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Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

  • Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    • 7304 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Film, TelevisionComments Off on Actor Roddy McDowall Goes Ape

    Roddy McDowall was often known as one of the nicest men in Hollywood. When asked about the actor’s popularity, fellow film star Ruth Gordon said “He has more friends than anyone I know” If you’ve seen any of Roddy’s Home Movies...

  • Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    • 6304 Views • 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    We’ve had a look at Earth, Wind & Fire collaborators Dorothy Ashby and the legendary Charles Stepney before but we’ve yet to do a post about the boys themselves and yes, you’ve guessed right, that’s all about to change...

  • Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    • 7813 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Ephemera, TelevisionComments Off on Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    Here in the UK the word “Zenith” is usually associated with a well-known window company or for older readers a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer. Across the pond Zenith is a electronics corporation that manufacture televisions and radios....

  • Behind Closed Doors – Ray Manzarek

    • 4530 Views • 1960s, 1990s, Documentary, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Behind Closed Doors – Ray Manzarek

    We don’t really do obituaries here at VoEA as many others do it so much better than we ever could. However when we see a side to someone that others seem to have missed we like to flag it up and bring it to the attention of our good readers, so here goes....

  • Archer – Television Series

    • 14544 Views • TelevisionComments Off on Archer – Television Series

    Archer is an animated dark comedy tv programme about a secret intelligence unit where the main man is Sterling Mallory Archer, a spy and modern man personified. Lets kick off by introducing the main characters...

  • Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    • 7799 Views • 1960s, Retro Advertising, Television, TransportComments Off on Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    We really should do a complete post on the 1968 re-branding of Braniff International Airways as it’s a fascinating example of the power of marketing and how most of us make decisions based on perception rather than ‘reality’. In the meantime and to whet...

  • Duke Ellington 1973 TV Special – We Love You Madly

    • 4974 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Duke Ellington 1973 TV Special – We Love You Madly

    After watching the opening credits of this television special from 1973 which honours Jazz composer Duke Ellington, we’re amazed that the floorboards didn’t break with the sheer amount of talent on stage. Those paying their dues to the Duke...

  • Drums Please – Sly Stone and Richard Pryor

    • 5848 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Drums Please – Sly Stone and Richard Pryor

    When comedians get plaudits from other comedians you know they’re good and Richard Pryor was one such comedian. Bob Newhart called him “the seminal comedian of the last 50 years”, Jerry Seinfeld described him as “the Picasso or our profession”,...

  • Walter Cronkite 1967 Series – What our homes will look like in the year 2001

    • 3198 Views • 1960s, Television1 Comment

    As part of our occasional ongoing series taking a look back at how the future looked half a century or so ago we have some 46 year old footage from noted US broadcast journalist and the man once known as ‘the most trusted man in America’ Walter Cronkite....

  • Rock-A-Bye: 1973 Canadian TV Documentary

    • 5208 Views • 1970s, Music, Television, Youth CultureComments Off on Rock-A-Bye: 1973 Canadian TV Documentary

    Back to a time before the Rolling Stones had wrinkles, before Keith Richards started looking like a pirate and a Canadian documentary featuring lots of drugs, lots of police, lots of vinyl and almost inevitably lots of hair. This fascinating piece of social...