March 22, 2011: Biography of a Disaster

There are 17 more ads today, all from September 1964. There are ten in the Channel 11 gallery including a Wednesday, 9/16/64 ad for "Teenagers from Outer Space" on The Big Show, a 9/18/64 ad for "Golden Girl" on Friday Night at the Movies (Mitzi Gaynor) and a Saturday, 9/19/64 ad for "The Flame and the Arrow" on Hollywood Spectacular (Burt Lancaster). There's also a Sunday, 9/20/69 ad for the Bonanza sixth season premiere episode, "Invention of a Gunfighter" (Lorne Greene) on NBC and a Monday, 9/21/64 ad for five Monday night CBS shows, To Tell the Truth (Bud Collyer), The Andy Griffith Show "Opie Loves Helen" (Andy Griffith, Don Knotts), The Lucy Show "Lucy and the Good Skate" (Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance), the Many Happy Returns pilot (John McGiver) and Slattery's People "Question: What is Truth?" (Richard Crenna). Next is a 9/22/64 ad for four Tuesday night shows, the syndicated Battleline "Liberation of the Phillipines" and three CBS shows, The Red Skelton Hour, Petticoat Junction "Betty Jo's Dog" (Bea Benedaret, Edgar Buchanan) and The Nurses "Once Bitten" followed by a 9/23/64 ad for four CBS shows, The Beverly Hillbillies "Jed Becomes a Movie Mogul" (Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Buddy Ebsen, Max Baer, Jr.), The Dick Van Dyke Show "My Mother Can Beat Up My Father," The Cara Williams Show "Top Secret Groom" and The Danny Kaye Show. The next one is a 9/24/64 ad for Thursday night shows, The Munsters "Munster Masquerade" (Yvonne DeCarlo, Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis), Perry Mason "The Case of the Missing Button" (Raymond Burr), both on CBS and11's Thursday Night at the Movies "The Snows of Kilamanjaro" (Gregory Peck) followed by a 9/25/64 ad for three Friday night CBS series premieres, The Entertainers (Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart), Gomer Pyle, USMC "Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course" (Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton) and The Reporter "Extension Seven" (Harry Guardino, Gary Merrill). There's one more in the News/Special Reports Ads gallery, a Sunday 9/30/69 ad for the special, Biography of a Disaster which recounted the 1/23/64 fire at the Ensign Foundry and Overmeyer Warehouse in Toledo. The rest of today's ads are all in the Channel 13 gallery. First is a 9/14/64 ad for five Monday night ABC shows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea "Eleven Days to Zero" (Richard Basehart), the No Time for Sergeants pilot, Wendy and Me "Molehills to Mountains"(Connie Stevens, George Burns), The Bing Crosby Show "A Fine Romance" and Ben Casey "August is the Month Before Christmas" (Vince Edwards). Next is a 9/16/64 ad for Wednesday night ABC shows, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet "Rick and the Girl Across the Hall" (Ozzie and Harriet Nelson), The Patty Duke Show "The Green-Eyed Monster," the series premiere of Shindig, Mickey "Seaside Westside" (Sammee Tong, Mickey Rooney, Emmaline Henry) and Burke's Law "Who Killed the Surf Board Broad" (Gene Barry). There's also a 9/18/69 ad for Friday night shows, Jonny Quest "Mystery of the Lizard Men," The Farmer's Daughter "The Waiting Game" (Inger Stevens, William Windom) and The Addams Family "The Addams Family Goes to School" (John Astin, Carolyn Jones), all on ABC and 13's Friday Night Movie "Stage Struck" (Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg), shown instead of Valentine's Day and Twelve O'Clock High on ABC. Channel 13 showed Twelve O'Clcok High Saturdays at 6:30 pm, as seen in the next ad, a 9/19/64 ad for Saturday night shows. Other shows in the ad are Flipper "300 Feet Below" (the series premiere on NBC), Hazel (Shirley Booth), shown on a delay from NBC and a Detroit Lions football game, against the Rams, in L.A. There's a 9/20/64 ad for Sunday night ABC shows, Wagon Train "The Bob Stuart Story" (now back to an hour and no longer in color), Broadside "Don't Make Waves" and ABC Sunday Night Movie "The Vikings" (Kirk Douglas). Next is a 9/22/64 ad for Tuesday night ABC shows Combat! "Vendetta" (Vic Morrow), McHale's Navy "Lester, the Skipper" (Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn), Tycoon "Shotgun Meyer" (Walter Brennan), Peyton Place and The Fugitive "World's End" (Barry Morse, David Janssen). The last one is a 9/24/64 ad for Thursday night ABC shows, The Flintstones "Monster Fred," The Donna Reed Show "Dad Drops By," My Three Sons "A Serious Girl" (Fred MacMurray), Bewitched "Be It Ever So Mortgaged" (Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York), Peyton Place and The Jimmy Dean Show. More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...