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October 22 2005 at 03:45:29
Name: Gary Chew (via email to webmaster)
Location: Sacramento
Comments: (In reference to Roy Lee's query below)

The Building Is At...

Twenty-First and South Lewis...on the northeast corner. I used to have a physician who was officed there. It's also where the short-lived commercial classical FM station, KCMA---run by the late Dr. John Major---was housed for a while. I worked for KCMA prior to its move there, however, when its studios were just northwest of Owasso in a pretty pasture.

I don't remember the building having a specific name, however. It faces west toward Utica Square.

October 21 2005 at 21:07:07
Name: Dave Harmon
Email: K6XYZ[at]valornet[dot]com
Location: BA
Comments: Roy...I think that location has a real estate company on it. For sure it is not a doctor's office. When that was a vacant lot back in the 50s, my friends and I flew model airplanes at that location.

October 21 2005 at 02:34:06
Name: roy lee
Email: beerdrunk@msn.com
Location: somebody's doctor's office
Comments: Can anyone tell me what building I'm talking about? 5 stories tall, glass and aluminum, built around 1960, very modern at the time, doctor's office building with a pharmacy in the middle of the lobby? I was asked this by one of my hotel's guests who said he helped to build it. I would be glad to tell him the location if I can find out. I'm thinkin' it may be that odd building on 21st just west of Borders, but I think that's taller. Anyone have a guess???

October 20 2005 at 23:20:36
Name: Frank Morrow
Email: frankmorrow12@yahoo.com
Location: Austin
Comments: Ah, yes. Thanks to Jim Ruddle for reminding us of Arch Oboler's work on "Bwana Devil." Lots of us were surprised that he'd thus defile himself. Guess he needed the $. Some people sniffed and said, "You wouldn't catch Archibald MacLeish stooping so low."

October 20 2005 at 22:23:12
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor@cox.net
Location: Edmond, OK 73034
Comments: I remember "Bwana Devil" and, except for the novelty of the process, it was a turkey.

I believe the second or one of the next 3-Ders was "Fort Ti" which had gripping scenes like an Indian walking toward the audience with a blazing torch as if it was about to consume the theatre goers.

The former movie had "former" Sherlock Holmes sidekick Nigel Bruce in it as I recall and the latter flick boasted George Montgomery. who was Dinah Shore's husband at the time.

The best use of 3-D I ever have seen was a few years ago when my wife and I got front row seats for the musical "EFX" starring David Cassidy at one of the Vegas casinos. Toward the end of the performance we were told to put on cheap 3-D cardboard glasses at each table to enhance the effect and it sure as hell did.

And then there were "The Stewardesses", in 3D and XXX.

October 20 2005 at 07:45:32
Name: Jim Ruddle
Email: jruddle@earthlink.net
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: Frank Morrow notes that "Bwana Devil" was the first of the 3-D movies. Interestingly, this 1952 effort was written and directed by one of radio's all-time greats: Arch Oboler, the man who scared the bejeezus out of kids with his "Lights Out" program.

One of his most memorable radio plays features a rapidly-growing chicken heart that threatens to engulf the earth. I heard it on CBS Radio Mystery Theater in the 70s, I believe.

October 20 2005 at 01:33:22
Name: jaksplat
Email: chef_maul@yahoo.com
Location: Sand Springs
Comments: I recently read about the old amusement park down in Jenks. Just wondering if you'd heard anything about Bell's moving all their rides down that way.

No news, but it's still under consideration.

October 19 2005 at 21:23:26
Name: edwin
Email: yeap
Location: here
Comments: I will present soon one of my trainees...the boy does well. He is Derick Snow. I have had the boy since He was a very young boy. The boy has a job at this time as program director of TPS. You will find the boy as He should be.

October 19 2005 at 17:22:38
Name: Webmaster
Comments: Some very fine reader pre-ordered an Apple 30 GB Video iPod from Amazon.com via this site today. That's the kind of action that brings cheer to a webmaster's heart. Thanks for all the other recent purchases, too. This site is not exactly what you would call a gold mine, nor is it intended to be (you may have noticed the absence of ads), but it's nice to get "moral support". And it costs you nothing extra.

Should you wish to get some Xmas shopping out of the way early, the TTM Gift Shop stands open 24/7. There is also more Tulsa/TV/radio/movie/book/etc. content for your reading pleasure.

