Posted: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:45:00 CDT
Added Lanette Giese's Flickr to the Photo/video briefcase. She has a great
photoset from her 1979-82 job at Peaches Records at 51st and Sheridan.
Posted: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:30:00 CDT
Flashes forward and back from 1958 to 1995 to tell the tale of a proletarian
woman of 36 and her passionate affair with a teenage boy from an upper-middle
class family. Reviewed by Gary Chew. Stars Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes,
opens Jan. 2 in Tulsa.
Posted: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 06:50:00 CDT
Our fantastic "Mazeppa" singer/songwriter, Randy Prahl, also wrote one about
the buried Plymouth Belvedere. YouTube on the 1957 page.
Posted: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:30:00 CDT
"Your ignorance makes me ill and angry," intoned David McCallum's
super-intelligent Outer Limits character. A YouTube teaser of the 1963 episode,
"The Sixth Finger", has been added to the Sixth Finger/Sixfinger item in
Posted: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:35:00 CDT
The talented fellow who wrote and played an original song about Mazeppa on
YouTube has unmasked himself. In GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:01:00 CDT
Tulsa TV Memories celebrates its 10th birthday today. In GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 00:50:00 CDT
Added photographer and TTM contributor Mike Bruchas' Flickr to the Photo/video
briefcase. He has several sets that relate to Tulsa, TV and radio.
Posted: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 23:30:00 CDT
Updated the list of Tulsa webcams on the Links page, and fixed broken links.
Posted: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 23:35:00 CDT
Jeff H. asked about the Sandman Motel near the soon-to-be-demolished Sheridan
Village. It's gone to seed, but physically still there. See a postcard of
the motel in its 1960s 'glory days'. In GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 02:30:00 CDT
New photo of this 1970s TU-area watering hole illustrates a personal story
on the Tulsa Film and Cinema page.
Posted: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 02:15:00 CDT
Two entries about this Utica Square gift shop and a photo. It opened in the
70s and is still a going concern today. Was it ever a head shop? In GroupBlog
Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:00:00 CDT
Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964.
Who is telling the truth? Opens Christmas Day.
Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:15:00 CDT
Daze' had a motivational show in the 80s on Tempo Television (Tulsa Cable).
At the end of the show was a meditation period with soothing hypnotic-like
affirmations, while nature shots were shown on the screen. Daze' is trying
to locate 'Sweet Emily' Smith. In GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:00:00 CDT
(1960-1970) Includes material from the Mazeppa show, plus the Cain's Coffee
ballad spoofed by John Hudson. Another split-off from Joel Burkhart's article
about Tulsa Coffee Houses.
Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 06:00:00 CDT
Another split-off from Joel Burkhart's article about Tulsa Coffee Houses.
Posted: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:45:00 CDT
This Tulsa coffee house deserves its own page; a split-off from Joel Burkhart's
original article, Tulsa Coffee Houses: The Early Years (1960-1970).
Posted: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:00:00 CDT
We learned today that longtime KTUL news photographer Johnny Rauser has passed
away at the age of 82. More in GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:59:00 CDT
Don Lundy, formerly of KTUL, now GM at WRTV in Indianapolis celebrates a
birthday. See a 2006 photo in GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:50:00 CDT
"I've Loved You So Long" ("Il y a longtemps que je t'aime") reveals deeply
human moments in ordinary ways. Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein
give Oscar-worthy performances, says Gary Chew. Coming to the Circle Cinema
Posted: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:30:00 CDT
Armin Sebran told us a couple of years ago about the Bastille coffee house,
dating back to around 1964-5. It was created by a TU graduate student and
young filmmaker, Dale Pelton. More about Mr. Pelton's career and current-day
activities on the Tulsa Coffee Houses page.
