Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Some questions from Dave Schwartz:

In the spring of 1953, ABC had several game shows on Thursday night.
8pm The Greatest Man on Earth with Ted Brown & Vera Vague 12/3/52-2/19/53 origination: ?
8:30 Chance of a Lifetime with Dennis James 5/52-8/53 origination: Elysee Theater
10:30pm Personality Puzzle with Robert Alda 3/19/53-6/25/53 origination: ?
alternating with Quick as a Flash with Bobby Sherwood 3/12/53-2/54 origination: ?
Elysee Theater was at 202 West 58th Street
Ritz Theater was at 219 West 48th Street
Little Theater was at 234 West 44th Street
The question is where did Personality Puzzle, Quick as A Flash and Greatest Man broadcast from? So far, tickets and kinescopes of these shows have eluded us. Since Puzzle and Quick alternated, they probably came from the same location and Greatest Man went off the air before the other two came on so again it might have been the same theater.

Ed. Note: If you have any information, email me. Thanks!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

The horror movie that I co-produced, " I'll bury you tomorrow", finally hit the video stores-- happy to say in the first week 1100 copies were sold-- The putter that I designed, the "Cutaway Putter", is slowly selling.

cheers,
Tony Ancona
I found out last week that Chic Gulino passed away. Before CBS, I worked with him at WPIX. Here he did audio in all the major golf tournaments. A true gentleman.

Sincerely,
Tony Ancona

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I transferred into field operations around '86, and Chic was nearing
retirement, so I did not work with him much. I know he is well known by
the other old timers from field. I'm not positive, but I believe that
he was also a Marine.

Bert Vleming

Monday, June 20, 2005

Death Notice for Chic Gulino, retired CBS Audio Mixer

From: Barbara Gulino (bgulino@hotmail.com) Date: June 17, 2005 7:43:56 PM EDT
Subject: Chic's Passing

It is with great sorrow that I bring you the news Chic (Angelo) Gulino passed away on June 17, at 1:11 AM Pacific Time. He was peaceful and not in pain. I was by his side, along with some of our friends.The funeral arrangements are as follows:The visitation is on Tuesday, June 21, from 4-8 PM, at Desert Hills Mortuary: 6500 East Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. The funeral service is on Wednesday, June 22, at 9:30 AM at St. Gabriel's Church: 32648 North Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona. The funeral service will be immediately followed by a full military service and burial at the V.A. Military Cemetery, located at Pinnacle Peak Road/Cave Creek Road. Guests are invited to join the family at the Gulino residance following the burial. The address is 27800 North 59th Place, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Chic's name to PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network): 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, California, 90245. Please keep Chic and our family in your prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for all your past support.

Sunday, June 19, 2005


Angelo Joseph (Chic) Gulino, 80, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on June 17, 2005. Visitation will be held 4-8PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale with a Rosary at 7PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9AM, Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 32648 N. Cave Creek Rd. Arrangements by Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 480-991-5800.
Published in The Arizona Republic on 6/19/2005.

Submitted by Janine Fisher-Ethier (Scotty Ethier and I used to rent an apartment in Chic's house back in the 1980's.)

Friday, June 17, 2005

We have just learned that Chic Gulino has passed away. Chic was an Audio man with Studio Show Crews.
He is survived by his wife and three children.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

We have a new addition to the "Page 8" collection, thanks to Tony Cucurullo. Click here ___>Page 8
Just a note to add to the background of Eddie Albert. Mr. Albert was a Marine Lieutenant when the Marines tried to land on the island of Tarawa, in the Pacific, on Nov. 21 st 1943. Before a marine touch the shore at least 1500 were killed in one of the most deadly battles the Marine Corp ever participated in.
As a result of this slaughter the Navy learned to scout the beaches well before landing and hence the UDT (Under Water Demolition Teams) were developed, and were later to be named the SEALS, of today.
Mr. Albert and then Lt. Col. Shoppe were decorated for bravery. Col Shoppe received then Congressional Medal of Honor and later become the commandant of the Marine Corp.

Tony Cucurullo

Friday, June 10, 2005

From Dave Schwartz:

Did you know that Eddie Albert had a daytime variety show on CBS in 1953? His co-stars were Ellen Hanley and the Norman Paris Trio and it was seen daily at 3:30pm.
I think it came out of the Maxine Elliot Theater (studio 51) and Harry Kramer might have been the show announcer, but have not been able to verify that information.
The show only lasted two months and no kinescopes have ever appeared.

Let us know if you have any further information!
Three new pictures have been added to the "Page 8" collection, thanks to Tony Cucurullo.
Click here ___>Page 8

Thursday, June 09, 2005

SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE BROADCAST TO MARK DEBUT OF FM BROADCASTING

History buffs mark your calendars! A special commemorative FM broadcast Saturday, June 11, at noon EDT will mark the 70th anniversary of Maj. Edwin H. Armstrong's first public demonstration of wideband frequency modulation (FM). The broadcast will emanate from Armstrong's 400-foot-tall experimental tower in Alpine, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. An area landmark that also served several New York City broadcasters in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center. The gigantic structure now is owned by CSC Management Inc, headed by Charles Sackerman Jr. He and Steve Hemphill, WA3ZAE, owner of Solid Electronics Laboratories--a Pennsylvania broadcast equipment manufacturer--have secured a Special Temporary Authority (STA) from the FCC to conduct the FM broadcast on Armstrong's original frequency of 42.8 MHz at a power of 250 W ERP. They'll use the experimental/STA call sign WA2XMN, reminiscent of Armstrong's W2XMN call sign. For those lacking an FM radio that can tune to 42.8 MHz, the broadcast will be simulcast via WFDU(FM) 89.1 MHz.

Thanks to Bob Maickel

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I have just scanned in many new (old) pictures supplied by Mary Durante. These are from the 1985 Emmy award ceremony in Studio 45. I'm sure you will recognize many of the faces! If you recognize any that are marked with a "?", please let me know so that I may update the collection.
Click here ___>Mary's Collection

Saturday, June 04, 2005

I have just added five more images to our "Page 8" collection. These buttons are from my personal collection. Click here ___>Page 8

Friday, June 03, 2005

Harold Deppe has supplied us with another great shot from his collection.
Maybe he can come up with a Lobster Crawl, as well??? Click here ___>Page 8
We have two new added photos, thanks to Harry Peterson. Click here ___>Page 8