These are a few from a box of documents and fanzines and such that was crushed, and so some got a bit rolled...photographed with a phone, but it's past time to get a new scanner.
This below would be one I put together, presumably for a concert Donna was organizing, using my sib Jeri's art:
A letter from Mitch Snyder of the Community for Creative Non-Violence in DC. Don Lavoie was one of the most intentionally non-Right-identified of the capitalist libertarians at the George Mason University Economics Dept., so in the event, "Anarchy at GMU", at which Don and CCNV reps among others spoke in a panel, we had a pretty wide array of what anarchism was about. Snyder and Lavoie since gone, both rather young...not kids, but depression and cancer are not our friends.
Donna and I did the radio show Sweet Freedom on Sunday nights together for about three or so years, and I kept doing it for another couple-few on my own. Early flyers we did for the show
Some flyers fairly elaborate collages:
...some, particularly the handbills, pretty basic:
...but usually got the job done...
The line-up here is almost as unlikely in a punk context as CCNV and Lavoie together, but, well, charity.
And last one from this rather random and quick sample. More and some more impressively put together examples to come...not to slight these...
The assembled/listed/linked Underappreciated Music for June, as usually these days, coming a bit closer to month's end, rather than on the more or less traditional Last Thursday of the month, when many of the stalwarts have posted already...
"Eve, Susan, and Stoney cordially invite you to join us for a memorial celebrating the life and work of our mom, Carol Emshwiller.
"During the ceremony we’ll be welcoming folks to share remembrances, recite a poem, sing a song, or read something appropriate, if so inclined. "We hope you can make it, but even if you can’t: please spread the word about this event. If you think of someone missing from our guest list who you believe would be interested in the memorial, feel free to invite them (we’ve adjusted the settings of this Facebook Event so that anyone can add invitees). The more family members, friends, peers, editors, publishers, former students, fellow authors, and fans of her work, the better. Come one, come all!
"After the ceremony, we’ll offer a little nosh and humble snack or two at the same location. Maybe even a beverage. Nothing too fancy, or our mom would be ticked off about all the 'fuss' we’ve made and strike us down with a lightning bolt." (Carol Emshwiller on Sweet Freedom)
On Tuesday, 10 Jan '61, New Yorkers were offered the following on their slew of VHF stations (the New York Daily News, my source for this information, didn't bother to list the UHF stations in those days, which seems more than a little high-handed, perhaps in part since they owned one of the VHF stations, WPIX-11). "Primetime" began at 7:30pm on most networks and the independent stations in those years (except, as still is true, on Sundays). This was a fairly typical night on CBS and WOR (it would be nice to know what the To Be Announced film was on WOR), very unsurprisingly a western series-dominated night on ABC, and a mostly unimpressive lineup on WPIX, though this isn't Too surprising, either...WPIX did do its part for the angels and tax breaks by running classroom/educational programming, provided by META, the not terribly "meta" Metropolitan Educational Television Association, weekday mornings and early afternoons, as there was no NET station in NYC in those pre-PBS usurpation of National Educational Television days.
But where things start getting crazily impressive to me is in the shank of primetime, when we have at 8p the Metromedia station, WNEW, importing the BBC hit An Age of Kings, some months before NET managed to wrangle rights for national distribution to public stations, then at 8:30p nothing that can be considered worse than somewhat interesting, and while I'd definitely watch the staging of the Graham Greene play on the NTA network's The Play of the Week series, I'd probably flip over to both Hitchcock Presents and An Age of Kings during commercials. And then to AHP:'s NBC follow-up during the next hour's commercials, the anthology Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff and occasionally featuring him as an actor, though this early in that series' first season, they hadn't started presenting the horror episodes that really made the series, being more an imitation Hitchcock show at first.
WCBS-2Tallahassee 7000As CBS wasn't programming 7:30pm ET/PT on Tuesdays in 1960-61, WCBS opted for this original syndication series from Columbia/Screen Gems, starring Walter Matthau as a Florida-based investigator.
WRCA-4Laramie(the NBC station, RCA having been the parent corporation of NBC till then and for some time to come; renamed WNBC later in 1960)
WNEW-5Tightrope!(syndicated repeat: A series that had a single season on CBS in 1959-60 [and a shortlived fiction magazine tie-in in '60], highly rated against stiff competition but strangled in an argument between its sponsors and famously obnoxious CBS executive James Aubrey. WNEW had been WABD when one of the two founding stations of the Dumont Network, defunct 1956, and would soon become WNYW, which it still would be when a founding station of the FBC/Fox network, and remains today.)