Posted: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 17:50:00 CDT
Lee Woodward found a photo that might work for this season. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 17:49:00 CDT
A very important birthday today, that of John Michael Bruchas, who has been
a TTM contributor almost 10 years. See a photo of Mike circa 1973, cutting
movies at Euell Golden's edit bench in the KTUL film library. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:45:00 CDT
Read about Monte's fun contributions at Channel 8 on the Plenty Scary Movie
Posted: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:30:00 CDT
Joel Burkhart sent this awhile back, just got it onto the Tulsa Car Dealers
page. Oh, and a couple of Beryl Ford photos of one of the Fred Jones locations.
Posted: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:30:00 CDT
Ron Padgett left Tulsa in 1960 for NYC to become a noted poet, translator
and memoirist. His first public poetry reading was at the Rubiot in the spring
of 1960. Hear him read his work on a recording of "A Prairie Home Companion",
4/5/2008. On the Tulsa Coffee Houses page.
Posted: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:35:00 CDT
An unknown fan has done for Mazeppa what Don McLean did for Buddy Holly.
He wears a Hoss Chopright half-mask, does an uncanny Mazeppa impersonation,
then plays an original song about the days Mazeppa was on the airwaves. Great
job! Who is this guy? On the Mazeppa music page.
Posted: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:15:00 CDT
Jim Ruddle mentioned a so-called 'King of the Bootleggers' in Tulsa, followed
by Lee Woodward's account of his 1958 run-in with him. In GroupBlog 278.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:30:00 CDT
Frank Langella has absorbed the walk and the talk of President Richard Nixon
in this docudrama by Ron Howard. Linked: National Archives just released
new excerpts of the Nixon White House tapes.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:20:00 CDT
The discussion of Sheridan Village has led us down an arcane lane to a dress
shop named Mode O'Day. Also, new pic of the Appollo Delman Theatre adjacent
to Massad's, the skimpy clothes shop. In GroupBlog 277.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:20:00 CDT
Alternative Views was a public affairs program in Austin, co-founded by frequent
TTM contributor Frank Morrow. He produced and co-hosted many of these one-hour
TV shows between 1978 and 1998. 172 of them are now viewable at Archive.org.
Watch THE MAGIC DAY, a snapshot of May 9, 1951 "Central Day" at KVOO. Tulsa
Central high school students took over all the production duties of the most
powerful radio station in town. On the Tulsa Radio in the Fifties page.
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:50:00 CDT
Roy Lee took this photoset 12-8-2008 (see the webmaster's Flickr). Numerous
comments in the current GroupBlog (no. 277) about the impending demise of
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:00:00 CDT
See webmaster's Flickr...TTM contributor Mike Bruchas dug up these photos
he took while working at KTUL in the early 70s: never-before-seen shots of
Gailard Sartain and Jim Millaway on the Mazeppa show set. This sketch can
be viewed in full on a DVD available from Mazeppa.com
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:00:00 CDT
New page with Mazeppa's opening and closing themes and their origins.
Posted: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 09:20:00 CDT
Wilhelm Murg mentioned "The Groovie Movie" on KOKI. I certainly remembered
"Creature Feature", but not that one. A Tulsa World article by John Wooley
cleared it up. They were one and the same. In GroupBlog 277.
Posted: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 08:10:00 CDT
Mike Hardeman found a YouTube of Mazeppa's closing theme, a live performance
of "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever" by Isham Jones and his Orchestra.
In GroupBlog 277.
Posted: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 05:30:00 CDT
Do your early Christmas shopping at the Amazon-based TTM Gift Shop. It's
full of TTM-related items with comments by readers and the webmaster. Placing
an order using any Amazon.com link or search engine on TTM as a starting
point benefits the webmaster at no extra cost to you!
Posted: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 04:20:00 CDT
Numerous comments in the current GroupBlog (no. 277) about the impending
demise of Sheridan Village. Links back to photos and comments on the topic
in 2001 (GB 84).
Posted: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:00:00 CDT
Costello, that is, on Sundance Channel interviewing Elton John, who talks
about Tulsa's Leon Russell.
Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 12:30:00 CDT
Gary Chew's review of the new movie, "Milk", prompted me to put together
a page about Anita Bryant in her less controversial days. She is a 1958 graduate
of Tulsa's Will Rogers High School.
Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 12:00:00 CDT
Gary Chew reviews a new movie about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man
to be elected to public office in California. He was assassinated by fellow
City Supervisor, Dan White in 1978. Stars Sean Penn in what is likely to
be an Oscar-nominated performance.
Posted: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 14:20:00 CDT
New photo of Greer Stereo Tape Center at Admiral Place and Pittsburg at
DanleyClow.com. On Mazeppa page 2.
Posted: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:30:00 CDT
The latest in Jack Frank's Tulsa History Series, "Tulsa Deco", premieres
Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 pm on KTUL Channel 8. The program is a tour of Tulsa's
extraordinary art deco architecture. "Tulsa Deco" is also sold on DVD at
many places around town, including BOk locations, Walgreens, Borders, and
online at TulsaFilms.com (see a preview there). In GroupBlog 277.
Posted: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:45:00 CDT
Victor Buono (best-known as "King Tut" on the 60s "Batman" series) played
the demented "Count Manzeppi" on two episodes of "The Wild, Wild West" in
1966-67. Could "Count Manzeppi" have inspired "Dr. Mazeppa"? In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 09:50:00 CDT
Mike Bruchas sent a link to former Tulsa newsman Guy Atchley's photo blog.
Guy has been an anchor in Tucson for many years. At the top of just-archived
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 17:00:00 CDT
Added to the Tulsa Tiki page: How Jim Ruddle met Tex Ritter in 1953 (and
his then-small son, John), then Olympic gold medalist, legendary surfer and
Hollywood star Duke Kahanamoku.
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 08:00:00 CDT
Richard Wilson, photographer, recalls a "sexploitation coverage" incident
on 11th Street during ratings sweep at a local TV station. It didn't end
well. In GroupBlog 276.
Posted: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:45:00 CDT
Thanks to Andy Taylor, editor of the Montgomery County Chronicle, new photo
of Jerry Webber, added to a new page.
Posted: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:20:00 CDT
Former KTUL and CNN producer John Boydston as musical group Daddy A Go Go
made Amazon's Best Children's Music 2008 list. The cover of his latest, "Rock
of All Ages", was painted by Gailard Sartain. In GroupBlog 276.
Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 04:50:00 CDT
Gary Chew was watching a story about the House Financial Services Committee
on MSNBC yesterday, and spotted staffer Jason Pitcock, whose dad is Bob Gregory
of radio and television news fame in Tulsa. Photo in GroupBlog 276.
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 22:20:00 CDT
A reader sent a link to a Time Magazine article with a few new details of
Helen Alvarez' and George Cameron's KOTV startup. In GroupBlog 276.
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:00:00 CDT
2/26/1997 Tulsa World story says "During the 1930s, at least one Navy zeppelin
briefly moored there (NBT building). In fact, the Tulsa Historical Society
has a large photograph showing people hanging over the building's uppermost
railings to grab ahold of the lines hanging down from the giant airship."
Link to this story on the Weather page.
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:35:00 CDT
After discovering the 1952 Life Magazine photos of Helen Alvarez, KOTV's
original General Manager, I did some research on her career. In GroupBlog
Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:45:00 CDT
Google is now hosting photos from Life Magazine. There was a 1952 article
on Helen Alvarez, the original General Manager of KOTV. I am amazed at the
"hotness" of many of the poses. 200 photos! In GroupBlog 276.
Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:15:00 CDT
Now KJRH's Traffic Manager, Blake Etter tells how he got started in the TV
business at the short-lived KGCT in 1981.
Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:14:00 CDT
Now a successful free-lance producer/director in Stillwater, John T. Bode's
KGCT memories get their own page.
Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:45:00 CDT
Lee Woodward's first broadcasting job was at KDNT-AM in Denton, Texas. A
freckle-faced kid with a burr haircut and mottled teeth also worked there,
name of Willie Nelson. In GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:00:00 CDT
"Quantum of Solace" is a one-hour and forty-six-minute swish pan, except
for the several realistic, long, intense action scenes that comprise most
of the running time of this latest 007 treat, starring the seemingly
indestructible Daniel Craig.
