Indiana University Film Department

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The Golden Age of Lost Television

The goal is to take these one of a kind 16mm & 35mm celluloid Television Shows, Kinescopes, Newsreels, Cartoons, Home Movies, Educational films, Travelogues, Documentaries and especially thousands of TV Commercials that have been restored to 2k/4k High Definition imagery and create an Interactive Syndicated Series produced by the staff and students that Amazon, Netflix and especially the Disney Channel would want to acquire.

Where Robert Osborn was the spirit that brought an audience of all ages to appreciate restored Hollywood Motion Pictures through Turner Classic Movies; my credentials show that I can do the same with The Golden Age of Lost Television, and create an awarding winning series, Global Data Base and Educational programs that will draw media and public attention because of the unique content and approach.

Children's Television

Rootie Kazootie Collection

The Great Foodini

Juvenile Jury

Mr. Imagination

The Billy Johnson Show

Super Circus Collection

The Big Top

Grandpa’s Place

Ding Dong School Collection

Winky Dink and You

Paul Winchell Show

Star Time Kids

Flash Gordon

Space Patrol

Joe DiMaggio’s Club House

Star Time Kids

Rocky Jones Space Ranger

Space Patrol

Jungle Jum

Andy's Gang

Diver Dan

The Mary Hartline Show

Adventures of Robin Hood Series

Sky King

Captain Midnight

 Lost Black History Discoveries

Night Beat with Mike Wallace Dumont TV

interviewing Thurgood Marshall 1954

Harlem Theatre 1968 -introducing cast today.

Caught in the Middle 1970 Morgan Freeman

Newark Riots CBS News Coverage 1966

On Location Shafts Big Score & Gordon Parks

​A Conversation with Leonard Jackson 1973 

Variety Shows 

The Lost Art Fords Jazz Show 

The Old American Barn Dance Collection

The Dinah Shore Show

The Peggy Lee Show

The Roy Rodgers & Dale Evens Show

Your Hit Parade Collection

The Bob Cosby Show

The Gary Moore Show

The Milt Grant Dance Show

Art Fords Greenwich Village Party

Polka Parade

Morning Shows

The Breakfast Club with Don McNeil

The George Gobel Show

Oh Kay with Kay Kendall

OK Mother -Dennis James

Easter Parade Dumont TV 1957

Comedy Shows

Broadway Open House Jerry Lester

​Fireball Fun for All - Olson & Johnson 

Colgate Comedy Hour Eddie Cantor

introducing Joel Grey 1953

Colgate Comedy Hour Jimmy Durante  Frank Sinatra

Sport Shows

Live Boxing Dumont

Live Wrestling  Dumont

Live Bull Fighting Dumont

Baseball Games & Highlights

Religious Shows

Amahl and the Night Visitors 

Faith for Today Series

New Horizon Series

Cathedral of Tomorrow (Rex Humbard)  

Free Press Changes 

Life is Worth Living, Bishop Sheen

 Episcopal Radio TV Foundation "sexy"

Dramatic Shows 

The Awakening Buster Keaton

The Wedding March

Arlene Dahl and Larry Parks

Game Shows

A Dollar A Second


Game Shows

A Dollar A Second



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 Students Don't Want to Write Term Papers they Want to make Videos.

As the collection is restored we are further developing the already established Stock Footage Library with a client list of the Who’s Who of the Entertainment, Universities, Scholars and the Business world, among others. It’s the last chance to acquire this amount of  Diverse Original Film Elements to create High Definition Images, and this amount of Digital Files and tapes to rival Wikipedia.  

Student Digital Film Restoration Projects

Mobil Computer Film Editing Classes & Research Projects


Once you transfer a full reel of Celluloid Commercials holding sixty (60) to a hundred and twenty (120) commercials to a Digital File they will all need to be color & sound corrected, and created into individual files also needed to program the data base.  


The same breakdown will be needed to examine and repair many of the decomposing Celluloid elements, while make their own video documenting there hands on work to examine and restore these films. 


The future hosts are the student presenting their findings and writing the scripts.

The Historical Data Base

will double as a social network

and information community.


We all become online historians actively documenting and preserving the unique history of America.

Self-generating, with hundreds of Boomers uploading their own photos, Home Movies and family histories, and mid-century ephemera. In this way, the site can become a crowd-sourced historical home base that grows far beyond my initial materials.



The Birth of Commercial Advertising on Television

The Fort Knox for the University will be the million plus celluloid and digital formatted Television Commercials, Sales Films, Documentaries, and Behind the Scenes of the Advertising Industry, including the Clio Awards I rescued from their burnt out headquarters that will attract the most attention to our work.

I've been known as the Toy and Nostalgia guy on Television and in print media since the 1980's when I was one of pioneering collectors that caused the Boomer Toys & Memorabilia Collecting Craze in the 1980's, when I was discovered also a pioneer in the new world of Public Access Television where my show Biograph Days, Biograph Nights ran 7 days a week for over 25 years.

I've been known as the Toy and Nostalgia guy on Television and in print media since the 1980's when I was one of pioneering collectors that caused the Boomer Toys & Memorabilia Collecting Craze in the 1980's.

My career behind the scenes getting the public's interest in seeing these old commercials, was when I again caused excitement when Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Jay Leno on their Late Night Shows surprised their Movie Star Gusets with a commercial from their past.