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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:13 PM

Anyone else remember Dialing For Dollars?

I remember being cuddled on the sofa with my mom for the midday movie and my nap time. lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_McCormick_%28television_personality%29

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Reply Anyone else remember Dialing For Dollars? (Original post)
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 OP
olddots Jul 2013 #1
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #2
Brother Buzz Jul 2013 #3
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #4
Brother Buzz Jul 2013 #7
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #10
Brother Buzz Jul 2013 #11
handmade34 Jul 2013 #5
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #9
many a good man Jul 2013 #6
MerryBlooms Jul 2013 #8
Bertha Venation Jul 2013 #12
olddots Jul 2013 #14
Manifestor_of_Light Jul 2013 #13
Ptah Jul 2013 #15
nolabear Jul 2013 #16
CraftyGal Jul 2013 #17

Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. remember it well

 

our mid day movie was sometimes called " THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE " we're oooooooooooooooooooooooooold !

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Response to olddots (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:32 PM

2. I also remember the Spiegel catalogue commercial they'd play - 60609!

lol, never thought in a million years I'd move from a 97530 to a 60030 and be so close to that 60609! Chicago might as well been a foreign country to this Southern Oregon foothills gal.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. Pat McCormick was the chief cook and bottle washer at KTVU (fake pilot names fame) for years

Yes, I remember Dialing for Dollars

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:57 PM

4. Charley and Humphrey, too. *sigh Fond memories. n/t

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:28 PM

7. I was a little too old when Charley and Humphrey splashed to really get into it

My fond memories were back in the fifties with KPIX's Captain Fortune and, well, of course The Wonderful World of Brother Buzz.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:35 PM

10. Captain Fortune looks like it was a fun show.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:01 PM

11. Opening scene was grand

Film of Captain Fortune Swagger down the gangplank of the Balclutha, catches a cable car, hangs on the outside with one arm with his ditty bag over his shoulder, up the hill, hops off the moving cable car in front of the station on Van Ness (creative license), runs inside...cut to the live show inside! Magic!

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:16 PM

5. this is my only knowledge

of Dialing for Dollars...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:30 PM

9. Great song, great woman. n/t

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:21 PM

6. I remember Bowling for Dollars

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Response to many a good man (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:29 PM

8. Cool! n/t

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Response to many a good man (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 26, 2013, 11:13 PM

12. So do I -- but on the west coast.

And too long ago for such an ad to appear in the TV Guide or anywhere else. It was just ON when Grandma said it was on, and how she knew I will never know.

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Response to many a good man (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 04:09 AM

14. in Mass. we had Candlepins For Cash

 

a kids show called ironically BIG BROTHER with Bob Emery in Rhode island they had Major Mudd . great local stuff and now there are only outsourced cartoons .

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 03:56 AM

13. We had Dialing for Dollars with Don Nelson at KTRK-TV, Channel 13.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 04:05 PM

15. They're trying to find me!

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

16. You bet. Wouldn't it be fun if it still existed? I miss local movie showings.

Strange and interesting local TV personalities are going the way of the dinosaur. It's too bad.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

17. I remember it quite well :)

I loved watching it before the movie....in Vancouver we had US channels as part of basic cable. Yay!

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