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Ira Gallen - A Distinguished Preservationist Of Television History

Ira Gallen -  A Distinguished Preservationist Of Television History

VAV!/June 12, 2014/Special Interview with Marsha Collock

"I'm more or less the Noah's Ark of Collecting." - Ira Gallen

Ira Gallen, archivist, curator, collector, video and television producer and author, has been responsible for saving and preserving a treasure trove of television history... Moments that define America. 

Ira Herman Gallen, born in Brooklyn, NY, became a serious film enthusiast during his teens, and for several years, thereafter, he assisted and studied with film historian, Seymour Stern. Enamored of the silent film era and most notably, the epic works of filmmaker, D.W. Griffith, Gallen began screening rented films to the college he attended at the time, the New York Institute of Technology.  In fact, Ira launched the first film society at the Institute. He also began collecting films, from feature-length movies to instructional and industrial films.  Included in the collection, are classic television series episodes and commercials that eventually came to compromise a major part of his vast collection of over 40,000 subjects.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 05:29 )

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1930s

Amos Sewell

Amos Sewell

Pictured above The Saturday Evening Post . Art by Amos Sewell.

VAV!/June 12, 2014

Amos F. Sewell (1901 – 1983) was a well known and prolific illustrator, born in San Fra...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 July 2014 05:16 )

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1930s

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Pictured above:  The Hoover Dam/U.S. Department of the Interior/Bureau of Reclamation

VAV!/June 3, 2014

Hoover Dam, a National Historic Landmark, is revered as one of ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 June 2014 03:42 )

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1940s

Bunny Yeager

Bunny Yeager

Pictured above is Bunny Yeager with Aquatic Performer, MeduSirena, Creator & Director of the MeduSirena Swimshow at The Wreck Bar and Aquatic Performer-trainer A...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:22 )

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1980s

Rolling Thunder

 Rolling Thunder

VAV/May 25, 2014

Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May.  This celebration recognizes the rights and costs of freedom, lib...

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Colonial

Arlington National Cemetery - Once Arlington House

Arlington National Cemetery - Once Arlington House

Pictured above: Arlington National Cemetery. General view of Arlington Memorial Cemetery/ca. 1920-ca. 1950/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Theodor...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:02 )

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1950s

A Salute To Americans

A Salute To Americans

Pictured above:  Stockman's workforce/ 1950 - Stockham Pipe & Fittings Company, 4000 Tenth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL/HAER ALA,37-BIRM,45--12...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:14 )

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1950s

Tony The Tiger - Lee Marshall

Tony The Tiger - Lee Marshall

Pictured above: Frosted Flakes

VAV!/May 9, 2014

Lee Marshall, remembered as the distinct voice of Tony the Tiger in commercials, died of esophageal cancer on April 26, 2014...

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 May 2014 06:45 )

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1970s

The History of Earth Day

The History of Earth Day

VAV!/April 22, 2014

Each year, Earth Day, April 22 , marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement launched in 1970.

During the 1...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:27 )

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1950s

Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

 

Pictured above:  Connie Stevens

VAV!/April 17, 2014

Connie Stevens , born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia on August 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, has a career that ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:54 )

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1970s

Apollo 13: "Houston, we've had a problem"

Apollo 13:

Pictured above:  Apollo 13 Crew/L-R/Fred. W. Haise, Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander; and John L. Swigert Jr.,/NASA

VAV!/April 14, 2014

" Houston...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 July 2014 06:46 )

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Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 1969. The eye of the storm passed directly over the Bay of St.Louis and killed or injured hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (SSC-97-032)/NASA. VAV!/August 29, 2014 "By Chrismus! Wasn't that hurricane a lulu? I was settin here readin when I noticed it was gettin so damn dark. I couldn't see... I looked out the winder and saw our big tree going over as easy as you please -not all at once, but little by little. I watched it down and said that I bet the one in front wouldn't go for that was stronger. Then I saw one of our garage doors spinning by the winder and right across the street on to Doctor Brown's lawn. Somehow it got going on its edge like one of them straw hats we used to wear, and it was certainly making time." - One witness's description September 21, 1938, regarding a Category 3 hurricane nicknamed "the Long Island Express" Hurricanes have been and always will be an integral part of life in the United States...the Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.    What exactly is a Hurricane? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones in the western Pacific or typhoons in the Indian Ocean, are large and violent storm systems that begin in tropical seas during the summer or fall.  They are capable of producing torrential rains, large hail, dangerous waves, epic flooding, violent winds with a well-defined circulation and minimum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher, and tornadoes,  all of which may result in catastrophic property damage and staggering loss of life.   

