May 30, 2011: Start Your Season Early!

I added 21 more ads on this Memorial Day, from July, August and September 1966. There are six in the Channel 11 gallery including two Tuesday, 8/30/66 ads for The Wonderful World of the Ohio State Fair (one, an Ohio Bell ad). There's also a Saturday, 9/3/66 ad for CBS daytime shows Andy of Mayberry and The Dick Van Dyke Show (which moved from channel 13 to 11), a Tuesday, 9/6/66 ad for two specials, Backyard Guerrillas and Destination Safety, a Friday 9/9/66 ad for Storm Signal, a special on drug addiction and a Saturday, 9/10/66 ad for the first 1966 regular season NFL game on CBS (Colts vs Packers). There are five more ads in the Channel 13 gallery. There's a Friday, 9/2/66 ad for The Swinging Sounds of a Summer Knight, a special with Jackie Vernon, Chad and Jeremy, Paula Wayne, Don Webster and Paul Revere and the Raiders from Cedar Point, and four more for ABC series and season premieres. There's a Tuesday, 9/6/66 ad for a special showing of Saturday morning animated show King Kong, The Rounders "A Horse on Jim Ed Love," The Pruitts of Southampton "Phyllis Goes Broke" (Phyllis Diller), the Love on a Rooftop series premiere. Next is a Wednesday, 9/7/66 ad for Batman "Shoot a Crooked Arrow," The Monroes "The Intruders," The Man Who Never Was "One Plus One Equals One," Peyton Place and a special, The Fine Art of Football Watching. There's also a Thursday, 9/8/66 ad for Batman "Walk the Straight and Narrow," F Troop "The Singing Mountie," The Tammy Grimes Show "Officer's Mess," That Girl "Don't Just Do Someting, Stand There" and Hawk "Do Not Mutilate or Spindle" (Burt Reynolds). There's one more, a Friday, 9/9/66 ad for the syndicated Wild Cargo, The Green Hornet "The Silent Gun," The channel 13 Friday Night Movie "The Private War of Major Benson" and 12 O'Clock High "Gauntlet of Fire." There are four more in the Channel 24 gallery including a Monday, 8/15/66 ad for the World Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Jose Torres and Eddie Cotton, which channel 50 in Detroit also carried. There's also a Sunday, 8/28/66 ad for Movies at Nine, a Monday 9/5/66 ad for "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" on Blue Cross Comedy Classics and a Friday, 9/9/66 ad for NBC's Miss America Beauty Pageant. There's one ad in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 9/2/66 ad for WPOS-FM 102.3. The final five ads are in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Wednesday, 7/13/66 ad for Sterling's Summertime Sale and a Friday, 7/15/66 ad for Toledo's Big 5 Drive in Theatres (Jesse James, Telegraph, Starlite, Parkside and East Side). There's a Friday, 8/12/66 ad for Al Hirt in the ballroom at Cedar Point, another 8/12/66 ad for Buck Lake Ranch and a Wednesday, 8/31/66 ad for Faygo (Yes, we have no banana). More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...