December’s Most Popular; Least Popular 2008

As 2008 comes to an end, I’ve gone over the statistics for Television Obscurities and put together some lists showing the most popular articles, exhibits and videos for the month of December and the year as a whole. Recall that these numbers can be easily skewed if another website links to a specific article at … Continue Reading →

USPS to Release “Early TV Memories” Stamps in 2009

The United States Postal Service will release a set of 20 stamps commemorating the early years of television in 2009. Among the shows to receive stamps are The Twilight Zone, The Honeymooners, The Ed Sullivan Show, I Love Lucy, Texaco Star Theater, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and Lassie. According … Continue Reading →

New Article – “Coronet Blue”

There is a lot of misinformation on Coronet Blue floating around on the Internet. I hope this article can help clear things up. This hour-long drama starred Frank Converse as a young man pulled out of a river with no memory of his past save two words: coronet blue. He gives himself the name Michael … Continue Reading →

Green Hornet Stickers

Not a TV Pilot – Summer of Decision (1959)

Strictly speaking, this has absolutely nothing to do with television, let alone obscure television. But that isn’t going to stop me from talking about it. In 2006, Passport Video released a five-disc collection of classic television programs called The Golden Age of TV Drama. Included on the fifth disc was a half-hour program called “Summer … Continue Reading →

Coin Operated Television Chairs, Circa 1970

I’ve had a few people e-mail me asking about coin operated televisions found in airports or bus terminals in the 1970s and/or 1980s. I can’t say I’ve been all that much help but I have come up with a pair of newspaper articles from 1970 that discuss the contraptions. Unfortunately, the articles — published a … Continue Reading →