October 19 2005 at 16:22:18
Name: Steve
Email: edlich57@aol.com
Location: Tulsa / Lortondale Neighborhood
Comments: Yes Deric Davis, it was "Gorilla at Large," the 1954 3D movie that Channel 23 showed and much-hyped in the early 1980s. I think it starred Anne Bancroft and Raymond Burr. I still have my 3D glasses from that "non-event."

They also showed 2 Three Stooges 3D shorts before that movie. I remember one of them was titled "Spooks" but I don't remember the other one.

The thing about 3D on television (in my opinion) is you really need a giant screen to appreciate the effects. Back in the early '80s, the biggest screens most people had were 26-27 inches (I had a 26" Sony) so the effects were kind of lost. I remember all the hoopla. I enjoyed the 3 Stooges shorts more than the movie.

October 19 2005 at 16:15:59
Name: edwin
Email: yeah
Location: lookin at you
Comments: Yeah, well, ALL you dang people with both eyes! I went to my first 3-D movie and could NOT understand what everyone was reacting to! Scre* you and all your kind....I have 1 (one) eye.......just like a TV camera...oh say can't you see? I SEE!

October 19 2005 at 14:23:36
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I also recall Hondo being run in 3D. However, this is when I was in OKC, and it was on KOKH-25 (before taking KAUT's Fox affiliation). We had to hit 3 different 7 Eleven's before we found one that still had the 3D glasses.

October 19 2005 at 12:26:33
Name: Gary Thompson
Email: Gary@kxoj.com
Location: 55th floor...being inspired by Scooter Segraves.

Saw this on AllAccess.com today:

Scott "Scooter" Segraves Retires After 50 Of Radio

Country KXKC/LAFAYETTE, LA says a tearful goodbye to veteran radio guru SCOTT "SCOOTER" SEGRAVES who retires today after 50+ years in the business. He has been with KXKC for the past 13 years and served as afternoon driver until last year when he stepped down to take on production director duties. MD SEAN RILEY told ALL ACCESS that SEGRAVES was a class act that would be sorely missed by everyone.

Scooter was honored as a Tulsa Radio Icon this year. Unforeseen circumstances prevented him from making it to Tulsa for the occasion, but he sent this MP3 for the Tulsa Press Club audience.

October 18 2005 at 22:09:32
Name: J.R.
Email: JRDallas75[at]msn[dot]com
Location: Looking for "Gusty"
Comments: In answer to Deric Davis' question about the "3-D" movie on Channel 23, I was 7 or 8 at the time and was so excited to see it. Mom and Dad stopped by QT (Go Lamar!) and picked up some 3-D glasses at well as some "Koolees." (I think that's what they were called). At that time you could only get them in Cola or Cherry, but they had Lamar on them so, who cared.

I remember it was a gorilla movie and, once we got the Koolees digested, we fell asleep. The glasses didn't work well either. It just looked like a red and blue monkey coming at us. (Here is a page of 3-D photos from "Gorilla at Large", and free 3D glasses...webmaster)

I do remember being on a broadcast about "Special Kids" with Jerry Webber when I was about 4 or 5. It was a show about kids with special talents. I was the kid that they spotlighted because I had a 180 I.Q. However, when the camera was turned on me, I climbed up my mother's dress (apparently flashing Tulsa).

The funniest thing was, when Jerry asked me what did I like to do, I said "Read"! When he asked me what I liked to read, I said "Books!" -- There went my IQ points!

October 18 2005 at 19:53:49
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: I remember Channel 23 running the John Wayne 3D movie "Hondo" and having to get the glasses at a convenience store. It was a one-time thing that happened at the same time in almost all markets. It ran on Channel 21 here in Dallas.

Hondo was one of the films that Wayne actually owned the rights to and his son Michael did the 3D thing to try an stir interest becuase he wanted to market the films he owned. He never had much luck and the films have never been on video and were rarely on TV.

Michael Wayne died a couple of years ago and whoever is running things now has gotten the films released on DVD. Hondo, McLintock and The High and the Mighty are now in stores.

October 18 2005 at 17:28:24
Name: Frank Morrow
Email: frankmor@io.com
Location: Austin
Comments: Regarding 3D movies, the first ones made a big splash in the early-mid '50s with "Bwana Devil" and "House of Wax."

October 18 2005 at 16:32:41
Name: David
Location: Out west
Comments: Who remembers the water slide that used to be around 41st and Peoria? They augmented one curve in it with cinderblocks "to keep people for flying off". Good times.

