Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Amusing Nostalgia

ME brings us this bit of fun.
Here's an interesting curio — a 1955 TV exposé on the evils of comic books. The host is Paul Coates, who was an L.A. Times reporter who doubled as a TV host, usually covering pretty salacious or controversial topics. One might suggest his broadcasts exploited these subjects, putting some pretty racy stuff on the airwaves under the cover of condemning it. He was an occasional partner with L.A. TV newsman George Putnam, who did a lot of films and telecasts with a tone of outraged public scolding of "sins" that are now, for good or ill, commonplace.
George Putnam (You could check YouTube.) is the news-spewer Jim Pons is mocking around (7:00) into this (See, we add content!) lovely piece of localism.Ha-dee-yah-dee-yah-da!


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

what, an EDITED version of Billy the Mountain?


M. Bouffant said...

YouTube Not-Editor Is Taken Aback:

Wow. If sloth weren't the official policy here, we'd have set it to start at the newscast. What sort of abuse would we have gotten then?