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  • Happy Early New Year from TTM

    Posted: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:15:00 CDT
    Tonight, early risers can toast their way around the world and still be in bed by 10 pm, Tulsa time. Instructions in GroupBlog 320. Also, Tulsa TV Memories celebrated its 12th year on the internet, 12/29.
  • John Erling and Don Cummins sing

    Posted: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:15:00 CDT
    Joe Riddle dug up a reel-to-reel tape from 6-8-1978 with John Erling and Don Cummins singing a new song written by Mr. Erling for his home state of North Dakota. Listener reviews are negative. 5 minute MP3 on the John Erling page.
  • D and D Barbecue postcard

    Posted: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 22:00:00 CDT
    TulsaGal Nancy sent a postcard of D and D Barbecue on 2419 S Quannah Avenue to illustrate Gary's comment about it in GroupBlog 319.
  • Ray Charles at the Rose Room, 1956

    Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 15:47:00 CDT
    A skater named "Lockjaw" opened for Ray in a 1956 appearance at the Rose Room Club on the North Side, recalls Jack Bettis. A previous mention of the Rose Room and a great story about a 1960 Ray Charles appearance at the Cimarron Ballroom are linked in GroupBlog 319.
  • McCollum's, Boots, Sandy's, Griff's, etc

    Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 01:24:00 CDT
    Joetul mentioned these eateries of the past: Shakey's, McCollum's, Boots, Norman Angel's, King's Food Host, Don's, Sandy's, Griff's. Each is linked to previous GBs, most of them illustrated, and to TTM's Tulsa Motels-Restaurants photo collection on Flickr.
  • Chew reviews Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"

    Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:19:00 CDT
    Hollywood star Johnny Marco has nothing but smiles and hugs for his 11-year-old daughter and is never a jerk to his fans. But some stiffed gal friends can say the darnedest things to a movie icon via blackberry. A slice of the high life, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. Now in limited release.
  • Gary Chew reviews "True Grit"

    Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 21:39:00 CDT
    Jeff Bridges fills the Duke's boots in this remake of "True Grit," with assists from Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. Opens wide Dec. 22.
  • Gunn Brothers Stamps sign

    Posted: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 17:35:00 CDT
    A shot of those fun-lovin', blunderbuss-totin', vision-impaired-by-Fudd-cap Gunn Brothers? Only took me 10 years to find, but here it is in GB 67.
  • Martin's BBQ, Kelly's, Chuc Wagun, The Pines

    Posted: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:20:00 CDT
    Michael D. Trout writes about these long-gone fast food establishments in GroupBlog 319. With photos of The Pines Restaurant from "The Outsiders" and the Chuc Wagun, plus links to previous mentions.
  • Tulsa-born Blake Edwards passes away

    Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:54:00 CDT
    Gailard Sartain reminds us that film director Blake Edwards was born in Tulsa. We see a clip of a nice Mancini bossa nova, "Nothing to Lose", sung by Claudine Longet in Edwards' "The Party", with Peter Sellers as a distraction. In GroupBlog 319.
  • George Harrison and Leon: Tulsa, 1974

    Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:12:00 CDT
    TAMA has supplied an MP3 to go with webmaster's silent home movie of George Harrison in Tulsa in 1974. Leon Russell came onstage for the encore. In GroupBlog 319.
  • Jack Morris Memorial program

    Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:20:00 CDT
    Hurst Swiggart sent the 3-page program from Jack Morris' Memorial at the Boston Avenue Church. Flickr link to it in GroupBlog 319.
  • Jack Morris and Bob Gregory pic

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:12:00 CDT
    Louise Bland forwarded this photo of Jack Morris and Bob Gregory from the KTUL days. In GroupBlog 319.
  • Social Media and Tulsa TV Memories

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:35:00 CDT
    TTM is now on Facebook and Twitter. Read all about it in GroupBlog 319.
  • King Lionel's ancestor Charlemane w/Cronkite

    Posted: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:02:00 CDT
    The marionette "Charlemane" from the 1951-52 CBS show "The Whistling Wizard" and later in the 50s, the CBS Morning Show, was seen on CBS Sunday Morning today in a still photo with Walter Cronkite. See it on Page 2 of The history of Lee and Lionel.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Tourist"

    Posted: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 14:45:00 CDT
    Slick, smooth, but inert bagatelle, debonaire, cute, packed with romance, mistaken identity, spy/cop action, and... Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Now showing.
  • Lee Woodward: Granny's Earth Shoes

    Posted: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 15:38:00 CDT
    Wilhelm Murg asked: "...well into the 1980s, there was always an ad in the Rolling Stone Classifieds for Kalso Earth Shoes, and the address was in Tulsa. Why was the world getting their Earth Shoes from Tulsa?" Chuck Fullhart and Rick M supplied some answers, and Lee Woodward showed us a photo of Granny wearing her Earth Shoes in GroupBlog 319.
  • Video: Dorothy's Dress Shop w/Mike Miller

    Posted: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:23:00 CDT
    Jack Frank recently put up a video of Dorothy's from the 1960s featuring none other than regular TTM contributor Mike Miller, who is handed a cocktail at the end of his KOTV report. In GroupBlog 319.
  • Late 1970s KTUL sign-off on Woot

    Posted: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:39:00 CDT
    Yesterday, the online store Woot featured TTM's YouTube of a late 70s Channel 8 sign-off with Native American artist Dick West. See another one with Ray Charles singing "America The Beautiful" in GroupBlog 318.
  • Newsman Jack Morris passes away

