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Vanished Chicagoland Stories

By Pete Kastanes
From Vanished Chicagoland's Facebook Page, I will record podcast episodes about my memories from businesses and events that happened while growing up in Chicago.
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Episode 63: The 60th Anniversary of the TV series Hazel. Reruns aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 & WSNS-TV Channel 44.

Vanished Chicagoland Stories

Episode 63: The 60th Anniversary of the TV series Hazel. Reruns aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 & WSNS-TV Channel 44.

Vanished Chicagoland Stories

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Episode 70: Altman Camera Company, Connie Szerszen of WSDM-FM 98, and Evans Furrier Store in Chicago.
Episode 70: I will be talking about Altman Camera Company, Connie Szerszen of WSDM-FM 98, and Evans Furrier Store in Chicago.
25:52
October 23, 2021
Episode 69: Drewrys Beer, Forgotten Hostess Snack Cakes, and McLaughlin's Manor House Coffee.
Episode 69: I will be talking about Drewrys Beer, Forgotten Hostess Snack Cakes, and McLaughlin's Manor House Coffee. 
26:53
October 19, 2021
Episode 68: Jewel Grand Bazaar, John T. Shayne Clothing Store, Kiddytown Amusement Park, and Chicago Police Officer Leonard Baldy.
Episode 68: I will be talking about Jewel Grand Bazaar, John T. Shayne Clothing Store, Kiddytown Amusement Park, and Chicago Police Officer Leonard Baldy.
26:33
October 17, 2021
Episode 67: Celebrating The 70th Anniversary of I Love Lucy. My Chicago memories of watching the show.
Episode 67: I will talk about celebrating The 70th Anniversary of I Love Lucy. My Chicago memories of watching the show. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:25
October 12, 2021
Episode 66: The Zenith Display Salon Store, The Blue Fairy, and my favorite Salerno Cookie when I was a kid.
Episode 66: I will be talking about The Zenith Display Salon Store The Blue Fairy, and my favorite Salerno Cookie when I was a kid. 
26:51
October 10, 2021
Episode 65: Screaming Yellow Theater, 1800 N Clybourn Ave Shopping Mall, and the closing of Riverview Park.
Episode 65: I will be talking about Screaming Yellow Theater, 1800 N Clybourn Ave Shopping Mall, and the closing of Riverview Park. 
26:30
October 5, 2021
Episode 64: The 60th Anniversary of The Dick Van Dyke Show & Schulien's Restaurant in Chicago.
Episode 64: I will be talking about The 60th Anniversary of The Dick Van Dyke Show & Schulien's Restaurant in Chicago. I started watching The Dick Van Dyke Show in reruns on WGN-TV Channel 9 when I was a child.
27:12
October 2, 2021
Episode 63: The 60th Anniversary of the TV series Hazel. Reruns aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 & WSNS-TV Channel 44.
I will be talking about The 60th Anniversary of the TV series Hazel. Reruns aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 & WSNS-TV Channel 44.
26:17
September 28, 2021
Episode 1: Introduction to my first podcast Vanished Chicagoland Stories. The rough draft.
The first episode of my new podcast. It is called Vanished Chicagoland Stories. This is just a test. We will see how it will progress.
06:16
September 27, 2021
Episode 62: Bramson Women's Clothing Store, Aylward's Round-Up Restaurant, and Stuart Brent Bookstore in Chicago.
Episode 62: I will be talking about Bramson Women's Clothing Store, Aylward's Round-Up Restaurant, and Stuart Brent Bookstore in Chicago.
25:13
September 25, 2021
Episode 61: Vintage Wacky Packages, Sandy The Clown from Bozo's Circus, and The Chicago American Newspaper.
Episode 61: I will be talking about Vintage Wacky Packages, Sandy The Clown from Bozo's Circus, and The Chicago American Newspaper.
26:26
September 21, 2021
Episode 60: The Closing Sears Stores in Chicago and attending my Bogan High School 40th Reunion Party.
Episode 60: I will be talking about The Closing Sears Stores in Chicago and attending my Bogan High School 40th Reunion Party. 
26:46
September 19, 2021
Episode 59: Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown Cartoon Show, Toot-A-Loop Radio, Allison Payne from WGN-TV Channel 9, and more.
