Anchorage Alaska Videos

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It was a very snowy day in 1970s downtown Anchorage.

What happens when Petula Clark sings her 1965 hit song “Downtown” while you watch as people on and around 4th Avenue deal with all that snow?

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Walk for Hope

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Did you ever “Walk for Hope”?

In this 1970s video, you'll follow the walkers from the moment they signed in to start the walk, until, with hurting muscles and feet, they reached the finish line.

Watch the video, and you might see yourself, friends or family.

You'll also enjoy the hit song “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band.

Remember the clothing and hair-styles of the 70s?

This video is full of memories.

The Anchorage Film Caper

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The Anchorage Film Caper takes you on a dangerous, but humor-filled adventure through the basement of the deserted and badly damaged McKinley building following the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

When you were a teenager, did you ever do anything that you thought about later in life, laughed and said to yourself, “that was dumb.” Well, this story would be one of those moments.

Author, Michael R Dougherty was a teen when he was sent into the abandoned basement of the McKinley Building after that building was badly damaged after the 1964 earthquake.

Mike was given a holstered 357 Magnum pistol to take with him. Do you see the potential trouble?

This is a fun short video.

Watch it if you dare.

Valley of the Moon Park

with the original rocket

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Do you remember the Valley of the Moon park?

Our family called it the “Rocket Ship” park and our children loved going there to play.

An Anchorage favorite, this special place was a wonderful adventure for children of all ages.

In this video, children enjoy a sunny day at the park. You'll also see several scenes taken at Nulbay park.

And you'll love the song, “Return to Pooh Corner” by Kenny Loggins.

The video above is a cherished memory of those happy times.


Marcus in the Morning?

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Did you know that Marcus starred in a movie?

Shot in and around Anchorage, the movie also stars Herb Shaindlin, Chuck Talsky, Dean Berg and Anchorage model, Michelle Hilton.

Take a look at the movie trailer and enjoy.

Breakup in Anchorage

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Oh, the joys of Spring “breakup”

Slushy, muddy, water-filled streets with countless new potholes make driving and walking a challenge.

If you no longer live in Anchorage, watch this video. It's guaranteed to remind you of those happy days when the ice and snow began to melt. But slush and water created road hazards that made your car dirty, and turned walking into a risky business.

And the only thing that kept you going was that after “breakup”, warmer, greener days were just around the corner,

And that meant camping, fishing, and other Alaskan summer activities. 

In this video, you'll also enjoy the song “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” by Neil Sedaka.

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"Dynamite and the

Alaskan Outhouse"

With storyteller

Michael R Dougherty

Have you ever been to the Double Musky Inn?

It's an Alaska treasure. And the story of how it all got started is a funny adventure that could only happen in the 49th state.

Yes, a stick of dynamite had something to do with how this now world-famous restaurant came about.

In this short video, Mike will introduce you to the characters in this fun story and tell you what happened when the fuse was lit. Have you ever seen it raining wood chips and splinters?

Are you ready to smile? You'll enjoy this Alaska adventure.

Discover how it all began.

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Fur Rendezvous


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See how Anchor town celebrated the Fur Rondy in the late 1950s.

Remember how we all looked? Remember how Anchorage looked.

Our town was a truly special place, and the Fur Rendezvous was a long awaited, happy time for community fun that holds a dear place in our hearts.

What were your favorite things to do during the Rondy?

Watch this video and remember when.

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This super 8 home movie takes you to the Fur Rendezvous in the 1960s.

Were you there?

Remember the carnival, the sled dog races, food, and fun? Our Rondy was so important that we were even given time off from school to enjoy the festivities.

Maybe you'll see yourself in the video. Or your friends or family.

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Fur Rondy

Parade Memories

with Grand Marshall

actor Michael Landon
(“Little Joe” from “Bonanza”)

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Remember when actor Michael Landon (“Little Joe”) on the TV show Bonanza was the Grand Marshall in the 1965 Rondy parade?

