Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:38:00 CDT
Tulsa TV Memories has been in existence for 11 years today. That's scary!
Posted: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 17:38:00 CDT
George Tomek contributed 5 new pix to this TulsaTV Flickr photo set. The
pictures were originally on a separate KOTV page where it was less easy to
view them. Feel free to add comments. That event was over 10 years ago!
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:53:00 CDT
Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Streep form a triangle; Tulsa's Mary Kay Place
adds her comedic talent. Opens wide Christmas day.
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:52:00 CDT
Gary Chew never been a big fan of film musicals. But the new picture from
Rob Marshall ("Chicago") has him using such words as "astounding" and "amazing".
Opens wide Christmas day.
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:51:00 CDT
Transplant Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective into the Matrix or Hogwarts,
and cast Robert Downey, Jr. How would that play? Opens wide Christmas day.
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:44:00 CDT
Beverly asks about this Sunday night radio show of the late 60s, early 70s;
Arm called in once upon a time. In GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:43:00 CDT
Steve Hull, Doc's son, remembers what it was like around the KVOO-AM and
KRMG studios in the 1950s. In GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 06:11:00 CDT
Two new articles about the 4th (and final?) 'Lost Tapes of Mazeppa' DVD in
the Sunday Tulsa World. Links in GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:25:00 CDT
Ken Sutherland, Mike Miller and Gary Chew remember Joe "Kelly" Henderson
in GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:58:00 CDT
David Batterson and Erick Church came up with correct answers to our contest
question. 12 Flickr images and answers in GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:14:00 CDT
Details in GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:01:00 CDT
The Lost Ogle has up a NewsOK.com video interview with Linda Soundtrak, who
is again the frontwoman for a new Soundtrak. Link in GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:58:00 CDT
Previously unseen material, just out from Mazeppa.com. Great bits with Teddy
Jack Eddy and Sherman Oaks including "Shy King" and a memorable rendition
of "Honey". Perfect as a Christmas gift.
Posted: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:17:00 CDT
Great footage from KOTV and KTUL in the 1970s and 80s featuring Christopher
Lewis and many national TV celebrities of the period. In GroupBlog 305.
Posted: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 09:04:00 CDT
George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman's new movie set in "Airworld", that
curiously insular domain consisting of airports and ancillary locales. Opens
wide Christmas day.
Posted: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 07:30:00 CDT
Jon informs us that the TV pilot movie for the 1970 Michael Parks series,
"Then Came Bronson", is now available on DVD. More in GroupBlog 304.
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 11:20:00 CDT
Photo of a vintage John A. Brown/Brown-Dunkin credit card in GroupBlog 304.
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:10:00 CDT
Airs tonight at 7:30 on KOTV Channel 6, and on OETA Wednesday at 7 pm. The
program explores 26 unique and historic things about Tulsa, from the Admiral
Twin Drive-In to the racing legacy of Jack Zink.
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:00:00 CDT
Based on Cormac McCarthy's harrowing post-apocalyptic novel, starring Viggo
Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, and Guy Pierce. Opens wide Nov.
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:35:00 CDT
Steve Clem, new Operations Director at KWGS-FM, Tulsa Public Radio 89.5,
is gathering interviews and airchecks for a radio documentary on the legendary
KAKC (AM 970). He looking for former KAKC personnel and listeners to share
their memories of how they interacted with the station and the impact that
it had on their lives. In GroupBlog 304.
Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:24:00 CDT
Phillip Sumner sent a link to his photoblog with "then and now" pictures
from Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish", shot in Tulsa. In GroupBlog 303.
Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:31:00 CDT
Garry Kemp was a colleague of TTM film critic Gary Chew in the 1970s at KWGS
among other Tulsa stations. But in the 1960s, he was a British radio pirate.
Garry tells us what real pirate radio ships were like in a sidebar to Gary's
review of "Pirate Radio".
Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:30:00 CDT
Review by Gary Chew, with sidebar from his 1970s Tulsa colleague and erstwhile
British radio pirate, Garry Kemp. Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh,
and Katherine Parkinson and Chris O'Dowd of the BBC's great sitcom "The IT
Crowd". Opens Friday in Tulsa at the AMC Southroads 20. New: podcast discussion.
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 09:17:00 CDT
Did the Army once experiment with inculcating counterculture beliefs and
practices to alter the psychology of the military? Stars Jeff Bridges, George
Clooney and Kevin Spacey. Now playing in Tulsa at the Cinemark and the AMC
Posted: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 19:43:00 CDT
There was an article about Tulsa moviemaker Darla Enlow in the World last
week. Turns out she is a second cousin, as is writer and illustrator Lane
Smith. More about them both in GroupBlog 303.
Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:00:00 CDT
TAMA offers a podcast tribute to Soupy; Lee Woodward and Soupy had the same
model of "Charlemane" puppet for a time. In GroupBlog 303.
Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:49:00 CDT
The new biopic about aviatrix Amelia Earhart, starring Hilary Swank, Richard
Gere and Ewan McGregor. Opens wide Friday 10/23, in Tulsa at the Cinemark
and the AMC Southroads 20.
Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:53:00 CDT
During my recent interview with Sam Jones, he mentioned something I hadn't
heard of: a Woolaroc radio. He also mentioned the cottage-style Phillips
66 service stations, one of which we see in a Beryl Ford photo, both items
in GroupBlog 303.
Posted: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:22:00 CDT
From the fine folks at GoodbyeTulsa.com: "Carl 'Uncle Zeb' Bartholomew,
Children's Show Host and Filmmaker" with John Wooley. Link in GroupBlog 302.
Posted: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:14:00 CDT
Wilhelm Murg loaded up on some old Tulsa 45 RPM single records at the flea
market out by the Traffic Circle (Admiral and Mingo). We see a couple of
those labels in past TTM articles. Discussion and links in GroupBlog 302.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:41:00 CDT
Sam Jones taped a half-hour interview with me about TTM for the KRSC-TV program
"Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones". KRSC is on broadcast/Dish/DirecTV
channel 35 and Tulsa Cox 19. It was aired 10/16 and 10/18. Last call: Wednesday
10/21 at 1:00 pm. More info in GroupBlog 302.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:31:00 CDT
The Coen brothers' new movie presents B'nai Abraham middle school physics
teacher Larry Gopnik, who confronts the prospect of divorce and "the new
freedoms" of 1970. Coming soon to Tulsa theaters.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:19:00 CDT
Michael Hansen sent an excerpt from an old Kermit Schaefer "Pardon My Blooper"
record. A KVOO reporter cuts short his description of flooding in Tulsa for
a station ID. Anyone know more about this? In GroupBlog 302.
Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:39:00 CDT
I mentioned the DX Aqua Car in Guestbook 14. Now, over ten years later, I
have photos of it. Was this the car that circled the moat of Lionel's castle
in the show's opening?
Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:39:00 CDT
On GoodbyeTulsa.com: "Josef Peter Hardt, Mr. Oktoberfest". Josef passed away
on June 11 this summer. His daughter Karena talks about her father as a local
celebrity (he was the host of Fantastic Theater), and about his childhood
growing up in war-torn Germany. In GroupBlog 302.
Posted: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 17:08:00 CDT
Two kings of late night Tulsa music radio are being discussed in GroupBlog
302, with links to previous material.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 23:37:00 CDT
Beef Baloney was a very funny home-grown Tulsa TV comedy show of five years
ago. Matt Zaller of BB, now of National Lampoon, posted up five of BB's fake
local commercials yesterday. Link in GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 22:00:00 CDT
A bawdy bagatelle written by and starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, with
Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis and Kristen Bell. Starts Friday 10/9 at the
Cinemark Tulsa and AMC Southroads 20.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 19:07:00 CDT
Turns out regular contributor Scott Linder had a hand in the well-remembered
1965 Tulsa State Fair jingle. Read and hear in GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:07:00 CDT
Tulsa Area Music Archives presents a free podcast of some of Leon's early
solo work. Link in GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:06:00 CDT
Rex Brown and Brad Mathison have put together a travel show called Two Wheel
Oklahoma airing on My41 in Tulsa on Saturdays at 9 AM. The first episode
toured Route 66 between Sapulpa and Arcadia. Link in GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:05:00 CDT
Tulsa Gal's blog has some photos of KOME-AM in the late 1940s. Her dad did
a show on KOME. Jim Hartz recently shared his photo tour this year of the
remnants of the old KOME studios in downtown Tulsa. Links in GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 12:24:00 CDT
Jeff Todd sheds much light on this mystery creature, sighted in 1981 in north
Tulsa. In GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:51:00 CDT
In the year 1818: the burning, yearning emotions of first love, the
incomprehensible crush of separation and loss... the story of poet John Keats.
Directed by Jane Campion. Starts Friday 10/2 at the AMC Southroads 20.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:50:00 CDT
Capt. Sully Sullenburger got a 40% pay cut? "Dead Peasants Insurance" taken
out by corporations on employees? Kickbacks lavished on judges for sentencing
youths to a for-profit detention center? That's the tip of Michael Moore's
latest. Starts Friday 10/2 at the AMC Southroads 20.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:49:00 CDT
Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page and first-time director Drew Barrymore are hell
on wheels in this coming-of-age roller derby story(?!) Starts Friday 10/2
at the Cinemark Tulsa.
Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:20:00 CDT
King Lionel and Lee Woodward hold forth on the internet, TV and radio in
Posted: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:00:00 CDT
George Tomek sent photos of himself at the 1961 KOTV news desk, anchor Cy
Tuma, and weatherman Sid Lasher. In GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 11:59:00 CDT
A Buster Keaton festival just held in Iola, KS sparked conversation about
the great writer / actor / director. We see a photo of Buster's visit to
Channel 2 in Tulsa. In GroupBlog 301.
Posted: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:32:00 CDT
Greg Leslie informed us that Jay Spivey, Stage Manager at WKY/KTVY/KFOR for
32 years, has passed away. Greg sent us a photo of Jay. In GroupBlog 300.
Posted: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 16:18:00 CDT
New pages devoted to Mr. Russell, his friends and family.
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:03:00 CDT
Steven Soderbergh tells the complicated true story of corporate chicanery
by agribusiness giant, Archer, Daniels, Midland Company (ADM) and one of
its employees, Mark Whitacre, the highest-positioned US executive to ever
blow a whistle. Starring Matt Damon, Joel McHale and the Smothers Brothers.
Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:21:00 CDT
A bouquet thrown my way by the Rose Bowl Bunker Commander reminded me of
the early 60s Italian Swiss Colony TV commercials, voiced by Jim Backus.
See a photo and read about it at the link in the current GroupBlog 299.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:22:00 CDT
Impressive CGI animation informed by historical art, starring small robot-like
but caring creatures made of burlap who seek reasons for their existence
as they try to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic technofuture. With the voices
of Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Martin Landau, Crispin
Glover and Jennifer Connelly. Now showing.
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:32:00 CDT
Daniel Wright asked if anyone remembered a steakhouse/sports bar in Tulsa
that had a slab of beef hanging in the window. Discussion ensued from the
top of just-archived GroupBlog 298 on down, and continues in the current
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 08:31:00 CDT
NPR has a photo of a retired sailor said to be the physical model for E.C.
Segar's Popeye The Sailor. Link in GroupBlog 298.
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 23:53:00 CDT
Mike Judge ("Office Space", "Idiocracy") is back with a new comedy starring
Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis. Starts Friday, 9/4.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 15:30:00 CDT
Michael Bates spotted former Channel 2 newsman Brad Holbrook on The Onion
News Network (satire of TV news as delivered today). Watch a typically absurd
segment with Brad.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:00:00 CDT
Discussion of McCollum's Restaurant, formerly near the Will Rogers Motor
Court on 11th Street (Route 66). Michael Wallis is quoted, color postcards
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:00:00 CDT
Director Ang Lee's funny new movie has nothing to do with legendary musicians;
it's about the people, by design or otherwise, who made Woodstock happen.
With Eugene Levy as Max Yasgur. Starts Friday, 8/28.
Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:51:00 CDT
Click on the Flickr icon in the TTM Photo/video briefcase to see Jim Hartz'
photo tour of the old KOME radio studio in downtown Tulsa.
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:14:00 CDT
Quentin Tarantino does WWII with a bit of the old ultra-vi, plus humor. Stars
Brad Pitt. Starts Friday, 8/21.
Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:11:00 CDT
There are several YouTube videos of Carl Bartholomew's Uncle Zeb show during
its run on Tulsa Cable. Here is a good one.
Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:21:00 CDT
Jim Hill informed us that Carl "Uncle Zeb" Bartholomew passed away early
this morning at St. John's Hospital.
Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:07:00 CDT
Plus a link back to Bill Hyden's 2006 comments about meeting the great guitar
and recording innovator.
Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:55:00 CDT
Football doesn't rule, the school's annual Band Slam does. May the best rock
band win... and it's personal. With Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson
Michalka and Lisa Kudrow. Starts Friday, 8/14.
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 01:27:00 CDT
Wilhelm holds forth in GroupBlog 297.
Posted: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:25:00 CDT
With Milla Jovovich: imagine a violent reality show with "tasteful" nudity.
Posted: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:24:00 CDT
Directed by Atom Egoyan. A student personalizes his translation of a news
story about terrorism with unforeseen consequences. Opens Friday, 8/7.
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:09:00 CDT
Paul Lazzaro sent a liquor-by-the-drink card for the collection.
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:38:00 CDT
Gary Chew asks, "Can a guy get a spike in his cholesterol just by looking
at rich, great food being consumed by a lucky cast of film actors in a really
delightful piece of entertainment?" With Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and the
voice of Tulsa's Mary Kay Place. Opens Friday, 8/7.
Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:56:00 CDT
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in an uncommonly superlative
summertime romance movie that made reviewer Gary Chew feel 25 years old again.
Opens 8/7, Friday in Tulsa.
Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:55:00 CDT
Tulsa Area Music Archives presents a 73 minute podcast with songs and commentary
about Leon Russell's extensive body of L.A. session work from the 1960s.
Link in GroupBlog 297.
Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:54:00 CDT
David Bagsby's "Good Taste Theatre" presents "Party of the Worst Part". YouTube
in GroupBlog 297.
Posted: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 17:21:00 CDT
Rick O'Barry energized TV viewers about the intelligence and gentleness of
dolphins by raising the five used in the 60s series, "Flipper." He now realizes
these creatures shouldn't be held in captivity, much less hunted as food.
Now in limited release.
Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:13:00 CDT
Tulsa Gal blogs about her dad, who played drums at clubs such as the Casa
Del and the Blue Moon. He also was the first station manager at KWGS and
hosted a show on KOME. Her family listened to Johnny Martin on KRMG. Link
in GroupBlog 297.
Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:30:00 CDT
Jack Frank is putting together a new show for this winter, "Tulsa A to Z".
It will feature unique, funky, historic things for each letter of the alphabet.
He's looking for ideas. Can you help? In GroupBlog 297.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:09:00 CDT
A micro-controversy has erupted in GroupBlog 296.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:49:00 CDT
Mike Lins sent a great home movie of the train, stagecoach and miniature
ponies at Skyline Amusement Park in Jenks. In GroupBlog 296.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:32:00 CDT
A racy, romantic sex comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler about
a medium market TV station, and the shenanigans that go on in its news department
trying to boost the ratings of a lame midday TV news show. Opens today.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:23:00 CDT
Jim Ruddle once sailed to the Bahamas and there met Walter and Betsy Cronkite
and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Rooney. In the course of having a few sundowners, a
mutual book interest was discovered. In GroupBlog 296.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:14:00 CDT
Twenty years ago, Cronkite told Jim Hartz the story of his first broadcast,
the 1937 TU/OU game at Skelly Stadium in Tulsa. Jim sent a 1989 photo. In
Posted: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:37:00 CDT
Kathryn Bigelow directs a gritty movie following a member of the US Army
IED disposal squad in Iraq. Gary Chew calls it the best he's seen so far
in 2009. Now in limited release.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:27:00 CDT
"Gidget Goes Hogwarts"? Not quite, but the new Harry Potter adds a full dose
of adolescent hormones into the traditional mix of action, effects and magic.
Opens wide today.
Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 01:01:00 CDT
Sacha Baron Cohen is back as Brüno, an ambitious, gay, Austrian Zoolander
type. Starts Friday at the Cinemark Tulsa.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 01:38:00 CDT
Jim Reid linked to a Star-Telegram story about Lee Woodward and his brothers
reuniting at the house their grandfather built in Arlington, Texas. In GroupBlog
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:28:00 CDT
KOTV tech Wayne Johnson had previously been a clarinetist in Bob Wills' Texas
Playboys. Two new pics of Wayne at KOTV were contributed by another KOTV
alum Dr. George Lemaster, whom Mike Bruchas called a genius in GB 68. In
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:28:00 CDT
Larry David is Alvy Singer on Viagra in Woody Allen's latest existential
sex comedy. Now playing at the AMC Southroads 20 in Tulsa.
Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:32:00 CDT
Wilhelm Murg remembers Joe Christ, aka Joe Linhart, aka Joe Danger of the
punk group Los Reactors, later noted for his avant-garde films. In GroupBlog
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:16:00 CDT
John Krasinski of "The Office", Maya Rudolph of SNL, Jeff Daniels and Catherine
O'Hara in a romantic but realistic and substantial road comedy directed by
Sam Mendes. Opens 6/26 in Tulsa.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:20:00 CDT
A new blog by Tulsa Historical Society volunteer Nancy. Link in GroupBlog
Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 23:59:00 CDT
A Tulsa TV pioneer, and frequent contributor to this site, Noel Confer, passed
away on Sunday. Jim Ruddle remembers him in GroupBlog 294.
Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:15:00 CDT
Sonny Hollingshead told us that Channel 2 director and host of "Fantastic
Theater" Josef Hardt passed away yesterday. In GroupBlog 294.
Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:03:00 CDT
To commemorate the occasion, a Tulsa broadcast TV timeline by the webmaster.
In GroupBlog 294.
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:38:00 CDT
Gene Savage found an article about KTUL-TV in a magazine-style publication
called "Tulsa Lifestyles". At the top of just-archived GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:43:00 CDT
21-year-old porn actress Sasha Grey stars in Stephen Soderbergh's R-rated
movie about a high-dollar escort who runs her own one-girl agency in a
financially-quaking contemporary Manhattan. In limited release, coming soon
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 22:03:00 CDT
That 1952 Life Magazine photo shoot of KOTV's first General Manager was
rediscovered by a reader. More info about her colorful life linked in GroupBlog
Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:59:00 CDT
Lee Woodward mentions a new biography of Willie Nelson. Lee worked with Willie
at a Texas radio station in the 1950s. Read more in GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:58:00 CDT
Frank Morrow recalls ice skating and hockey in the 1940s at the Coliseum,
5th and Elgin. Beryl Ford photos illustrate. In GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Sun, 07 Jun 2009 14:10:00 CDT
Denise Lundy sent publicity photos of two local bands of the 1960s. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:59:00 CDT
YouTube has developed a nasty habit of removing videos when anyone squeaks
about copyright infringement. The webmaster links to free resources that
will enable you to save YouTube videos as playable files on your own computer.
In GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:05:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout describes a half-century-old pencil from Sieler's Lanes---the
eraser still works. In GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:55:00 CDT
Wilhelm Murg reviews this "classic" that played at Tulsa's Continental Theatre
for months in 1970. TTM readers also have had their say over the years. The
review itself is rated PG.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 23:39:00 CDT
How do I offend thee? Let me count the ways. Ed Helms ("The Office") stars
as a loony dentist in this robust and ribald film, affirming the ad line,
"What happens in Vegas (on a bachelor weekend) stays in Vegas." Opens wide
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 16:03:00 CDT
Change the default font in your browser for ease in reading the GroupBlogs.
In GroupBlog 293.
Posted: Sun, 31 May 2009 16:53:00 CDT
RTV is now on Cox Cable Channel 131 as well as KTUL digital 8.3. "8's The
Place" promos and classic Retromercials are shown regularly. Links in GroupBlog
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:40:00 CDT
David wrote a journal in 1960 of his experiences in Tulsa and on the road
as a woodwind player with the Ernie Fields Orchestra. His own CDs today are
an intriguing mixture of jazz and classical. In GroupBlog 292.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2009 18:06:00 CDT
Brief clip added to the Channel 23 page, courtesy of Chris Sloan.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2009 17:03:00 CDT
Should the brothers continue their complex grifting in league with a ditzy
photographer/banjoist, or start to live the unscripted life? Stars Mark Ruffalo,
Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz. Opens wide May 29.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2009 03:18:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout (no relation to Kilgore Trout) took this photo of Bernard
Vonnegut's lab, described by brother Kurt as "a sensational mess... where
a clumsy stranger could die in a thousand different ways, depending on where
he stumbled." In GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Sun, 24 May 2009 16:46:00 CDT
...include the Continental, the Brookside Coliseum, Parkey's, Glider, and
at Mohawk Park, "The Wheel"? Discussion in GroupBlog 292.
Posted: Sat, 23 May 2009 17:00:00 CDT
Gary Chew reviews the metaphorical, mysterioso new picture from indie director
Jim Jarmusch, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Paz de la Huerta, Gale
García Bernal and Bill Murray. Now in limited release.
Posted: Thu, 21 May 2009 16:39:00 CDT
Wayne McCombs said that songwriter Randy Prahl's great song, "Mazeppa", was
played by Stan at KRVT-AM this morning. It's on YouTube on the Mazeppa music
Posted: Thu, 21 May 2009 02:12:00 CDT
Tulsa's Bill Hader plays General George Custer with aplomb and a 15-pound
monkey on his back in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", also
with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Hank Azaria. Opens tomorrow.
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2009 12:33:00 CDT
Carl 'Uncle Zeb' Bartholomew leads off GroupBlog 292 with a reminiscence
of seeing the actor who played 'Boy' in the Tarzan movies at the Crystal
City amusement park.
Posted: Tue, 19 May 2009 16:53:00 CDT
Steve Todoroff answered Mitch Gray's question about a cover shot of Leon
Russell at the Tulsa Speedway with a photo of the cover of Circus Magazine,
Sept. 1972. In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:47:00 CDT
Two science articles about brain organization spur the webmaster to speculate
about the pleasure of rediscovering lost memories. In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Sat, 16 May 2009 22:57:00 CDT
Jeff H. remembers basketball great and smooth jazz musician, Tulsan Wayman
Tisdale, with a personal story. In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Sat, 16 May 2009 10:30:00 CDT
"Paul Lazzaro" wrote five years ago about a shooting at Cardo's in the early
80s. He has asked about the story again. Can we get to the bottom of it this
time? In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Fri, 15 May 2009 14:13:00 CDT
Link to a KELi-AM 4-23-1965 Fabulous Forty Survey with "Pete Kelly" (Gary
Chew) caricature. Also, the TTM Six Sigma tutorial on the rules of Shirley
Ellis' "The Name Game" is now with final YouTube exam by instructor Ellis.
In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2009 13:32:00 CDT
Tulsa mixologist Gabriel Szaszko was featured in the Tulsa World yesterday.
See a video of him mixing a "Nick and Nora" on the Tulsa Tiki page.
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2009 00:08:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photos: Mr. and Mrs. Harden sharing a chicken wing and his 11th
Street KFC. Also, his hamburger joint as seen in Weird Al's "UHF". In GroupBlog
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2009 11:01:00 CDT
Art and music festival in downtown Tulsa, May 14-17. Link to official website
and TTM links for some of the artists in GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:16:00 CDT
Nelson Rogers III is bringing back Nelson's near the old Leon Russell Church
studio. Link to Tulsa World article and TTM reader comments in GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 10 May 2009 15:57:00 CDT
Scott Linder talks steak. A Powers Restaurant matchbook illustrates. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 10 May 2009 04:56:00 CDT
Tulsa's unique historian, Beryl Ford, who collected a warehouse of irreplaceable
Tulsa photos and artifacts over his lifetime, has passed away. Tulsa World
article link in GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Sun, 10 May 2009 04:50:00 CDT
Mel Buckner remembered King's in GroupBlog 285. I added a photo of a King's
Posted: Sat, 09 May 2009 18:12:00 CDT
Several blog entries about the Louisiane at 18th and Boston. We also see
Beryl Ford photos of it and a club card. In GroupBlog 291.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2009 21:43:00 CDT
Gigatons of action with a galaxy of character, heart and fun at the core
mark the explosive rebirth of the Trek franchise. Opens today. Plus, links
to other TTM Trek content over the years.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2009 14:30:00 CDT
Janna Bailey of Silverdale, WA sent a photo of her and her brother at the
Trade Winds West pool in 1970, then home of KAKC-AM. On the Tulsa Tiki page.
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2009 19:07:00 CDT
Erick hoped Crystal's would come back when the Dollar General closed. It
began as a Borden's Cafeteria. Beryl Ford photo of the construction in GroupBlog
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2009 11:51:00 CDT
Lee Woodward, in response to a query, says that Skitch Henderson ("Tonight
Show" bandleader, later conductor of the Tulsa Philharmonic) once assisted
him and Lionel with the weather. Anecdote in GroupBlog 290.