October 18 2005 at 14:47:29
Name: DeRiC DaViS
Email: DaViSdErIc@hotmail.com
Location: Alsuma
Comments: A question about a Tulsa TV memory, I have seen it mentioned in a previous guestbook that Tulsa 23 had shown a 3D movie where you get the glasses (red & blue) at the QT (ain't that right Lamar - WOOF!).

Well, imprinted on my memory as a 5 - 7 year old in the early 1980s - it seemed that the whole city was alive with the anticipation of this event, maybe it was just my excitement - but to this day (I am 30) I can still hear the jingle - "TULSA 23 GOES 3-D, TULSA 23 GOES 3-D, TULSA 23 GOES 3-D" with a manly chorus guiding you to go to QT for your glasses.

I do not remember what movie it was, but it seemed to be a big deal in 1981 - 1982 area, and I think it was King Kong or something. Does anyone know what the movie was? (I believe it was "Gorilla at Large" with George Barrows in the gorilla suit. He donned the same apparel for "Robot Monster"...webmaster)

Also - I think fair food should be available year round... Wouldn't it be nice to go a drive through and get cheese dogs, fried twinkies, funnel cakes, and fresh squeezed lemonade, fresh dairy shakes, - I would eat there.

I cannot tell you how much fun it is to read these guestbooks and I appreciate the chance to participate as an outsider looking in enviously as a long ago want-to-be broadcaster.

What happened to the rumors from years back that Gary Shore wanted to come back to Tulsa? I feel like Channel 2 lost the best forecaster in the market when thay made him go, and would love it if he would come back. I remember one of the most traumatic events of the Mannford-Prue tornado on that wicked Sunday morning in 1984 - taking cover while watching Gary Shore break into the "Planet of the Apes" movie. What an adrenaline rush and tragic day for those communities. To me it seems no one had the great style and accuracy that Gary Shore. Lazalier was fine, and Threlkeld is OK... but bring back who Jerry Webber always referred to as "Squire".

Enough afternoon rambling from a citizen... I love these insider memories of the Tulsa TV and radio, and Tulsa culture. As a lifelong resident - it is nice to learn things I never knew about.

Speaking of Alsuma, does anyone remember the Catfish Farms at the NE corner of 51st & Mingo?

October 18 2005 at 12:59:27
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Email: wilhelmurg@ yahoo dot com
Location: Behind the Magician's Theatre
Comments: A deluxe CD edition of Joe Cocker's (actually Leon Russell's) "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" has just been released by A&M. For that era, it was the crowning glory of "The Tulsa Sound." Here's the All Music Guide review.

It would be nice if the DVD came back in print too.

Next week, George Harrison's "The Concert for Bangladesh" will be rereleased on DVD, which also features Leon and his band doing their "Jumping Jack Flash/Youngblood" medley, along with Native guitarist Jesse Ed Davis playing through the entire show. Leon also does a nice version of "Beware of Darkness" from "All Things Must Pass" with Harrison on the disc.

Now if we can just get those Collins Kids clips on DVD...

Related page on this site: George Harrison in Tulsa, November 21, 1974.

October 18 2005 at 07:17:47
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: We had SQUIRT long before Diet-Rite in Chicago in the early 1960's and then Canfield's - the local favorite bottler - created 50/50 - a less grapefruity drink that sold well. Canfield's is known outside of Chicago for early diet Chocolate sodas! I still miss Dr Nut - a Dr. Pepper clone sold in the 70's outta Nawlins. It had a tan can with a squirrel on it. I first came across it in Corpus Christi when visiting Don and Rosie Lundy when he was at KRIS-TV.

My brother or someone said that some venue tried whole turnips on a stick - dipped in cheese, but too many teeth were lost in the pursuit of "this new experiment in dining". Turnips were supposed to be cold and crunchie and it took a lotta hot faux Velveeta to stick on one. A candy-apple wooden spike was the holder. Unlike fried ice cream - some things are not meant to be...

BTW in storm-tagged Lewziana - good old Community Coffee now has coffee shops that put a crinkle in Starbucks' sales. Good product - much cheaper lattes. ya'all. They supposedly also gave a couple of tons of coffee away to the Red Cross and community emergency response orgs after Katrina and Rita...good people.

October 17 2005 at 16:01:05
Name: Steve Bagsby
Location: Third tray in line at Bordens
Comments: Fried Brownies? Sounds like the school menu from hell! Topped with gravy and served with fried Okra and Chow-Chow. MMM...good eatin!

