ONTV in Chicago

ONTV was the first paid subscription “cable” television we had on the South side of Chicago in the early ’80s. This logo is burned on my brain as it was the signifier of a treasure trove of “adult” movies such as “Ellie” starring Shelley Winters and Cheech and Chong’s “Up In Smoke”. My brother and I would perch on lemon-yellow velour couch cushions, construct Millenium Falcon “forts” and pop up Orville Reddenbacher popping corn to absorb the golden era of new entertainment made available to us via the ONTV gateway and of course, our brand new Betamax player.

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