Oh darn, I’m getting my hair done that day.
Botany 500, 1951
Grox the Alien had become accustomed to his new human form, but he couldn’t figure out why the human females wouldn’t stop touching his pink carnation.
trade ad for the MUMMY (1959)
I don’t want to know what sort of bank deals in dead bodies.
This 1964 ad touts the design of the forthcoming WOC Broadcast Center in Davenport, Iowa. You can read much more about it and see pictures at this WOC tribute site.
B.J. Palmer, founder of the Palmer College of Chiropractic and Davenport, Iowa, radio station WOC, launched WOC-TV in 1949. It was Iowa’s first TV station and carried programming from all four networks at the time. It was a primary NBC affiliate due to WOC Radio’s longtime affiliation with NBC.
WOC-TV originally aired on Channel 5, but moved to Channel 6 in 1952 to avoid interference with WOI-TV in Ames, Iowa.
Palmer Communications sold off the radio stations in 1986, forcing Channel 6 to change its call letters. It became KWQC-TV. Broad Street Television purchased the station in 1989. Young Broadcasting bought it in 1995.
As of 2014, Media General owns KWQC. It remains an NBC affiliate. KWQC-TV’s long-dominant local news operation still leads the Quad Cities TV market.
Source: Wikipedia (KWQC-TV)
Cardboard boxes just don’t cut it anymore, I see.
"Hey Russia, just try something.”
Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953.
"And that’s why you glow at nights, Timmy."
Disney World ad, 1984
And that’s it for the Vote Googie campaign for 2014. We’d like to thank you for your support, and also to remind our New Zealand Googiephiles to vote tomorrow if you haven’t already. The democratic right to vote has been hard-won by countless numbers of people over the centuries, and it’s really not the right thing to do to ignore your chance to have a say after all they’ve done. Even if you think your vote won’t make a difference, cast it anyway. You may be surprised.
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