Posted: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 22:00:00 CDT
Odene Brinlee was secretary to Helen Alvarez, the lady responsible for starting
up KOTV in 1949. Odene was a beloved figure at the station. A photo and comments
from Lee Woodward and John Hillis are in GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:15:00 CDT
"I first met Studs in 1963 and thought I had time-warped back to the 'thirties."
said Jim Ruddle in GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:20:00 CDT
In 1957, Dick Raaijmakers (aka Kid Baltan) and Tom Dissevelt created the
electronic music ("Sonik Re-Entry") which later became the theme music for
"Fantastic Theater". Fun facts about the Kid in GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:45:00 CDT
Live webcast of Halloween music, 7 pm - 2:30 am from Stevo Wolfson. In 1973,
he worked at KELi's 'Scream In The Dark', Tulsa's ultimate Halloween haunted
house attraction. In GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:45:00 CDT
Kristi Stewart, then an intern at KJRH, played a part in the movie, "Tex",
shot in Tulsa in 1982, based on S.E. Hinton's book. She tells her story in
Posted: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:50:00 CDT
Documentary maker James is looking for a person who remembers The Corner
of Dreams, Bowen Lounge, Chapparal Club: "I would like someone to join me
at the original location at 11th and Denver and on camera reflect on memories
and insight to what it was like in the area. This is for a segment to be
included in my documentary." In GroupBlog 275.
Posted: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 01:50:00 CDT
An embedded APHC in Tulsa player at the top of just-archived GroupBlog 274.
Posted: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:30:00 CDT
Lee Woodward was digging through some stuff and found a warrant for his arrest:
"I forgot I was doing felonious work in 1969."
Posted: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:29:00 CDT
Starring De Niro, plus Bruce Willis and Sean Penn as themselves, this movie
is a smart cinematic round of what Chew calls, "Doin' the Hollywood Reflexive."
Posted: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 17:40:00 CDT
A Prairie Home Companion is being broadcast from Tulsa's Performing Arts
Center 10/25 at 5 pm, encore broadcast 10/26 at 1 pm. Listen online at 89.5
FM, KWGS or at the APHC site. Guests include Stillwater's Monica Taylor,
The Hot Club of Cowtown, and hometown boy Elvin Bishop.
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:40:00 CDT
2 Beryl Ford photos of a Tulsa bowling alley...or is it 2 separate alleys?
Can you help? In the current GB (no. 274)
Posted: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 02:10:00 CDT
Al Hirt plays the Green Hornet theme, "Flight of the Bumblebee", plus David
Bagsby's Phantasmagoria: episode 2 - Werewolf of Washington. Both on YouTube
in the current GB (no. 274)
Posted: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:50:00 CDT
Read about all the incarnations of 99.5 in a backward chain of entries in
the current GroupBlog (no. 274)
Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 16:40:00 CDT
Photos of the Pete Headrick Plumbing ladies bowling team at Huckett's, links
to Tulsa World bowling stories added to Frank Morrow's comments at the top
of GB 130.
Posted: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:00:00 CDT
Article and photo from the October 1983 issue of 'Tulsa Time', courtesy of
Roy Payton.The Joyce Martel Revue was a quasi-raunchy musical production
of the American Theatre Company at the Brook Theater in the 70s and 80s.
On Club Card page 2.
Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:00:00 CDT
TU professor Bruestle wrote a play televised in 1950 at KOTV. He and Barrows
starred in ATC's "The Dresser", 1983. Photos from the April 1983 issue of
'Tulsa Time', courtesy of Roy Payton.
Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 13:55:00 CDT
Coupon from the 1/1983 'Tulsa Time' magazine, courtesy of Roy Payton.
Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 13:30:00 CDT
Charlie-O was a home fountain drink service in the early 80s. They would
install a carbonated water tap in your kitchen and give you a variety of
syrups that you could mix. On the Pop bottles page.
Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:45:00 CDT
A club on the SW corner of 11th and Garnett, near the I-44 service road.
It was the site for a Chippendale's-type show on KGCT Channel 41 in 1981.
Posted: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:40:00 CDT
Remember the old 3-tier cable box provided by Tulsa Cable? Here's a photo.
Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:50:00 CDT
Roy Payton, editor of "Tulsa Time", a 1982-3 entertainment magazine, has
sent me all copies. Here is the first installment: the Feb. 1983 cover. In
the current GroupBlog.
Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:00:00 CDT
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." ---Presidential
candidate George W. Bush. Director Oliver Stone takes satirical aim at the
current denizen of the barrel known as the White House. Starring Josh Brolin.
Posted: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 07:10:00 CDT
YouTube clip includes Stan Littleton Chrysler/Plymouth, Certified Furniture
Rental demonstrating how to pack your pad with babes, and High Technology
Inc. selling the Apple II, in the current GroupBlog.
Posted: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 06:15:00 CDT
Anyone remember a KVOO Channel 2 Phillips 66 closed circuit event on January
14, 1959? Photos of Jonathan Winters participating, in the current GroupBlog.
Posted: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:30:00 CDT
Discussion of the 1975 British-made sci-fi series, "Space: 1999", in the
Posted: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 02:20:00 CDT
Matt Zaller, who started on 2003-4 Tulsa comedy show Beef
Baloney,Â interviews Bill Maher about his movie for National Lampoon's
"The Zaz Report".
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 23:45:00 CDT
Lee recalls one of the first live events he saw at KOTV after he was hired
in June 1957 (at the top of just-archived GroupBlog 273).
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 22:55:00 CDT
A film you'll love or hate? Depends on your point of view. Bill Maher may
be stirring up more controversy with his new documentary about religious
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 11:20:00 CDT
Former Tulsa weatherman Bob DeMers sent this photo awhile back (GroupBlog
214). It's an official KMOD Cecil Scoggins (Sherman Oaks, aka Jim Millaway)
Assistant Weather Scout Badge.
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:15:00 CDT
Peter D. Abrams, who worked as an engineer at KOKI and KTUL and was a friend
to many on this site, passed away in August. I just added a Mike Bruchas
photo from the mid-70s to the comments about Pete in GroupBlog 272.
Posted: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:00:00 CDT
YouTube video: the "Bible Bowl" was a kiddie quiz show produced at KJRH in
the late 70s. Local kids competed on teams of "Bible Boys" or "Gospel Girls".
Several people have written in about it over the years.
Posted: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 01:45:00 CDT
A feel-good, down-to-earth film about military people caught up in the whirl
of war, going home. Stars Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams and Michael Pena.
Posted: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:01:00 CDT
Gary Chew reviews a new movie from award-winning producer, writer and director
Alan Ball: a coming-of-age film about a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl
who is abused by her parents, a neighbor next door, and classmates slinging
racial slurs at her in a Texas middle school.
Posted: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 04:04:00 CDT
Doesn't Joe Pyne's random xylophone/tympani-based theme remind you of the
music in this "Dr. Strangelove" theatrical trailer? Joe Pyne's producer may
have wanted to capture some of that free-floating 60s anxiety for the show's
Posted: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 08:05:00 CDT
Says Tom in GroupBlog 273: "Sorry, Rob Bowe---the guy in the picture (captioned
"The Citizens of Tulsa, OK) with the moustache, ponytail, grey shirt and
blurred right arm is actually ME."
Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:00:00 CDT
Two photos from the Beryl Ford collection: two models at different times
and places holding up a large letter "B". What does it mean?
Posted: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:25:00 CDT
New photos from "Dr. Strangelove", SAC and SABRE.
Posted: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:39:00 CDT
In Flickr: more photos, courtesy of Stan Whiteford, from the event naming
Ken Greenwood, Tom Goodgame and Mary Hargrove as Tulsa Media Icons on 8/27
at the Tulsa Press Club in the Atlas Life Bldg.