October 17 2005 at 13:22:35
Name: roy lee
Email: beerdrunk@msn.com
Location: growing my hair (slowly)
Comments: Are brownies not good enough as they are? What have we become????

October 17 2005 at 11:32:09
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS-a non-BBQ Bologna State.
Comments: My agents inform me that this year's gastronomical experiment at the Fair was fried brownies. This sounds like something Nostradamus predicted.

Nostradamus, Century 10, Quatrain 49: "It will be seized and plunged into the Vat."

October 17 2005 at 09:15:54
Name: Sam Loveall
Email: lsl@roanokebible.edu
Location: Eastern Swamp North Carolina
Comments: We've got different Diet Rite flavors out here. We have the white grape, but not the golden peach, but we also have an orange flavored DR and a kiwi-strawberry. Their big draw now is that they're sweetened with Splenda, rather than one of the aspartame sets.

October 16 2005 at 15:53:15
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Email: wilhelmurg@ yahoo dot com
Location: Scratching my head at Soundtrack
Comments: I was very impressed with the sound of the Superbit "Heavy Metal," but we don't have any flat or plasma screen televisions, so I didn't notice any jump in picture quality (and keep in mind that this film IS 20 years old). There are no extras at all, not even the weird pen-drawn segment that was on the laserdisc and VHS tape, but then it was only $10. Looking at the catalogue that came with the disc, the only other title I would entertain buying is Ken Russell's "Tommy." If it has the same sound quality, I will be happy. Thanks for the info!

October 16 2005 at 11:30:43
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: Two answers to previous posts.

"Superbit" is a Sony home video invention. All it really is is that there are no extras on the disc. By this I mean trailers, commentary tracks, documentaries, etc. What this also means is the storage space saved by the lack of extras is devoted to the film itself, giving it a higher bitrate and much better quality. I haven't seen one myself, so I don't know whether it's worth it or not.

Also, the Roy Rogers soft drink was more of a sour tasting fruit punch kind of thing. Can't imagine why it didn't make it.

October 16 2005 at 11:30:14
Name: Casey Morgan
Email: p-casey-morgan@utulsa.edu
Location: KWGS/KWTU Public Radio Tulsa
Comments: Mike Bruchas - though it's probably not the kind of Diet Rite flavored drinks you remember from junior high, you should know that Diet Rite made a HUGE resurgence a few years ago, due to being the only Atkins-approved soft drink and that they now make at least TWO flavored diet drinks: golden peach (I'm drinking one right - or rite - now) and a white grape. Seems like there's at least one other flavor I can't remember because I found it execrable, to be generous. Check it out. They exist.

October 16 2005 at 11:23:26
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: The Soda Fountain at Steve's
Comments: Re Mike's question about Diet Rite in flavors...yes, they still make them and they are available here in Tulsa. Unfortunately, they all taste the same...like quinine water with a piece of stale fruit thrown in.

October 16 2005 at 07:15:28
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Email: wilhelmurg@ yahoo dot com
Location: Back Row at the Boman
Comments: I had an interesting experience last night. I wanted to buy a copy of the DVD "Heavy Metal," so I went to Vintage Stock. The person that "helped" me explained that the film was out of print, and that they occasionally get in VHS copies, but never a DVD. He went on to say I might be able to get a copy off of eBay, but it would be expensive (because he obviously never bought an out-of-print bootleg disc from eBay, where anything above 50 cents is pure profit for the bootlegger).

I went across the street to Best Buy and found three new copies of the film for $10 each. The only problem is that the new version has the word "Superbit" on the cover. I asked one of the workers there if it was a plain old DVD, or if new technology was involved. The guy "helping" me said he was confused about the concept himself. We finally found someone in the building who said that, yes, it was a normal DVD ("Superbit" is kind of the "Living Stereo" of the new millennium).

What was unique about the experience is that I usually get blank stares at Best Buy;

1. There was the time I stumbled over a new format of movies for the PS2; I was told that they were not movies, they were video games. I don’t know about anyone else, but I want to play the "Jackie Brown" game.

2. When I was looking for "Inside Deep Throat," I asked the person "helping" me if they sold NC-17 movies; he didn't know.

