Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 CDTJosef Hardy gave me an audio tape that answers long-standing questions, raises new ones. Link at top of original Fantastic Theater page.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:58:00 CDTLots of sites change their structure over the years, notably Boing Boing. Repaired the links.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:07:00 CDTHad to update the file and the code to make this sound work again. Also refreshed the code on that page for a 1961 Brownie projector commercial from the Internet Archive..
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:30:00 CDTHear how the theme was spliced together from two different sources.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:39:00 CDTFrom Lee Woodward, a short video about his brother Morgan on YouTube: "COOL HAND LUKE's Man Behind the Mirrored Glasses with Morgan Woodward" At the bottom of the main page.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:38:00 CDTTo play RealAudio clips from this site, use the excellent and free VLC player. Works great on smartphones, too.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:30:00 CDTClay McIntosh sent his artistic tribute to the Mazeppa crew, now at the top of the 1st Mazeppa page.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:45:00 CDTPhil Lassiter sent this promo photo of himself and Carter Brown, both around 12, playing and sining in this early live KOTV kiddie show.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:22:00 CDTMarshall Brodien's TV Magic Cards, Christina's International Introductions, and the Three-Minute Samba (Intermission time). These and more are also on the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:25:00 CDTThe Saturn Room Opening Night: April 10 starting at 4 pm. Address: 209 North Boulder Avenue in the Brady Arts District. Start your weekend with a Missionary's Downfall.
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:02:00 CDTHere is the video of investigative reporter Janna Clark's FOX23 News report yesterday with my interview.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:05:00 CDTInvestigative reporter Janna Clark interviewed me for her FOX23 News report airing today at 5 pm. It's an update on her Leake Park pond rehabilitation project story. The story will probably be slotted around the 5:45 pm time frame.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:40:00 CDTPhoto of Stacy with other counterculture radio guys, his articles on TTM, and a link to his obituary at to Rose Hill.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:00 CDTFrom the OK Historical Society. Shot in OKC in 1972, starring Robert Lansing ('Gary Seven'), Marj Dusay ('Brain and brain, what is brain' from 'Spock's Brain'), and Peter Hardt of Fantastic Theater. Now on the main page, and favorited on the TTM YouTube Channel.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:07:00 CDTDavid Batterson took a screenshot of Sasha Foo today on San Diego TV. I added a video of Sasha dancing on an 8's The Place promo.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:12:00 CDTMike Miller sent a clipping from the Tulsa Tribune. It includes a photo he shot of KTUL photog Bob Gregory under attack by Carol Jean Baker, one of the parking meter-emptying 'Kissing Burglars'. Mike tells the story.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:20:00 CDTSorry to be late in reporting the passing of Gary Elliott. He was a long-time audio engineer at KTUL as well as a singer/songwriter. I worked with him and his wife Emily on the RSUTV/UHF Weird Al locations tour last year. Rest in peace, Gary.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 CDTIn March, the Saturn Room will start as a cocktail lounge. Food will be introduced in 3 to 6 months. The bar will feature mid-century umbrella drinks such as Tequila Sunrise and Mai Tai, as well as "modern pyrotechnics."
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:20:00 CDTJoe Winett reports that Dave McFadden, creator of "The Time Channel" spoof, passed away on Friday. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Dave was also part of "Make Me Smile", a comedy show taped in the basement of the Tulsa Library.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:45:00 CDTFor the first time ever, the extensive Tulsa TV Memories original site and the GroupBlog are hosted together on the same account and domain. The new WordPress GroupBlog is so slick-looking, I almost feel apologetic about how retro the original looks in comparison...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:00:00 CDTI took this pic when Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal visited Tulsa's Rose Bowl in 1987 to promote their new FOX comedy, "Married... with Children".
