60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland

Photo courtesy Chuck Pharis Two of my favorite things are Disneyland and Television. In celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary I decided to post the behind the scenes ABC video showing the technical preparations. Below is the actual show from opening day itself. You can see how far TV and Disneyland have come over the years. Thanks to Eyes Of A Generation and Chuck Pharis for the photos … Continue reading 60 Years Ago: Operation Disneyland

Stan Chambers (1923-2015)

Stan Chambers on KTLA’s breaking the news story of the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police officers. From the Archive of American Television. We’re sad to hear that KTLA local news correspondent Stan Chambers passed away today at the age of 91. Chambers was part of the local Los Angeles news scene for over 60 years and was instrumental in the national evolution of … Continue reading Stan Chambers (1923-2015)

Gary Owens Interview

Gary Owens performs in a skit at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards with Lilly Tomlin as Ernestine. Here is a very good interview from the Laugh-In DVD collection with Gary Owens. He talks about how he got his start in radio and then television. Gary also goes into depth about his animation voice work, meeting Walt Disney, as well as his connection to Mel Blanc. I remember … Continue reading Gary Owens Interview

Shebang! with Casey Kasem on KTLA

Casey Kasem is best remembered as a radio personality and animation voice artist. But he also did television, including a KTLA show called Shebang! Produced by Dick Clark of American Bandstand, it was a music show like Shindig!, Hullabaloo, and Ready Steady Go!. Casey Kasem was inducted into to the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1985. The Doors make their first live … Continue reading Shebang! with Casey Kasem on KTLA