety, drugs, driver's ed., sex ed. and other social instruction) and workplace training films, 50's-80's. Some extra filmstrips, optional "classroom experience" (added bad sound and video) on some shorts, informative booklets in a binder-style folder and an actual thermos make this a real treasure from Fantoma.

--Electric Company, "Best of the Best of" and "Greatest Hit & Bits," MMD

--Family Feud, All-Star episodes, 4 disc MMD

--Felix the Cat, MMV

--50 Horror Classics, MMD, cheapo set of great old, grainy flicks like I'd watch in the wee hours.

--Galloping Gourmet, two volumes I made from 90's Food Network airings.

--General Electric's Anniversary Special, 9/29/78, taped from air but ads edited out, DE

--Great Space Coaster, MMV, '81

--Guinness Book of World Records special, 1977 release taken from 5/7/75 airing, hosted by David Frost, edited down to 30 m. MMV.

--Heckle and Jeckle, MMV

--Here is the Johnny Carson Show, MMD. Cheapo 2 disc set has non-Tonight Show eps, plus 60's and 70's ads and promos.

--High Feather, PBS, first 4 eps, "Deep Water Test" (pilot?), "Stan's Secret," "Swifty" (classic!), and "Ballerina." Finally got it to transfer to DVD. 1982.

--Holiday Family Favorites, MMD, Mill Creek, 4 disc budget collection of Christmas movies which includes a full disc of 28 shorts and cartoons. These are the ones that frequently turn up as extras on plenty of discs and old VHS comps, so it's a good set to own.

--Holiday TV Classics, MMD, Mill Creek, budget 4 disc collection. Includes 49 episodes of 34 different 50's and 60's shows and specials, some of which include commercials. 

--Hollywood Without Makeup, MMV, 40's/50's celebs in home movies.

--Howdy Doody, various tapes including 70's "Lost Episodes"

--Incredible Mel Brooks box set, MMD, includes an ep of When Things Were Rotten, the Get Smart! pilot, plus various 70's commercials, talk show segments, clips from Electric Company and Free to Be You and Me, and other rarely-seen throwbacks.

--Inside/Out, PBS, VT, three volumes of 6 eps each, some doesn't transfer well. 1973 (?). This was a public-television series of short films for grade-schoolers. They explore the pre-adolescent feelings related to topics such as jealousy, bullying, moving to a new state, etc. I have three volumes with eight episodes apiece. Most of them end at a pivotal point in the story, for teachers to pick up a discussion from there.

--Jack LaLanne Commemorative Special, MMD. I got this because I vaguely recall him from my childhood and this says it has commercials. The ads are in the old shows (five on here), with only one show (in color) appearing to be from the 70's.

--Kenny Everett Video Show, MMDA. British release. Listing said it plays in all regions. It doesn't play on any of my DVD players, but it does play in my computer's DVD drive

--Kolchak, the Night Stalker, MMD

--Likely Stories (with great educational film spoof "School, Girls and You" with Paul Reubens (and song by Mr. Penis), P

--Little Rascals (Our Gang), MMD, 80 shorts. Also two "Best of Our Gang" MMD with extras. I recently found a tape with the syndicated opening that I remember from watching as a kiddie, so I uploaded it to YT. Watch it here:

--Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, MMD.

--MTV 20 Pop, MMD, videos from first 20 years of MTV, not many extra goodies.

--Magic Garden, MMV bought from their own website, 2 eps. Also a "Best of" MMD from their website, 2 discs, ten episodes. And I just traded for the Christmas Special, '82 airing, no ads.

--Match Game, Best of, 4 disc MMD

--Holiday Sing Along with Mitch, MMV

--Miss Peach of the Kelly School, P. This Thanksgiving-themed puppet show (which can be found online but it's part of a series that's always listed as 1982, whereas this has a 1980 copyright) does have commercials, but they're from a '93 USA airing. With voices by Martin Short and Robin Duke!

--Mulligan Stew, PBS, VT

--Muppet Show, various eps on MMV

--New Zoo Revue, season one, MMD, 79 (!) eps.

--Odd Couple, MMD, three seasons

--Outerscope I, PBS, compilation of segments from Vegetable Soup, VE. Also has VS open and close, some segments, may constitute an entire episode but not sure.