WOR-9I Remember Mama the film (the independent station best remembered in its early decades for its commitment to notable film programming)
WPIX-11New York News and Weather(continuing from 7:10pm)
WNTA-13Stagecoach to Fury, a film (continuing from 6:30pm) (WNTA was the founding station of the NTA [National Telefilm Associates] Film Network, a good shot at a fourth commercial network in the US that began operations in 1956, as DuMont and the Paramount Television Network were both winding down, which left a number of their affiliates in larger cities without a network to affiliate with...NTA hoped to fill that hole, and did so with limited success till shutting down itself in 1962, becoming solely a syndicator and selling WNTA-13 to the NET interests in the city, who first tagged it WNDT ["New Dimensions in Television"], and then renamed it WNET in 1970, when NET the network/production facility was basically forced to merge with WNDT to survive at all, as the Ford Foundation and government-backed Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding interests forced the newly-created PBS into the national network role in place of the somewhat left-leaning and more independent-minded NET.)
WCBSFather Knows BestThe series was done in Spring 1960, but CBS offered repeats in the '60-'61 season... presumably as a convenience for those stations which wanted to run a local or syndicated hour starting at 7:30pm, as well as to those who only wanted the first half-hour to themselves.
WNEWAn Age of Kingsepisode 1 "Richard II: The Hollow Crown" (the US premiere of a clangorous 1960 BBC series that would be a huge success also when offered nationwide in the US by NET in the Autumn of 1961, as the first Standard Oil-sponsored programming on NET). It's probably no accident that WNEW decided to slot their prestigious, dramatic import against the NTA series The Play of the Week, in an attempt to divide audiences for that rather popular series on Channel 13 (and well-regarded around the country).
WPIXDivorce Court(an hourlong program, apparently--this first version of the series ran for an hour at a time)
WNTAThe Mike Wallace InterviewMai Britt and Sammy Davis, Jr., a "controversially" married couple at the time making their first public announcement of their wedding (this series began on ABC in 1957, after Wallace had gained a following for his 1956 Dumont but NYC-only series Night Beat; Wallace and ABC had an almost Smothers Brothers/CBS-level tempestuous relation, and The Mike Wallace Interview left ABC in 1959...and continued on the NTA Film Network in 1960-61; the link to the video archive on the series' name above includes episodes from both the ABC and NTA versions of the series).
WRCATribute to a Patriot: A Salute to President Eisenhower(a special presentation featuring the not quite inaugurated JFK, Nixon, UK PM Macmillan, Indian PM Nehru, West German Chancellor Adenauer, White House Press Secretary James Hagerty and others, with James Stewart narration)
WPIXNew York Confidential (A series commissioned or at least produced in part for ITV in the UK, based on the mostly fictional "scandal"-raking book by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, which ran from 1958-59 there and was syndicated in the US, clearly into the next year, at least. Not noted as a repeat.)
WABCThe Case of the Dangerous Robin(ABC didn't program Tuesdays 10:30pm ET/PT this season, so WABC opted for the Ziv TV original syndicated series starring Rick Jason as insurance investigator Robin Scott)
WORI Remember Mama, the film, repeated from earlier.
WPIXSan Francisco Beat(the syndicated repeats package title for episodes of CBS'sThe Lineup, the tv [vs. radio drama] version running 1954-1960)
WNTAMister 880a film starring Edmund Gwenn and Burt Lancaster
And, at 11pm, everyone not already in progress with films goes to news and then films, with the exception of WRCA, which has NBC'sThe Tonight Showwith Jack Paar from 11:15pm to 1:05a, then five minutes of news, five minutes of a youngDr. Joyce Brothers, then their 1:15am movie, something unidentified with Anatole Winogradoff, who wasn't the busiest a/v actor in IMDb (he did have a fair amount of stage credits, and some radio drama), so possibly even a kinescope of the WNBC (then WNBT) 1945 production of Maxwell Anderson'sWinterset...
The Play of the Week--some of the episodes have been released on home video dvds: