Toys of the Seventies, Show & Tell

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Small tv screen with a record player.
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Lisa - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these as a child you slid a slide with pictures on into a slot and the slide would move up as the record story went on . it was great
Lynn - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister had one. We loved it! It kept us entertained many nights. I can still hear the one for Peter Pan.
Sunny - July 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I got this for my 5th birthday - it came with a film/record about a lonely Christmas tree and on the flip side of the record was Away In A Manger. Along with it my parents also bought me a number of Disney "films" - Mary Poppins, Cinderella, etc. For years after I outgrew the movies, I used it for a record player.
Rob Lambert - July 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Show & Tell was made by General Electric from 1964 until 1973, combining film slides and phonograph records. A unit sold for $30, while each record/film program was $5. Early TV commercials included one from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (G.E. Fantasy Hour, 12/5/65, NBC). Programs included Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and many Disney ones. The early 1970s saw Super 8 movie projectors and other more modern forms of kiddie entertainment made Show & Tell an outdated product.
Rob Lambert - December 02, 2017 - Report this comment
Found a different Show & Tell TV spot which aired on the second rerun of "Rudolph/G-E Fantasy Hour" from 12/4/66 (NBC), shown by Hermie and a female elf. When "Rudolph" first aired in 1964, all the G-E ads were for small household gadgets (electric blankets and knives among them) and appliances (with the elves). In 1967, CBS acquired rights to air "Rudolph," and General Electric dropped sponsorship. Nabisco and JC Penney were among the new sponsors.
Rob Lambert - March 05, 2018 - Report this comment
eBay has a 1968 Show & Tell player, working but with minor problems, for $167. In later years, G-E created more Picture Sound packs based on TV shows. In 1972, a series of six "Captain Kangaroo" packs were sold. Bob Keeshan and Hugh Brannum (Green Jeans) were heard on the records, cartoon images of them and animal characters on filmstrips. By then, "Captain Kangaroo" stopped showing cartoons, devoting the air time to discussions about health, well-being and relating to other people (as dictated by Action for Children's Television), as many live-action kid shows, local and national, were compelled into doing in the 1970s and '80s.

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