--Price is Right, Best of MMD set, 4 discs

--Puff the Magic Dragon, MMV, '78 special

--Quark, MMD, all eight eps, '78

--SCTV, 4 box sets, MMD, entire run of NBC's Network 90 eps (plus Christmas disc). I also have a MMV of the Schmenges "Last Polka," personal copies of "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," and some Cinemax stuff.

--Saturday Night Live, MMD, first, second and fourth seasons. Also Best of 1978, MMV.

--Schoolhouse Rock, MMD. (I also have some segments on tape, as aired on ABC.)

--Sesame Street, "Old School 1969-74," MMD

--Simple Gifts, PBS, '78 animated Christmas special, MMVE.

--Six Million Dollar Man, MMD. No-frills packaging of first season with three TV movies.

--Something Weird Video, assorted titles including "Beauties and Beasts" box set which has the terrific Extra Weird Sampler, tons of trailers and scenes from the most bizarre low-budget movies ever. All titles come replete with fun, peculiar extras.

--Sonny and Cher Christmas episodes, MMD, with eps/segments from 1972, '73 and '76.

--Howard Stern programs: Many eps of WOR show (a few w/o/c), "New Year's Rotten Eve" (taped off PPV), Underpants Party (PPV), "Butt Bongo Fiesta" (MMV), many E! shows and 80's-90's talk show appearances.

--Square Pegs, MMD, complete series.

--Superfriends, various episodes compiled by some collector, network film and recent off-air.

--TVTV Looks at the Oscars, MMV, '76

--Tony Orlando and Dawn Ultimate Collection, MMD

--Uncle Floyd Show, two volumes, about 4 1/2 hours total. I compiled these as "best ofs" from five VHS tapes which I bought for a friend from Mugsy, a cast member of the show. Has various show opens and closing credits, tons of bits (intros with Oogie, Bones Boy, Mr. Tony, Cuppy, Hugo, birthday announcements, pictures on the wall, Skip's jokes, Clark the Wonder Dog, fan club news, etc.), skits (Vinnie & Vic, Conservative Vs. Liberal, Polka Show,  Ask the Boss, Sgt. Crock, Haurel and Lardy, Gene Shellfish, Flojo, Capt. Fork, Rocky Rocknroll, Dull Family, Julia Stepchild, Mr. Grouch, Intellectual Digress, Pasquale's Pizzeria, Don Ho-Hum,  Joe Frankfurter, Weird Stories, Charlie Chin, Colonel Corn, more), and musical bits (Pot Roast, Bob Dilly, Neil Yuck, Peter Punk, Cowboy Charlie doing "I'm My Own Grandpa," plus Squeeze, The Ramones and Thor). Most of these are intact, some I edited down. There's also part of a Howard Stern appearance, a Davy Jones appearance, some bloopers and pranks, an old WBTB promo, a seven-minute PM Magazine segment (WNEW channel 5) about the show, a Live at Five segment from WNBC channel 4, Tom Snyder on WABC channel 7 reading the news of the Joe Franklin lawsuit, an announcement about the show airing on WNBC and another about the show ending on channel 68, and a WNBC promo with glimpses of the show.

--Various 60's/70's music shows: BBC Sounds of the Seventies, Beat Beat Beat, Beat Club, Garagemania, Upbeat

--Welcome Back, Kotter, MMD, first season

--Wonderful World of Disney, '78 Christmas special taped from Disney Channel.

--Woody Woodpecker favorites, MMD, 20 cartoons plus 2 full eps of 60's "WW Show."

--Zoom, "Best of the 70's," MMV. This tape was put out by WGBH in 1998, and covers the first seven seasons of the popular kid's show, 1972-1979, I think. Has intros from each season, plus examples of well-known segments (Fannee Doollees, Ubby Dubby, etc.) About 45 minutes.