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2009 00:22:00 CDT
David Bagsby sent a link to a photo of him with actress Karen Black on the
set of director Steve Balderson's new film, 'Stuck'. David recently spent
a week in Macon as an extra and production assistant. In GroupBlog 290.
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2009 11:24:00 CDT
Tulsa World article: John Boydston grew up in Tulsa and is a former producer
at KTUL Channel 8. He and his sons have performed as 'Daddy A Go Go' at South
by Southwest, Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits music festivals. Gailard
Sartain has done most of the artwork for their albums. Link in GroupBlog
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2009 04:06:00 CDT
Michael Caine stars in this tale of a relationship between a lonely old man
near the end of his life and a young boy obsessed with the supernatural and
death. Despite the obvious sepulchral tone, expect lots of laughs. Now playing.
Posted: Sat, 02 May 2009 18:09:00 CDT
Change a setting or two on your PC for easier viewing. In GroupBlog 290.
Posted: Sat, 02 May 2009 06:17:00 CDT
David Bagsby: "Steve Balderson's new 'Women in Prison' film called 'Stuck'
is now in production. It stars among others, Karen Black. You may recall
her from 'Trilogy of Terror' and Robert Altman's 'Nashville'. I just got
back from a week of shooting for it as an extra and production assistant."
In GroupBlog 290.
Posted: Fri, 01 May 2009 02:48:00 CDT
James Vance posted on his movie and TV blog, The Shadow Cabaret, about the
"Shock" TV horror movie package of the late 50s. Igor and Count Gregore brought
"Shock" to Tulsa and OKC, respectively. In GroupBlog 290.
Posted: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 15:27:00 CDT
A tale of transgressive decadence from a 1994 book by Bret Easton Ellis.
Stars Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder. Now
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:39:00 CDT
Link to a 1964 photographic screen shot of the KVOO-TV logo, taken in Needham,
Massachusetts, and a QSL from John Bushnell, KVOO chief station engineer.
Wow. In GroupBlog 289.
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:30:00 CDT
Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. star in this story of a newspaperman who
befriends a homeless and mentally ill, but gifted violin player in downtown
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:22:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout initiated a discussion of out of town TV stations, and M
Terry added to it. Plus, the opening sequences from the 1969 ABC Movie of
the Week and the CBS Late Movie of the mid-70s. In GroupBlog 289.
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:42:00 CDT
Jim Reid and Scott Linder discuss the Tulsa Delman and its fedora-wearing
manager. A 1950 photo of the theatre is seen. The webmaster found that Mr.
Adelman, the owner, also opened a Delman in Houston in 1935, seen in photos
at a link. In GroupBlog 289.
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:54:00 CDT
Michael Bates positively IDs the KVOO-TV election set photo with Mike Miller
as having been shot in 1964, and explains why in the KVOO-TV photo album.
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:50:00 CDT
Jim Forbes, the voice behind VH1's "Behind The Music" series and a former
Channel 2 "Troubleshooter", paid us a visit in GroupBlog 289.
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:50:00 CDT
Louise Bland, hostess of her own early 1960s Tulsa TV talk show, sent great
photos of her with Anita Bryant and Lawrence Welk along with descriptions
of the experiences.
Posted: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:40:00 CDT
Beverly asked for a list of all downtown movie theaters of the 40s, 50s,
and 60s. Scott Linder and I obliged. In GroupBlog 289.
Posted: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 10:37:00 CDT
Rudy Taylor of the Montgomery County Chronicle witnessed the B-47 plane crash
from his Union schoolroom. One of the crew parachuted into a field near the
school. In GroupBlog 288.
Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:06:00 CDT
Deftly spinning off from the eponymous 2003 BBC miniseries, director Kevin
Macdonald's feature film is, among other things, a paean to the imminent
demise of print journalism and the newspaper biz. Stars Russell Crowe, Ben
Affleck and Helen Mirren. Starts today.
Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:27:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout scores again with three fascinating Tulsa aviation stories.
In GroupBlog 288.
Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:44:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout passes along some Tulsa aviation history from old NTSB files.
I added links to a site which illustrates and augments his story, plus a
couple of relevant TTM links. In GroupBlog 288.
Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 23:00:00 CDT
Susan Young's uncle was Bill Knost, who started the House of Hobbies near
Admiral and Sheridan in the early 60s. Read her story in GroupBlog 288.
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 22:50:00 CDT
Sidney Lumet's classic Fifties film, "12 Angry Men", has been remade by Nikita
Mikhalkov as "12". It won an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 20:55:00 CDT
Yet another photo of an attractive model posing with a large letter B, circa
1960, found in the Beryl Ford Collection. What was that all about? Also a
pic of a Pacer Fina gas station. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:17:00 CDT
Roy Lee tells us that the old Parkey's at 11th and Sheridan is now a hip-hop
pool hall. Photo of it the way it was in the 50s. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:16:00 CDT
The Knotty Man found these picture postcards of Leon McAuliffe, Roy Pickett,
Al Clauser, Pat Breene and more. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 21:46:00 CDT
Erick Church also took a photo yesterday of Elgin between 5th and 6th Streets,
where the Coliseum burned in 1952. Click the old pic to see the new. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:47:00 CDT
Erick Church took a photo yesterday of the old Griff's Hamburgers building
at 21st and Sheridan. Click the old pic to see the new one. In GB 84.
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 17:15:00 CDT
Again, courtesy of Irritated Tulsan: a 1969 ad for Bob Anderson's The Speakeasy
coffeehouse at 5016 S. Sheridan. On the Tulsa Coffee Houses: The Later Years
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 17:09:00 CDT
Courtesy of Irritated Tulsan, a 1969 ad for Clancy's Pizza at 11th and Mingo,
added to The Rasslin' Page.
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 08:50:00 CDT
One of Scott Linder's childhood memories: the rainy evening of September
20, 1952, when a fire destroyed the Coliseum on Elgin between 5th and 6th
Streets. Beryl Ford photo. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 14:31:00 CDT
At the long-gone Coliseum, a group photo including Leroy McGuirk, Cowboy
Bill Watts' predecessor as a promoter, and Gorgeous George, the original
bleached hair, love-to-hate bad guy. Who else do you recognize? Plus, an
interior shot of the Coliseum before a match. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 09:55:00 CDT
Joe Riddle forwarded an MP3 of DJ Captain Fantastic doing his thing on KAKC-FM.
In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 09:43:00 CDT
A member of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Orange, California found
a Bill White badge and wants to know more about the company for an article.