    Posted: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 12:00:00 CDT
    Grant Gamster: "My grandfather, Jack Morris, a pioneer in Tulsa radio and television, passed away Saturday night. He was 88." Links to previous items about Jack in GroupBlog 318.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Black Swan"

    Posted: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 08:09:00 CDT
    Ballerinas pushed to the brink: which will dance the lead in a fresh NYC production of "Swan Lake"? Director Darren Aronofsky serves up a gulp-filled glimpse behind the high-brow scene of the performing arts. Stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and Barbara Hershey. Opens in large markets 12/3.
  • 1969 fatality at Tulsa Speedway revisited

    Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:42:00 CDT
    Warren Vincent, webmaster of the Racing From The Past website and forum, updates us on a controversy initiated here 2 years ago about a Tulsa Speedway death: a nephew of the driver writes in. Links in GroupBlog 318.
  • The webmaster returns from the rainforest

    Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:18:00 CDT
    Back from a vacation which took us into the Panama Canal by cruise ship, and through the canopy of Costa Rican rainforest via zipline. Photo in GroupBlog 318.
  • Chew reviews "Love and Other Drugs"

    Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:00:00 CDT
    Have you ever noticed how good-looking pharmaceutical salespeople are? Jake Gyllenhaal plays one so charismatic, he can even score big with a smart, less materialistic gal who's actually concerned about older folks having to choose whether to pay their fuel or med bill. She is played by the alluring Anne Hathaway. Opens wide 11/24.
  • Two Wonder Woman-related stories

    Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:32:00 CDT
    Ten years ago, Mike Bruchas told us a very interesting story about Lynda Carter visiting his D.C. office. The webmaster has a story about the hot WW pic that illustrated Mike's story. In GroupBlog 318.
  • Last Binary Day of the year

    Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:00:00 CDT
    It's the final Binary Day of the year (11/11/10, all ones and zeroes). To celebrate, here are some odd, computer-related items in the TTM aStore.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Fair Game"

    Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:00:00 CDT
    Real-life CIA covert officer Valerie Plame's cover was deliberately blown by the Bush administration. This was retaliation for her husband Joseph Wilson's report to the CIA that a rumored Iraq-Niger uranium deal, intended to be used as a pretext for the Iraq war, was non-existent. Stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Now in limited release.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Morning Glory"

    Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:39:00 CDT
    TV news has changed since the mid-60s. Today's news doctors cram electronic journalism through their therapeutic hoops to get the ratings up and beat the competition. Stars Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Goldblum. Opens wide 11/10.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Due Date"

    Posted: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:51:00 CDT
    Robert Downey, Jr. and Zack Galifianakis are asked to carry this overly sentimental buddy/road/stoner/grossout picture. Chew says it's a heavy load of... freight. Now showing.
  • Poet, author Ron Padgett at the Circle Cinema

    Posted: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:22:00 CDT
    Sunday, 11/14 event at the Circle Cinema with guests Ron Padgett, John Brainard, Dick Gallup, Christine Rodgers: Tulsa will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the White Dove Review, a literary magazine independently published by then-Central High School students Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard. Contributors included Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Leroi Jones. More info and a video in GroupBlog 317.
  • Tulsa TV Memories now on Twitter

    Posted: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 01:17:00 CDT
    TTM's "What's new" feed is now available on Twitter. Details and link in GroupBlog 317.
  • U.N.C.L.E., SAGE, SABRE, Strangelove and Tulsa

    Posted: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:15:00 CDT
    Article by the webmaster, now augmented with YouTube videos.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Tillman Story"

    Posted: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:13:00 CDT
    NFL star Pat Tillman put his career on hold to enlist in the Army. He fought and died in Afghanistan, struck down by friendly fire. But a false heroic story was manufactured and promulgated by government authorities from the top to the bottom. The Tillman family relentlessly exposed the official lies. Now in limited release.
  • KTUL house organ "Closed Circuit", dated 1/1976

    Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:29:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Don Lundy, a 3.4MB PDF copy of "Closed Circuit", KTUL's employee newsletter. Link is at the top of the 8's The Place page.
  • Wilkerson Chevrolet info requested

    Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:29:00 CDT
    William Shepherd of Toledo, Ohio has 7 questions about the Wilkerson Chevrolet dealership in Tulsa. Can you help answer them in GroupBlog 317?
  • Robert Heinlein and Frederik Pohl in Tulsa?

    Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:08:00 CDT
    Science fiction writer Frederik Pohl, age 91, is also a blogger. He has written about the times he got together with fellow great, Robert Heinlein. One time, they met in Tulsa. More in GroupBlog 317.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Hereafter"

    Posted: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:01:00 CDT
    Clint Eastwood directs a tale about a psychic longshoreman in San Francisco (Matt Damon), a Parisian woman just undergoing a near-death experience (Cecile de France), and a little boy in London longing to make connection with his dead twin brother. Now playing in select cities, opens wide Friday, 10/22.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Stone"

    Posted: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:00:00 CDT
    "Stone": film noir, a la "Double Indemnity," "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "Body Heat" from director John Curran. Starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Frances Conroy and Milla Jovovich. Also, brief notes on "Conviction" with Hilary Swank, and Woody Allen's "You'll Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." "Stone" now playing in select cities.
  • Anti-Beatles screed from Tulsa

    Posted: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:30:00 CDT
    Tulsa-based Billy James Hargis and his American Christian Crusade were enemies of the Beatles and the counterculture of the 70s. See a book cover from his organization in GroupBlog 317.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Nowhere Boy"

    Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 05:30:00 CDT
    The troubled young John Lennon's story, starring Kristen Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson. Now playing in select cities.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Waiting for Superman"

    Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:02:00 CDT
    Will mild-mannered Clark Kent whip off his glasses and come to the rescue of America's public school system? No. Who will? A timely documentary by David Guggenheim. Now playing in select theaters.
  • Gary Chew reviews "It's Kind of a Funny Story"

    Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:01:00 CDT
    Kind of a "M*A*S*H"-up of "Harold and Maude," "They Might Be Giants," and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," this strangely-paced comedy about a suicidal 16-year-old boy is as full of heart as the just-mentioned pictures. Stars Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Davies, Zoe Kravitz, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Gaffagan and Viola Davis. Now in limited release.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Never Let Me Go"

    Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:00:00 CDT
    The lives of teen-aged clones, full of angst and vigor, are to be cut short in aid of the infirm. This rather wan "dysto-pic" stars Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Charlotte Rampling. Now in limited release.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Social Network"

    Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 18:45:00 CDT
    "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin wrote, David Fincher directed the story of the blow- and sex-fueled creation of Facebook. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake. Now playing.
  • Alan Lambert's 50th year on the air: 11/6 event

    Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 01:38:00 CDT
    Public Radio Tulsa is honoring Alan Lambert's 50th year in broadcasting with a special Big Band Saturday Night live radio broadcast 11/6 from 7-10 pm, and a live show from 8 to 9 pm. It will be held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa. More info in GroupBlog 316.
  • Return to the Wild Osage (Apartments)

    Posted: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 14:28:00 CDT
    Lazzaro, Mitch Gray and Tim Sawyer return to the days of yesteryear in north Tulsa, which involved a biting terror (Mitch), "The Nasty Club" and T.G. and Y. pilferage. In GroupBlog 316.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Let Me In"

    Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:05:00 CDT
    12-year-old-appearing Abby likes 12-year-old bullying victim Owen. Owen likes Abby. Complication: Abby is a vampire whose "daddy" must keep her sanguine. Opens wide Friday, 10/1.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Jack Goes Boating"

    Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:04:00 CDT
    Jack goes boating to please Connie, but first he has to learn how to swim---in case he falls overboard. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan star in this semi-raw, urban, and slightly offbeat romantic comedy. Now in release in some cities.
  • Illya Kuryakin and Nancy Sinatra

    Posted: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:29:00 CDT
    ...are current topics in GroupBlog 316, tied together in an U.N.C.L.E. YouTube.
  • 2nd part of KAKC doc: KWGS, Fri, 9/24

    Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 23:42:00 CDT
    On KWGS, 89.5 FM, Friday night at 8 pm: the second part of Steve Clem's documentary about the Rockin' 97.
  • Chew: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

    Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:20:00 CDT
    Gary Chew says Oliver Stone's 23-year-after sequel barely ruffles the feathers of today's Greed-Is-Goodism-On-Steroids ethos. Michael Douglas is back as 80s icon Gordon Gekko, with Josh Brolin and Shia LeBeouf. Opens wide Friday, 9/24.
  • "Sea Hunt" comments by the webmaster

    Posted: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:02:00 CDT
    I've been watching a lot of "Sea Hunt" lately, just like 50 years ago.
  • Miller and Chew discuss "R" and "X" in Tulsa

    Posted: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:01:00 CDT
    Mike and Gary talk about a Brigitte Bardot movie at the Plaza Theater, and an X-rated film star interview at the Majestic Theater, in GroupBlog 316.
  • Gary Chew movie review: "Easy A"

    Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:31:00 CDT
    "A" as in "abstinence": California high school students are harassed by self-righteous classmates in this culture-clash comedy. Starring Emma Stone, with Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci and Alyson Michalka. Opens wide Friday, 9/17.
  • Gary Chew movie review: "The Town"

    Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:30:00 CDT
    Ben Affleck directs and stars in a Dennis Lehane-esque Boston heist film with Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Blake Lively and Jon Hamm. Opens wide Friday, 9/17.
  • Trout, Linder on the Twin's past

    Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 10:32:00 CDT
    Scott Linder was once a projectionist at the Admiral Twin. He describes techniques used in the past to make the screen brighter. Michael D. Trout has some 1966 movie listings for Tulsa. The webmaster added a highly coincidental photo and appropriate links to TTM content. GroupBlog 315.
  • Admiral Twin Drive-In burns down

    Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 23:11:00 CDT
    This afternoon, the screen of the 60 year old Admiral Drive-In Theatre burned to the ground in 10 minutes. My wife and I happened to be at the last show on Saturday. GroupBlog 315.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The American"

    Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 04:55:00 CDT
    George Clooney stars in this low-key, existential, European-made thriller set in Italy. Now showing.
  • KAKC documentary: on KWGS, Fri, 9/3

    Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 04:54:00 CDT
    Casey Morgan tells us: "Fans of the old KAKC 970 am will want to tune in to KWGS, 89.5 FM, this Friday night at 8 pm for the first part of our documentary about the Rockin' 97. KWGS Operations Director Steve Clem has been working on this two-part documentary for the better part of a year and we think you're going to enjoy it. Part 2 follows on Friday, Sept 10, also at 8." More in GroupBlog 315.
  • TV Hat Portable Movie Screen Player

    Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 07:28:00 CDT
    Discovered this odd product on Amazon, but I'm late to the party. It has been making laughingstocks of its wearers since earlier this year. See the YouTube promo in GroupBlog 315. Looks like an SNL parody, but it's not.
  • Jim Wehba (Skandar Akbar) passes away

