Sunday, August 28, 2016

Roger Carroll - 1974

Roger Carroll and Doc Severinsen

Roger Carroll had such a neat career. Really a case of has done everything. Part of everything was a hugely long run with AFRTS. Roger Carroll Enterprises produced most of the 1970s recruiting shows aired Sunday mornings, everywhere. It's 1974. I wonder who plays records?

Early AFN Munich

Here are some memories of the early years of AFN in the 1950s.  I wish I had more information but it's a fun listen. Starting with a 1954 visit with Larry Butcher.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

GI Jive - 1945

In WWII GI Jill was big.  The show started in San Francisco as "Hi Neighbor", a request show with news tidbits about back home with Martha Wilkerson and her husband, Robert Warner.  After 56 shows Warner was out but GI Jill kept the show going well into the 1950s.

AFN 1989

Here's what's coming up on AFN!  Thank you Bernd for sharing these.  It took a long time to get them posted.

Gene Price - 1974

This is another program from a nice cache of transcriptions I picked up last month, Gene Price's Country World


Friday, August 26, 2016

Ira Cook - 1965

Ira Cook with Elvis Presley

Ira Cook has memories of 1965. He was a long termer in Los Angeles.  Harry Belefonte in the spotlight.

Mary Helen Barro - 1983

Mary Helen Barro, "la voz de su casa" She carried on on the Latino tradition of Chiquita, Victor, Hernan Escodon and others.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

My Living Doll

"My Living Doll" is an American science fiction sitcom that aired for 26 episodes on CBS in 1964/65.

Just got off the phone with Peter Greenwood. Peter is a producer/archivist trying to get the TV series "My Living Doll" out on DVD, streaming maybe syndication. This would be a totally legitimate release. Julie Newmar is still around and she's really like to see these again.

The issue is that there were 26 shows. He's only located about a dozen. It was never in proper syndication. The only known syndication was on Teleprompter cable in NYC.

We get involved because AFN Berlin aired it in the late 70s. I'm sure I saw it on SCN in the early 80s. There were AFRTS prints. They were in libraries.

1. Would you have any of these, in any format.
2. Where did the film libraries go and when? I've always heard they were sent to AFRTS-LA and from there to the Library of Congress. Is that correct?
3. Do you know anyone who may be able to assist?

Please let me know. Click here to email Thom

Charlie Tuna - 1974

Charlie was very much a friend of the blog.  It really was an honor when he posted this:

Charlie Tuna Having done almost 6000 shows, I never thought about saving those AFRTS vinyl discs each week, but thanks to people like Thom Whetston, I can take a walk down memory lane with digital quality, and all those shows shrunk down to CD size for storage!

Stay Tuna'd!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Joe Allison - 1965

By 1965 Joe Allison had it down and brought the music worldwide.  Let's start out with that good new singer from Nashville, David Houston.