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hannahk
03-12-2019, 01:57 PM
i can not find any reference to an old OKC tv show from around 1970-1974 . the show played old movies and was hosted by a young man and woman. a song was played at the beginning and it was claptons 'after midnight' which was released in 1970. the show was on saturday nights and probably at midnight (re the clapton song).

the couple would make jokes and talk about the movie. never saw this pair again on tv in OKC.

who were they and what was the name of the tv show....?!

Pete
03-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Maybe Dino Lalli (former entertainment and movie critic for a couple of local TV stations) was the male host?

hannahk
03-12-2019, 02:24 PM
both the hosts were probably early twenties and attractive and 'hip'. they had longer hair which for okc in the early 70's meant the guys hair touched his ear..LOL. i did a google on dino and he didnt look right?i need to find a screenshot from the actual show......

hannahk
03-12-2019, 02:26 PM
the guy looked like andy travis on wkrp and the girl looked like a blonde bailey.

OKCRT
03-12-2019, 02:41 PM
i can not find any reference to an old OKC tv show from around 1970-1974 . the show played old movies and was hosted by a young man and woman. a song was played at the beginning and it was claptons 'after midnight' which was released in 1970. the show was on saturday nights and probably at midnight (re the clapton song).

the couple would make jokes and talk about the movie. never saw this pair again on tv in OKC.

who were they and what was the name of the tv show....?!

It was the Trust House jewelers store owners. They played After Midnight by E. Clapton. Showed off their rings and such during commercials. Think the store was located around Britton and May Ave. Jim & Gloria Berkey. There was also another Berkey brothers Jeweler.

https://newsok.com/article/2876904/longtime-jewelry-retailers-closing-shops-in-city

hannahk
03-12-2019, 03:06 PM
trust house ...man is that a name out of the past..! i havent lived in okc for over 50 years. thanks

Pete
03-12-2019, 03:36 PM
It was the Trust House jewelers store owners. They played After Midnight by E. Clapton. Showed off their rings and such during commercials. Think the store was located around Britton and May Ave. Jim & Gloria Berkey. There was also another Berkey brothers Jeweler.

https://newsok.com/article/2876904/longtime-jewelry-retailers-closing-shops-in-city

I thought about too -- especially their fixation with turquoise jewelry -- but the description as a "young man and woman" doesn't fit at all. And I don't think they joked around, either.

They were older and stiff as I recall.

Pete
03-12-2019, 03:41 PM
You can see one of their spots here (4th-5th one in):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuvz-bfj8U?v=GAuvz-bfj8U

Dob Hooligan
03-12-2019, 05:56 PM
I recall it might have been called "Trust House Theater"? Seems like they regularly featured jewelry custom designed by "Mr. ???" from some exotic location, like Florida or Mexico?

Mel
03-12-2019, 07:01 PM
The Mr. had a Young Pretty Thang there for a bit. Then the Mrs. decided she was better for the part. I remember she would twist that blingy stuff so fast, side to side, you could barely focus on the Jewelry.

ctchandler
03-12-2019, 08:58 PM
An interesting thing about the Berkey's, he drove a Rolls Royce that had a vanity tag that said "Glory be" and she drove an Excalibur (I think) with a vanity tag that said "O Mr B".
C. T.

OKCRT
03-13-2019, 06:40 AM
Yes in the early days of the Trust House theater Mr B had a younger nice looking blonde on the show with him. Don't think she lasted too long and then Miss B took over.

Sharona21
03-13-2019, 11:19 AM
I know this is a tad bit off topic, but gave me the opportunity to ask about a past jeweler. It was across the street, south of Penn Square. My husband- to-be bought my wedding ring there in 1977. Does anyone remember the name of this jeweler?

Sharona21
03-13-2019, 12:40 PM
I apologize that i was wrong in that location of the jewelry store. It was across from Shepherd Mall south of NW 23rd & Villa. Sorry about that.

Dob Hooligan
03-13-2019, 05:54 PM
An interesting thing about the Berkey's, he drove a Rolls Royce that had a vanity tag that said "Glory be" and she drove an Excalibur (I think) with a vanity tag that said "O Mr B".
C. T.

You're close. Gloria Berkey drove a Zimmer. Built on a late 1970s Cougar platform IIRC. They did a lot of business with Jackie Cooper at May & Britton, who sent them to us for some paint & body work from the late 1980s on. Mr. Berkey had a Walnut (brown metallic) Corniche convertible that he had us paint the inserts on the sides beige (we used a 1970s Mercedes-Benz color). We did some clean up and refreshing for Mrs. Berkey on the red Zimmer until 2002ish.

Cooper had a service department fellow who was contracted twice a year by the Berkey's to drive the Rolls to Florida in the late fall and bring it back to Oklahoma in the spring. Seems they would winter in Florida and had him drive the car down and open up the condo IIRC.

Sharona21
03-13-2019, 07:51 PM
My husband remembers a young couple, a young man and a young woman, both medium brown colored hair. No blondes. They were there for 2 or 3 years then were gone. The old farts took their place and pretty much ruined it.

rezman
03-13-2019, 08:15 PM
I apologize that i was wrong in that location of the jewelry store. It was across from Shepherd Mall south of NW 23rd & Villa. Sorry about that.

