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  • TTM's eleventh anniversary

    Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:38:00 CDT
    Tulsa TV Memories has been in existence for 11 years today. That's scary!
  • 1999 KOTV 50th anniversary reunion pix

    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!
  • Chew review: "It's Complicated"

    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.
  • Chew reviews a musical: "Nine"

    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.
  • Chew reviews the new "Sherlock Holmes"

    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.
  • KAKC's "Contact" for troubled teens

    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.
  • Doc Hull of KVOO's "Sleepwalkers Serenade"

    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.
  • Two Mazeppa articles in the Tulsa World

    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.
  • KELi's Joe Henderson passed away

    Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:25:00 CDT
    Ken Sutherland, Mike Miller and Gary Chew remember Joe "Kelly" Henderson in GroupBlog 305.
  • We have our contest winners!

    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.
  • TTM Contest! Prize: Jack Frank DVD

    Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:14:00 CDT
    Details in GroupBlog 305.
  • Linda Soundtrak is back (video)

    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.
  • New: Lost Tapes of Mazeppa Vol 4 on DVD!

    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.
  • Christopher Lewis 70s/80s on YouTube

    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.
  • Chew reviews "Up in the Air"

    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.
  • "Then Came Bronson" movie on DVD

    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.
  • Brown-Dunkin/John A. Brown credit card

    Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 11:20:00 CDT
    Photo of a vintage John A. Brown/Brown-Dunkin credit card in GroupBlog 304.
  • Jack Frank's new "Tulsa A to Z"

    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.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Road"

    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. 25.
  • KAKC radio documentary

    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.
  • "Rumble Fish" then and now pix

    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.
  • KVOO's Garry Kemp was a U.K. radio pirate

    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".
  • Gary Chew reviews "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.
  • Chew: "The Men Who Stare at Goats"

    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 Southroads 20.
  • The webmaster's talented 2nd cousins

    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.
  • Soupy Sales has passed away

    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.
  • "Amelia", reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Sam Jones: Woolaroc radio and 66 station

    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.
  • Carl 'Uncle Zeb' Bartholomew podcast

    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.
  • Record labels: Alvera and Bill's T

    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.
  • TTM webmaster on Sam Jones show

    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.
  • "A Serious Man"; a Chew review

    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.
  • Blooper on KVOO radio from 1956?

    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.
  • Photos of the DX Aqua Car toy

    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?
  • Josef Peter Hardt podcast

    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.
  • Jack Campbell and Johnny Martin

    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.
  • Beef Baloney Blast From The Past

    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.
  • "Couples Retreat"; a Chew review

    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.
  • Here's to the Fair! The Tulsa State Fair!

    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.
  • Leon Russell: The Solo Years Part 1

    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.
  • "Two Wheel Oklahoma" on My41

    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.
  • KOME-AM then and now

    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.
  • Boo Roo, the Phantom Kangaroo

    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.
  • Chew reviews "Bright Star"

    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.
  • "Capitalism: A Love Story", Chew review

    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.
  • "Whip It" reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Lee and Lionel on electronic media

    Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:20:00 CDT
    King Lionel and Lee Woodward hold forth on the internet, TV and radio in GroupBlog 301.
  • Early KOTV pics from George Tomek

    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.
  • Buster Keaton Celebration in Iola

    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.
  • OKC TV's Jay Spivey passed away

    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.
  • 'Leon and friends' in the TTM Gift Shop

    Posted: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 16:18:00 CDT
    New pages devoted to Mr. Russell, his friends and family.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Informant!"

    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. Opens tomorrow.
  • "That li'l ol' winemaker, me!"

    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.
  • "9", animated feature reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Meat in the window: Fuddrucker's?

    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 GB 299.
  • The real Popeye on Santa Monica Pier

    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.
  • Mike Judge's "Extract", reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Fake "Onion" anchor started at KJRH

    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.
  • McCollum's, and Will Rogers Motor Court

    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 are presented.
  • "Taking Woodstock" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Flickr tour of abandoned KOME-AM studios

    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.
  • "Inglourious Basterds" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Video of "Uncle Zeb's Cartoon Camp"

    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.
  • Carl "Uncle Zeb" Bartholomew is gone

    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.
  • Les Paul remembered by TTM readers

    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.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Band Slam"

    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.
  • Writer Wilhelm Murg on Woodstock

    Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 01:27:00 CDT
    Wilhelm holds forth in GroupBlog 297.
  • "A Perfect Getaway", reviewed by Chew

    Posted: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:25:00 CDT
    With Milla Jovovich: imagine a violent reality show with "tasteful" nudity. Friday, 8/7.
  • "Adoration", reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Cardo's Cadillac club card

    Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:09:00 CDT
    Paul Lazzaro sent a liquor-by-the-drink card for the collection.
  • Chew Review: "Julie and Julia"

    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.
  • "(500) Days of Summer", reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Podcast: Leon Russell's 60s session work

    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.
  • Bagsby birthday bash movie

    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.
  • "The Cove", reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Tulsa's nightclub scene in the 1940s

    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.
  • Coming: "Tulsa A to Z" by Jack Frank

    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.
  • IN Brookside or ON Brookside?

    Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:09:00 CDT
    A micro-controversy has erupted in GroupBlog 296.
  • Skyline Amusement Park YouTube

    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.
  • Gary Chew reviews "The Ugly Truth"

    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.
  • Jim Ruddle remembers Walter Cronkite

    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.
  • Jim Hartz remembers Walter Cronkite

    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 GroupBlog 296.
  • "The Hurt Locker" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Gary Chew reviews the new Harry Potter

    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.
  • Chew reviews Sacha Baron Cohen's "Brüno"

    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.
  • Woodwards reunite at childhood home

    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 295.
  • KOTV tech / Bob Wills alum Wayne Johnson

    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 GroupBlog 295.
  • Chew reviews Woody's "Whatever Works"

    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.
  • RIP Tulsa punk, hype and film artist Joe Christ

    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 294.
  • "Away We Go", reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Tulsa Gal's Blog: Tulsa history

    Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:20:00 CDT
    A new blog by Tulsa Historical Society volunteer Nancy. Link in GroupBlog 294.
  • Tulsa TV pioneer Noel Confer passes away

    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.
  • Josef Peter Hardt passes away

    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.
  • The last day of analog Tulsa TV

    Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:03:00 CDT
    To commemorate the occasion, a Tulsa broadcast TV timeline by the webmaster. In GroupBlog 294.
  • KTUL celebrates 55 years on the air

    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.
  • "The Girlfriend Experience" by Chew

    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 to Tulsa.
  • Sexy Helen Alvarez, 1st GM at KOTV

    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 293.
  • Lee Woodward and Willie Nelson in the 50s

    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.
  • Ice skating at the Coliseum

    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.
  • 60s Tulsa bands: Sundog, The Hallucinations

    Posted: Sun, 07 Jun 2009 14:10:00 CDT
    Denise Lundy sent publicity photos of two local bands of the 1960s. In GroupBlog 293.
  • Saving YouTube videos to your own computer

    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.
  • 1960 Utica/Crystal Bowl, Sheridan Lanes pencil

    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.
  • "The Stewardesses" in 3D and 3X

    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.
  • Chew reviews "The Hangover"

    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 June 5.
  • Another TTM readability tip

    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.
  • Retro TV Network now on Cox Cable

    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 293.
  • Musician David Sherr's 1960 Tulsa journal

    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.
  • KOKI 1985 "Movie Star" promo

    Posted: Wed, 27 May 2009 18:06:00 CDT
    Brief clip added to the Channel 23 page, courtesy of Chris Sloan.
  • "The Brothers Bloom" reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Reader photo of Bernie Vonnegut's lab

    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.
  • Tulsa skating rinks of the past

    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.
  • Jim Jarmusch's "The Limits of Control"

    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.
  • Randy Prahl's "Mazeppa" on KRVT

    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 page.
  • "Night at the Museum 2", reviewed by Chew

    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.
  • Movie star at Crystal City amusement park

    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.
  • Leon on the cover of Circus Mag, 1972

    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.
  • This is your brain on TTM

    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.
  • Wayman Tisdale

    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.
  • Cardo's Cadillac 80s mystery

    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.
  • KELi 1965 survey / "The Name Game" exam

    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.
  • Cocktail culture in Tulsa

    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.
  • Johnny Harden's Hamburgers and Chicken

    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 291.
  • Tulsa Mayfest coming tomorrow

    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.
  • Nelson's Chicken-Fried Steak coming back

    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 291.
  • The Louisiane, and Powers Restaurant

    Posted: Sun, 10 May 2009 15:57:00 CDT
    Scott Linder talks steak. A Powers Restaurant matchbook illustrates. In GroupBlog 291.
  • Beryl Ford passes into history

    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.
  • King's Potato Chips 1962 calendar

    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 promotional calendar.
  • The Louisiane Restaurant remembered

    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.
  • Star Trek, reviewed by Gary Chew

    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.
  • Trade Winds West photo, 1970

    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.
  • Photo of Borden's, the future Crystal's

    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 290.
  • Skitch Henderson once helped Lee and Lionel

    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.
  • Photo of Karen Black on the set of "Stuck"

    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.
  • Boydston's 'Daddy A Go Go' featured in World

    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 290.
  • Chew reviews "Is Anybody There?"

