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#1 cajunmike

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:47 AM

Does anyone remember the girl who sang the jingle "Fort Worth National that's my bank" back in the 60's and early 70's. I think her first name was Marsha? and whatever happend to her.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (cajunmike @ Mar 30 2008, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone remember the girl who sang the jingle "Fort Worth National that's my bank" back in the 60's and early 70's. I think her first name was Marsha? and whatever happend to her.



I don't know where she is but the President of Fort Worth National Bank (On Magnolia) recently told me that their bank now owns that jingle. It sure stuck in my head for 40 years. Somebody got their money's worth out of it.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (monee9696 @ Mar 30 2008, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (cajunmike @ Mar 30 2008, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone remember the girl who sang the jingle "Fort Worth National that's my bank" back in the 60's and early 70's. I think her first name was Marsha? and whatever happend to her.



I don't know where she is but the President of Fort Worth National Bank (On Magnolia) recently told me that their bank now owns that jingle. It sure stuck in my head for 40 years. Somebody got their money's worth out of it.



You are right that the jingle has stuck in my head for over forty years also! I can see her standing in front of the bank just like yesterday.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:05 PM

I don't remember who sang it, but I can tell you that Frank Burkett wrote it. If anybody can find his son Hank Hankshaw (aka Jeff Burkett), he can probably tell you who sang it.

For some reason, I have some notion that Marlo Thomas had some connection to that ad campaign, but that's from old, dusty memory that probably isn't very reliable.


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:14 PM

I don't know why, but I seem to recall that she was the daughter of a bank official. It was probably an item in one of the papers.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:31 AM

Marsha or Marcia Hatfield, I believe.
She was Paschal High grad of class of 65. Rumors from contemporaries who I will not name, were that she was having an affair with a FTW National exec and that's how she got the singing gig. That she was a relative of an exec seems more likley; highschool kids are so cruel. (And looking at the old highschool annuals that she's in, she's wearing massive amounts of eye makeup, so she looks quite slutty. Looking slutty in 1965 could lead to all sorts of rumors.)
She's passed on, I know, since the Paschal High newsletters I keep geting have donations in memory of her.
Seems like I mentioned her jingle when I sought (and got a great reply here) for the early 70' El Fenix jingle.
Should we start a topic of historic cheesy local ads & jingles? Or historic local media in general?
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:59 AM

On topic: That jingle is burned into my memory, too.

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QUOTE (Birdland in Handley @ Apr 4 2008, 02:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should we start a topic of historic cheesy local ads & jingles? Or historic local media in general?


Oh, yes. Please do. Then we can talk about Wide Track's Jingle Bells and stuff. Now you can go to that little room.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:38 PM

The old channel 11 building. Ickey Twerp and Slam Bang theater gang. Howard McNeil the weather guy who would zip from Texas to Maine on the wall map.
When the old KFJZ was around they had some fund raiser to drive by and give cash. Went by and gave a couple of bucks and got a record LP of Country Joe and the Fish, never listend to it..........Mark Stevens was the D.J.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:44 AM

QUOTE (cajunmike @ Apr 4 2008, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The old channel 11 building. Ickey Twerp and Slam Bang theater gang. Howard McNeil the weather guy who would zip from Texas to Maine on the wall map.
When the old KFJZ was around they had some fund raiser to drive by and give cash. Went by and gave a couple of bucks and got a record LP of Country Joe and the Fish, never listend to it..........Mark Stevens was the D.J.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:20 AM

Her name was Marcia Hadfield.

Here is her picture

http://www.facebook....100000136312509


QUOTE (Birdland in Handley @ Apr 4 2008, 03:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marsha or Marcia Hatfield, I believe.
She was Paschal High grad of class of 65. Rumors from contemporaries who I will not name, were that she was having an affair with a FTW National exec and that's how she got the singing gig. That she was a relative of an exec seems more likley; highschool kids are so cruel. (And looking at the old highschool annuals that she's in, she's wearing massive amounts of eye makeup, so she looks quite slutty. Looking slutty in 1965 could lead to all sorts of rumors.)
She's passed on, I know, since the Paschal High newsletters I keep geting have donations in memory of her.
Seems like I mentioned her jingle when I sought (and got a great reply here) for the early 70' El Fenix jingle.
Should we start a topic of historic cheesy local ads & jingles? Or historic local media in general?
Bless the old Channel 11 buiding on I 30; 100's of years ago I went to a kid's party hosted by Captain Swabby



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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:21 PM

I bet few remember the old Fort Worth National song commercial that was written to music from the Lone Ranger. I think if I remember it went something like this.

Add a room add a room add a room today, add a room the Fort Worth National way, add a room add a room add a room today and take a lot of years to pay.

You can add a new room to your home with a Fort Worth National loan--------------

For some reason, this topic brought back that memory. I must be crazy to remember things like this. It was a long time ago.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:20 PM

Your not crazy, just have a good memory. I remember the ads with Marsha. Had a crush on her as a teenager.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (Birdland in Handley @ Apr 4 2008, 02:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marsha or Marcia Hatfield, I believe.
She was Paschal High grad of class of 65. Rumors from contemporaries who I will not name, were that she was having an affair with a FTW National exec and that's how she got the singing gig. That she was a relative of an exec seems more likley; highschool kids are so cruel. (And looking at the old highschool annuals that she's in, she's wearing massive amounts of eye makeup, so she looks quite slutty. Looking slutty in 1965 could lead to all sorts of rumors.)
She's passed on, I know, since the Paschal High newsletters I keep geting have donations in memory of her.
Seems like I mentioned her jingle when I sought (and got a great reply here) for the early 70' El Fenix jingle.
Should we start a topic of historic cheesy local ads & jingles? Or historic local media in general?
Bless the old Channel 11 buiding on I 30; 100's of years ago I went to a kid's party hosted by Captain Swabby



I remember Marsha Hatfield from Paschal High. All the girls wore a ton of eye make up and had seriously BIG hair. She was not known to be particularly wild. I seem to remember that she was a Morman, which was still kind of unusual in FW at that time. I recall for some reason going to a party where there was alcohol. She actually tried drinking that night, and it was kind of a big deal for her because of her background. She had a very nice voice and was quite attractive.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:36 PM

Hi, I came across the 10 commercials that the beautiful Marsha Hatfield made for Fort Worth National Bank. These commercials are on the 16mm Film the TV Stations used at the time. Also, these commercials have beautiful color, like they were made yesterday. If there is any interest, I could put them up on utube.



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

Hi, I came across the 10 commercials that the beautiful Marsha Hatfield made for Fort Worth National Bank. These commercials are on the 16mm Film the TV Stations used at the time. Also, these commercials have beautiful color, like they were made yesterday. If there is any interest, I could put them up on utube.

 

Oh, yes.  Do please  post it to YouTube.  I am sure a lot of people would enjoy seeing them again - and discovering them for the first time.


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:58 PM

Ok, I will load them up on my movie projector and then record them. I never loaded anything on u-tube before so if someone has some instructions to do this, send them my way. This way I don't have to spend time trying to figure it out.


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Uploading to YouTube is easy enough.  All you need to is be logged in to YouTube (If you have a google ID and are logged into gmail you have an associated YouTube account.  Or you can create a different Google/YouTube account if you prefer not to upload under the name of your normal one).

 

Once you are on YouTube just click on "upload" and select the video file you wish to use.  Once it uploads you have options in terms of giving it a title and adding comments.

 

More details and supported video file formats can be found at https://support.goog...c/2888648?hl=en

 

Now, how to transfer a film from a projector to a digital video - that is something I have no idea how to do.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:58 AM

Ok, I will load them up on my movie projector and then record them. I never loaded anything on u-tube before so if someone has some instructions to do this, send them my way. This way I don't have to spend time trying to figure it out.


Matt

Texas Archive of the Moving Image does free digitization, and will provide you a copy as well. In my recent experiments with transferring some old 8MM home movies, I would say having someone knowledgeable do it via film scanner is much easier. I'm sure this is something they would LOVE to add to their collection.

 

They'll be in Denton this weekend doing a film round up.

 

http://www.texasarch...le=Digitization






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