    Posted: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:48:00 CDT
    Sam Childers told us of the passing of Jim Wehba, who played "Skandar Akbar" on "Championship Wrestling" on Tulsa and OKC TV. Link to news story in GroupBlog 315.
  • More on water coolers and artesian wells

    Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:00:00 CDT
    Lee Woodward, Scott Linder, Jim Ruddle and Kenny Bolen continue talking about water/swamp coolers and also artesian wells as ways to stay cool in summer, in the just-archived GroupBlog 314 and in the current one.
  • Photo from Massad's lingerie show

    Posted: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:46:00 CDT
    Lazzaro sent us a backstage photo from one of the Massad's lingerie shows at a local club. Link to a recent Tulsa World story about Massad's going out of business. In GroupBlog 314.
  • Michael D. Trout on swamp coolers

    Posted: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:07:00 CDT
    Michael relates a hair-raising story of getting into the giant swamp cooler at Sheridan Road Baptist Church, in GroupBlog 314.
  • Chew reviews "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

    Posted: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:00:00 CDT
    "Scott Pilgrim" is a melange of teenage angst, video game, garage band and comic opera that jells. It may rival "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in future cult status. Stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick and Brandon Routh, Opens wide Friday the 13th.
  • "Countdown to Zero", reviewed by Gary Chew

    Posted: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:00:00 CDT
    Leaders and thinkers across the political spectrum agree that as long as nuclear weapons exist and are not under heavy safeguards, the question is not IF, but WHEN one or more will be detonated, either by planned launch, terrorist act or accident. Now showing.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Middle Men"

    Posted: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 23:53:00 CDT
    The year is 1995 and the World Wide Web is getting popular. Some visionary businessmen pioneer the making of money with adult entertainment on the internet. Stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Robert Forster and Kelsey Grammer. Opens wide Friday, 8/6.
  • Chew reviews new AMC spy series, "Rubicon"

    Posted: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:53:00 CDT
    AMC TV Network's new series looks to be a damned good game-playing espionage yarn that ties into the awful things going on today around the world---and in our own bad backyard. Watch the first two episodes online.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Restrepo"

    Posted: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 00:37:00 CDT
    If you wonder what it's really like for our troops on the ground over in Afghanistan, take a front row seat and watch visceral excerpts of a 2007, 14-month deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers. Now in limited release.
  • Miss Lynn on KTUL Romper Room

    Posted: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 14:28:00 CDT
    Rich B called my attention to a photo on eBay of Miss Lynn, a KTUL "Romper Room" hostess. This serves as a follow-up to a comment made by Robert A. Cook in GB 3, over 11 years ago. What is your guess on the year the photo was taken?
  • YouTube: Leon Russell and the Shelter People

    Posted: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:14:00 CDT
    On the TTM Channel and currently on the main page: 1971 Homewood session with Leon Russell and all the Shelter People.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Kids Are All Right"

    Posted: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:24:00 CDT
    Two kids, products of a lesbian marriage with a joint assist from an anonymous donor, seek out and find said donor with comedic and dramatic consequences. Stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Mia Wasikowska. Now in limited release.
  • Robert Plant plays the Brady Theater

    Posted: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:11:00 CDT
    The webmaster and wife saw Robert Plant's new group, the Band of Joy, at the Brady Theater on Friday. YouTube from the show in GroupBlog 313.
  • Chew reviews Leon Russell concert

    Posted: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:48:00 CDT
    Gary Chew caught Leon Russell at Harlow's in Sacramento and found the master of space and time in fine form. Photo from the event courtesy of Rochelle Furtah.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Inception"

    Posted: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:42:00 CDT
    Which way is up? Are we awake or asleep? These questions are lived by the protagonists of "Inception", from director Christopher Nolan ("Memento", "The Prestige", "The Dark Knight"). With Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Michael Caine. Opens wide Friday.
  • George Tomek on recent OETA anchor changes

    Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:54:00 CDT
    See photo of the Oklahoma News Report team with George Tomek's comments, plus links in GroupBlog 313.
  • OETA late 1970s animated shorts

    Posted: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 09:58:00 CDT
    Jim Cripps: "I was spurred lately to look up old animated shorts / films / cartoons and such, that were played on OETA in the late Seventies, maybe into the early 80s, between such shows as Dr. Who and Monty Python's Flying Circus, and whatever was on before them." YouTubes in GroupBlog 313.
  • Paul Nosak for Lt. Governor

    Posted: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:56:00 CDT
    That tree-trimmin' dude with the 'tude is chucking his helmet into the ring. Link to a webmaster review of his local TV show in GroupBlog 313.
  • Chew reviews "Cyrus" and "Predators"

    Posted: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 21:05:00 CDT
    Chew double feature: "Cyrus" stars Marisa Tomei, John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill; "Predators" stars Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne. The latter opens at the Hollywood Promenade Palace 12 in Tulsa, the former coming soon to Tulsa.
  • Chew reviews "Mother and Child"

    Posted: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:15:00 CDT
    "Time together matters most...not the blood." And so it goes in a multi-threaded story of parenting from director Rodrigo García, starring Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Bening, and Jimmy Smits. Now showing at the AMC Southroads 20 in Tulsa.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Coco and Igor"

    Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 05:09:00 CDT
    The torrid affair between fashion designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky began, appropriately enough, at the first performance of his controversial "Rite of Spring". Opens wide Friday.
  • Chew: "Winter's Bone" and "Please Give"

    Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 05:08:00 CDT
    Two disparate movies, both emblematic of the current hard times. In "Winter's Bone", a family of poor folks tries to make do in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. "Please Give" depicts a lower middle-class family wedged in urban struggles between the proverbial Haves. "Winter's Bone" is now in limited release. "Please Give" opens wide Friday.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Jonah Hex"

    Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:01:00 CDT
    DC Comics' vengeful, bounty huntin', ex-Confederate soldier with a disfigured face is played by Josh Brolin, with the support of John Malkovich and the aptly-named Megan Fox. Opens wide Friday.
  • "The Time Channel" spoof by Dave McFadden

    Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:44:00 CDT
    Produced after hours at Tempo Television in Tulsa, circa 1986. Dave McFadden was inspired by the then-relatively new Weather Channel. Keeps the viewer up-to-date on the latest time readings reported across the USA. On the main page and on the YouTube TTM Channel.
  • Tulsa Radio: Yesterday and today update

    Posted: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 19:41:00 CDT
    Updates to this page: new link to an insider Oklahoma radio forum (at Radio-info.com), low-power KJZT is defunct.
  • Pix of DX Aqua Car toy, the (real) Amphicar

    Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:02:00 CDT
    Webmaster: I recently posted photos I found on eBay of DX's toy Aqua Car on Flickr. Lynnola has reminded me of the existence of the Amphicar (photo taken in Tulsa), obviously the model for the Aqua Car. In GroupBlog 312
  • Photo of McElroy's Tires on 11th and Trenton

    Posted: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 11:59:00 CDT
    McElroy's Tires on 11th and Trenton was once a sponsor of Jack Morris' KTUL newscast. It recently went out of business and was razed, except for the distinctive sign. citizenkerr shows it in happier days in a Flickr photo.
  • TU grad Rue McClanahan has passed away

    Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 21:33:00 CDT
    Actress Rue McClanahan from Healdton, Oklahoma passed away today. Readers comment, and there are links back to photos from her Tulsa days.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Splice"

    Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 21:26:00 CDT
    "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!"... "Alien" meets "Eraserhead" meets "Species"... That's right, it's a horror movie about the dangers of gene splicing. Opens wide (ahhhhh) Friday.
  • Lee Woodward and Boyce Lancaster: Ben Hevel

    Posted: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 18:54:00 CDT
    Lee's story about acting with Ben Hevel is followed by Boyce Lancaster's about Ben's creative management at KTUL. In GroupBlog 312.
  • Gerry Mulligan on "Run For Your Life"

    Posted: Mon, 31 May 2010 18:15:00 CDT
    YouTube: Captured this jazz club scene from the episode, "Our Man in Limbo" with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Ben Gazzara and Janine Gray. Original broadcast date: 10/22/1965. Also on the TTM Channel.
  • Bob Hardie remembers Ben Hevel

    Posted: Sun, 30 May 2010 18:54:00 CDT
    Retired engineer Bob Hardie tells a story about former Channel 2 GM Ben Hevel, who passed away last week. Photo of Ben at the 'Captain Ben' renion, 3/4/2006.
  • KRMG April 1978 11 pm newscast MP3

    Posted: Sun, 30 May 2010 17:58:00 CDT
    Joe Riddle: "Found this off a Johnny Martin aircheck that I taped at home one night. Thought it might bring back a few memories." With Jim Henry, Candace Conley, Jim Back, Richard Dowdell and the "top of the hour" ID.
  • "Casino Jack and the United States of Money"

    Posted: Sun, 30 May 2010 17:23:00 CDT
    Gary Chew review: From the scalpel of director Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"): a portrait of Jack Abramoff and his entourage of bunko buddies and influence peddlers in and around the GOP's "K Street Project". Now playing at the Circle Cinema.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Sex and the City 2"

    Posted: Fri, 28 May 2010 01:14:00 CDT
    That garishly caped quartet of crusaders for glitzy femininity is back, and Abu Dhabi's got 'em. Now playing.
  • YouTubes: "The Auction" on Cox Cable, 2001

    Posted: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:11:00 CDT
    Two new YouTubes of "The Auction" circa 2001. This low-rent, wee-hours, rolling infomercial starring Hostess Laila is featured on the TTM Channel and in GB 76.
  • Former Tulsan Martin Gardner dies

    Posted: Sun, 23 May 2010 02:20:00 CDT
    Sad to learn that Martin Gardner, author and Scientific American math columnist has passed away at age 95. He was a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune before World War II. More in GroupBlog 311.
  • Chew reviews "The Secret in Their Eyes"

    Posted: Sun, 16 May 2010 17:00:00 CDT
    2009 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner: in the late 90s, a retired federal justice agent is writing a novel about a brutal rape and murder he investigated in the mid 70s. But his "cold case" heats up in more ways than one. Now playing in select theaters.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Letters to Juliet"

    Posted: Thu, 13 May 2010 21:15:00 CDT
    Chick flick alert: a young female fact-checker at The New Yorker and a male up-and-coming New York chef take off on an Italian trip, during which they discover a 50-year-old unanswered love letter. With Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal and Vanessa Redgrave. Opens wide Friday, 5/14.
  • Sears and Penney Christmas catalogs

    Posted: Tue, 04 May 2010 07:53:00 CDT
    Jason Liebig shares his web site featuring Sears and Penney Christmas catalogs of the past in GroupBlog 311.
  • Dr. Mazeppa Pompazoidi manga

