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What was new? (#17)
What IS new?

  • Lani B's Flickr

    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.
  • "The Reader" review

    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.
  • Miss Belvedere song

    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.
  • Sixth Finger

    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 GroupBlog 110.
  • Mazeppa singer unmasked

    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.
  • TTM is ten

    Posted: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:01:00 CDT
    Tulsa TV Memories celebrates its 10th birthday today. In GroupBlog 278.
  • Bruchas' Flickr

    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.
  • Tulsa webcams

    Posted: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 23:30:00 CDT
    Updated the list of Tulsa webcams on the Links page, and fixed broken links.
  • Sandman Motel

    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.
  • The Library Restaurant

    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.
  • Et Cetera House

    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 278.
  • "Doubt" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • A visit from Daze'

    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.
  • Tulsa Coffee Houses: The Later Years

    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.
  • The Dust Bowl: Folk music coffee house of the 60s

    Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 06:00:00 CDT
    Another split-off from Joel Burkhart's article about Tulsa Coffee Houses.
  • The Rubiot: Tulsa jazz coffee house of the 60s

    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).
  • KTUL photog Johnny Rauser passed away

    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.
  • Happy birthday, Don Lundy

    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.
  • "I've Loved You So Long" reviewed by Chew

    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 2/6/2009.
  • Filmmaker Dale Pelton on Tulsa coffee house, The Bastille

    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.
  • Lee and Lionel: Merry Christmas

    Posted: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 17:50:00 CDT
    Lee Woodward found a photo that might work for this season. In GroupBlog 278.
  • Happy birthday, Mike Bruchas

    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 278.
  • KTUL artist Monte Toon

    Posted: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:45:00 CDT
    Read about Monte's fun contributions at Channel 8 on the Plenty Scary Movie page.
  • Fred Jones Ford badge

    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.
  • Ron Padgett, poet from Tulsa

    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.
  • Mazeppa tribute song

    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.
  • Lee Woodward's close encounter with a bootlegger

    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.
  • "Frost/Nixon" review by Chew

    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.
  • Mode O'Day / Delman

    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.
  • KVOO Central Day, 1951

    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.
  • Sheridan Village Flickr

    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 Sheridan Village.
  • Mazeppa snapshots

    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
  • Mazeppa music page

    Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:00:00 CDT
    New page with Mazeppa's opening and closing themes and their origins.
  • The Groovie Movie

    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.
  • Mazeppa's closing theme

    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.
  • TTM Xmas shopping

    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!
  • Sheridan Village days numbered

    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).
  • Woody sees Elvis

    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.
  • Anita Bryant

    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.
  • Chew reviews "Milk"

    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.
  • Greer Stereo Tape Center

    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.
  • "Tulsa Deco", Tues Dec 2 at 7 pm on KTUL

    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.
  • Count Manzeppi/Dr. Mazeppa?

    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 277.
  • Guy Atchley's photo blog

    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 GroupBlog 276.
  • Ruddle met Tex, John Ritter, then Duke Kahanamoku

    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.
  • Ratings sweep week sting goes bad

    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.
  • Sportscaster and newsman Jerry Webber

    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.
  • Former 8 producer on top 10 children's music list

    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.
  • Tulsan Jason Pitcock spotted on MSNBC

    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.
  • Helen of Tulsa, 1949 Time Magazine article

    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.
  • Navy zeppelin moored at NBT tower in the 30s

    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.
  • Helen Alvarez, 1949 KOTV GM

    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 276.
  • 1952 Life Magazine spread on KOTV

    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.
  • Blake Etter's KGCT Channel 41 memories

    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.
  • John T. Bode's KGCT Channel 41 memories

    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.
  • Lee Woodward talks about Willie Nelson

    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.
  • Chew reviews "Quantum of Solace"

    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.
  • KOTV secretary Odene Brinlee remembered

    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.
  • Jim Ruddle's Studs Terkel story

    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.
  • Kid Baltan and Fantastic Theater

    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.
  • Live webcast Halloween music

    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.
  • Kristi's "Tex" story

    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 GroupBlog 275.
  • Be in an "Outsiders" documentary

    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.
  • Listen to A Prairie Home Companion in Tulsa

    Posted: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 01:50:00 CDT
    An embedded APHC in Tulsa player at the top of just-archived GroupBlog 274.
  • WXman Woody's warrant

    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."
  • Chew reviews "What Just Happened?"

    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."
  • A Prairie Home Companion in Tulsa

    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.
  • Name That Bowling Alley

    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)
  • Hirt meets Hornet

    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)
  • 99.5 FM history

    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)
  • Huckett's Bowling Lanes

    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.
  • Joyce Martel vs. Godzilla

    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.
  • Beaumont Bruestle and Harold Barrows

    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.
  • Dale Bishop's Record Alley

    Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 13:55:00 CDT
    Coupon from the 1/1983 'Tulsa Time' magazine, courtesy of Roy Payton.
  • Charlie-O soft drink ad

    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.
  • "The Rock Palace" ad

    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.
  • Tulsa Cable box pic

    Posted: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:40:00 CDT
    Remember the old 3-tier cable box provided by Tulsa Cable? Here's a photo.
  • Tulsa Time Magazine: Lee and Lionel cover

    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.
  • Chew reviews "W."