    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.
  • Two TTM readability tips

    Posted: Sat, 02 May 2009 18:09:00 CDT
    Change a setting or two on your PC for easier viewing. In GroupBlog 290.
  • David Bagsby works on Karen Black movie

    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.
  • Blog post about Shock Theatre

    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.
  • Chew reviews "The Informers"

    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 playing.
  • KVOO-TV screenshot from 1964

    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.
  • Chew reviews "The Soloist"

    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 Los Angeles.
  • Out-of-town TV stations

    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.
  • The Delman Theatre in Tulsa and Houston

    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.
  • KVOO-TV election set, 1964

    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.
  • "Troubleshooter" Jim Forbes checks in

    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.
  • Louise Bland with Anita Bryant, Lawrence Welk

    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.
  • Tulsa movie theatre history

    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.
  • 1958 B-47 crash witness

    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.
  • Chew reviews "State of Play"

    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.
  • B-47 explodes over Tulsa; death of Michael Todd; B-52 Skiatook crash

    Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:27:00 CDT
    Michael D. Trout scores again with three fascinating Tulsa aviation stories. In GroupBlog 288.
  • Tulsa aviation/airports

    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.
  • House of Hobbies

    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.
  • Chew reviews "12"

    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 for 2008.
  • Return of the B Girl Mystery

    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.
  • Parkey's Restaurant

    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.
  • KTUL postcards 1948-1951

    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.
  • Coliseum site today

    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 287.
  • Griff's Burgers bldg today

    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.
  • 1969 ad: The Speakeasy

    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 page.
  • Irish Mike Clancy's Pizza ad

    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.
  • Fire at the Coliseum

    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.
  • Gorgeous George, Leroy McGuirk, Sam Avey

    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.
  • KAKC-FM 1974-5 aircheck

    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.
  • Bill White Chevrolet query

    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.
  • The Library Restaurant

    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.
  • "Television Pioneers" Part 2 on OETA

    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 287.
  • Tulsa: heavy snow in late March

    Posted: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:20:00 CDT
    Three photos by the webmaster of the unseasonal snow in Tulsa today. In GroupBlog 287.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Sunshine Cleaning"

    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.
  • Lew Miller Dance Studio in the 40s, 50s

    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.
  • "The Name Game" tutorial

    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.
  • Photos and fun facts about Froug's

    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.
  • Woolco at Southroads photo

    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.
  • TTM on "Irritated Tulsan" today

    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.
  • Gary Chew reviews "Duplicity"

    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.
  • Bell's Amusement Park rides ID'd

    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.
  • Honey Hudgen at Western Village

    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.
  • Discovery space shuttle launch

    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.
  • Western Village at Admiral and Garnett

    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.
  • Woodward, Bryant and Hudgen at the Brady

    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.
  • "Star Captain": 1979 Tulsa electronic music LP

    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.
  • "Two Lovers": Joaquin Phoenix' last role?

    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 Circle Cinema.
  • Morgan Woodward YouTube

    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.
  • Anita Bryant

    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.
  • Paul Harvey's childhood home

    Posted: Sat, 07 Mar 2009 17:53:00 CDT
    ...is still at 1014 E. 5th Pl. See it today on Google Street View.
  • Bleu Grotto punk club

    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.
  • Shotgun Sam's and menu, Sipes, Gulf Mart

    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.
  • Phantasmagoria episode 3

    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.
  • KOTV's Late Show promo

    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.
  • OETA "Television Pioneers" Part 1

    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.
  • Radio contest

    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 today page.
  • Parkey's and Griff's

    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.
  • MAINTAIN on YouTube

    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.
  • The John Chick Show YouTube

    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.
  • Paul Harvey passes away

    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.
  • The Wayfarers Trio

    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.
  • Incident at the Town and Country

    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.
  • The Gourd and The Buddhi in OKC

    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.
  • The Gallery coffee house

    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.
  • U-Need-Um Tires MP3

    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.
  • KZLI AM 1570: standards

    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.
  • KRVT AM 1270 now online

    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.
  • Podcast: Chew on the Oscar