WANTED: I like to find old, good quality VHS that will transfer to DVD. Anything taped from the New York and Long Island stations with original ads is foremost: WCBS, WNBC, WNEW, WABC, WOR, WPIX, WNET, WLIW, WSNL/WWHT. Among shows I'd like to acquire: Wonderama, Romper Room, Gigglesnort Hotel, 3-2-1 Contact, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Big Blue Marble, Villa Alegre, Captain Kangaroo, The Goodies, Patchwork Family, Run Joe Run, Oddball Couple, Big John Little John, Insight, Little Rascals (with TV titles as aired on WNEW), Hodgepodge Lodge, Letter People, Cover to Cover, Joya's Fun School (I've heard that all recordings of this WPIX show were trashed), Magilla Gorilla, Terrytoons' Mighty Mouse (why is this so hard to find?), Hot Fudge, Banana Splits (I only have some taped off Cartoon Network), New Mickey Mouse Club, ABC Afterschool Specials, That's Hollywood, Don Adams' Screen Test, In Search of, Masquerade Party, Joker's Wild, Almost Anything Goes, The Paul Hogan Show, Cross Wits, Sneak Previews, Lucan, San Pedro Beach Bums, The Fitzpatricks, Honeymooners, Don Kirschner's Rock Concert,

Also, I'd like movies with original ads (for instance, if a 70's or 80's WNEW airing of Yellow Submarine or a WOR Mad Monster Party showing were to turn up, I want it), NYC/LI local news, network Saturday morning stuff pre-'80 or so, talk shows (Merv, Mike, Cavett, Joe Franklin) and just about anything Christmas.


TV Program Listings:

--Newsday TV Books, 196 issues, 1972-1985. Came with Sunday Newsday. WANTED: Anything pre-1984.

--TV Guides, 351 issues, a few 60's and early 70's, mostly 1974-1983. With a few exceptions, all New York City Metro editions. Includes November 1963 (Portland OR) issue from week of JFK assassination and January 1964 NYC issue describing news coverage of event. WANTED: 1974-1982 NYCM issues.

Sears Wish Books: 1976, 77, 79, 81, 83. WANTED: 70's, 80, 82.


--Mostly Newsday, New York Daily News, New York Post, 70's-80's. WANTED: Same.

--Some NY Times, Oregonian (including complete Bicentennial Sunday Oregonian, Mount St. Helen's coverage).

--First ten editions of New York Daily Metro (Rupert Murdoch strike newspaper, 8-9/78).

--Also random editons and sections from Long Island (Island Ear, Good Times) and Portland (Willamette Week, surrounding suburb papers.)

--May/June 1948 Oregonians and Oregon Journals, over a week's worth of coverage of the flood that destroyed Vanport during the week of Memorial Day. Includes complete Sunday editions of each paper, "Blue Streak" extras, two ultra-rare weekly shoppers.

--Archive book of February 1949 Longview (WA) Journal. Complete month, no Sunday editions (but expanded comics in Saturdays).

WANTED: Long Island pennysavers or other LI ephemera. Also Cablevision (HBO) guides from 1981-83.


--Dynamite (including "Year-Round Catalog of Hot Stuff"), Mad, Cracked, Crazy. (See also Star Wars Collection.) Island Ear (free Long Island music zine, six issues, 1980-1988). People, Us, Time, Newsweek, National Enquirer, Globe, Weekly World News, Twilight Zone, assorted soap opera/daytime show mags (TV Radio Mirror, etc.), many various. 70's-80's.

STAR WARS COLLECTION: I'm not really a "toy guy," but I have a lot of my old stuff, most of which you can see in this other blog post
and then this sequel...


Blogger ungerwu said...

Your collection is amazingly extensive. Was everything recorded off the air?

Mon Jan 09, 08:53:00 PM 2017  
Blogger psaur said...

Most of the recordings I have are off the air, with a handful that are a network print or whatever you call it. (I really should know all that collector nerd lingo by now.)

The four Match Game episodes are network, and I have one ep of The Bob Crane Show (which I just realized I didn't list, I guess because it doesn't have ads). All of the "Classic Television" and promos/openings tapes appear to be taken from network film, as well as the commercial compilations that weren't made by me (or the comps that I called "homemade"). I think I've noted all the ones that are pre-recorded mass-market stuff.

I don't know if I'd call my collection extensive yet, just compared to a lot of the collectors I've exchanged lists with, but thanks for checking it out...

Mon Jan 30, 09:11:00 AM 2017  

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