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:45:00 CDTOne of the attributed sources for Jimmie Tramel's article.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:10:00 CDTJimmie Tramel wrote an article about KTUL's Plenty Scary Movie in Monday's Tulsa World.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:30:00 CDTRemembering Edward Dumit, beloved Communications professor at TU, and KWGS announcer.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 CDTThe TTM webmaster was interviewed by Janna Clark of Fox23 about the poor condition of the pond in James C. Leake Park, 5 pm Tuesday 8/26 on KOKI Channel 23. Now added to the TTM Channel
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:00 CDTCarl Bartholomew ("Uncle Zeb") captured the spirit of the 70s and early 80s in these promos he produced for Channel 8. Campaigns include "The News Guys", "Let Us Be The One", "8's The Place", "Total 8 Tulsa", "It's All For Free" (vs. cable TV), plus the Plenty Scary Movie and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:10:00 CDTBrought to our attention by Hurst Swiggart, a nice story in the Tulsa World.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:00:00 CDTBrought to our attention by a Tweet from Michael Bates, 1970s furniture magnate John F. Lawhon spoofs himself. I believe his store was over on Pine St. In the current GroupBlog
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:42:00 CDTAdded new WordPress blog, on the same webhosting service as the main site. Includes both a replacement for the defunct Greek GB, and a Webmaster Blog, to be on the topics of cable-cutting, home theater, etc.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:15:00 CDTThe company that hosts the GroupBlog, Pathfinder, may have terminated the service. Not sure yet. I have archived the Google cached copy of the most recent GB 341, so nothing was lost. For the time being, the TTM Facebook site can stand in for it (click the Facebook icon on the main page).
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:17:00 CDTI just heard from Russell Bates of Lawton on LinkedIn. I know him from my Wilson Center dorm days at OU in the early 1970s. He was then already a published writer, and later won an Emmy for a Star Trek animated series episode he co-wrote. I found a profile of Russell on a 2011 episode of OETA's "Gallery" series. Watch Gallery #1204 at the link.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:35:00 CDTOn TTM Flickr: my friend Garry Deaton tells us about his dad building Bob Hower's biplane at Harvey Young Airport in 1978.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CDTDave says: "(Gerald Wheeler) brought the character from Little Rock to Tulsa... Lorenzo became a big deal on Baltimore TV in the 1960s and later in Philadelphia.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:38:00 CDTThe last newspaper ad before the theatre closed, courtesy of Wesley Horton.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:40:00 CDTThe old 66 Drive-In became the 11th Street in 1964 when a new screen was added. Found in high altitude aerial photographs, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:30:00 CDTFound in a high altitude aerial photograph, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CDTGot back in touch recently with my old road rallying buddy, Garry Deaton. His dad built a biplane for himself. Bob Hower admired it so much, Garry's dad built one for him, too! Garry loaned me this Xmas card from Bob to his dad.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 14:55:00 CDTFound in a high altitude aerial photograph, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:55:00 CDTAll on the main page today: Emily Elliott's video of the Weird Al UHF tour we co-hosted, that video being featured on Good Day Tulsa, and a "joint" appearance by Al and Emily's arm on KTUL.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:15:00 CDTFrom the TTM Channel on YouTube.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:35:00 CDTFrom the TTM Flickr page.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:00:00 CDTUseful pix and maps for the tour hosted by Emily Elliott and the the TTM webmaster.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDTAt the RSUTV site, visit their Online Store to get on a tour hosted by Emily Elliott and the the TTM webmaster. There is a super-special surprise at the end of it. Friday is the last day to sign up.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDTAt the RSUTV site, visit their Online Store for something of great and unique interest to Tulsa "UHF" fans.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:55:00 CDTFound this in a high altitude aerial photograph over sections 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Township 20N and Range 12E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDTFound this in a high altitude aerial photograph over over section 4 of Township 19N and 13E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:00 CDTFound this in a high altitude aerial photograph over section 23 of Township 22N and Range 13E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:33:00 CDTOn the TTM YouTube Channel: my onscreen bit about the camera supplied by Chris Sloan to the RSUTV "UHF" telethon last Saturday.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:00:00 CDT7:00 pm Sat, 10/5: RSU-TV is running a live pledge drive celebrating the 25th anniversary of Weird Al's movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa. There will be actors from the movie, talent acts and surprises. Premiums include location tours hosted by Emily Elliott and myself. Channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 or 793 on Cox, 35 on DISH and DirecTV.Also streamed live on RSU's web site. Free tickets still available.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:25:00 CDTAll these amusement parks of Tulsa past can be seen tonight on RSU-TV's final encore of "Green Country People and Places", 7:30 pm, Thur, 10/3. Producer/director Bryan Crain contributed photos of Skyline and Lakeview to TTM. Lowell Burch's Skyline Park home movie is included. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:05:00 CDT...can be seen tonight on RSU-TV's "Green Country People and Places", 7:30 pm, Thur, 9/26. The show is about Tulsa amusement parks of the past. One of the producers, Bryan Crain, has contributed photos of Skyline and Lakeview to this site. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:30:00 CDTRSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" on the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF". Circle Cinema showing tonight is sold out, but book signing with Weird Al at 4 pm. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:30:00 CDT6:30 pm Sat, 9/21: RSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" looks at upcoming events relating to the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa, including an Oct 5 pledge drive on RSU Public TV, Circle Cinema showing, and Weird Al's Oct 19 concert at the Brady Theater. Jennifer Sterling and I talk about the events with Sam. That's channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 or 793 on Cox.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:15:00 CDTRSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" (9 pm Fri, 9/20) will look at upcoming events relating to the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa, such as an Oct 5 UHF pledge drive on RSU Public TV, and Weird Al's Oct 19 concert at the Brady Theater. Jennifer Sterling and I talk about the events with Sam. That's channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 on Cox.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:10:00 CDTA special UHF pledge drive on RSU Public TV on Oct 5, ending with Weird Al and his band in concert on October 19 at the Brady Theater.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:00:00 CDTTribute to Mazeppa with Jim Millaway ("Sherman Oaks") with a presentation of clips at the Circle Cinema, Monday, 7/15 at 8:30 pm.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:00:00 CDTA new book by Steve Clem, "Tulsa's KAKC Radio, The Big 97" is now available. Attend a book signing at Tulsa Historical Society on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 pm. Steve and several of the former KAKC DJs will also be on hand to sign books, including Scooter Segraves, Dick Schmitz and Mike McCarthy.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:17:00 CDTRobert Walker and Stan Ruth report that Lee Bayley, former KAKC DJ, has passed away. See a Lee Bayley page at the link.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:18:00 CDTMike Miller posted a link to the Tulsa World obituary for longtime Tulsa newsman Bob Hower, who passed away at age 87 last Saturday.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:00:00 CDTRadio interview with Morgan Woodward on the 2nd hour of TV Confidential, Wed 9/26 at 7pm on WROMRadio.net. Podcast available next week.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:50:00 CDTJoe Robertson asked about Lee Woodward and his actor brother Morgan. Lee replied and supplied a photo.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:10:00 CDTI captured a YouTube video of an odd glitch on the Wii while playing Gottlieb Hall of Fame pinball.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:30:00 CDTA ill-starred science fiction convention was one of the last events held at the Camelot Inn on 51st and Peoria in 1992.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:25:00 CDTAdded three new items at the bottom. Print this out and use for your next trip.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:00:00 CDTI took this photo last Saturday night at the Twin. Love the new concession stand/ restrooms under the screen.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:55:00 CDTVery nice article about Louise Bland's life in today's Tulsa World, with some information I hadn't been aware of.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:42:00 CDTSays Lee: "My oldest son Stan gave me a copy of a CD he helped produce in Dallas. The leader of The Metroplexity Big Band is the much admired composer/arranger/bassist, Kris Berg. I just finished listening to this CD about two hours ago and was just blown away by every aspect."
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:54:00 CDTABC Movie of the Week from 1969, CBS, NBC Late Movie intros from the 70s on the main page, by suggestion from Joe Robertson.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:09:00 CDTTulsa TV Memories is cited as "one of the earliest and largest Web-based local television tribute sites", with quotes from Marc Hall and Rodney Echohawk in this academic paper: "Magic Windows and the Serious Life: Rituals and Community in Early American Local Television" by Phillip J. Hutchison in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:09:00 CDTRead about its first incarnation.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:45:00 CDTArticle from the Tulsa World about the razing of the Downtowner Motel, YouTube from This Land TV about Coney Island, until recently ensconced on the ground floor of the Downtowner. Background on the motel's beginning in GroupBlog 305
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:05:00 CDTThis Land Press is featuring my article about TTM today. They also have a new TV show debuting March 7. Check it out.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:40:00 CDT1979 KTUL sign-off with Mancini's "Dreamsville", Don Tiki video of "An Occasional Man" and the 3-Minute Drive-in Intermission Samba, featured on the main page. Maybe we'll hear the latter at the new Admiral Twin later this year.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:06:00 CDTScott Linder sent this photoset from his time at Capitol Records. Sinatra and Deano smoked up the joint when they recorded there. Flickr link
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:32:00 CDTLee Woodward just created this video especially for TTM. Watch it on the main page and enjoy.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:31:00 CDTMike Miller's book, "How High Can A Guy Stoop?", is now available on Kindle. Great last minute gift idea. Link on the main page Bulletin Board.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:30:00 CDTA new Steven Spielberg film that astounds your visual senses. Opens Christmas Day.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:40:00 CDTGeorge Clooney is a soon-to-be widower who is part of a multi-generational Hawaiian family. Will he and his extended family sell the virgin coastal land on Kauai they've owned for generations? Opens today.