3. Then there was the time someone came up to "help" me and asked "Do you like CDs?" which I thought answered itself, as I had two CDs in my hand. I said "yes." The "helper" then asked if I had any questions. I did, I asked him if the new John Lennon release was new unreleased material or a repackaged Greatest Hits. He didn't know, but he wanted to sell me Rhapsody, a music download service (which, of course, I wouldn't need, if I "liked CDs.")

4. A friend of mine was searching for a broadcasting piece for his iPod. As he stood in front of the iPod display, the "helper" told him that they didn't sell iPods.

The people working at music stores today have about as much passion about the product as the McDonald's window person who tells you to come up to the windows because YOU can't express yourself in the President's English. Even at Vintage Stock I overheard a young lady ask a customer "Is A Perfect Circle the name of the band? Or the name of the album?"...but she was really, really cute (you know, the one who looks like Bambi caught in headlights as you walk up to her with a CD in your hand).

This is a long winded way of noting that if you are looking for music and Starship is still closed, and you're tired of dealing with people who think music began with Tupac's solo career, the T-Town Record Show will take place this Friday evening (6pm-11pm) and all day Saturday (3am-4pm) next door to Rob's Records in the old Boman Twin (the current Laserquest) Building at 2909 S. Sheridan. They will be buying, selling, and trading all forms of memorabilia and media, including records, tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Admission is $3 and tables are still available.

In answer to earlier posts:

To Maestro Bagsby: Wow! There's a making of AJA? I gotta check it out! (Classic Albums - Steely Dan: Aja)

And by his haircut, Roy Lee looks like he's ready to search for the Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

October 15 2005 at 23:44:35
Name: dylan
Location: Seattle
Comments: Forgot to come back here and check after posting the other day. Thanks for putting a name to Water Flume. And hey, the Med-X theme song... a little story.

I work at a large public university in the city I'm located in (yeah, take one guess). One of the programs at our school does physician's assistant training. For some reason unknown to me, their name is abbreviated MEDEX. And every time I see the program on some document, I ALWAYS get earwormed with the Med-X jingle.

Two more things:

-- There was a Godfather's in Mayo Meadow in the late 70s and early 80s. We used to get pizza from there; it was the closest pizza joint to where I grew up, and the concept of pizza delivery in Tulsa was still a few years off.

-- Anyone remember Shaw's at 31st and Yale? We probably went through their drive-through once a week. They retired sometime in the late 80s, and Shaw's became a Daylight Donuts.

Thank YOU for putting a name to Shaw's; I've had a mental block on it.

October 15 2005 at 16:31:15
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: Does anyone remember the Roy Rogers soft drink in the mid-60s?

My dad, who was an accountant at Zebco, got in on the ground floor of this company and spent a lot of time on weekends working for these people. I remember going with him to a shopping center somewhere where Mr. Zing & Tuffy made a personal appearance to promote Roy Rogers drink. I mentioned it to John Chick later when I worked at 8 and he just rolled his eyes. Never got to meet Roy or Dale though. I wish I had.

Years later, I asked dad if he made a bunch of money from that. He told me they paid him in stock that he still had and if I needed a room papered he'd be glad to give it all to me.

I do recall the Roy Rogers Restaurants from the early 70s, featuring "a roast beef sand-wich, with the kiss of flame." Apparently, no one else on the internet remembers that jingle. Was the RR drink like a cherry Coke?

October 15 2005 at 15:37:20
Name: Tony Mills
Email: tony@greenroomvfx.com
Location: Minneapolis MN
Comments: An update for those of you who remember me....

After working with Mike Bruchas at Atlantic Video I moved to San Francisco working for post houses Western Images (first Flame on the west coast) and then Varitel. At Varitel I executed the re-design of Entertainment Tonight via 168 Design Group/Paramount and was also one of two compositors who executed the launch package (all show grfx/id's/etc) for The National Geographic Channel. Then I got a phone call from an early HD adopter...

My wife Loreen, daughter Regina, son Elliot and I moved to Minneapolis in 2001 where I was a senior compositor/fx artist for an HD post facility called Hi-Wire. Immediately prior we had bought our first house in CA. We picked up shop, got renters in the door and moved to Minnesota.

I parted ways with Hi-Wire earlier this year, and began working on a business plan for my own finishing and effects boutique. As of Oct. I am fully funded and hope to have my location finalized and start taking delivery of equipment as early as December. I will have a Discreet Fire, 24P capable D5 and HdCam decks (in addition to NTSC and PAL digibeta's, etc, and share space with composer/sound designer Paul Hartwig. Feel free to be in touch, and check out my online business card/website...soon to have demo reels and other bells and whistles.