Word has it that the ladies lined the parade route to catch a glimpse of Michael Landon as he rode by.

Mr. Landon had just flown in from sunny and warm Hollywood, California and was plenty cold as he sat in the saddle and rode through town. Yes, those were the days.

Were you there? You might see yourself in this fun look at 1965.

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Fur Rendezvous

Sled Dog Races

and Parade

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1965 sled dog races, the blanket toss and actor Michael Landon brought Anchorage lots of fun.

The action in this film gets close as it follows several dog teams around a sharp turn as they raced out of town. It's up-close with the World Championship sled dog races. A Fur Rendezvous favorite.

And you'll see 1965 Anchorage.

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Two Head-to-Head

Anchorage Radio DJs

KENI radio and KANC radio

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Remember radio in our town, back in the 1970s?

Meet two Anchorage top 40 DJs and watch them do their radio shows while you listen to all the fun music from back in the day.

Mr. Whitekeys does the introduction and the interviews.

Shot and edited for KAKM channel 7 by Michael R Dougherty and engineered by Joe Gill.

Let the music in this video capture your heart.

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Listen to the

Anchorage teen band

“The Heartbeats”

And their hit song "Anne"

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Do you remember dancing to all the bands at the Pacesetters dances throughout our town?

Who were your favorite local bands?

One of those bands was a favorite known as The Pulsating Heartbeats. And they came up with an original song that became a local and regional hit.

Do you remember hearing their recording of the song, “Anne” when popular Anchorage radio personality Ron Moore played it on the Coke Show?

Great times for Anchorage teens.

The Varsity Show

Anchorage's live

TV teen dance show

on KTVA Channel 11

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Did you dance on KTVA channel 11's Varsity Show, watch the show at home, or were you part of The Varsity Show crew?

The Varsity Show was Anchorage's version of the popular teen dance show, American Bandstand with Dick Clark.

Every Saturday afternoon during the school year, Anchorage teens danced to the latest hit songs in the TV studio of KTVA channel 11 in the McKinley building downtown. Then following the 1964 earthquake, teens danced in the TV studios in Spenard.

Watch this video and see the story of Anchorage Memories author, Mary J Dougherty, an Anchorage teen who joined The Varsity Show as a “Go Go Girl” and was one of the stars in the show's commercials.

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Do you remember those taste fries at A&W Drive-In?

Get ready to remember when.

Remember the 4th Avenue Theatre?

It was our movie palace.

But it was missing something when it first opened. What was it?

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Do you remember when you first heard the Beatles on Anchorage radio?

They were an instant hit.

But there were no Beatles records in local record shops.

How did Anchortown finally get those fun Beatles records?

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Meet Z.J. Loussac

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Do you remember going to the Loussac Library downtown?

It was a wonderful place.

Anchorage Alaska Videos include this look at Z.J. Loussac, one of Anchortown's pioneers.

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Joe Spenard

An early Anchorage legend

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Yes, Spenard Road, the lake, and the suburb of Spenard Lake are all named after one of Anchorage's most colorful characters.

Meet Anchorage pioneer, Joe Spenard.

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John B. Bagoy

Flowers by Bagoy

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Meet Anchorage pioneer John B. Bagoy and discover how he was able to bring fresh flowers to happy Anchorage residents.

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Orah Dee Clark

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Yes, Orah Dee Clark Middle School is named after this remarkable Anchorage pioneer.

She first came to Anchorage when it was still just a tent city. She was brought to town to be the Supervisor and a teacher in the first school, now known as the Pioneer School building.

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The Power of

Nostalgic Film and Video

Because of today's collections of film and video, you can see what Anchorage was like in days gone by, and you can see what it looks like today.

And you can enjoy seeing the precious events and times that are so dear to your heart.

Yes, the film and video you enjoy here on Anchorage Memories makes your nostalgic journey even more enjoyable.

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