Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Lucy Show - Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs

This clip from The Lucy Show episode titled "Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs" features Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. In the episode, Lucy calls in sick to work so that she can accompany her roommate Carol to a golf tournament in Palm Springs. Carol is going there to perform with her music group The Vagabonds. While sunbathing, the two are approached by the hotel manager who is surprised to see Lucy as he thought only one woman was in the group. Carol explains that Lucy is in the group and a plan is set up to include her in the act. This episode aired on November 7, 1966.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Berserk! Movie Trailer- Joan Crawford (1967)

Movie trailer for the 1967 British B-Movie Berserk! starring Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, and Judy Geeson. The movie tells the story of Monica Rivers (Crawford), owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus. When a series of mysterious murders begins to happen and some of her performers die in gruesome fashion, Rivers sees her profits soar. Happy about the rise in business and her lack of concern about the deaths, suspicion grows about her role in this. An interesting side note on this film is the fact that the circus footage is actually of the famous real-life Billy Smart's Circus. The movie was released in September 1967.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Texaco Toy Tank Truck Commercial (1962)

This classic commercial features the Texaco Toy Tank Truck which were available at Texaco service stations. The announcer states that "it is made of steel and is a full two feet long". This model was sold for just $3.50 and looks "just like the big Texaco trucks you see on the roads". The advertising spot ends with the classic jingle "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, the big bright Texaco star".

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix Commercial (1958)

Classic commercial for Betty Crocker Muffin Mix which aired in 1958. It features "Betty Crocker" in her kitchen introducing the various types of muffin mixes available. They include corn, delicious date, hearty raisin bran, and tangy orange. She states that you can now make muffins in a "twinkling" with these new mixes. Actress Adelaide Hawley Cumming portrayed Betty Crocker.