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Ghoulardi: Inside Cleveland TV's Wildest Ride (Ohio)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is the definitive fan's guide to the outrageous and bizarre Ghoulardi TV show. Who was Ghoulardi? If you grew up watching TV in Cleveland in the 1960s, you definitely remember. If you live in Cleveland today, you hear about him still. In early 1963, months before the Beatles arrived in America and years before Howard Stern hit the radio airwaves, Cleveland TV actor Er ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published October 24th 1997 by Gray & Company, Publishers (first published September 1997)
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Rhuff
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I saw him from his first episode and followed him to the last. The rise and fall of "Ghoulardi" is sadly known to only the favored few who grew up within the analog signal zone of WJW-Channel 8 in the 1960s. But it is a true American legend: to us of the time and place only Elvis and The Beatles were - perhaps - bigger and cooler. I still treasure my Ghoulardi sweatshirt (light blue "Hey Group!") though it's several sizes too small for anything but a closet curio. The authors also explore the ge ...more
Lance Lumley
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This easy to read book about Cleveland, Ohio's Horror host is filled with great stories, photographs, and lists associated with the show. The book covers how host Ernie Anderson became the famous Ghoulardi, along with the backstage antics behind the scenes, and even while on air. This is a short book and a must for fans of Cleveland Ohio history, along with horror hosts fans.
An in depth review can be found at : https://lancewrites.wordpress.com/201...
Marley
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great entry in Cleveland/media history. Ernie Anderson had a huge impact on my life. I saw the debut of Ghoulardi and have remained a huge fan since. When I was a senior in high school many of us left the prom early to go home and watch the show. I'm serious. Ghoulardi owned Cleveland and environs. I was in the environs.

Besides a lively and well-written account of Ghoulardi and Ernie beyond, authors Tim Feran and RD Heldenfels place Ghoulardi in the context of the early 1960s and ethnic
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Kim
Dec 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Hey groups! Stay sick and turn blue! Don't be a purple knif, read this book! If you grew up with Ghoulardi or like me, grew up hearing about him and seeing the insanity continue with Big Chuck and Lil'John, then this book is for you. If you have read Big Chucks book, this is an excellent companion to explain the insanity that went on in early television in Cleveland in the 1960's. I am sorry I missed it.
Calvin
Funny, you grow up in NE Ohio you think you know all about Ghoulardi, but ya dont. A quick fun read about a moment in NE Ohio culture.
Chris Leib
Nov 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Growing up in Akron (part of the Clevelnad TV market) with Houlihan and Big Chuck, Ghoulardi's descendants, it's great to see how it all started and the fuss it all kicked up. Long Live Ghoulardi!
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