September 30, 2010

The Flintstones are 50!

The Flintstones was the first primetime TV cartoon. Read 15 things you don't know about The Flintstones. Here are Wilma and Betty watching The Beau Brummelstones (The Beau Brummels) on Shinrock, a parody of Shindig! with host Jimmy O'Neilstone.  The term "Beau Brummell" means well-dressed man and is named after Beau Brummell. Here are some other performances from the show:
Ann-Margret as Ann-Margrock
• In Bedrock, Twitch Twitch
• Fred is like, squaresville

September 26, 2010

Alexandra Hotel in Boston, 1875

At the corner of Mass Ave. and Washington Street is the Alexandra Hotel, built in 1875. The Church of Scientology bought it and they started cleaning it up. Read about it here.

Allen House in Boston, 1859

I love having this groovy mansion in my neighborhood. It's a mix of the Italianate and French Second Empire styles. The Hite sign and building no longer exist.

September 25, 2010

The Larry Kane Show, 1962

Many 1950s and 60s teen dance shows are no longer with us because the tv studio tapes were erased. Here's rare footage of the Larry Kane Show from Houston, Texas. It ran from 19591972. A guy in this 1962 clip mentioned in order to be on the show, you had to take dancing lessons at the dance school next door then pass a series of dance tests.


Beat-Club from Germany looked like an incredible show. It ran from 1965-1972. The performances were mostly live with lots of audience shots. Love the beautiful and cool hostess. Here are some clips:

I Can't Let Go, The Hollies - 1966
Eric Burdon and the Animals - 1967
documentary footage
The Tremeloes - 1967
Peanut Butter, The Liverbirds - 1965
Happy Jack, The Who
Out of Time, Chris Farlowe - 1966
Fire, The Crazy World of Aurthur Brown - 1968