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Vintage Bell Telephone Ad It may have been a desirable job but it was not an easy one. Telephone companies had strict rules for all aspects of operators' behavior on the job. Merely to get the job, a woman had to pass height, weight, and arm length tests to ensure that she could work in the tight quarters afforded switchboard operators. Operators had to sit with perfect posture for long hours in straight-backed chairs. They were not permitted to communicate with each other. They were to respond quickly, efficiently, and patiently — even when dealing with the most irascible customers...
Tags: ad  bell  telephone  operators 
Added: 20th August 2007
Views: 7393
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Posted By: Teresa
David Letterman Tonight Show Debut David Letterman made his Tonight Show debut in 1979 as a stand-up comedian. Here's about 90 seconds of his act.
Tags: David  Letterman  Tonight  Show 
Added: 17th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Strolling Bowling I first saw this on a Johnny Carson show in the early '80s. I don't know who invented it but Carson had him on the show with it. When the fellow wound up the bowling ball, it kind of leaned forward and then quickly hopped down the lane and knocked over the pins. I laughed for a good long time after seeing that. Strolling bowling has been re-issued and you can get them once again online. It's great taking it out once in a while to show friends. They get a kick out of watching it hop down the lane. (I don't really "play" with any of the few vintage toys that I own. I don't think that's a good idea with vintage toys that have wind-up springs. I just basically show friends that they still work.)
Tags: strolling  bowling  bowl  ball  game  classic  toy  carson 
Added: 25th August 2007
Views: 3541
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Sugar Ray Robinson Kayos Rocky Graziano Third-round action from a great middleweight title bout in 1952: Former champ Rocky Graziano briefly decks titlist Sugar Ray Robinson, but the greatest fighter of all time takes care of Rocky that same round.
Tags: boxing  Ray  Robinson  Rocky  Graziano 
Added: 11th February 2009
Views: 2359
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Posted By: Lava1964
Swiss Spaghetti Trees 1957 April 1 In this b&w clip, first broadcast on BBC Panorama on 1st April 1957, a very young Richard Dimbleby revealed the wonderful world of Swiss spaghetti production to millions of deprived and hungry post-war Brits. (did I hear someone say...do it to me one more time???)-The spaghetti tree is a fictitious tree and the subject of a 3-minute spoof report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest beside Lake Lugano broadcast by the BBC current affairs programme Panorama. -The report was first produced as an April Fools' Day joke in 1957, reporting on the bumper spaghetti harvest in Switzerland, resulting from the mild winter and "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil." ... Do You remember that??? I don't remember this, but after seeing this today, My kids will never forget it or what I gave them to plant on this day 2009! Their very own Spaghetti Tree!!
Tags: Spaghetti  Trees  BBC  Hoax  Switzerland 
Added: 1st April 2009
Views: 3114
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Randix 57 Chevy AM FM Radio Cassette Here is a '57 Chevy AM/FM radio/cassette player from the '80's. The front hood opens to insert the cassette and the rear trunk opens to hold the batteries and AC cord. The headlights are the speakers, the windshield is the carrying handle and the antenna is, well, the antenna. The front driving lights light up when the unit is on. The front license plate says "RANDIX '57 Chevy." It was marketed by the RANDIX Co. but was manufactured in China! (It's probably been giving out melamine rays all these years!) I actually bought this at a Toys "R" Us. For those of you who watch reruns of "Home Improvement," you might have noticed one of these sitting on the shelf of the "Tool Time" set. (One of my favorite shows.)
Tags: radio  57  chevy  cassette  classic  car  randix 
Added: 22nd August 2007
Views: 15738
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Career Academy Reel to Reel Tape Machine This is a small, portable reel to reel tape recorder that was made in Japan for the "Career Academy School of Famous Broadcasters." I attended that Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back in 1969. These tape recorders were offered to students so that we had something on which to practice our "announcer voice" while we were not in class. It could handle 5" or smaller reels. It still works. At the time I attended the school two rather famous people were sponsors of it. Broadcaster, author and lecturer Robert St. John, and NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, (of course, back then in 1969 he was known as Lew Alcindor, and played for the Milwaukee Bucks.) I got to meet both of these gentlemen. Mr. St. John was actually the author of the textbook we used. I became a radio broadcaster… but never a famous one. :-( This was back in the days when you could lose your broadcasting license and even your job for saying ‘hell’ or ‘damn’ over the air. Somewhere along the way the FCC has curled up and died!
Tags: reel  tape  career  academy  radio 
Added: 22nd August 2007
Views: 5827
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Posted By: jimmyjet
KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER    Opening Network series that ran from 1974-1975. Carl Kolchak, played so well by Darren McGavin, was a reporter for Chicago's Independent News Service, and a magnet for situations involving the supernatural. He turned his investigative skills to vampires, werewolves, zombies and all kinds of legendary creatures, but in the end he always failed to convince his skeptical editor, Tony Vincenzo, played by Simon Oakland, that the stories weren't just products of his own overworked imagination. I was so faithful to this show, and was so disappointed when they cancelled it.
Tags: kolchak  the  night  stalker  darren  mcgavin  thriller   
Added: 22nd August 2007
Views: 3462
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Posted By: Naomi
NIGHT GALLERY    EYES   Ending The second story from the 1969 pilot of Night Gallery, entitled Eyes, starred Joan Crawford, with the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg. A wealthy blind woman goes to inhumane lengths in order to see.
Tags: night  gallery  rod  serling  horror  supernatural  joan  crawford 
Added: 23rd August 2007
Views: 3067
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Posted By: Naomi
Elizabeth Montgomery   Dick York  and  Who ok, yes . . it's "Sheila" but what was the actresses real name . . and u know the rules. . . no googling allowed!!
Tags: sitcom  bewitched  elizabeth  montgomery  dick  york  sheila 
Added: 23rd August 2007
Views: 2958
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Posted By: Teresa

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