Treasures Incorporated. ... Mr. Kurt Lichter.

ctchandler
03-13-2019, 09:19 PM
OKCRT,
Yes, a very attractive young blonde and I think she was on the show for a year or two when Mrs. Berkey took over.
C. T.

Dob Hooligan
03-14-2019, 08:53 AM
I'm beginning to think we are confusing two different shows. My memory is beginning to shake out a program on Saturday night on KOCO 5 that started at 12 or 12:30AM and was actually called "After Midnight". It was around 1972 and the couple were not the Berkey's. I think it was a couple years before the Berkey's moved to OKC.

Sharona21
03-14-2019, 07:37 PM
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Sharona21
03-14-2019, 08:11 PM
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rezman
03-14-2019, 08:59 PM
You can see one of their spots here (4th-5th one in):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuvz-bfj8U?v=GAuvz-bfj8U

At about 6:40, doing the Safeway spot is Kerry Robertson, former Okc news anchor as well as Danny’s Day, and Discover Oklahoma co-host.

Sharona21
03-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Treasures Incorporated. ... Mr. Kurt Lichter.

Thank you rezman. That sounds like the name.

Mr. Blue Sky
03-14-2019, 09:10 PM
At about 6:40, doing the Safeway spot is Kerry Robertson, former Okc news anchor as well as Dannyís Day, and Discover Oklahoma co-host.

And Cliff Robertson's niece!

whorton
07-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Just curious, It seems that features like the "Trust house investment jewelers" was always in a late night time slot in the pre digital days, when we still had sign offs. Does anyone know how much of the cost (movie royalty and transmitter bill) was actually offset by the advertising from such shows?

I am guessing the late night horror movies (think Count Gregore) were in a similar situation, Audience composed of night owls and small number, shows that just survived due to paid advertising. . . I'm guessing all the slots were taped

Was that the case, or was the audience size was large enough to make it worth the time and effort in such a late night time slot?

Dob Hooligan
07-11-2019, 08:38 PM
My memory might be fuzzy with age, but I recall Count Gregore started several years before Trust House Theatre but had much the same reason for living, so to speak. John Ferguson was an ad salesman for WKY TV and, maybe, a local actor. The Gaylord’s owned WKY and were well known (according to my father) as having the best facilities and equipment in the central US (especially mobile stuff) and seemed to really work weekend nights. Championship Wrestling with Danny Williams was taped Friday afternoon at WKY studios for a Saturday night 10:30 slot.
Through the years Gregore seemed to move to whatever station Ferguson worked at. Seems he moved from midnight weekend on WKY to Sunday at 4PM on KOCO, to a couple others, I think. Seemed to me it was mostly a labor of love.

Trust House was something I always thought was mostly underwritten by the Berkeys.

I could be all wet, and hope someone with better info chimes in

OKCRT
07-14-2019, 11:56 AM
My memory might be fuzzy with age, but I recall Count Gregore started several years before Trust House Theatre but had much the same reason for living, so to speak. John Ferguson was an ad salesman for WKY TV and, maybe, a local actor. The Gaylordís owned WKY and were well known (according to my father) as having the best facilities and equipment in the central US (especially mobile stuff) and seemed to really work weekend nights. Championship Wrestling with Danny Williams was taped Friday afternoon at WKY studios for a Saturday night 10:30 slot.
Through the years Gregore seemed to move to whatever station Ferguson worked at. Seems he moved from midnight weekend on WKY to Sunday at 4PM on KOCO, to a couple others, I think. Seemed to me it was mostly a labor of love.

Trust House was something I always thought was mostly underwritten by the Berkeys.

I could be all wet, and hope someone with better info chimes in

Trust House Theater Movie night was about the best thing on regular TV back in that era. Just had to sit through all the commercials. Seems to remember the movie started around 10:00 pm and would finish up around Midnight and thus always played the Eric Clapton After Midnight song.

SOONER8693
07-14-2019, 01:14 PM
My memory might be fuzzy with age, but I recall Count Gregore started several years before Trust House Theatre but had much the same reason for living, so to speak. John Ferguson was an ad salesman for WKY TV and, maybe, a local actor. The Gaylord’s owned WKY and were well known (according to my father) as having the best facilities and equipment in the central US (especially mobile stuff) and seemed to really work weekend nights. Championship Wrestling with Danny Williams was taped Friday afternoon at WKY studios for a Saturday night 10:30 slot.
Through the years Gregore seemed to move to whatever station Ferguson worked at. Seems he moved from midnight weekend on WKY to Sunday at 4PM on KOCO, to a couple others, I think. Seemed to me it was mostly a labor of love.

Trust House was something I always thought was mostly underwritten by the Berkeys.

I could be all wet, and hope someone with better info chimes in
Some of the wrestling on either Friday or Saturday night was live. When I was approx 10, late 50's, early 60's, my dad and uncle took myself and uncles two kids to the Ch 4 studios one week-end and it was live. Danny Williams was the host. During a match one of the wrestlers was kicked out and made to leave the premises. Then toward the end of another match the ejected wrestler broke in through an outside door with a folding chair and threw it into the ring. That was the night and when Danny W started using his sign off with "watch out for flying chairs". Memories, good ones.