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My Vintage Video: The Jive Talking Roosevelt Franklin from Sesame Street

It’s my pleasure to introduce Roosevelt Franklin, the totally hip, skatting purple muppet from Sesame Street. What’s he gonna do when he turns two? He’ll tell you in this vintage video!
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Doctor Who debuts on British TV 50 years ago

The UK’s most famous doctor turns 50 this week. Doctor Who debuted on the BBC in November 1963.
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Ghosts on The Muppet Show Sing The Beatles for Halloween

This Halloween let’s feature a trio of ghosts singing the Lennon and McCartney classic I’m Looking Through You. The friendly ghosts performed the tune on The Muppet Show.
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My Vintage Video: Friday the 13th Movie Trailer

Beware ‘cos a killer is on the loose this Friday the 13th. Enjoy the original 1980 movie trailer to the ultimate slasher film. Jason Voorhees is the deranged, mass killer and he’s after Kevin Bacon!
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John Lennon Visits the set of Happy Days

Here’s a photo making the ’rounds on the internet. It was posted by May Pang, John Lennon’s former girlfriend, on her Facebook page. Apparently, in 1974 Lennon took his son Julian on a tour of Paramount Studios and one of the stops included a visit with the cast of Happy Days. The visit took place […]
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Esther Williams: The Million Dollar Mermaid

This week’s My Vintage Video is a tribute to the swimmer/actress Esther Williams. The Million Dollar Mermaid died yesterday at the age of 91.
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Star Trek 1966 Interview with William Shatner & Leonard Nemoy

If you’re a Star Trek fan (or Trekkie), then you’re thrilled there’s a new movie out — Star Trek Into Darkness. And if you’re a fan of the original 1966 TV series, then you may be more psyched to see this rare interview with William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
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My Vintage Video: Jason & the Argonauts Stop-Motion Skeleton Fight Scene

There are so many great scenes from the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. The adventure flick was known for its use of stop-motion animation created by Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen died this week at the age of 92. Here’s one famous scene Harryhausen made for the 1963 film.
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1978 Superman Movie Trailer Starring Christopher Reeve

This week is a week for Superman! I’m writing this from Boston, a city under lockdown because one of the suspects from Monday’s Marathon bombing is at large. Stay safe out there!
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‘Here Comes Peter Cottontail’ ABC TV Promo

There are only two children’s TV Easter specials that I can think of. The Peanuts’ Easter Beagle is one. The Rankin and Bass special ‘Here Comes Peter Cottontail’ is the other. In my humble opinion, the Rankin and Bass show is the better of the two. This week’s My Vintage Video is the original TV […]
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