    Posted: Tue, 04 May 2010 07:52:00 CDT
    I discovered a link to this site from deviantART. Backtracked and found a manga cartoon of Mazeppa. See it in GroupBlog 311.
  • Gary Chew reviews "City Island"

    Posted: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 22:40:00 CDT
    Advancing the argument that stories about ordinary people are more interesting than tales of affluence, beauty and royalty comes an ethnically rich film called "City Island," starring Andy Garcia, his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido, and Julianna Margulies. Opens wide Friday, 4/30.
  • Jeff Beck at the Brady Theater

    Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:06:00 CDT
    One of the great rock guitarists at the Brady Theater last night. Photo and YouTube in GroupBlog 310.
  • "The Outsiders" reunion at the Admiral Twin

    Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:35:00 CDT
    Celebrate the 60th birthday of the Admiral Twin Drive-In this Saturday at 6 pm with a special showing of Coppola's "The Outsiders". One scene was shot at the Twin in 1982. Pix and after-show comments in GroupBlog 310.
  • Record Store Day at Starship in Tulsa

    Posted: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 13:10:00 CDT
    I visit Starship Records to see Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey on Record Store Day, April 17, 2010. YouTubes from the event in GroupBlog 310.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Joneses"

    Posted: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:10:00 CDT
    Sport cars, country clubs, fine wines, fancy chow, haute couture and jewelry to match... that's what a high-class flim-flamming fake family peddles to unsuspecting marks who want to keep up with them. Stars David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard and Ben Hollingsworth. Opens wide Friday, 4/16.
  • YouTube: Joe Pierre doing SEVCO TV com'l

    Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:57:00 CDT
    The blog RetroThing.com featured a video of SEVCO's owner doing his TV thing. YouTube and link in GroupBlog 310.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Date Night"

    Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:22:00 CDT
    Tina Fey and Steve Carell star in this comedy of a flagging relationship with a side order of mistaken identity. Casting makes all the difference. With Mila Kunis, James Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Kristin Wiig, and Mark Wahlberg. Opens wide Friday, 4/9.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Runaways"

    Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:21:00 CDT
    Joan Jett's career started in the 70s with a band called the Runaways, svengalied by one Kim Fowley, producer, manager and honorary head of the Men-Are-No-Damned-Good Club. With Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Opens wide Friday, 4/9
  • Anita Kerr's version of "Dreamsville"

    Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:05:00 CDT
    Scott Linder tells us about Anita Kerr's Grammy-winning version of Dreamsville and RCA's refusal to release it. In GroupBlog 310.
  • Massad's is closing

    Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:04:00 CDT
    Massad's (ladies' lingerie store) is closing. See photos and read stories about the store in GroupBlog 310.
  • "Dreamsville" by Lola Albright

    Posted: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:40:00 CDT
    Listen to Lola sing the tune with the Henry Mancini Orchestra on YouTube, and learn how the tune has been used in Tulsa and OKC TV in the 70s. Also, the short, moody Peter Gunn logo sequence on YouTube. In GroupBlog 310.
  • My home theater automation "journey"

    Posted: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:50:00 CDT
    The webmaster's personal home theater automation "journey", told in merchandise in the TTM Gift Shop.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Chloe"

    Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:32:00 CDT
    An attractive middle-aged woman suspects her husband of cheating. She engages a young and beautiful call girl to see if the woman's spouse will take the bait. Unintended consequences come to the principals in Atom Egoyan's film starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. Opens in limited release Friday, 3/26.
  • Prank church in weather closings crawl

    Posted: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:41:00 CDT
    We got a load of snow last night and this Sunday morning, the first day of spring. As a result, there have been many church closings. Check out the sixth church in this list of closings. Does it seem a bit fishy to you?
  • Gary Chew reviews "Repo Men"

    Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:31:00 CDT
    Chew: "On a scale from one to ten for violence, grisliness, and blood letting, "Repo Men" is a ten. For being really funny at times, it's also a ten. For having an important message that projects a possible future as suggested by today's political battles, 'Repo Men' is a twelve." With Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. Opens wide Friday, 3/19.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Greenberg"

    Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:30:00 CDT
    Ben Stiller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans and Greta Gerwig play bored, world-weary metropolitan characters of the present day to a fault. Is this sufficient inducement to see the movie? Opens in some cities Friday, 3/19.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Green Zone"

    Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:30:00 CDT
    Starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson and Amy Ryan: a U.S. soldier rises above the ordinary in daily warfare to get the facts in the utter chaos outside the sanctuary of a select few holed-up in Baghdad's notoriously accommodating Green Zone. Opens wide Friday, 3/12.
  • YouTube: KLOT Channel 25 Tulsa station ID

    Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:10:00 CDT
    KLOT meant "Lots of Tulsa TV", according to the World article published the same day KLOT signed on for the first time: 6/1/1997. More in GB 81. Video also on the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • Herb Jepko: overnight pioneer on KVOO-AM

    Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 02:50:00 CDT
    Added new comments and links to the section about Herb Jepko, creator of the Nitecap Radio Network. It originated from KSL in Salt Lake City, and from 1969-1971, was carried by clear channel KVOO-AM in Tulsa.
  • YouTube: Christina's Int'l Introductions

    Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:19:00 CDT
    Finally: a YouTube of this unique infomercial show that appeared on Tulsa TV in the early to mid-90s, and a new page to go with it.
  • George Harrison 1974 Tulsa concert ticket

    Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:39:00 CDT
    Added a ticket to George's 1974 concert at the Civic Assembly Center in Tulsa to the page with a YouTube of the show.
  • KTOW-AM vintage clock on eBay