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 03:00:00 CDTBiopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the iconic FBI chief with Judi Dench, Annie Hoover. Naomi Watts, Helen Gandy and Armie Hammer. Now playing.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:35:00 CDTThis cinematic version of Hunter Thompson's first novel is set in 1960 Puerto Rico at a slow-dying multilingual newspaper. Johnny Depp gets involved with predatory capitalism at the beginning of the Castro era. Now playing.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:00:00 CDT"Margin Call" is a fictionalized account of the meltdowns of Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG in September 2008. The Halloween scare is just how close the financial world came to the brink of chaos. Stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker and Demi Moore. Opens 11/4 at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa.
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:26:00 CDTDave Jones recently commented: "I can't believe this still exists!" Four 1981 KGCT videos currently on the TTM YouTube Channel.
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:06:00 CDTAn age-appropriate "Harold and Maude" with a shading of "Love Story": Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper meet, then go to funerals of people they don't know. Now playing.
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:00:00 CDTGuesting on Peter B. Collins' show: Mike Miller and Gary Chew. Jerry Pippin: "I think they are going to discuss old Tulsa radio and television days, plus a little about God knows what else." The podcast will be available Monday night late on PBC's website or at iTunes.
Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:00:00 CDTStellar cast in a drama portraying an Ohio presidential primary scheduled on what proved to be a bad hair day for Julius Caesar. With Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Gregory Itzin. Opens today.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:11:00 CDTPeople tell the story of their first car on longtime TTM reader John's new blogsite.
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 08:25:00 CDTI had this one on my wall.
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 07:35:00 CDTPretty entertaining for a templated rom-com. The number in question is how many persons with whom one has shared intimate moments. Stars Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor and Blythe Danner. Opens today.
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 03:42:00 CDTThis low-key Brad Pitt vehicle, a cerebral baseball story, may not be to everyone's taste, including Oscar's. Also stars Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opens today.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:20:00 CDTRemake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 classic is important, and in its strange and unsettling way, approaches cinematic art. Stars James Marsden and Kate Bosworth. Now playing.
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:30:00 CDTActress Vera Farmiga makes her directorial debut in this contemporary story of a thirtysomething married woman and mother dealing with her faith. Now playing.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:30:00 CDTCoppola's 1983 "Rumble Fish", based on S.E. Hinton's novel, was filmed in downtown Tulsa. The characters in the film hang out at Benny's Billiards. A photo/video art installation will be unveiled at 8 pm tonight at 13 East Brady (site of Benny's). Circle Cinema is showing the movie at 11:00 pm. Meet and Greet at Caz's Chowhouse starting at 6 pm. More at the link.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 05:35:00 CDTIn the 1990s, three former Mossad agents try to work out what went wrong during their mid-60s mission in East Berlin to kidnap and bring to justice a very evil man. With Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Chastain. Now playing.
Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:45:00 CDTEmma and Dexter are college students who have an overnight fling just after graduation. They decide to meet up same time each year to see what's up with their friendship. With Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway and Patricia Clarkson. Opens wide Friday.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:20:00 CDTNew reader Karl H asks about Consumers. Beryl Ford photos and a link in GroupBlog 330.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:30:00 CDTRobert Jernigan Jr. sadly informed us that his dad, who played Captain Ben on KTUL-TV, has passed away. More information in GroupBlog 330.
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:45:00 CDTA double of Earth has been behind the sun for eons... until now. A young woman's life changes at the instant its synchronicity with Earth One is broken. Starring Brit Marling and William Mapother, coming soon to a theater near you.
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:00:00 CDTNeil was one of the original KOTV engineers who put the station on the air in 1949. Tulsa World obit link in GroupBlog 330.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 07:45:00 CDTTonight: Group Exhibit reception for OH, TULSA! at Living Arts of Tulsa's ArtSpace, 307 E Brady. The reception is from 6-9 pm Friday, 8/5. One of the projects on display is Oom-A-Gog, recreated by artist Chris Wollard, who is also a Tulsa Tiki aficionado. Curator is Melanie Fry of Joyce Martel fame. More details and links at the top of just-archived GroupBlog 329.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 05:55:00 CDTDaniel Craig can't remember a thing when he wakes up in the Old West with a high-tech wristwatch thing attached to his arm. It's just what he'll need in this new-fashioned shoot-em-up with Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. Opens wide July 29.