Episode 59: I will be talking about Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown Cartoon Show, Toot-A-Loop Radio, Allison Payne from WGN-TV Channel 9, and more.
21:46
September 14, 2021
Episode 58: Concluding The 60th Anniversary of Bozo's Circus, and The 60th Anniversary of The Dick Tracy Show on WGN-TV Channel 9. Also on the program, my memories of 9/11.
Episode 58: I will be talking about Part 4 of Vanished Chicagoland, celebrating Bozo's Circus Month, the 60th Anniversary of The Dick Tracy Show, hosted by Ray Rayner. It too debuted on September 11, 1961. Also on the program, my memories of 9/11. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of  Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
26:57
September 11, 2021
Episode 57: The 60th Anniversary of Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV Channel 9. Part 3.
Episode 57: Part 3 of Vanished Chicagoland celebrating Bozo's Circus  Month. Debuted on September 11, 1961. I will discuss the history of Bozo's Circus. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
24:55
September 7, 2021
Episode 56: The 60th Anniversary of Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV Channel 9. Part 2.
Episode 56: Part 2 of Vanished Chicagoland celebrating Bozo's Circus Month. Debuted on September 11, 1961. I will discuss the history of Bozo's Circus. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein. 
26:57
September 5, 2021
Episode 55: The 60th Anniversary of Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV Channel 9. Part 1.
Episode 55: Part 1 of Vanished Chicagoland celebrating Bozo's Circus Month. Debuted on September 11, 1961. I will discuss the history of Bozo's Circus. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein. If the audio is low, please turn up the volume. I'm having issues with my microphone.
23:29
September 4, 2021
Episode 54: The Avon Theater in Chicago, Space Angel and, Ernie Banks.
Episode 54: I will be talking about The Avon Theater in Chicago, Space Angel and, Ernie Banks. Note: Part 3 of this episode has been re-recorded. 
24:30
August 29, 2021
Episode 53: The Fair Department Store, Kiddie A-Go-Go and, John's Garage Restaurant.
Episode 53: I will be talking about The Fair Department Store, Kiddie A-Go-Go and, John's Garage Restaurant.
27:16
August 28, 2021
Episode 52: Dominick's Finer Foods, The Everly Brothers and, Ford City Bowling Center in Chicago.
Episode 52: I will be talking about Dominick's Finer Foods, The Everly Brothers and, Ford City Bowling Center in Chicago.
28:21
August 24, 2021
Episode 51: My fond memories of having a rotary dial telephone at my house in Chicago and, John's Frozen Pizza.
Episode 51: I will be talking about my fond memories of having a rotary dial telephone at my house in Chicago and, John's Frozen Pizza.
20:53
August 22, 2021
Episode 50: Creature Features on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago.
Episode 50: I will talk about my memories of watching Creature Features on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
26:52
August 21, 2021
Episode 49: My fondest memories of forgotten breakfast cereals in the 70's and 80s as a child in Chicago.
Episode 49: I will be talking about my fondest memories of forgotten breakfast cereals in the 70s & 80s as a child in Chicago.
26:09
August 17, 2021
Episode 48: The Black Orchid Nightclub & Restaurant, Tony Epsosito and defunct Greek Restaurants on the South Side of Chicago.
Episode 48: I will be talking about The Black Orchid Nightclub & Restaurant, Tony Esposito, and defunct Greek Restaurants on the South Side of Chicago.
26:41
August 14, 2021
Episode 47: Memories of my favorite candies from the 70s that are discontinued and are still around.
Episode 47: I will be talking about my favorite candies from the 70s that are discontinued and are still around.
26:15
August 10, 2021
Episode 46: The Heather House Restaurant at Carson Pirie & Scott Dept. Store & The 55th Anniversary of Batman. The TV Show & Movie.
Episode 46: I will be talking about The Heather House Restaurant at Carson Pirie & Scott Dept. Store & The 55th Anniversary of Batman. The TV Show & Movie.
25:34
August 8, 2021
Episode 45: Diana's Greek Restaurant in Greektown, Old Barn Restaraunt in Burbank, IL, and Lucille Ball's 110th Birthday.
Episode 45: I will be talking about Diana's Greek Restaurant in Greektown, Old Barn Restaurant in Burbank, IL, and Lucille Ball's 110th Birthday. 
22:39
August 6, 2021
Episode 44: The 40th Anniversary of MTV, Evergreen Theater in Evergreen Park, IL, and Vintage Sara Lee Cakes.
Episode 44: I will be talking about the 40th Anniversary of MTV, Evergreen Theater in Evergreen Park, IL, and Vintage Sara Lee Cakes.
26:51
August 3, 2021
Episode 43: A tribute to the late Ron Popeil and his classic gadgets that were shown on television during the 1970s and 1980s.
Episode 43: I will be talking about the late Ron Popeil and his classic gadgets that were shown on television during the 1970s and 1980s.
29:01
July 31, 2021
Episode 42: Morris B. Sachs, Girl Talk hosted by Virginia Graham, and Atari Video Games from the 1980s.
Episode 42: I will be talking about Morris B. Sachs, Girl Talk hosted by Virginia Graham, and Atari Video Games from the 1980s.
27:05
July 27, 2021
Episode 41: Singer and Violinist Robbie Steinhardt of Kansas, Swift's Premium Franks. and Bob Trendler (Mr. Bob) from Bozo's Circus.
Episode 41: I will be talking about Singer and Violinist Robbie Steinhardt of Kansas, Swift's Premium Franks, and Bob Trendler (Mr. Bob) from Bozo's Circus.
26:09
July 24, 2021
Episode 40: Shock Theater on WBKB-TV (WLS) Channel 7 in the late 1950s and Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant.
Episode 40: I will be talking about Shock Theater on WBKB-TV (WLS) Channel 7 in the late 1950s and Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant. The clip for Shock Theater is credited by Terry Tiz. 
28:02
July 20, 2021
Episode 39: Bell Phone Center Stores, Jack Benny, and The Magic Pan Creperie Restaurants.
Episode 39: I will be talking about Bell Phone Center Stores, Jack Benny, and The Magic Pan Creperie Restaurants.
27:12
July 17, 2021
Episode 38: Polk Brothers Appliance Stores, The Rotor Ride at Riverview Park, and Eight O'Clock Coffee from A&P.
Episode 38: I will be talking about Polk Brothers Appliance Stores, The Rotor Ride at Riverview Park, and Eight O'Clock Coffee from A&P. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:57
July 11, 2021
Episode 37: Schlitz Beer, and the career of director Richard Donner.
Episode 37: I will be talking about Schlitz Beer and the career of director Richard Donner.
24:04
July 6, 2021
Episode 36: Boston Sea Party, Karoll's Red Hanger Shops, and the history of WFBN/WGBO Channel 66.
Episode 36: I will be talking about Boston Sea Party, Karoll's Red Hanger Shops, and the history of WFBN/WGBO Channel 66. Clip of WFBN is from the Museum of Classic Chicago Television (FuzzyMemoriesTV).
25:25
July 3, 2021
Episode 35: I Am A Prostate Cancer Survivor, Nelson Brothers Furniture, Alex Dreier, Canfield's Ginger Ale, and Henry's Hamburgers.
Episode 35: I will be talking about my Prostate Cancer Survival, Nelson Brothers Furniture, Alex Dreier, Canfield's Ginger Ale, and Henry's Hamburgers.
23:57
July 1, 2021
Episode 34: S&H Green Stamps and the 70th anniversary of the television debut of Amos N' Andy. A historical look back at the radio and TV show.
Episode 34: S&H Green Stamps and, the 70th anniversary of the television debut of Amos N' Andy. A historical look back at the radio and TV show.
25:49
June 27, 2021
Episode 33: Store Directories from Marshall Field's and Wieboldt's Department Stores on State Street and, Mr. G's Steak House.
Episode 33: I will be talking about store directories from Marshall Field's and Wieboldt's Department Stores on State Street and, Mr. G's Steak House.
22:26
June 26, 2021
Episode 32: Child World Toy Store, Best of Groucho, Montgomery Ward, and Willowbrook Ballroom and Banquets.
Episode 32: I will be talking about Child World Toy Store, Best of Groucho, Montgomery Ward, and Willowbrook Ballroom and Banquets.
27:12
June 22, 2021
Episode 31: Riverview Park's Roller Coasters and Two Ton Baker.
Episode 31: I will be talking about Riverview Park's Roller Coasters and Two Ton Baker. 
24:49
June 20, 2021
Episode 30: Father's Day Episode. Zayre, Tim Weigel and the early days of Riverview Park.
Episode 30: I will be talking about Father's Day, Zayre, Tim Weigel and, the early days of Riverview Park in Chicago.
24:38
June 19, 2021
Episode 29: Family Classics With Frazier Thomas that aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago.
Episode 29: I will be talking about Family Classics With Frazier Thomas that aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein. 
26:26
June 15, 2021
Episode 28: Record Store Day. Chicago's Vanished Record Stores.
Episode 28: Record Store Day. I will be talking about Chicago's Vanished Record Stores. Rose Records, The Flipside, Musicland, Kroozin' Music, and more. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
24:43
June 12, 2021
Episode 27: Ground Round Restaurants, Sneak Previews on WTTW-TV Channel 11, McDade & Company, and ON-TV Subscription Television.
Episode 27: I will be talking about Ground Round Restaurants, Sneak Previews on WTTW-TV Channel 11, McDade & Company, and ON-TV Subscription Television. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:20
June 10, 2021
Episode 26: A special episode: 40 years ago today, I graduated from Bogan High School in Chicago.
Episode 26: A special episode: 40 years ago today, I graduated from Bogan High School in Chicago on June 5, 1981. I will be talking about my memories of my high school years. Good and bad. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:48
June 5, 2021
Episode 25: Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park, Gavin MacLeod, B.J. Thomas and, Arlene Golonka.
Episode 25: I will be talking about Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park, Gavin MacLeod, B.J. Thomas and, Arlene Golonka. 
23:59
June 1, 2021
Episode 24: The Pickle Barrel Restaurant, Ford City Cinema, Mister Kelly's, and La Maisonette French Restaurant.
Episode 24: I will be talking about The Pickle Barrel Restaurant, Ford City Cinema, Mister Kelly's, and La Maisonette French Restaurant. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
27:27
May 29, 2021
Episode 23: Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.
Episode 23: I will be talking about Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.
23:22
May 25, 2021
Episode 22: Just Pants, Charles Grodin, The Hasty Tasty Restaurant, and The Magic Door.
I will be talking about Just Pants, Charles Grodin, The Hasty Tasty Restaurant, and The Magic Door. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
20:14
May 21, 2021
Episode 21: Colby's Furniture Stores, Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor, Garofalo's Supermarkets and, Multiplication Rock on ABC-TV.
Episode 21: I will be talking about Colby's Furniture Stores, Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor, Garofalo's Supermarkets and, Multiplication Rock on ABC-TV. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
23:32
May 18, 2021
Episode 20 : Bob Koester of Jazz Record Mart, Lytton's, Dick Kay, and High-Low Foods.
Episode 20: I will be talking about Bob Koester of Jazz Record Mart, Lytton's, Dick Kay, and High-Low Foods.
23:04
May 15, 2021
Episode 19 : Lee Phillip, Bonanza Steakhouse, Union National Bank of Roseland, and Antoinette Pope School of Fancy Cookery.
I will be talking about Lee Phillip, Bonanza Steakhouse, Union National Bank of Roseland, and Antoinette Pope School of Fancy Cookery. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
23:55
May 11, 2021
Episode 18: Mother's Day Special. M-Squad, Schmitt Bakeries, Bob Wallace, and stores that had Mother's Day sales.
Episode 18: Mother's Day Special. I will be talking about M-Squad, Schmitt Bakeries, a tribute to Bob Wallace, and stores that had Mother's Day sales. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
21:55
May 9, 2021
Episode 17: WLAK 94 FM, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, and The Coral Theater.
I will be talking about WLAK 94 FM, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, and The Coral Theater. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
18:01
May 4, 2021
Episode 16: Reggie Candy Bar, L. Fish Furniture Store, Johnny Crawford, and WGN-TV Baseball Announcers.
I will be talking about Reggie Candy Bar, L. Fish Furniture Store, actor Johnny Crawford, and WGN-TV Baseball Announcers. 
20:26
April 30, 2021
Episode 15: Tab Cola, Chicago's Lost Bakeries, Watching Speed Racer on TV, and Carson Pirie Scott and Co. Department Store on State Street.
I will be talking about Tab Cola, Chicago's Lost Bakeries, Watching Speed Racer on TV, and Carson Pirie Scott and Co. Department Store in State Street.  
