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Date: September 23 2001 at 00:56:58
Name: Roy Byram
Dear Lowell, I can attest to Little Dar-ling! She was a continuity person
with the station.
Lee Woodward was right, she was a witch, I dated her ONCE! nuff said!
Little Darlin Li'l Darlin Lil Darlin
Was this Little Dar-ling on the show in the first few months? I only seem
to remember Judy Judy.
KJRH's "World's Worst Movies" debuted at midnight. The breaks weren't
all successful (who would expect that?), but there were some definite laughs.
The hosts are comfortable on camera. Captions appeared periodically, a la
The movie was pretty gruesome: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" (or was it
the "Head"...the credits couldn't seem to make up their "Mind"). Jason Evers
played a doctor with better medical skills than driving skills.
Next week sounds promising: "Wrestling Women Vs. The Aztec Mummy". TTM
says check it out.
Date: September 22 2001 at 21:06:17
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: My laughing place.
How did you find TTM? In step with the times.
I am so glad that our correspondents from back east escaped danger. My niece
was on the phone with a friend, a Marine, who was in his room right across
the parking lot from the Pentagon when the plane hit there. He was not hurt
but she could hear the other men yelling for him to hang up. She turned on
the TV and, with in a minute, she saw what had just happened.
Thanks, Lee. Some time back I asked if anyone remembered Little Dar-ling
from the UFFCM, but I did not remember her name. I am glad you mentioned
her. Now I know I just didn't dream her up. I think she is the reason that
I tuned in to begin with.
I enjoyed the new photo page of Tulsa's old eating establishments. Good job,
Date: September 22 2001 at 13:06:18
Name: David Bagsby
Location: north of Alphaville
How did you find TTM? perplexingly free from adverts
Help...this is a bit off topic, but I am trying to track down a movie from
the late 60s/early 70's. The style was like a serious Matt Helm-type affair
with strange guys in trenchcoats, hats and dark sunglasses going around and
shrinking people by pinching them on the neck then stuffing the vacated clothing
into a satchel. Anyone recall what this was?
Hmm...drawing a blank, and I thought I was pretty well-informed in that
area. If you can think of any actor in the movie, you could use
IMDb to find it.
Just added a new Tulsa
Motel/Restaurant Photo Album!
Date: September 21 2001 at 15:02:51
Name: Andre Hinds
Location: Just west of Lookout Mountain
There's an interesting story in today's Wall Street Journal about Minoru
Yamasaki, the chief architect of the World Trade Center. It seems that his
very next high-rise project was Tulsa's Bank of Oklahoma tower:
As New Yorkers come to terms with an absence in their skyline, people in
Tulsa, Okla., are focusing on a presence in theirs: a mini-World Trade Center.
Tulsa possesses one of about 100 buildings designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the
chief architect of the World Trade Center. In this case, the resemblance
is particularly striking: the 52-story high-rise tower has similar design
elements and dominates the Tulsa skyline as completely as the World Trade
Center towers did New York's.
-- Elizabeth Seay, The Wall Street Journal, 9/21/2001
Reading this reminded me of the story on Williams Companies in a recent Urban
Tulsa that had an interesting anecdote about the 25-year-old tower:
During the mid-seventies Williams took a 9-square block of deteriorating
downtown and sunk $187 million plus to build the new Williams offices.
They hired a (renowned) Japanese designer (who had designed the World
Trade Center in New York City). They had this mockup. Originally, this building
was half this tall, twice (2 buildings). John [Williams] walked over to the
model and said, What about this? He put one on top of the other.
Thats how the tower came to be.
-- Gretchen S. Collins,
Urban Tulsa Weekly, 8/9/2001
The BOK Tower was completed a year after the World Trade Center. Yamasaki
died in 1986.
Date: September 20 2001 at 21:28:18
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Same-e same
How did you find TTM? slumbering
In an effort to acquaint our clients to all former TV personnel mentioned
on this site, I will mention "Edwin" who asked just below, if I remembered
him. How can I forget Edwin. A fellow of extreme good nature and usually
smiling. This may have been due to the vapors he was testing before the
newscasts, but I doubt it. Edwin was a twin of the actor Marty Feldman. A
bit stouter but could have made a grand addition to the old live things like
"Shock Theater" and "The Uncanny Film Festival". Alas, these shows were gone
when Edwin was at KOTV and he was a wasted talent. I recall a female (I think)
on Zeppy's show who was referred to as "Little Dar-ling." I was told that
she claimed to be a bonafide Witch. She would have made the perfect mate
Edwin, I most certainly remember you and was impressed when you repaid your
twenty dollar loan years later in front of a "QuikTrip." I applied it to
the purchase of a libation of my choice that very evening.
I wish you well.
And goodnight little Dar-ling...whereever you are?
We'll get things going with some new content in the next few days.
Date: September 19 2001 at 23:30:30
Name: Andre Hinds
Location: Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel
One of the more popular topics on this board seems to be Weird Al's movie
"UHF," which was filmed all over Tulsa.
Well, it seems that talks are underway to bring that film to DVD in the Summer
of 2002. Here's a link to the story on the Ain't It Cool News site:
According to this story, it will be "a Collector's Edition (packed with cool
features and surprises)."
Date: September 19 2001 at 14:16:13
Location: over here
Hey Woody, that channel 24 is the school systems. The other is chan. 20.
I freelance there & had to holler a lot to get the arts on there more
often. It is indeed a good thing!
If you don't remember me then think about that 20 bucks I paid you back a
while ago after 20 years or so. Then think about me & Steve the kid in
back of the old news room (garage) sniffin' the old laughing gas right before
the news. You wanted to know what that stuff was.
Date: September 17 2001 at 13:48:11
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: too close to the river
I remember a program on Channel 2 from the early seventies, which I believe
was local. It was hosted by a man with white hair. The set was your basic
black background (i.e.- no set), and I think the show was called something
like "Teen Topics" (but then I might be getting it mixed up with the UNFILMY
CAN FESTIVAL satire "Teen Talk Tulsa"). It came on Sunday afternoons, but
I'm also sure it popped up after Tom Snyder and at 5 AM on Sunday mornings.
Does anyone else remember it?
Date: September 17 2001 at 09:12:08
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: My Place.
Today is the day to "Carry On!" I find distant memories easier than the most
recent. I remembered those times when I would witness the News Departments
seeking out "Talking Heads" to fill the vast void when a crisis would occur.
Of course that was the same after Tuesday. So, I was delighted to find some
relief when I came across Tulsa's unlisted "Arts Channel" (#24). During the
day they run new and old video of some of the great classical artists. From
the 50's on. Old "Voice of Firestone" and "The Bell Telephone Hour" as well
as new things. I found it great to see old favorites and to cleanse the carnage
from my mind.
Date: September 18 2001 at 15:15:00
Archived Guestbook 91. The events of 9/11/01
were reported on by Mike Miller, John Hillis and Mike Bruchas in D.C., and
Jim Ruddle in NYC. The Guestbook remains open for comment from our community
Jenks' and TTM's Robert Stemmons "The Whistler" is mentioned again in
Abby's column of 9/17! He had a
in her 8/19 column as well. Here is his web site:
www.thewhistler.com. An international
whistling event, Puckerama 2001, will be held here in Tulsa, October 18-21.