    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.
  • KWGS, KWTU HD updates

    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.
  • Jazz Trek

    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.
  • "Adventures in Paradise" TV series book

    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 Tiki page.
  • Incident at King's Food Host

    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.
  • Stock car racing death in 1969

    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.
  • Elton John on Brookside, 1972

    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.
  • Analog/digital changes today

    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.
  • Cross Roads Drive-In Restaurant

    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 283.
  • Skyline Park owner employed Spanky

    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 283.
  • Lee Woodward on Spanky, Blossom and Shirley

    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.
  • Tulsa Drive-In Theatres in Google Maps

    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.
  • Chew reviews "The International"

    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.
  • Restaurants near the Brady in 1954

    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.
  • Kurt Vonnegut's scientist brother

    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.
  • Lakeview Amusement Park photos

    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.
  • Don Woods YouTube interview

    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.
  • 1985 KOKI YouTube

    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.
  • 51 Drive-In Theatre

    Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:23:00 CDT
    Bryan Crain contributed two photos to the new 51 Drive-In page.
  • Rose Bowl pics

    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.
  • The family drive

    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.
  • Capri Drive-In sign: 1965 and 1991

    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.
  • June Runyon School of Dance

    Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 01:39:00 CDT
    Tim Sawyer recalls heckling students at June Runyon's dance school in GroupBlog 282.
  • Locust Grove Park

    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.
  • 40s Tulsa dance studio became 80s crash pad

    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.
  • Zeb on Hereford Heaven steaks

    Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:21:00 CDT
    Carl Bartholomew remembers this regional frozen cube steak in GroupBlog 281.
  • Mike Miller: my dad the agent

    Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:21:00 CDT
    Mike's dad, Lew, booked entertainment greats into the Brady Theater. In GroupBlog 281.
  • TU grad Rue McClanahan still working

    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.
  • Drinking RC at DX

    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.
  • Buddy Holly gone 50 years today

    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 281.
  • Sears at 21st and Yale

    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.
  • Life in the Osage (Apts)

    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.
  • Topper's at Ft. Gibson

    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.
  • Chris Sloan's YouTube Channel

    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.
  • J.J.'s Gourmet Cafe: Connor's Corner heir

    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.
  • Hillbilly BBQ sandwiches at the grocery

    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.
  • Photo of Osage Hills Center with Lounge

    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.
  • Osage Fairway Apartments photos

    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.
  • OK man's brain pickled by Coors

    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.
  • Osage and Washington Elementary Schools

    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.
  • "Ma Barker", early KTUL director

    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.
  • Fantastic Theater theme 99 cents

    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.
  • KOTV director Ralph Bardgett passed away

    Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:57:00 CDT
    Former KOTV director Ralph Bardgett passed away on Sunday. More in GroupBlog 280.
  • Massad's matchbook

    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.
  • "Outsiders" pix ID'd

    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.
  • The "Outhouse" Gang

    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.
  • End of Sheridan Village

    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.
  • Prairie Home Companion

    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.
  • Jim Reid on KGCT 41

    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.
  • Northland memories

    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.
  • Marvin McCullough info?

    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.
  • Kael on Montalban

    Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 22:56:00 CDT
    The New Yorker critic's words are a fitting tribute to this fine actor. In GroupBlog 280.
  • BCNU #6

    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.
  • Woody on Bob McRoberts, Broo and Phil's Grill

    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.
  • Broo defends Cincinnati chili

    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 279.
  • Mock Coney Island coneys

    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.
  • Artists Woody and Homma

    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'.
  • Mr. Ed buried in OK?

    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.
  • Zuider Zee Seafood

    Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 03:30:00 CDT
    Mike Bruchas remembers the jingle and we see a ZZ plate and linked ad. In GroupBlog 279.
  • Parthenia Lake

    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.
  • Chew's best of 2008

    Posted: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:30:00 CDT
    Gary Chew picks his favorite movies from 2008.
  • Tulsa Oiler Harry Watts

    Posted: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 14:10:00 CDT
    New photo of the slugger on the Oiler Park page.
  • Head World

    Posted: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:10:00 CDT
    Ad for Head World at 5840 S. Memorial in the late 70s in GroupBlog 279.
  • Morgan Woodward portrait

    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 279.
  • Dorothy's, downtown

    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.
  • Who is Pat Murphy-Stark?

    Posted: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 14:20:00 CDT
    Hint: her very name is a mark of infomercial excellence. In GroupBlog 279.
  • Ricardo on trade-outs

    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.

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