*At one point in the 1970’s I was the only professional comedian in North Carolina. I produced a TV show on Channel 3, WBTV, in Charlotte, N.C. – It was a take-off on the old Shock Theater concept that featured live bits and guests along with movies and each week a serial chapter or old TV show like SGT. BILKO or DOBIE GILLIS. This was long before cable and most of these shows had not been seen for a very long time. We went live on Friday nights at 11:30 and actually beat Johnny Carson in the ratings.
*This lot is for the King Features presskit that was sent to me when I booked the 3 Flash serials. It contains synopses sheets for the serials, a still (could actually be a pretty old one), and a wonderful 1965 Alex Raymond Flash Gordon color print on heavy paper stock. Cover of presskit is a postcard King Features added for key-art. Even includes a hand-written sheet of my notes – you’re getting all I had from the show.
*Since you’ve stuck with me this far, I’ll tell you one more Flash story. One of our biggest promotions on the show while programming the Flash serials was a MING THE MERCILESS LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST. We asked those in the audience to submit prizes. I seeded the action with a 5-pound jalapena cheese loaf I got from a buddy in the National Guard who was a cheese salesman. The audience-donated list of prizes became so long and crazy we couldn’t read it on the air without cracking up. When I first met my wife’s family in Union, South Carolina (now Mom of Mom and Pop), I was a celebrity – her cousin Bob had won an honorary mention in the MING contest – and I was a shoe-in with my new folks-to-be!
*Size of still and Raymond art is 8 x 10 inches each.
*I would date the Presskit as 1960’s-1970’s.
*Overall Condition is Excellent!
*Comes with COA from the Museum of Mom and Pop Culture / Adler Collection to ensure authenticity and provenance ~