    Posted: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 23:21:00 CDT
    Now on sale. It prompted the webmaster to put up a new KTOW page last week.
  • Chew: "The Hurt Locker" v. "Avatar"

    Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 03:15:00 CDT
    Looming Oscar showdown between "The Hurt Locker" and "Avatar": Chew offers an analysis.
  • YouTube: George Harrison in Tulsa, 1974

    Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:46:00 CDT
    Newly added to YouTube: the webmaster's home movie of George's visit on Nov. 21, 1974. On the 'George Harrison in Tulsa' page, and on the TTM YouTube Channel.
  • Eric Clapton in Tulsa, 2010

    Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 01:43:00 CDT
    Mini-review of his concert last night, plus proof that a 1979 anti-rock editorial by the Tulsa Tribune was legit. In GroupBlog 308.
  • Eric Clapton in Tulsa, 1975

    Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:22:00 CDT
    He's coming to the BOK Center tomorrow, but he was here in 1975 under less auspicious circumstances. Photographer John Southern heard the call come over the police radio, and rushed to the station to snap the photo. See it in "Knocking the rock", a Tulsa Tribune editorial decrying rock performers and their audience.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Crazies"

    Posted: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 18:25:00 CDT
    Deftly written remake of George Romero's 1973 original delivers both horrific and comic moments. Now playing in Tulsa at the Promenade Palace 12.
  • 1989 TV: "Oklahoma's Swingin' Country"

    Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:45:00 CDT
    Michael Bates of BatesLine just posted a new blog entry with a 1989 video of "Oklahoma's Swingin' Country". The half-hour TV show was produced at Rogers State College for KXON (now KRSC) Channel 35 in 1989. Talent includes former Texas Playboy Eldon Shamblin, and Debbie Campbell. Video and link in GroupBlog 308.
  • Sam Jones interviews TTM webmaster

    Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:44:00 CDT
    10/8/2009: Sam Jones taped a half-hour interview with the Tulsa TV Memories webmaster about the site for the KRSC-TV program "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones". Posted with permission of RSU Public Television. Part 1 of 3 currently viewable on the main page, also on the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • New KTOW AM/FM page, vintage clock pic

    Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:44:00 CDT
    Photo of a future eBay item from a contributor in GroupBlog 308, added to a new KTOW page.
  • KTEW YouTube: Jack Morris closer

    Posted: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:22:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Wayne McCombs, circa 1974 from KTEW Channel 2 Tulsa. Newsman Jack Morris was of the serious school of newscasting, but ended his cast with a brief joke. On this occasion, Jerry Webber and John Hudson decided to augment the "closer". On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • KTEW YouTube: Cain's Coffee spoof

    Posted: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:21:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Wayne McCombs: "One night in 1974 at KTEW Channel 2, John Hudson did his version of the Cain's Coffee commercial. The audio was taken direct from the original." This is a rerecorded, improved version of what has been out here awhile. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Shutter Island"

    Posted: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 23:50:00 CDT
    An insane female patient has simply disappeared from her cell without a trace. Detectives head to Shutter Island to find out why in this noirish adaptation of Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel. Now playing at the AMC Southroads 20 in Tulsa.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Ghost Writer"

    Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:35:00 CDT
    Roman Polanski's new film of political intrigue, set in the middle of "The War on Terrorism". Could this film have anything to do with the timing of Polanski's recent arrest? Stars Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor and Kim Cattrall. Coming soon to Tulsa.
  • KJRH YouTube: OK Outlaws Cheerleaders

    Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:09:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, circa 1983 from KJRH Channel 2 Tulsa: tryouts for the Oklahoma Outlaws Cheerleaders. The Outlaws were a pro football team based out of Tulsa in 1984, moving to Arizona the following year. A KJRH Newscenter 2 clapboard appears quickly in the middle of all this. Ends with a KJRH bumper. For some reason, the sound is speeded up a bit. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • KGCT YouTube: Hudson, Rengel; The Fair

    Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:36:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, from KGCT 1981: John Hudson and Beth Rengel at the KGCT news desk; brief ad for "The Fair" shopping center at 51st and Sheridan, later called The Farm. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • KGCT YouTube: Erling on the Main Mall

    Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:08:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, from KGCT 1981: station ID and logo; brief ad for Lighthouse Seafood Shoppe at 71st and Yale; John Erling on the Main Mall interviewing a local, watch the people and styles on the Mall; brief "IT" subscription TV blurb; Erling touts Coin Investment Center of Tulsa. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • KGCT YouTube: The Soap Report

    Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:17:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, from KGCT 1981: snippet of a 3rd Gailard Sartain PSA; ad for the "Caesars and Citizens" exhibit at Philbrook Museum; John Hudson with Michelle Merchant, who gives "The Soap Report". On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • Lakeview Amusement Park

    Posted: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:15:00 CDT
    TulsaGal has a new blog entry about Lakeview Amusement Park; also see Bryan Crain's photos of the long-gone site with GroupBlog comments over the years. Links in GroupBlog 308.
  • 1st annual Uncle Zeb Foundation golf event

    Posted: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:48:00 CDT
    Blake Bartholomew: "My father, Carl Bartholomew, passed away last summer of a cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome. After his death, my mother and I started a foundation to support children with cancer. This is a great opportunity to play golf and support a worthwhile charity." More info in GroupBlog 308.
  • KGCT YouTube: Glenda Silvey, John Erling

    Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 07:26:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, from KGCT 1981: Glenda Silvey with John Erling outside on the Main Mall. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • KGCT YouTube: Hudson, Rengel, Jones, IT

    Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 07:25:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, from KGCT 1981: John Hudson and Beth Rengel at the news desk; brief clip of Dave Jones, weatherman; IT subscription TV ad. On the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
  • Gailard Sartain YouTube: two Tulsa PSAs, 1981

    Posted: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 14:34:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, new to the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel: two short and funny public service ads for Tulsa TV circa 1981. They were recorded from KGCT-TV, Channel 41. On Mazeppa page 3.
  • KGCT TV 41 promo spot, 1981

    Posted: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 14:33:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Blake Etter, new to the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel: a promo for short-lived KGCT 41 in 1981. On Blake Etter's KGCT memories page.
  • Oom-A-Gog started in K.C. (YouTube)

    Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 08:34:00 CDT
    Sharon Berry's husband added this YouTube clip in which Dr. N.Ventor addresses Oom-A-Gog, pre-Tulsa days.
  • "Good Day Tulsa" TTM interview on YouTube

    Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:53:00 CDT
    Greatly improved video methods applied to this 1-15-2010 interview with Keith Taylor, in which we discussed the new Mazeppa DVD, Vol. 4 of the 'Lost Tapes of Mazeppa', available at Mazeppa.com. Courtesy of Jody McIntyre at KTUL.
  • Helen Alvarez' background story

    Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:50:00 CDT
    Jim Ruddle tells part of the rags-to-riches tale of the late Helen Alvarez, 1st GM of KOTV. The story links back to Jim's comments of almost 4 years ago, when he recapped the 1935 murder of John Gorrell, son of a prominent doctor, at the hands of Phil Kennamer, son of a federal judge. In GroupBlog 307.
  • Smudge pots = cartoon bombs?

    Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:10:00 CDT
    Mitch Gray makes a good point: the old smudge pots used to mark construction sites looked just like the bombs thrown by Wile E. Coyote. In GroupBlog 307.
  • Leon Russell, live on the Grammies

    Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:06:00 CDT
    Cat saw Leon on the Grammy broadcast last night; David Batterson caught a snapshot of him. In GroupBlog 307.
  • Chew: "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee"

    Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:16:00 CDT
    Rebecca Miller, only daughter of the late Arthur Miller, is the director and screenwriter (taken from her own novel). Robin Wright stars in this emotionally complex, Tennessee Williams-like tale of women's lives. With Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, and Alan Arkin. Now playing at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa.
  • KOTV's 1st GM, Helen Alvarez, dies

    Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:46:00 CDT
    To quote Greg Corarito's 1967 thesis on Tulsa TV: "There was no question but that Miss Alvarez was solely responsible for the emergence of television in northeastern Oklahoma." Many links with information about Ms. Alvarez.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Crazy Heart"

    Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:10:00 CDT
    Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall star in this retreaded tale of a country singer goin' down that long lonesome highway with Jack Daniels riding shotgun. Coming soon to Tulsa.
  • Chew reviews "The Lovely Bones"

    Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 01:20:00 CDT
    Chew's review begins: "I don't know how 'Lord of the Rings' film director Peter Jackson did it, but he's made a well-cast, spiritually uplifting family movie that's as creepy as 'The Silence of the Lambs.' But wait! The film targets young females and, believe it or not, has funny scenes in it and imaginative computer graphic art to die for."
  • Chew reviews "A Single Man"

    Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:10:00 CDT
    Colin Firth, Matthew Goode and Julianne Moore star in a jolting but quiet film likely to receive attention at the Golden Globes this Sunday. Now playing at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa.
  • Webmaster on KTUL morning show 9:30 Friday

    Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:37:00 CDT
    I'll be on "Good Day Tulsa" on Channel 8 tomorrow, discussing and showing the new Mazeppa DVD, Vol. 4 of the 'Lost Tapes of Mazeppa', available at Mazeppa.com.
  • Chew: "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

    Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:22:00 CDT
    Phantasmagoria from director Terry Gilliam ("Brazil", "Twelve Monkeys") with Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and in his last performance, the late Heath Ledger.
  • Chew reviews "Youth in Revolt"

    Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 23:04:00 CDT
    To impress a girl who's into Jean-Pauls Sartre and Belmondo, why not rename yourself François Dillinger? (Especially if your last name happens to be Twisp.) With Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, and Tulsa's Mary Kay Place.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Leap Year"

    Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 23:03:00 CDT
    On Leap Day, February 29th, in Ireland, a woman may ask the man she loves to be her husband. But it's a long way from Boston to Dublin. Starring the radiant Amy Adams.
  • Uncle Tytomo's Italian Restaurant

    Posted: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 16:43:00 CDT
    Whitney Temple's dad was owner of this downtown restaurant of the 1980s. We see an ad for it from Tulsa Time magazine, and link back to a GroupBlog 291 mention of Tytomo's in GB 306.
  • Chew looks back at "The Fountainhead"

    Posted: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:11:00 CDT
    Reviewer Gary Chew was a kid when this Gary Cooper vehicle scripted by philosopher Ayn Rand hit the silver screen (1949). Is it an intellectual manifesto, or a Cialis ad on an architectural scale? Chew be the judge.
  • KTUL vet Phil Atkinson has passed away

    Posted: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 23:37:00 CDT
    Sad news: we learned from Jim Hill and Mike Bruchas that Phil Atkinson passed away on 12/30. More about Phil's life in GB 306.
  • Gary Chew's top 20 films of 2009

    Posted: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:15:00 CDT
    Gary Chew picks his top twenty of the movies he reviewed this year.


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