Can you help? In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:35:00 CDT
Steve Dallas tells about a restaurant on 11th Street near TU called "The
Library". A nighttime photo is seen. In GroupBlog 287.
Posted: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:05:00 CDT
From OETA's "Stateline": The 1960s and 1970s bring color and videotape to
Oklahoma Television. Watch it here or on TV today at 11:30 am. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:20:00 CDT
Three photos by the webmaster of the unseasonal snow in Tulsa today. In GroupBlog
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 02:03:00 CDT
Alan Arkin and Amy Adams star. The movie shows both the funny and the human
sides of the crime scene cleanup business. Opens at the AMC Southroads 20
on Friday, 3/27.
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:01:00 CDT
Mike Miller's dad, Lew Miller, was a theatrical booking agent in the 40s
and 50s, and also ran a dance studio at 15th and Newport. Material from
GroupBlogs 281 and 282 added to the Tulsa Dance Studios page.
Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:17:00 CDT
Some of you continue to have difficulties following the rules of the song,
'The Name Game'. We have created a right-shored tutorial to ensure compliance.
Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:59:00 CDT
A Froug's ad illustrates an interesting comment by Richard Wilson about the
longtime Tulsa department store chain. Also, a link to all Froug's photos
in the Beryl Ford Collection. In GroupBlog 286.
Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:53:00 CDT
Photo of the Woolco at 41st and Yale, plus link to all Woolco photos in the
Beryl Ford Collection. In GroupBlog 286.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:03:00 CDT
The webmaster's comment on the blog, Irritated Tulsan, was made into a full-blown
entry today. It concerned an unorthodox couple seen around Campus Corner
at OU in the early 70s. Link in GroupBlog 286.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:24:00 CDT
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen create suspense and laughs in a smart, cynical
tale of corporate espionage. Opens 3/20.
Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:34:00 CDT
Jamie wrote in with IDs of several Bell's rides for TTM's Google Earth photo.
Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:17:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photos of the Honey Hudgen Combo at the Western Village Hotel
and Inn at Admiral and Garnett in the late 50s. The webmaster recalls the
history of the land that was WV's golf course. In GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:06:00 CDT
Mike Miller took this photo from his front yard of the shuttle Discovery
blasting off to the space station last night. In GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:44:00 CDT
Honey Hudgen and her band played the Western Village Motor Hotel and Inn
at Admiral and Garnett in the late 50s / early 60s. Photos of a WV matchbook
and the pool and courtyard in GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:12:00 CDT
Lee sent a photo of Honey Hudgen and her band backing Anita Bryant and himself
at the Brady Theatre in 1958. In GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:23:00 CDT
New Tulsa Counterculture of the 70s page about Keith Slane's record, produced
at Tulsa Studios. See the cover, read background, listen to MP3s.
Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:50:00 CDT
Joaquin Phoenix' final movie? Did he get a bum rap on Letterman? Time will
tell. Also with Gwyneth Paltrow. Reviewed by Gary Chew. Coming soon to the
Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:05:00 CDT
YouTube song accompanies scenes with Lee's brother, veteran character actor
Morgan Woodward. In GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 11:16:00 CDT
Over at IRememberJFK.com today, Ron Enderland writes about Anita Bryant.
TTM gets a nod as a source. Link in GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Sat, 07 Mar 2009 17:53:00 CDT
...is still at 1014 E. 5th Pl. See it today on Google Street View.
Posted: Sat, 07 Mar 2009 16:13:00 CDT
From David Bagsby: A photo of him at the Grotto with his band Dog Food, their
farewell performance, 8/1980. In GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 11:47:00 CDT
Two new Beryl Ford pix illustrate the Sipes' Cartoon Hut page. Click the
Shotgun Sam's pic to see a menu.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 23:06:00 CDT
From David Bagsby: double feature with "Mad Monster" and "Revenge of Dr.
X". YouTube in GroupBlog 285.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 21:04:00 CDT
Reminded by a comment in GroupBlog 285, I added an MP3 version of KOTV's
"The Late Show" promo from the late 1960s to the KOTV page.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 02:03:00 CDT
Google Video of OETA Stateline program from late 2008 includes current-day
interviews with many OKC and Tulsa TV people, historical footage, and several
photos from TTM. Part 2 about the 1960s and 70s will air Thursday 3/5 at
8:30 pm. At the top of GroupBlog 284.
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 15:45:00 CDT
I was listening to KRVT 1270 AM this afternoon when a "Connect the Hits"
contest came on. MP3 of my on-air guess on the Tulsa Radio: Yesterday and
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 13:28:00 CDT
New photos of Parkey's Restaurant and Griff's Burger Bar added to Lani B's
comments in GB 84.
Posted: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:22:00 CDT
Jason Fincher has put five of his dad's MAINTAIN videos on YouTube. Wow.
On the MAINTAIN page.
Posted: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 14:33:00 CDT
Jason Fincher, Edwin's son, has begun to put some great Tulsa TV video on
the internet. Here are 4 minutes of The John Chick Show at the Fair, and
Edwin is seen at the end of the video. On the John Chick page.
Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:52:00 CDT
Broadcasting legend and Tulsa native Paul Harvey has died at age 90. New
MP3 of Paul Harvey remembering Charles Lindbergh's visit to Tulsa in 1927.
Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 07:36:00 CDT
Baxter Taylor added a section about The Wayfarers Trio of which he was a
part to his new "The Gourd and The Buddhi in OKC" page. He also co-wrote
the hit song, "Marie Lavaux", recorded by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
and Bobby Bare.
Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:24:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout does it again: a tale of dining at the Town and Country
Motor Hotel Restaurant. A tale not for the squeamish. In GroupBlog 284.
Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:00:00 CDT
New page by Bax Taylor: Steve Brainard and his coffee houses "The Gourd"
in OKC and later Tulsa were major contributors to the early folk music revival
of the 1960s. He also opened The Buddhi in OKC.
Posted: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:31:00 CDT
Bax Taylor was a member of the folk group, The Wayfarers, that played regularly
in the early 1960s at The Gallery in Tulsa. Bax sent us a correction, plus
more about the Gallery. On the Tulsa Coffee Houses of the Past page.
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:16:00 CDT
Jim Wheaton was a memorable pitchman for Needham Tires. New MP3 with 4
Wheaton-Needham commercials, courtesy of Joe Riddle and Wayne McCombs. On
the KRMG page.