Posted: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:35:00 CDT
The Coen brothers write and direct a speed-of-light black comedy, "Burn After
Reading", starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney and John
Posted: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:40:00 CDT
Lee Woodward sent new scans of some of his photos from his KOTV days. In
the TTM photo/video briefcase, under Flickr.
Posted: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 08:05:00 CDT
At the top of just-archived GroupBlog 272, by way of Boing Boing, the original
1960s version of "High Flight", seen at sign-off time every day.
Posted: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 18:20:00 CDT
Vampires have almost become acceptable citizens among non-blood sucking human
beings in present-day rural Louisiana. Starring Anna Paquin.
Posted: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 11:25:00 CDT
A second Beryl Ford photo of the Boman Twin Theatre in 1966. Rob's Records
has moved out of that building, but Laser Quest is still there.
Posted: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:25:00 CDT
What was Johnny Martin's Friday Night "Case Night" theme song? "Basically
Blues" (Live) by Buddy Rich (YouTube).
Posted: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:09:00 CDT
The Tulsa Press Club honors Ken Greenwood, Tom Goodgame and Mary Hargrove
as Tulsa Media Icons at 6:30 pm, 8/27 at the Atlas Life Bldg on S. Boston.
Posted: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 08:15:00 CDT
Lee Woodward's photo of himself with John Frank, founder of Frankoma Pottery,
kicks off a new "Sun-Up" page. More to come from Lee.
Posted: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:26:00 CDT
Lee Woodward sent this early 1960s "Dance Party" photo of himself, Edie Washburn,
and contest winners outside the KOTV building at 3rd and Frankfurt.
Posted: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:12:00 CDT
Somewhat off-topic: a 1971 hit by Liz Damon and the Orient Express. It was
the only national hit for this Hawaii-based group, but one that stays with
many who hear it. It's very 60s and loungy, but also timeless. YouTube and
podcast in GB 272.
Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:40:00 CDT
Local reality program on Channel 6: "Nosak Raw". It's produced by Paul Nosak,
a Tulsa tree service owner. It's about---tree service. A review in GB 272.
Posted: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 20:45:00 CDT
David Tell, editor and publisher of The Midtown Messenger (news for Phoenix)
has written a screenplay adapted from a novella by the late Richard McKenna
("The Sand Pebbles" author), an occult-action-adventure-fantasy called "The
Posted: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:35:00 CDT
New information about the 1960 limited animation cartoon "Clutch Cargo" (seen
on KTUL's "The Bozo Show"), plus photos of a CC pin and the opening of the
show on YouTube.
Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:45:00 CDT
Woody Allen takes a look back at what his best movies are about: sex, love
and relationships (usually in that order) with his latest and first film
to be shot in Spain. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penelope
Posted: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:40:00 CDT
Sidebar to Chew's review: also in the cast of "Tropic Thunder" is Tulsa Cascia
Hall grad Bill Hader, who has been a "Saturday Night Live" regular for the
last three years.
Posted: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 01:25:00 CDT
Satire about the making of an historical Vietnam war film in the jungles
of modern-day Vietnam. Ben Stiller wrote, acted and directed. With Robert
Downey, Jr., Jack Black and Nick Nolte.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:25:00 CDT
Updated the list of current Tulsa Coffee Houses.
Posted: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:10:00 CDT
Courtesy of Joe Taylor, a KVOO 1982 Big Country-era bumpersticker.
Posted: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 13:07:00 CDT
Entertainment guide published from Oct 1982 through November 1983 by Roy
Payton, who sent this cover with Sherman Oaks (Jim Millaway), Jeanne Tripplehorn
and Beau Chase.
Posted: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 15:30:00 CDT
Article by Ron Enderland over at IRememberJFK.com: Robots on TV. Our good
friend Oom-A-Gog is mentioned. In honor, we see a photo of the Tulsa TV Robots.
