31 December 2011

Jack Benny New Year's Episode

I'm not sure what year this is from, but it's one of my favorite Benny bits. It was done on radio many years earlier.

30 December 2011

Comic Book Short Story ~~ The Aquanauts in "The Deep Six"

 Ivan Tors (Sea Hunt, Flipper and many others) produced this hour long adventure series for United Artists and CBS. It ran for 32 episodes, the standard year for TV season back in 1960.

  The story was that of 2 California salvage divers, Drake and Larry. After 19 episodes, in early 1961, the Larry character was replaced by one named Mike, played by Ron Ely. The underwater adventures ended and the show was renamed  Malibu  Run for the remaining episodes. The last episode of the show aired in June 1961.
Even as the name and format changed, Dell put out a one shot in their Four Color Series. It was #1197, dated May 1961. Art was by Dan Spiegle. There were 2 stories---here is one of them.

While we're here, we might as well look at this issue's informational page, also by Spiegle.

18 December 2011

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer comics

from 1950 thru 1963, National published an annual issue of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer which consisted of comics, puzzels and games. Here are a few pages from the 1954 & 1955 issues. Martin Naydel did most of the work on these 2 issues, with possiblely Rube Grossman doing the covers

1954 cover

by Martin Naydel

1955 cover

Christmas Ads of Long Ago (part 5)

Only one week left...here's some ads to get you  motivated.....(click on 'em to enlarge)


Ronnie Regan gives out cigs in 1952
Arthur Godfery gives 'em out in '49

from Ladies Home Journal Dec. '52

circa 1950

unknown date. Guinness usualy just puts me to sleep.



unknown date, but obviously women have wanted vacuum cleaners for Xmas for a long long time

19 15. This and the next ad show that Santa wasn't always fat,






I want, no.. I NEED this refrigerator from 1968
..but don't park it too near the fireplace.