Old radio, early TV
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Collectors Guide to TV Toys and Memorabilia : 1960s & 1970s (2nd Ed)
by Bill Morgan
Classic TV fans, collectors, and lovers of nostalgia will experience a blast from the past when they flip to this new second edition. With hundreds of new photos and updated values, this guide includes information on collectibles from over 50 of the most beloved shows from the 1960s and 1970s. 1,300 color photos.
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Raised on Radio: In Quest of the Lone Ranger, Jack Benny
by Gerald Nachman
For anybody raised on radio this is the ultimate book. We sure do remember The Lone Ranger and One Man's Family, The Goldbergs, Amos 'n' Andy, Bob and Ray, The Shadow and The Green Hornet, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, and Baby Snooks and so many others. A great survey of the great comics, announcers, sound-effects men, sponsors, and tycoons.
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Radio & TV Premiums; Value and History from Tom Mix to Space Patrol
by Jim Harmon
This January '98 book is very popular. It may be out of stock or out of print when you try to order it. But, hold fast, this one is well worth the wait.
TV Mania: A Timeline of Television
by Judith Henry, Edith M. Pavese
TV trivia buffs will find answers to hundreds of questions in this compact, handy look at American TV history. A perfect gift for the avid viewer, this entertaining, highly pictorial celebration presents the medium's history chronologically from the earliest broadcasts to the present. 185 illustrations, 60 in color.
As Seen on TV: The Visual Culture of Everyday Life in the 1950s
by Karal Ann Marling
From the paint-by-numbers fad, to the public fascination with Mamie Eisenhower's apparel, to the visual explosion that was Elvis Presley on stage, As Seen On TV explores what Americans saw and what they looked for during television's first golden era, the 1950s.
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Hake's Price Guide to Character Toys
by Ted Hake
Written by the most noted expert on character toy premiums, and assembled by Robert Overstreet and Gemstone Publishing. This is a 'serious' price gude! There are: over 6,000 entries, each illustrated with a photo; 350 separate categories; more than 200 characters; and both rare and hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind premiums.
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On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio
by John Tune in Yesterday Dunning
Some 1,500 radio shows, listed in alphabetical order, are described in concise articles linked with an extensive system of cross-referencing. Each program entry includes title and broadcast history (including exact starting and ending dates, day and timeslot, network, announcer, sponsor, etc.). Show descriptions inlcude all kinds of details and a capsule description of the program. If you are an Old Time Radio buff, this book is an excellent reference.
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The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age
by Leonard Maltin
Behind-the-mike voices tell the inside story of the wonderful years when radio brought new meaning to the term home entertainment. From Orson Welles to Amos 'n Andy, Burns and Allen and Superman, here is a virtual oral history crammed with fascinating detail and exclusive first-person anecdotes. Illustrated with rare photos, this is s perfect gift for all radio, Americana, and nostalgia buffs. 130 b&w photos.
Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang
by Leonard Maltin, Richard W. Bann
When originally published in 1977 as Our Gang, this book sold over 52,000 copies. This new edition, with an extensive amount of fresh material, will prove irresistible to all fans of the most popular film series of all time. Includes updated biographical entries on the cast and crew and complete entries on every single film, with story synopses, production credits, cast lists, critiques, and more. 397 photographs.
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Glued to the Set: The 60 Television Shows and Events That Made Us Who We Are Today
by Steven D. Stark
From I Love Lucy to Meet the Press, from the ways in which John F. Kennedy reinvented the press conference to how Dragnet changed the common view of policemen, this fascinating tour of TV programs and major media events from the last 50 years shows readers how the power of television has radically influenced America's history.
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The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
by Alison Gwin (Ed), Editors of Entertainment Weekly Magazine
The title says it all. Selections were made by the Editors of Entertainment Weekly Magazine and put together in this 1998 publication. Like everyone else, we have our favorites. Check here to see if the "experts" agree with the shows on your list.
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Collecting Monsters of Film and TV: Identification & Value Guide
by Dana Cain, Diana Cain
Find out the going price for movie posters, figures, puzzles, games, comics and hundred of other monster-related items. This encyclopedic reference is your guide to a mansion-full of haunted collectibles. Plus you'll take a tour of the Ackermansion with the famous monster collecting master
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Collector's Reference & Value Guide to the Lone Ranger
by Lee J. Felbinger, Lee Filbinger
If you remember the "masked man," you'll be amazed at the number and range of collectibles related to the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Published in '98, the current market values are still very current for this highly collectible area.
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For the Love of Lucy: The Complete Guide for Collectors and Fans
by Ric B. Wyman
Illustrated with photos of Lucille Ball collectibles, stills from her unforgettable TV series, and packed with little-known trivia about every movie and TV show she appeared in, this irresistible volume celebrates that blue-eyed redhead we all know and love as Lucy. 624 illustrations, 392 in color.
Hake's Guide to Cowboy Character Collectibles: An Illustrated Price Guide Covering 50 Years of Movie & TV Cowboy Heroes
by Theodore L. Hake, Ted Hake
Saddle up and take a ride to yesteryear in this review of 65 cowboy characters and their collectibles. Mosey through pages filled with over 1,500 cowboy collectibles. Contains full descriptions and prices for each item. Giddyap!
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Television's Cowboys, Gunfighters and Their Cap Pistols
by Rudy D'Angelo
Providing detailed descriptions of cap gun manufacturers, the characters on which the guns are based, 500 color photographs, and the most up-to-date market values. Cap guns, cap rifles, and holsters sets of all kinds are fully described, identified, and beautifully photographed. This is a book that TV western historians, real old west affecionadoes and cap gun collectors will NOT be able to put down.
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Superstars of the '70s: A Price Guide to the Toys, the Dolls and their Accessories (vol. 1)
by Patricia Sincavage, Marie Johnson
Great reference guide. Has lots of pictures and values for Celebrity dolls, outfits, some accessories and cases, magazines, lunchboxes, and more. Includes good information on Sonny and Cher, Bionic Woman and Man, Laverne and Shirley, Darci, Charlie's Angels, and the Brady Bunch and Partridge Family. Great pictures
Classic TV: 50 Great Shows, 50 Theme Songs
by David Fantle
Includes cast lists, capsule histories of shows and great photos..
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Big Book of TV Theme Songs: 78 of the All Time Greats
by Hal Leonard Publishing
Great reference guide. For Piano, vocals, guitar. Includes all time themes for everything from The Adams Family to Star Trek
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