Josh Clark from the Stuff You Should Know Podcast, has put together two amazing galleries of old Halloween costumes. Really old, homemade costumes
, and Seventies and Eighties costumes
has three Youtube channels: The eponymous AIRBOYD features 2000+ videos for "aviation and aerospace enthusiasts
. Then there's the Nuclear Vault
: Vintage Military, War and News Videos, with 1200+ full-length documentaries, news reels and other assorted footage, including 200 episodes of "The Big Picture (Army Signal Corps)
" and a variety of Atomic and Nuclear energy films
. Last but not least is US Auto Industry
, an archive of over 450 vintage automobile films
, including commercials from Buick
. [more inside]
What Was On: snapshots of vintage televisions playing broadcasts. 1957
; In Space
Kure Kure Takora
was a Toho
produced, short form children's television show from the Japan in the early 1970's.
Meet the Cast: Kure Kure Takora, aka Gimme Gimme Octopus;
his closest friend, the coin vomiting squash Chonbo
; jellyfish bully Tororo
, the sexy walrus who gets around; Debura
,the grizzled and world-weary badger; Biragon
, lazy trust-fund iguana; and last but not least, the picked on, Sea Cucumber Gang.
An exhaustive listing of videos for all 220 episodes, most with plot breakdowns. [more inside]
NBC offers Way Back Wednesdays
where you can watch full vintage episodes online of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Emergency, Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team, Buck Rogers, and Miami Vice.
For many kids, the space age
made its TV debut years before Sputnik with 1950's TV space serials.
1950 - Space Patrol - The Hidden Treasure of Mars
. (Part two
1954 - Rocky Jones' Space, Space Ranger - Rocky's Odyssey
. (Chapters two
1954 - Flash Gordon - Deadline at Noon
and Akim the Terrible
. [more inside]
Typing...on a screen!
Text (and cover image) of a 1973 issue of Radio-Electronics mag, showing a new fangled way of typing with a TV screen. I like how the mag is billed as "for MEN with ideas in electronics." Heh...