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 our lemon-yellow velour couch cushions, construct Millennium Falcon “forts” and pop up some microwave Orville Reddenbacher to enjoy the new golden era of entertainment (and, of course, we could watch “videos” on our brand new, Betamax player!)

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