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:46:00 CDT
KZLI-AM 1570 Catoosa (Broadcast Center at 81st and Lewis in Tulsa) is standards:
Sinatra, Clooney, Bennett, Nat King Cole and newer interpretations. News
and weather from KOTV. More on the Tulsa Radio: Yesterday and today page.
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:04:00 CDT
KRVT 1270 AM is radio like it used to be in the 50s-70s. Much more than the
usual hits (not playlisted), and very enjoyable. On the Tulsa Radio: Yesterday
and today page.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:05:00 CDT
Gary Chew talked about the Oscars 2/18 on the Peter B. Collins radio show.
Podcast at the link in GroupBlog 284.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:41:00 CDT
Updates about HD programming on TU's KWGS, KWTU on the Tulsa Radio: Yesterday
and today page.
Posted: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 19:19:00 CDT
See a YouTube of the John Stetch jazz "TV Trio" performing the original Star
Trek theme. Beats a Spock/Uhura/space hippies jam session, that's for sure.
In GroupBlog 284.
Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:14:00 CDT
New book by James Rosin details the 1959-1962 TV series starring Gardner
McKay as captain of the "Tiki", sailing the South Pacific. Links on the Tulsa
Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 21:46:00 CDT
Tale from Michael D. Trout: incident at King's Food Host at 31st and Sheridan.
He also mentions "Carousel" or "Carnival" at Utica Square: a restaurant with
booth phones. In GroupBlog 283.
Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:25:00 CDT
There was a controversy in GB 276 about a death at the stock car races. The
controversy was due to lack of detail about the year and people involved.
We may now have an answer.
Posted: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:04:00 CDT
The webmaster found that Elton John, coming to the BOK in a month, shopped
on Brookside in 1972. In GroupBlog 283.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:02:00 CDT
A number of Tulsa TV stations drop their analog signals today. Others will
continue for awhile. List and explanation in GroupBlog 283.
Posted: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:51:00 CDT
Several burger joints/restaurants mentioned: "Across the Street","Next Door"
(both with telephones at the boothes for ordering), the Boman and the Cross
Roads Drive-Ins at 31st and Sheridan, Beryl Ford pix of the latter. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:11:00 CDT
In the early 90s, Mitch Gray talked with Farris Saffa, owner of Indian Nations
Park, formerly Skyline Park in Jenks. Farris once employed Spanky McFarland
of the Little Rascals, later Tulsa TV star, at his liquor warehouse. In GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:09:00 CDT
Lee Woodward talks about jazz greats Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn (YouTubes
of both), and about working with Spanky McFarland at KOTV. In GroupBlog 283.
Posted: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 08:25:00 CDT
See the locations of all past and present Tulsa-area drive-ins online in
Google Maps. I just adapted the KMZ file I created for Google Earth in 2005
to a KML for this purpose. Link is on the Tulsa Drive-In Theatres page.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:00:00 CDT
Along with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "The International" advises that making
a deal with the devil will cost you your soul. The devil(s) in this movie
are mega-sized financial institutions. Opens wide today.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:44:00 CDT
Michael Bates of BatesLine.com created from a 1957 Tulsa directory a file
that locates all the restaurants of that year in Google Maps. It may answer
Roy Lee's question about restaurants within walking distance of the Brady
in 1954. Also, postcard and pic of the "Bit O' Sweden" restaurant in Tulsa.
In GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:40:00 CDT
Michael D. Trout (no relation to Kilgore Trout) tells us about his acquaintance
with Bernard Vonnegut, an eccentric weather researcher. GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:18:00 CDT
Bryan Crain took color photos in 1989, black and white in 1993. The park,
near Lake Yahola in Tulsa, was in ruin by that time, but still fresh in the
memories of those quoted from the TTM GroupBlog. In the webmaster's Flickr
in the Photo/video briefcase.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:19:00 CDT
Don Woods was an adjunct instructor at Tulsa Community College for many years.
Here is a charming recent interview with him in which he recalls the early
days, the Carl Bartholomew promos and more.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:31:00 CDT
Don Carlton Honda commercial with "Melvin Simpkins" (played by TTM contributor
Dale McKinney), Newscheck 23 with Glenda Silvey, "The Twilight Zone" and
"Movie Star" promos. Courtesy of Chris Sloan.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:23:00 CDT
Bryan Crain contributed two photos to the new 51 Drive-In page.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:32:00 CDT
Added a better quality postcard of the Rose Bowl and a Beryl Ford photo of
same to the "Bundys visit the Rose Bowl, 1987" page.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:57:00 CDT
A cheap form of entertainment for the family in the past. The families of
several readers ended their drives at the A and W Root Beer stand on Admiral,
which we see in a photo. GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 04:02:00 CDT
Compare views of the Capri Drive-In Theatre sign as it was in 1965 and 1991.
The latter is courtesy of Bryan Crain. On the Capri Drive-In page.
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 01:39:00 CDT
Tim Sawyer recalls heckling students at June Runyon's dance school in GroupBlog
Posted: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 16:13:00 CDT
Beverly asked about the now-gone Locust Grove Park at 14th and Cincinnati
in Tulsa. She got photos, stories and a map of it in GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 01:38:00 CDT
Roy Lee said: "I lived in that dance studio Mike Miller mentioned! Of course
at that time (early 80s), it was a house of freaks/punk rock crash pad."
In GroupBlog 282.
Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:21:00 CDT
Carl Bartholomew remembers this regional frozen cube steak in GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:21:00 CDT
Mike's dad, Lew, booked entertainment greats into the Brady Theater. In GroupBlog
Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 04:00:00 CDT
As noted by two readers, TU graduate Rue McClanahan is still working in
television. Photo from her TU days in GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:49:00 CDT
Beryl Ford photo of a young man enjoying a soft drink in the backseat of
a car at the DX station at 11th and Garnett. On the Pop Bottles page.
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:56:00 CDT
Fifty years ago today, the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and
the Big Bopper crashed in Clear Lake Iowa. An MSNBC story is linked. In GroupBlog
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:55:00 CDT
Lani B. Giese talks about Sears, Hillbilly BBQ and boating and skiing at
Ft. Gibson Lake. We see two Beryl Ford photos of Sears and a topo of Cooley
Lake. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:01:00 CDT
Reader Tim Sawyer, who lived in the Osage Apartments from around 1959 through
1962, talks colorfully about his years in that area. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:20:00 CDT
Photo of Topper Cafe at Ft. Gibson lake in the late 1950s from the Beryl
Ford Collection. On the Pop Bottles page.
