Several months back, we announced that Phil Hoffman, Media Professor at Akron University, was producing a new special about Ernie Anderson and The Ghoulardi Phenomenon from 1963-66 in Northeast Ohio..
Well, the Special is just about finished, and after a premiere showing at the Ghoulardifest October 23-25, "Turn Blue:The Short Life of Ghoulardi"will be telecast for the first time on Western Reserve PBS (45/49) Tuesday, October 27 at 9PM..Other Showings:
Wednesday, October 28 2AM
Saturday, October 31 4PM
Fusion 45-2, 49-2
Thursday October 29 9PM
Saturday, October 31 7:30 PM
Here is a short YouTube clip from Mr. Hoffman..Looks to be very well done..
Here, Tom Feran, Ron Garsteck and Mike Olszewski talk about how widespread the Ghoulardi craze was..
A personal note:Phil credits me and Cleveland Classic Media for the use of some material from here in the program..Really appreciate it..