 

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 1969. The eye of the storm passed directly over the Bay of St.Louis and killed or injured hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (SSC-97-032)/NASA. VAV!/August 29, 2014 "By Chrismus! Wasn't that hurricane a lulu? I was settin here readin when I noticed it was gettin so damn dark. I couldn't see... I looked out the winder and saw our big tree going over as easy as you please -not all at once, but little by little. I watched it down and said that I bet the one in front wouldn't go for that was stronger. Then I saw one of our garage doors spinning by the winder and right across the street on to Doctor Brown's lawn. Somehow it got going on its edge like one of them straw hats we used to wear, and it was certainly making time." - One witness's description September 21, 1938, regarding a Category 3 hurricane nicknamed "the Long Island Express" Hurricanes have been and always will be an integral part of life in the United States...the Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.    What exactly is a Hurricane? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones in the western Pacific or typhoons in the Indian Ocean, are large and violent storm systems that begin in tropical seas during the summer or fall.  They are capable of producing torrential rains, large hail, dangerous waves, epic flooding, violent winds with a well-defined circulation and minimum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher, and tornadoes,  all of which may result in catastrophic property damage and staggering loss of life.   

 

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 1969. The eye of the storm passed directly over the Bay of St.Louis and killed or injured hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (SSC-97-032)/NASA. VAV!/August 29, 2014 "By Chrismus! Wasn't that hurricane a lulu? I was settin here readin when I noticed it was gettin so damn dark. I couldn't see... I looked out the winder and saw our big tree going over as easy as you please -not all at once, but little by little. I watched it down and said that I bet the one in front wouldn't go for that was stronger. Then I saw one of our garage doors spinning by the winder and right across the street on to Doctor Brown's lawn. Somehow it got going on its edge like one of them straw hats we used to wear, and it was certainly making time." - One witness's description September 21, 1938, regarding a Category 3 hurricane nicknamed "the Long Island Express" Hurricanes have been and always will be an integral part of life in the United States...the Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.    What exactly is a Hurricane? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones in the western Pacific or typhoons in the Indian Ocean, are large and violent storm systems that begin in tropical seas during the summer or fall.  They are capable of producing torrential rains, large hail, dangerous waves, epic flooding, violent winds with a well-defined circulation and minimum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher, and tornadoes,  all of which may result in catastrophic property damage and staggering loss of life.   

 

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 1969. The eye of the storm passed directly over the Bay of St.Louis and killed or injured hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (SSC-97-032)/NASA. VAV!/August 29, 2014 "By Chrismus! Wasn't that hurricane a lulu? I was settin here readin when I noticed it was gettin so damn dark. I couldn't see... I looked out the winder and saw our big tree going over as easy as you please -not all at once, but little by little. I watched it down and said that I bet the one in front wouldn't go for that was stronger. Then I saw one of our garage doors spinning by the winder and right across the street on to Doctor Brown's lawn. Somehow it got going on its edge like one of them straw hats we used to wear, and it was certainly making time." - One witness's description September 21, 1938, regarding a Category 3 hurricane nicknamed "the Long Island Express" Hurricanes have been and always will be an integral part of life in the United States...the Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.    What exactly is a Hurricane? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones in the western Pacific or typhoons in the Indian Ocean, are large and violent storm systems that begin in tropical seas during the summer or fall.  They are capable of producing torrential rains, large hail, dangerous waves, epic flooding, violent winds with a well-defined circulation and minimum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher, and tornadoes,  all of which may result in catastrophic property damage and staggering loss of life.   

 

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it ravaged the Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 1969. The eye of the storm passed directly over the Bay of St.Louis and killed or injured hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (SSC-97-032)/NASA. VAV!/August 29, 2014 "By Chrismus! Wasn't that hurricane a lulu? I was settin here readin when I noticed it was gettin so damn dark. I couldn't see... I looked out the winder and saw our big tree going over as easy as you please -not all at once, but little by little. I watched it down and said that I bet the one in front wouldn't go for that was stronger. Then I saw one of our garage doors spinning by the winder and right across the street on to Doctor Brown's lawn. Somehow it got going on its edge like one of them straw hats we used to wear, and it was certainly making time." - One witness's description September 21, 1938, regarding a Category 3 hurricane nicknamed "the Long Island Express" Hurricanes have been and always will be an integral part of life in the United States...the Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.    What exactly is a Hurricane? Hurricanes, also known as cyclones in the western Pacific or typhoons in the Indian Ocean, are large and violent storm systems that begin in tropical seas during the summer or fall.  They are capable of producing torrential rains, large hail, dangerous waves, epic flooding, violent winds with a well-defined circulation and minimum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher, and tornadoes,  all of which may result in catastrophic property damage and staggering loss of life.   

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