January 9, 2011: Color TV is a Waste of Money...

There are 23 more ads today, the oldest one from 1955 and the most recent one from 1969. Again, they are all from the online archives of The Toledo Blade. There are five in the Channel 11 gallery, a Sunday, 1/4/59 ad for two CBS News specials, The Big News of '58 and Where We Stand, another 1/4/59 ad for CBS weekday morning shows Arthur Godfrey Time and I Love Lucy (Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz), a Saturday, 5/16/59 ad for "Lillian Russell" on Hollywood Spectacular and "Dark Mirror" on Toltower Theater, a Wednesday, 11/7/62 ad for "The She Devil" on Night Owl Theater and "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" on The Big Show (Johnny Weissmuller) and a Friday, 1/17/64 ad for "Royal Wedding" on Night Owl Theater (Fred Astaire, Jane Powell) and "Up in Smoke" on The Saturday Show (Huntz Hall of The Bowery Boys). There are seven more ads in the Channel 13 gallery, a Saturday 5/16/59 ad for "The Bandits of Corsica" in Channel 13's Daily Movie Box (daily ad in the Blade for movies on WSPD-TV) and another ad for The Lawrence Welk Show, a Wednesday 11/7/62 ad for Deadline (Frank Venner), the Wyatt Earp episode "The Gambler" (Hugh O'Brien) and Thursday morning movie "Eyes in the Night," a Saturday, 10/3/64 ad for 12 O'Clock High (Robert Lansing), the Flipper episode "SOS Dolphin" (on NBC), Hazel (Shirley Booth) and "Spanish Main" on The Saturday Night Movie (Maureen O'Hara), a Wednesday 10/12/66 ad for The Merv Griffin Show, a Wednesday 1/20/66 ad for the Batman episode "Fine Feathered Fink" (Adam West) and the Blue Light episode "Target, David March" (Robert Goulet), a Thursday 1/21/66 ad for the Batman episode "The Penguin's a Jinx" (Burt Ward, Adam West), The Double Life of Henry Phyfe episdoe "Phyfe on a Ferry" (Red Buttons) and The Baron series premiere episode "Diplomatic Immunity" (Steve Forrest) and a Wednesday 3/23/66 ad for The Big Valley episode "Into the Widow's Web" (Lee Majors, Barbara Stanwyck) and the Thursday Movietime film, "Stop, Look and Laugh" (The Three Stooges). There are three ads in the Channel 24 gallery, a Monday, 5/9/66 ad for The Soupy Sales Show, The Lloyd Thaxton Show, Of Land and Seas, The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, Hullabaloo (ABC), The John Forsythe Show episode "The Bainbridge Curse" (NBC) the Dr. Kildare episode "Now: The Mummy" (NBC) the Theater One episode "Doyle Against the House," Talent Scouts and News at 11, and there are two Saturday 10/18/69 ads, one for the pro debut of Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) on Wide World of Sports (the Bucks beat the Pistons 119-110) and a California vs UCLA football game and another ad for Burke's Law (Gene Barry, Gary Conway). The first ad in the NET gallery is a Wednesday 1/26/66 ad for History of the Negro People on Channel 30 and there are two ads in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a 5/21/55 Chevrolet ad for Toledo dealers Lownsbury, Jim White, Kopf and Weissenberger and two 1/20/66 ads for Antenna dealers National TV and Marko. The National ad was for an Antennacraft UHF antenna to bring in Channel 50 from Detroit and the Marko ad was for Channel Master's Color Crossfire. There are four more ads in the the Radio Station Ads gallery, a 5/16/59 WTOL-AM 1230/FM-104 ad for Sunday Music and Baseball, a 2/1/64 WOHO-AM 1470 ad for Terry Shaw, Bob Martz, John Garry, J.J. Shannon and Lou K., a 12/23/65 ad for "A Christmas Carol" starring the WTOD Players (previously uploaded the the Holiday ads gallery) and a 10/18/69 WSPD-AM 1370 ad for The Grouch Club. More vintage Toledo Blade ads are on the way...