Excellent, but rather sad, film about the demise of the Whitby to Scarborough railway filmed between 1965 and 1968…

More Coke


and 1961…

The Monkees

For Coca Cola…

The Rolling Stones

for Kellogs Rice Krispies…

Written by Brian Jones in 1963 and performed by the Stones.
Thanks to Sluggo

Dr Feelgood

The late Lee Brilleaux and the great Wilko Johnson…

Hank Williams & Anita Carter

Sixty years since Hank Williams died, vintage tv doesn’t get much better than this…

Hendrix in Stockholm – 1969

Victor Borge with Dean Martin

A musical variation on Borge’s Phonetic Punctuation routine…

Al Bowlly – Melancholy Baby

Boris Karloff

I love this picture, taken on set, of Boris Karloff taking a break during the filming of one of the 1930s Frankenstein films…


Thanks to howtobearetronaut.

8mm film transfer

All those trains on Saturday were so I could take a 50 year old standard 8mm film projector to Ann’s where Adam was to transfer some old home movies to video. Ann took some pictures of the process…

After eventually re-discovering how to thread the film onto the projector (it’s not right in the photos above!) he managed to produce some quite acceptable results…

This was taken around 1964 and contains the only moving pictures I know of my father, he was nearly always the cameraman.

You Bet Your Life Outtakes 1955-56

The genius of Groucho…

Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven

Channel 4 31-10-1984

I found this at the end of a VHS tape I’d recorded for school in 1984. It’s an entire commercial break, a continuity announcement plus the start of Channel 4 News on a day when an important international news event had taken place. More interesting than the preceding programme which I’d recorded on purpose.


Vancouver Ghost Sign

For a 1922 Harold Lloyd movie.

The Carter Family

Wildwood Flower… I love kinescope!

Chuck Berry

Sweet Little Sixteen. Some great 1950s kinescope…

Velvet Underground – I’m Sticking With You

Moe and Lou…

Top of the Pops – 29th January 1970

Thanks to nyrainbow4 on YouTube.

The Ramones

New Year’s Eve 1977 at The Rainbow. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Thank you to BoingBoing’s Mark Frauendfelder.