Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lonely Boy (1962)

One of the all time classic NFB documentaries.

Private Secretary (1956)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1965)

A rare color episode of Ozzie and Harriet - and although the colors bleed - it isn't a colorized episode. This was near the end of the show's run.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Suspense starring Bob Hope (1949)

Paul Frees announces that Bob Hope stars in this week's episode of that greatest of radio dramas: Suspense. The episode Death has a Shadow. Bob plays it straight and intense like... for one of the few times in his career. Listen.

Head of the Family - The Dick Van Dyke Show Pilot (1961)

23 Minutes of Dick Van Dyke Show Bloopers - Footage Offline - 09/13/09

The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971)

Generally I rely on YouTube and occasionally Guba, Veoh, GoogleVideo and Dailymotion for the videos posted on Classic Television Showbiz. I've avoided popular sites like AOLvideo and Hulu because they are not available in Canada - and i'm not about to embed something that I myself can't even watch. However, I recently discovered a way around that and if you are using a computer outside the United States like me then you'll want to go here and figure out what you need to do to watch these videos. It's remarkably simple. After you've done that you'll not only be able to watch this episode of The New Dick Van Dyke Show, you'll also be able to watch several full - mostly high quality - episodes of Adam 12, Dragnet '68, Chico and the Man, The Dick Van Dyke Show, McHale's Navy, The Barney Miller Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Partridge Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Starsky and Hutch , F Troop, Lost in Space and several others on AOL and Hulu. Unfortunately you do have to sit through a preliminary thirty second advertisement and the odd middle thirty second ad when watching them - so make sure you have your computer's mute button close at hand. Also, once you install the AnchorFree software it'll prompt you to "choose a sponsor" but it's fairly harmless, it will just create a small ad box at the top of your page that you can easily close by clicking on the 'x'.