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Monstrous Movie Flashback Starring Bag O'Laughs

"Here is the open for WFLD Channel 32's Monstrous Movie. This is an earlier version (featuring a chilling, maniacal laugh) than the one previously posted from 1982. Notice the Kaiser Broadcasting era 32 logo.

"According to knowledgeable sources (Mr. Rich Koz) - 'the first announcer is Ron Beattie, who left 32 [in 1980] . . . the laughing in the background is a stupid old novelty item called Bag O'Laughs - that, when touched, played the demented laughter (hence the tinny quality) - then, the specific v.o. about the film is Jim Barton. I'm guessing the taped open was still used after Ron left.'

"This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, July 25th, 1981. at 1:30pm!"


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About The Museum of Classic Chicago Television
The Museum of Classic Chicago Television's primary mission is the preservation and display of off-air, early home videotape recordings (70s and early 80s, primarily) recorded off of any and all Chicago TV channels; footage which would likely be lost if not sought out and preserved digitally. Even though (mostly) short clips are displayed here, we preserve the entire broadcasts in our archives - the complete programs with breaks (or however much is present on the tape), for historical purposes. For information on how to help in our mission, to donate or lend tapes to be converted to DVD, and to view more of the 4,000+ (and counting) video clips available for viewing in our online archive, please visit us here.

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Posted on October 31, 2012


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