I’ve been slowly going through all of my old backup discs looking for the interviews I’ve conducted over the years and I keep finding other interesting goodies. For example, digitized versions of a set of Starsky & Hutch TV series press slides from the 1970’s.
I bought these slides more than ten years ago on a trip to Hollywood. I think I got them at Larry Edmunds Bookshop, which is an amazing place if you’re looking for unusual books related to movies, TV or theater. The slides were turning red which happens as they age and fade so the store couldn’t use them to make prints anymore. I still thought they were a cool find so I made him a deal on the lot.
When I got them home, I took them to a one-hour photo store (do they still exist?) and the guy was able to create small prints from the slides for not too much money. I then scanned the printed images so I could. . . I don’t know. . put them online probably but I’m not sure I ever did. I know I later sold some or all of the slides on eBay so it was sweet to find the digital images on a disc.
I’m trying to beef up my YouTube channel so I thought, why not make a slideshow! I grabbed a piece of boom chica wowow royalty free music and voila! I was pleased with the results so you’ll probably see more like this from me.
The one thing I wish I had done was put more text slides with my comments between the images. Maybe next time.
If you’re intrigued by this blast from the past, check out Starsky & Hutch on the new El Rey Network. Seeing the show several times a week again has completely reignited my fandom.