5/24/08: Added 5/11/1968 TV schedule from
the Tulsa Tribune. New on the webmaster reviews page:
The Joe Pyne Show, expanded from the sidebar formerly
on the Fantastic Theater page. Added
Space-age Consumer's Service Station
graphic from the Beryl Ford Collection added to GB 241 text about the
Consumer's and the never-finished Automat on the SW corner of 11th and Sheridan.
Link to a photo from the Beryl Ford Collection of the
Ricsha restaurant on Brookside (33rd and
Peoria) added to the Tulsa Tiki page.
5/21/2008: Three new YouTube videos and the 5/19/08 Michael Parks interview
downloadable on MP3 at the top of the Bronson
5/18/08: Larry Ward at WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio will interview Michael Parks
("Then Came Bronson") on the "2 Wheel Power Hour"
motorcycle show, Monday, May 19 at 5 pm Tulsa time. Listen online at
5/13/08: Added an at least tangentially TTM-relevant bit to my page about
"Fiddler's Green", a
memorable 1960 science fiction story by Richard McKenna. Archived
GroupBlog 266, a train-themed GroupBlog with
Lowell Burch's home movie of the Skyline Park train at the top.
5/10/08: Stacy Richardson told us in the current (#266) GroupBlog that
our good friend Don Cook, who was Program Director at underground FM station
KTBA in the early 70s, has passed away. Five years ago, Don wrote a great
account of the station's beginnings: Reflections on
4/20/08: Video of U.N.C.L.E.'s Mr. Waverly on the 1968 inaugural Rowan and
Martin's "Laugh-In" added to the T-Town Affair
page. Photos from Lowell's and Edwin's services yesterday in the current
(#265) GroupBlog. An anecdote about Edwin
Fincher and Willie Nelson added to the
4/18/08: More shock and sadness today: our good friend and contributor Lowell
Burch passed away yesterday. The Tulsa World notice and more in the current
4/17/08: Chew reviews a new movie, 88 Minutes,
starring Al Pacino, starting tomorrow.
4/10/08: To my great sorrow, I learned today that Edwin Fincher, friend,
and prime creator of the MAINTAIN program, has passed away. Read what folks
have to say about him in GroupBlog 264
and on the MAINTAIN page. Gary Chew reviews
Smart People, in general release tomorrow.
4/6/08: Lee Woodward's photos of the 1997 KOTV reunion on his Flickr page,
now in the Photo/video briefcase.
4/4/08: Shine a Light (reviewed here by Gary Chew)
is a Scorcese documentary on the Rolling Stones. It opens in Tulsa today
at the Cinemark IMAX. See
Movies-Tulsa for showtimes.
4/3/08: Archived GroupBlog 263. It contains
comments from friends and family of Wayne
Johnson (Tuffy the Tiger), who passed away on 3/20. Also added to it
close-ups of a weight and fortune telling machine seen in a Beryl Ford pic
of the Brookside T.G.&Y. Also see a pic
of the Humpty Dumpty on east Admiral. Returned to a previous GroupBlog host
which seems to be working better than before. Moved Bulletin Board items
Recipes That Time Forgot! cookbook by TTM contributor Johnny Young,
"Tulsa's Buried 1957 Belvedere" DVD, and "Cowboys in Tall Grass DVDs" by
Ken Greenwood to the top of original Gift Shop page
3/30/08: New categories added to the aStore TTM Gift
Shop: The Tiki Hut, Drive-In Theatre, The Coffeehouse, U.N.C.L.E.
Headquarters, The World of Radio. (The original Gift
Shop still has unique content.)
3/27/08: Opening in Tulsa tomorrow: Stop-Loss,
a movie from MTV Films, reviewed by Gary Chew.
3/22/08: The secret of happiness according
to Jack LaLanne. Right under Jack: The Debbie Drake Show (both on YouTube).
Gary Chew reviews a Martin Scorcese documentary about the Rolling Stones:
Shine a Light.
3/19/08: Former Tulsa TV/radio newsman Mike Miller was interviewed for this
in-depth article about the career of Sen. James M. Inhofe,
"The Making of a Mountain", by Grant Slater.
Copyrighted by Gazette Media, Inc. Republished with permission from
The Oklahoma Gazette. Mike worked
as Sen. Inhofe's press secretary in the early 90s, and was extremely candid
in his comments. Excerpts from Mike's book, How
High Can a Guy Stoop?, are included.
3/16/08: Tulsa TV of another feather: for a week or so, a female cardinal
in our backyard has been going beak to beak with another cardinal. She has
not been able to run this pesky bird off because it never emerges from the
reflection in our sliding glass door. This seems to enrage her. Here is one
of her many daily assaults on the hated rival before a hopping-mad exit,
stage left. The 2nd video is closer up. I think she's got an anger monkey
on her back.
3/11/08: Archived GroupBlog 262, and switched
back to a more reliable GB.
1/25/08: Added to the Bulletin Board:
"Cowboys in Tall Grass" DVDs
by Ken Greenwood, and "Tulsa's Buried
Belvedere" DVD. We learned to our sorrow from Dick Garcia that long-time
and key contributor Don Norton passed away last year.
1/23/08: Gary will be online about Oscar on
KVMR Evening News with Mike Thornton tonight
between 8:30 and 9pm CT. Listen to Gary's Oscar picks last night picks via
podcast: the last 3 minutes of
3 of the 1/22 broadcast of The Peter B. Collins Show.
1/16/08: Gary Chew reviews a new movie with Frank Langella,
Starting Out In The Evening. You will hear it
on KWGS plus many other stations in the West.
1/12/08: I met Josef Hardt in person last week. He gave me a copy of the
KVOO-TV Marketer newsletter for November 1965 that included a profile of
him, plus the original press release for "Fantastic
1/11/08: Where did the expression, "More cowbell!" come from? Could it have
been WBAP-AM-Ft. Worth in the mid-1950s
where announcer Lee Woodward was constantly exhorted to ring it? Lee has
provided photographic evidence.
1/6/08: Archived this page, the What's New page. See the link at the bottom
for previous What's New items; here's What WAS New at the
beginning of the site in 1998.
1/5/08: Frank Zappa/Joe Pyne anecdote: an urban legend? My correspondence
with Billy Ingram of TVparty! and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. is recounted on
TVparty's blog, topic: "ZAPPA MYSTERY?", dated 12/31/07. Linked from a
sidebar on the Fantastic
1/4/08: From the current GroupBlog (#259), added Chuck Adams' and
Lee and Lionel's remembrances of Tulsa World entertainment columnist
Chuck Wheat to their pages: Chuck /
Lee. Chuck Wheat passed away in Vermont