Skip to main content

@Henryjint posted:

Zack also hosted 'Chiller Theater' in the  early 60's on WPIX chan 11 in NYC. He was also a DJ on WNEW FM and later on WPLJ FM in NYC.  I thought his 'wife' was in the laundry basket and there was some kind of blob on the table during Chiller Theater.

Here is an off the wall TV show - anyone remember 'The Blue Angles' ran from 60-61?  Adventure series about the Navy's Flight Demo Team.

I remember the Blue Angels plus one other U.S. Navy related show telecast in the late 1950s called "Navy Log" which related different stories about the U.S.N.

@OKHIKER posted:

I believe his real name was John Zachary but I can't remember the name he used in the show.  His side kick was a beast you never saw named Igor.  The show, Shock Theater I believe it was called,  was telecast in the late 1950s circa 1957 to 1959 in the Philly area late at night after the 11:00 PM news.  He even made a 45RPM record entitled "Dinner with Drac" which was something of a hit in the Philly area and was even played on American Bandstand which aired in Philly during that time frame.

Not that it means anything to anyone other than a few Philly posters the name John Zachary used on Shock Theater was "Roland" pronounced ROW-LAND.  So much for nothin'.

Great walk down memory lane!

I remember CK, but nut the train episodes. My favorites were Thanksgiving Day: The Great Thanksgiving Day Parade, with portions from Macy's, Gimbel's, J.L. Hudson, later on a Canadian Parade, then later still one that seemed out of place, to me, from Hawaii.

The Kid's show in the Philly area were: CK, Connie Frances, Gene London, Pixanne, Romper Room in the morning. In the afternoon Happy the Clown, Bozo, Pete Boyel, Popeye Theater, Howdy Doody, then on channel 10 CBS The Five O'clock Movie (theme music: The Constipated Clock?)

On Sunday morning was Bertie the Bunyip with Lee Dexter, Sheri Lewis, evening Lassie. Saturday, my favorite Rin Tin Tin. 

I adored Captain Kangaroo! I watched it every day in the 1960's and I sure do remember Lionel trains appearing in the early 1960s' as well as appearances of H0 and N scale trains in later years. Does anyone remember Bob Keeshan's other show,Mister Mayor,that ran on Saturdays in 1964-65. I vividly remember the big Lionel layout on that show more than once ! It blew my 4 year old mind!!

download

Attachments

Images (1)
  • download
Last edited by Ricky Tanner
@M Stein posted:

Hi -- My dad was the CFO for Lionel back in the day and I am pretty sure that I am in possession of the Captain Kangaroo train set.  We are trying to authenticate it and also to start the restoration process.  Anyone that has photos or can point me to them would be appreciated.

Thanks so much -- Marcia

Hello Marcia,

Welcome to OGR.    I do not have any information that would be of assistance to you.  But maybe the crowd here can.

Why not take a few photo's of the set you have and post them here.  Then the guys can identify what you have and then you can do a little digging and see if that particular type of set was used when the show was being aired.

Without some information - it will be very hard to assist you with your quest to learn more about the set you have.

My sisters and I would watch this show whenever we could.  It was a very entertaining show in its day. 

Does anyone have a link to a CK episode which shows the trains? 

Last edited by Allegheny
@M Stein posted:

Hi -- My dad was the CFO for Lionel back in the day and I am pretty sure that I am in possession of the Captain Kangaroo train set.  We are trying to authenticate it and also to start the restoration process.  Anyone that has photos or can point me to them would be appreciated.

Thanks so much -- Marcia

Hello Marcia,

Maybe I can help.  I was a big fan of Captain Kangaroo and tried never to miss an episode when he had the trains on.  I used to make a list of the dealer display used and the trains that were on the display.  I may still have those notes with my dealer advanced catalogs.  Wish me luck.  I'm still trying to find some information for another forum member about a company called Right of Way (nothing to do with the Captain). 

Also please contact me off list, my email is with my info on this forum.  The reason is that I contributed to two articles about Captain Kangaroo in Classic Toy Trains magazine.  I cannot post them here because they are copyright of that magazine and that causes headaches for our Forum Moderator.  I can send them directly to you.

Regards,

Lou N

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×