22:12
April 27, 2021
Episode 14: Ned Locke, Poppin' Fresh Pies, Night Gallery, Boris Karloff's Thriller, and Yankee Doodle Dandy Hamburgers.
I will be talking about Ned Locke, Poppin' Fresh Pies, Night Gallery, Boris Karloff's Thriller, and Yankee Doodle Dandy Hamburgers. Note: I made an error on the podcast. Night Gallery celebrated its 50th anniversary, not the 60th. I apologize for the error. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:01
April 25, 2021
Episode 13: Lum's Restaurants, The Bay City Rollers, Community Discount Stores, and The Fireball Roller Coaster at Riverview Park in Chicago.
I will be talking about Lum's Restaurants, The Bay City Rollers, Community Discount Stores, and The Fireball Roller Coaster at Riverview Park in Chicago.
22:10
April 24, 2021
Episode 12: Wag's Restaurants, Watching The Flintstones on TV in Chicago, Greyhound Post House Cafeteria, TV Forecast Magazine, and Ivanhoe Theater.
I will be talking about Wag's Restaurants, memories of watching the Flintstones on TV in Chicago, Greyhound Post House Cafeteria, TV Forecast Magazine, and Ivanhoe Theater. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
22:07
April 21, 2021
Episode 11: The deaths of actors Lee Aaaker and Felix Silla. Chances R Restaurants, Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, and Town & Country Restaurants.
I will be talking about the death of actors Lee Aaker and Felix Silla. Chances R Restaurants, the history of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, and Town & Country Restaurants. 
22:46
April 17, 2021
Episode 10: Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom, Peter Pan Restaurants, and WLUP FM 98 Commercials with Lorelei.
I will be talking about Dispensa's Kingdom Amusement Park, Peter Pan Restaurants, and WLUP FM 98 Commercials that featured Lorelei Shark. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
20:31
April 13, 2021
Episode 9: Dressel's Strawberry Shortcake, Prince Phillip's visits to Chicago, and Discount Retail Stores in the 1960's and 1970s.
I will be talking about Dressel's Strawberry Shortcake, Prince Phillip's visits to Chicago, and Discount Retail Stores in the 1960s and 1970s.
17:38
April 10, 2021
Episode 8: Chicago Newsstands, Harry Caray, and the early days of WSNS-TV Channel 44.
I will be talking about memories of Chicago Newsstands, the 50th anniversary of Harry Caray broadcasting for the Chicago White Sox, and the early days of WSNS-TV Channel 44 programming.
19:31
April 8, 2021
Episode 7: Easter episode featuring The Funny Company, Mraz Drug Store and, Canfield's Soft Drinks.
Happy Easter, Everyone! I will be talking about The Funny Company, Mraz Drug Store and, Canfield's Soft Drinks. 
14:24
April 4, 2021
Episode 6: Dark Shadows Last Episode, Dutch Mill Candies, Moondog's Comicland, and Creature Features.
In this episode, I will be talking about the last episode of Dark Shadows, Dutch Mill Candies, Moondog's Comicland, and Creature Features.
21:02
April 3, 2021
Episode 5: Salerno Cookies and other posts on my Vanished Chicagoland Facebook Page for the past week.
In this episode, I will be talking about Salerno Cookies and their delicious flavors. Also, talking about my posts on my social media accounts for the past few days. 
17:39
March 31, 2021
Episode 4: Speaking about memories at Peacock Alley at Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago.
In this episode, I will be speaking about memories of Peacock Alley that was located at the lower level of The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago.
15:55
March 27, 2021
Episode 3: Vanished Chicagoland Grocery Stores and Supermarkets.
In this episode, I will be speaking about grocery stores and supermarkets that have disappeared in the Chicagoland area. High-Low Foods, Dominick's, Treasure Island, National Foods Store, A&P, and many more! My video of this is on YouTube under my name.
22:17
March 27, 2021
Episode 2: Speaking about Gatelys Peoples Store, Talman Bank and John's Garage Restaurants.
Episode two of my podcast. I talked about Gatelys Peoples Store, Talman Bank, and John's Garage Restaurant. Also spoke about how Vanished Chicagoland Facebook Page got launched. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
19:50
March 25, 2021