Posted: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 19:34:00 CDT
Musician Jim Downing remembers several Tulsa coffee houses of the late 60s
and early 70s, and the people associated with them.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:54:00 CDT
U.N.C.L.E., SAGE, and SABRE: Tulsa connections. Some of U.N.C.L.E.'s computer
equipment came from NORAD's SAGE bomber tracking computer system.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:15:00 CDT
Starring Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper. Could have easily
been a turkey, but closer to Capra-esque.
Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 01:45:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photo of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio on South Boston in the
mid-1950s, at the bottom of the new Tulsa dance studios page.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:20:00 CDT
New page about Tulsa dance studios, including the Linkletter-Totten Dance
Studios, Skilly's School of Ballroom Dancing, and The Pink Barn. Lanette
Giese and her brother Jesse Brown provided a new photo of the winners of
a Pink Barn dance contest.
Posted: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:01:00 CDT
Gary Chew: "When I started growing a mustache when working at KOTV, Buddy
and Leon used to drive me crazy saying that the lighting was bad on me because
of a dim shadow on my upper lip. They'd start 'trying to fix the lighting'
until I'd noticed and yelled at them. Smart asses!" Photo by Mike Bruchas.
Posted: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 01:15:00 CDT
Gary Chew: "This photo shows my good, old friend and cameraman, Buddy Allison,
with his butt plunked down in THE VERY CHAIR used in the infamous 'Creager
Finger Incident' starring Mack in his only, and so memorable solo performance."
Photo by Mike Bruchas.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 00:20:00 CDT
Scully and Mulder return to do that Special Agent thing they do so well in
a weird, cold and creepy tale.
Posted: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:00:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photo of the original Italian Inn, plus their Cheese Dip recipe
in a 2006 Tulsa World article. Phil Naifeh remembers.
Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:52:00 CDT
Christian Bale, the late Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal and
Gary Oldman star in the latest installment of the "Batman" saga.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:22:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photo, probably from the 1950s at Oiler Park.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:14:00 CDT
Mini-series about enlisted leathernecks who are ordered to fight a war with
Saddam's 'Iraqi terrorists' while hassling with upper-level military bureaucracy.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:45:00 CDT
Jim Ruddle in GB 27: "You could get a monster ham sandwich, coffee, and a
piece of pie at Phil's Grill and never go much over a dollar, plus you got
enlightened conversation with Phil and assorted Tulsa cops." Added a Beryl
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:09:00 CDT
Jim Reid remembered surly waitresses at Jerry's. We see a photo of the place
as it was in 1960.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 22:50:00 CDT
On December 7, 2001, in GB 97, Jim Ruddle told a story about Tulsa after
Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941. He mentioned several Tulsa bars of
the time, including The Blue Note Lounge at 514 N. Denver. We see a beer
glass from that establishment.
Posted: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 23:20:00 CDT
Tommy Harris had a correction for the Tulsa Coffee Houses page: Folkland
was his baby. It ran for about a year and was a place that folk musicians
around the area could perform.
Posted: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 03:20:00 CDT
1960s Beryl Ford photo of the 11th St. Harden's Hamburgers/KFC and the Wilkerson
Chevrolet car lot next door. Bonus: a Wilkerson penny token.
Posted: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:00:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photo of Cone Corner, part of the Pure Milk store, to illustrate
comments from Joy Cooper.
Posted: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:50:00 CDT
Photos and comments about Hawk consolidated to a separate ice cream page.
Posted: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:55:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photos of Burt's downtown Malt-A-Plenty illustrate comments from
Jim Ruddle and Frank Morrow.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 11:30:00 CDT
Chew's question in GB 234, "Who remembers what the tee shirt worn by the
waitresses said?" is answered with a newspaper clipping.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:40:00 CDT
New photo of an Alvera Records label from Al's studio at Prue in the 70s.
In 1937, Al and his Oklahoma Outlaws music group co-starred with Gene Autry
in a movie, "Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm".
Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 09:50:00 CDT
New large photo. These machines could be used for free at UToteM convenience
stores among others to check out your TV's vacuum tubes.
Posted: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 15:00:00 CDT
Starring Abigail Breslin (Oscar nominee for "Little Miss Sunshine"), Jane
Krakowski, and Joan Cusack. Reviewed by Gary Chew.
Posted: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:45:00 CDT
On Liquor-by-the-wink club cards, page 2: photo of David Byrne of Talking
Heads at the Cain's Ballroom, 10-15-1979, along with a stick-on ticket for
Posted: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 14:30:00 CDT
Like many Tulsa teens in the 1960s, Michael D. Trout learned to dance at
the Pink Barn. His entertaining story is at the top of just-archived GroupBlog
Posted: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:15:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photos of Burt's Good Humor ice cream store and Hawk Dairies with
comments from Jim Ruddle and Frank Morrow.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:45:00 CDT
Reader Richard Forney recognized himself in the iconic 1968 photo at the
top of the "Dance Party" page. A cropped version of the photo has served
as the Dance Party icon on Channel Changer 1 for almost 9 years.
Posted: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 07:40:00 CDT
See a flyer for this now-defunct club, read about it and two other watering
holes of the late 70s, Cedar Creek Saloon and Doug's Soccer Bar. Google Street
Views of those locations today.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:20:00 CDT
With Steve Carell. Opening Fri, 6/20 at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, reviewed
by Gary Chew.
Posted: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:35:00 CDT
The webmaster recalled that "The FBI" once erred in an Oklahoma reference.
60s sci-fi series "The Invaders" is on DVD; see the memorable show opening.
Also Clayton Vaughn and Dewey Bartlett are interrupted by a strange fellow.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:25:00 CDT
The "Dad's family" consisted of the 1/2 gal. "Papa" size, the full qt. "Mama"
size and the "King Size" Junior. Bottled in Tulsa.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:35:00 CDT
On the Pop Bottles page: RC Cola was bottled in Tulsa once upon a time.
Posted: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:47:00 CDT
On the Tulsa Car Dealers page: dealer badges for Bill White Chevrolet and
Cox Motor. White had a "Rotosphere" out front. Watch this rotating neon sign
Posted: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 13:30:00 CDT
Courtesy of Bud Blust, added a photo of Christopher and Linda Lewis to the
"Total 8 Tulsa 10 o'clock News for Friday, June 15, 1978" page. He was a
reporter at KTUL and later a producer/director of direct-to-video movies.
Today, he and wife Linda run The Entertainment Group.
Posted: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:35:00 CDT
With Oscar winner Javier Bardem, reviewed by Gary Chew. Includes photos of
the webmaster's 2007 tour of Cartagena, Colombia (the primary filming location
and real star of the show).
Posted: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:42:00 CDT
Courtesy of Bud Blust, two new photos: Channel 8 News anchor Sam Stewart,
WXman Don Woods, sportscaster Hal O'Halloran; cameraman Johnny Rauser.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:33:00 CDT
Photo by David Halpern of the white KVOO building that has been out east
on 11th St. since 1930, and a Google Maps StreetView of the area now.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:05:00 CDT
Photo of the Admiral Twin Drive-In, 1962. Scroll down and see the same location
in 2008, then cruise down Admiral via Google Maps.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:03:00 CDT
KTVX-Muskogee moved to Tulsa as KTUL in 1957. The KTVX call letters were
then seen in "Psycho" (1960). Tulsa had its own Bates Motel, too.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:02:00 CDT
Tulsa is now included in Google Maps' Street View. Click and drag, use the
up/down/left right buttons to get a 360 degree view of Tulsa's streets.
Posted: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 20:04:00 CDT
In my 12/2002 interview with Outline Magazine, I claimed, "The world doesn't
need another Star Trek website." But I just proved myself to be mistaken.
Posted: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 17:36:00 CDT
Archived the What's New page for the 16th time since the site's start in
late 1998. From now on, the syndicated TTM feed will be seen on the current
What's New page.