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:13:00 CDT
Chris was a producer on the Jimmy Houston Outdoors Show and worked for KOKI
and KOTV. He has been a senior executive and producer at CBS, USA Networks,
Discovery and TLC to name a few. He now owns 2C Media. His YouTube channel
has vintage Tulsa commercials, promos, and newscasts from the 1970s to 1990s.
In the Photo/video briefcase.
Posted: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:45:00 CDT
Mike Miller guessed that the uniquely menued restaurant described by Jim
Ruddle was Connor's Corner. Today, J.J.'s Gourmet Cafe is its spiritual
descendant. J.J. also ran the Rubicon head shop at the same location in the
70s. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:30:00 CDT
Several people remembered buying hot, delicious Hillbilly BBQ sandwiches
after going through the checkout line at different supermarkets in the 60s
and 70s. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:00:00 CDT
Mitch Gray mentioned the "infamous Club Lounge at the Osage Country Club
shopping center". Here's a photo of the Osage Hills Center...with a lounge
visible. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:30:00 CDT
Casey Morgan mentioned the "Osage (mumble mumble) apartments" between Denver
and the (then non-existent) Tisdale expressway. Found a couple of Beryl Ford
photos of The Fairway apts at Jasper and Country Club Drive in Osage County
in their glory days. In GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:00:00 CDT
Added info from The New Book of Lists about Woodrow W. Bussey, who filed
a suit in 1979 against Coors for pickling his brain with a non-intoxicating
beverage. Link from the 1st Club Card page.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:35:00 CDT
We have a discussion going about the exact locations of Osage and Washington
Elementary Schools and when they were torn down, in GroupBlog 281.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:42:00 CDT
Mike Miller asked: "Does the name Mary Lou Wiley ring a bell? She was a director
at Channel Eight when I was a TU intern on the floor crew around 1957 or
so. She used cuss words I had to look up in the dictionary." The webmaster
gives a link to her own web site. More in GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:45:00 CDT
Doodah Bagel said: "Whirling" (known in the US as "Sonik Re-Entry") is now
available on iTunes for 99 cents. This was of course the music that was used
for years as the theme to Fantastic Theater.
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:57:00 CDT
Former KOTV director Ralph Bardgett passed away on Sunday. More in GroupBlog
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:08:00 CDT
Film star Charlotte Rampling is clearly the cover girl on this vintage Massad's
(15th and Lewis) matchbook. Photo by...Sammy Davis, Jr.?! In GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:18:00 CDT
A couple of days ago, Karen of The Outsiders Book and Movie site sent a link
to some recently unearthed photos from behind the scenes of "The Outsiders"
filming in Tulsa. Filmmaker James has since added info about them. Links
in GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:52:00 CDT
Lee Woodward made a couple of corrections to the captions for a 1962 Radio-TV
baseball team photo in the Photo/video briefcase. He also sent a better version
of the pic. Link in GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:25:00 CDT
Steve Bagsby reports that Sheridan Village is nearly torn down. A last toast
and a night photo of the 1950s shopping center in GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:10:00 CDT
"A Prairie Home Companion" was broadcast live from Tulsa's Performing Arts
Center on October 25, 2008 over KWGS. The online player has been added to
the KWGS item on the Tulsa Radio: Yesterday and today page.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:50:00 CDT
According to Blake Etter, director Jim Reid got frustrated when things went
south, as they frequently did at this low budget startup station in 1981.
Jim himself tells about one embarrassing occasion.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:00:00 CDT
The webmaster thinks he remembers a large body of water near the Northland
Shopping Center in the 1960s. Is he right? In GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:30:00 CDT
We have a photo of 40s-50s Tulsa radio/TV man Marvin McCullough and little
else. Can anyone help? In GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:56:00 CDT
The New Yorker critic's words are a fitting tribute to this fine actor. In
Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:30:00 CDT
Patrick McGoohan, creator of "The Prisoner" TV series, passed away on Tuesday
at the age of 80. See the opening of the show on YouTube and watch the whole
series on AMC online. In GroupBlog 280.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:20:00 CDT
Lee Woodward locates pianist Bob McRoberts for reader Mary, responds to Ken
Broo on the spicy Cincy chili debate, and recalls Phil's Grill down the alley
from KOTV. We see a photo of the grill. In GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:30:00 CDT
Ken Broo up in Cincinnati takes up for his city's style of chili. Ken can
now be heard on Sirius-XM, Sundays from 9 am-noon on Channel 173. In GroupBlog
Posted: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:45:00 CDT
The webmaster tries Scott Linder's mock Coney Island coney recipe with excellent
results. In GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:55:00 CDT
Lee Woodward helped noted Choctaw sculptor Saint Clair Homer II ("Homma")
carve two 20' totem poles for the old 101 Ranch around 1960. Homma may have
carved the Jade East tikis. Photos on the new Tulsa Tiki page, 'Woody, Homma,
and the 101 ranch'.
Posted: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 01:20:00 CDT
A 1,000-pound granite monument supposedly marking the resting place of the
famous Mister Ed was erected in Tahlequah in 1990. Is the real Ed there?
Did John Erling have anything to do with the marker? Some answers and an
update. In GroupBlog 237.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 03:30:00 CDT
Mike Bruchas remembers the jingle and we see a ZZ plate and linked ad. In
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 03:25:00 CDT
Jim Ruddle mentioned this West Tulsa lake recreation spot, which dates back
to 1919. In GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:30:00 CDT
Gary Chew picks his favorite movies from 2008.
Posted: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 14:10:00 CDT
New photo of the slugger on the Oiler Park page.
Posted: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:10:00 CDT
Ad for Head World at 5840 S. Memorial in the late 70s in GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 18:20:00 CDT
Lee Woodward: "While in Ok City for Xmas, their paper ran the news of Morgan's
induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame next April 18th, along with the late
Dub Taylor. Dub's son, Buck, painted a great watercolor of Morgan." In GroupBlog
Posted: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:30:00 CDT
Beverly asks, "Does anyone remember Dorothy's - downtown? It is shown in
one of Jack Frank's DVDs. Does anyone remember where it was located?" The
webmaster answers with photos in GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 14:20:00 CDT
Hint: her very name is a mark of infomercial excellence. In GroupBlog 279.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 02:55:00 CDT
Ricardo: "Back in the day, the practice of trade-outs was a way of life for
local television and radio stations... The station, being generally impoverished,
and needing something that was sold by one of their advertisers, would trade
out advertising time for various products." In GroupBlog 279.