    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.
  • OKC TV ads 1975-78

    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.
  • KVOO-TV: 1959

    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.
  • "Space: 1999"

    Posted: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:30:00 CDT
    Discussion of the 1975 British-made sci-fi series, "Space: 1999", in the current GroupBlog.
  • Zaller interviews Maher

    Posted: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 02:20:00 CDT
    Matt Zaller, who started on 2003-4 Tulsa comedy show Beef Baloney, interviews Bill Maher about his movie for National Lampoon's "The Zaz Report".
  • Lee Woodward remembers "Wrasslin'" at KOTV

    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).
  • Chew reviews "Religulous"

    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 faith.
  • Cecil Scoggins, Weather Scout

    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.
  • Pete Abrams photo

    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.
  • KJRH's "Bible Bowl"

    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.
  • Chew reviews "The Lucky Ones"

    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.
  • Chew reviews "Towelhead"

    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.
  • "Dr. Strangelove" trailer

    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 intro.
  • Extra in the "UHF" crowd: Tom Hanford

    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."
  • Mystery of the B Girls

    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?
  • The Man From SABRE: new pix

    Posted: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:25:00 CDT
    New photos from "Dr. Strangelove", SAC and SABRE.
  • More Media Icons pix

    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.
  • "Burn After Reading" reviewed by Chew

    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 Malkovich.
  • Lee Woodward pix

    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.
  • 1960s "High Flight" YouTube

    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.
  • Chew reviews HBO's "True Blood"

    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.
  • Boman Twin photo

    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.
  • Johnny Martin's Friday Night "Case Night" theme

    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).
  • Tulsa Media Icons

    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.
  • KOTV's "Sun-Up"

    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.
  • KOTV Dance Party pic

    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.
  • "1900 Yesterday"

    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.
  • TV tree-trimmin' with a 'tude: "Nosak Raw"

    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.
  • Sci-fi story "Fiddler's Green" screenplay

    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 Thirst."
  • New "Clutch Cargo" page

    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.
  • "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" reviewed by Chew

    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 Cruz.
  • Tulsa's Bill Hader in "Tropic Thunder"

    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.
  • Chew reviews Ben Stiller's "Tropic Thunder"

    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.
  • Current Tulsa Coffee Houses

    Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:25:00 CDT
    Updated the list of current Tulsa Coffee Houses.
  • KVOO bumpersticker

    Posted: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:10:00 CDT
    Courtesy of Joe Taylor, a KVOO 1982 Big Country-era bumpersticker.
  • "Tulsa Time" mag, 1982

    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.
  • Robots on TV

    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.
  • Tulsa coffee houses of the late 60s

    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.
  • The Man From SAGE

    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.
  • "Swing Vote" review by Chew

    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.
  • Arthur Murray Dance Studio

    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.
  • The Pink Barn

    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.
  • KOTV cameraman Leon Meier, aka "Hornstaff"

    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.
  • Photo of the 'Creager Finger Incident' chair

    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.
  • Chew reviews the new "X-Files" movie

    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.
  • Italian Inn on Main, 1964

    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.
  • "The Dark Knight" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Tulsa Oiler Grill

    Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:22:00 CDT
    Beryl Ford photo, probably from the 1950s at Oiler Park.
  • Chew reviews "Generation Kill" (HBO)

    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.
  • Phil's Grill

    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 Ford photo.
  • Jerry's Restaurant at 15th and Boston

    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.
  • The Blue Note Lounge beer glass

    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.
  • Folkland was Tommy Harris' baby

    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.
  • Wilkerson Chevrolet, Harden's/KFC photo

    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.
  • Pure Milk's Cone Corner

    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.
  • Hawk Dairies/Ice Cream

    Posted: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:50:00 CDT
    Photos and comments about Hawk consolidated to a separate ice cream page.
  • Burt's Malt-A-Plenty on 6th and Boston

    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.
  • My Pi tee shirt slogan

    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.
  • Alvera Records: Al "Uncle Zeke" Clauser

    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".
  • UTestM tube tester

    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.
  • Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

    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.
  • David Byrne at the Cain's, 1979

    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 the event.
  • The Pink Barn

    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 269.
  • Burt's Good Humor, Hawk ice cream

    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.
  • Dance Party "icon" sees himself

    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.
  • Open Door Coffee House

    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.
  • "Get Smart" review

    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.
  • "The FBI", "The Invaders" YouTube openings in GB 269

    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.
  • Dad's Old Fashioned Root Beer

    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.
  • Old-style Royal Crown Cola bottle

    Posted: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:35:00 CDT
    On the Pop Bottles page: RC Cola was bottled in Tulsa once upon a time.
  • Bill White, Cox Motor badges; Rotosphere video

    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 on YouTube.
  • Christopher and Linda Lewis photo

    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.
  • "Love in the Time of Cholera"

    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).
  • Pics: Hal O'Halloran, Johnny Rauser, Sam Stewart

    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.
  • KVOO-AM transmitter site then and now

    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.
  • Admiral Place in 1962; same scene in 2008 on Google Maps

    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.
  • Tulsa associations with Hitchcock's "Psycho" in GB 268

    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.
  • Photo-cruise Tulsa streets in Google Maps (see GB 268)

    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.
  • TTM Star Trek Original and NextGen page

    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.
  • What's New page archived: moving to new format

    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.

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