For those of you that know Dave Barber, ask him about where "Brick & Wood" is going sometime soon. Exciting!

October 15 2005 at 12:59:50
Name: Steve
Email: edlich57@aol.com
Location: Tulsa / Lortondale Neighborhood
Comments: I used to drink Rebel as a kid; if I recall properly, it tasted somewhat like Dr. Pepper. My dad used to buy Brown Derby beer at Safeway, as well as Cragmont sodas in the 1-quart glass bottles. My parents drank Brown Derby all the time, but if they felt particularly festive, it was Falstaff or Busch Bavarian.

October 15 2005 at 12:46:02
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: We used to drink Squirt which I think was a Fresca variation. Brown Derby beer...friend of the cheap; then it got better with Generic Beer. Always felt like I was in "THX 1138" drinking that stuff. Who can forget the LSD of cheap wine: Mad Dog 20-20. I never tried it but everyone I know who did always seemed to end up waking up in a ditch with no pants on afterwards. Fun for the whole family!

October 15 2005 at 11:46:06
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: DC
Comments: Heck - I had forgotten about REBEL - I liked it. I "DEW" remember the hillbilly motif on early MOUNTAIN DEW bottles.

When they first put it in cans - one had a slight taste of green pepper or something strange in cans but it was different in bottles! We figgered it was eating the aluminum on the inside of the cans!

I miss DOUBLE COLA and saw RC for the first time in a long time - out in rural VA at an Oktoberfest. Do any of you remember when Diet Rite Cola made flavored drinks - my favorite drink in jr. high. Wishin' it was still made now.

Re "alkyhol" - could never figure out about MICKEY's big green glass (Big Mouths) beer or malt liquor.

October 14 2005 at 16:31:10
Name: Steve Bagsby
Location: Playin' with matches in the Rose Bowl
Comments: It seemed like you had to drink several Brown Derbies to solve the picture puzzles on the cap. I remember a TV game show that used these same kind of pictograms for cash and prizes. Anyone remember the name of that program?

For a while, Pearl Brewing company (makers of Billy Beer, MASH Beer, etc) had a product called "Big Jug of Beer". I think the idea was that if you drank enough of this swill, you no longer cared about anything. Usually resulted in a horizontal posture.

And speaking of snake oil, how many remember "Quittin' Time" beer? MMMM, always good with a "Junkyard Dog".

Matching items on the "Concentration" board slowly revealed a rebus puzzle, the correct solution of which won the game. The show was hosted by Hugh Downs on NBC in the 1960s.

We enjoyed playing the home version, but rarely worried about the rebus aspect of it. After you scrolled through all the puzzles, you had to order a new roll, which we never did. The later game, "Husker Du", was like Concentration without the rebus.

I used a rebus for the "Tulsa TV Links" icon (that's a young Betty Boyd on the itty-bitty screen). A new addition to the Links page: Signs of Tulsa. I just discovered this new photoblog about Tulsa neon signs over on another good p-blog, Lost Tulsa.

Tulsa TV Links

October 14 2005 at 16:13:40
Name: Charles
Location: The grill at the Saratoga
Comments: Brown Derby...I am somewhat ashamed to admit that it made its way into college life at OSU as well. It was a deal that couldn't be beat for a poor college student. $2.99 per 12 pack and each bottle had a picture riddle in the bottlecap. The bad taste even went away after 2 or 3.

October 14 2005 at 14:39:06
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Beverage trivia - do many of you TUsters of the '60s/'70s remember being so poor - all you could afford was Safeway Brown Derby Beer at the Safeway at 3rd and Utica? Non-alykhol drinkers bought CRAGMONT cola and soft drinks there at like 15 cents a can. Safeway in DC and in Chicago no longer carries these brands.

I heard in the 70s that Brown Derby was a good hair conditioner.

October 13 2005 at 21:29:38
Name: Webmaster
Comments: Archived Guestbook 193...

A couple of quick movie notes...there is a well-done article about Gailard Sartain by Jason Collington in the 10/14 Spot section of the Tulsa World. It's in connection with the premiere of Mr. S.' new movie, "Elizabethtown" (10/15: now reviewed here by Gary Chew).

Also, the new cinematic James Bond has been announced: Daniel Craig. He previously appeared in "Sylvia", reviewed here by Gary Chew.

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