Margaret Hamilton

No place like Home

Note: If you have content or insights that you would like included at this web site, please contact me at ran at margarethamilton dot com.

What's New? May 2024

Three Legendary Soda Ads

In My Attic Treasures, three vintage television commercials that—in one or more ways—were legendary in the history of ads. All three have been restored as much as possible:

From 1974, 7UP Bubbles gobsmacked viewer audiences the first time they saw it. It was a defining moment in the use of motion graphics, psychedelic colors, and a retro-flavored soundtrack.

In 1973, Faygo released a sentimental homage to Detroit's simpler times..and the fond childhood memories that went with it. The ad became a local legend, and is still remembered today as the boat ad.

Finally, who can forget the Limelighters and Glenn Yarbrough's catchy jingle for Coca-Cola, back in 1963? After over 60 years, it's still a great tune.

Chatterbox 1936

In Video Vault, an early film featuring a relatively new actress (Hamilton), playing the role of Tippy. Maggie's acting abilities were clearly displayed in this film, providing a stark contrast to the cornball affectations of the main actors.

Love Is Blue 1982

In My Attic Treasures, Paul Mauriat conducts a beautiful version of his 1967/8 instrumental pop hit, L'amour est bleu.

This Is How I Felt, September 2017

Move over, Dorothy...

...and give me that compress. Your adventure was a walk in the park compared to mine.

This website disappeared a few years ago, mainly because of the other two websites that were attached to it. Now, after so many years of darkness, it's time to get busy again.

I promised myself and others, too, that I would get this thing up and running by September 2017. They said it would be easy—like clicking my heels three times?—and they lied, BIGtime. Everything changed while I was gone: HTML was no longer the way I remembered it. Browsers don't work like they used to. And who, pray tell, killed Netscape?

But I did it. There was no wizard to help me, no ruby shoes, no Glinda, no nothing. And no Toto, too. I even went to California looking for her, only to find out that her burial ground was paved over by a highway (disrespect much?...geez...I did drive over it, however). And I also found this.

But I'm done (for today), and you're Home. There's no place like you can plainly see.

Your webmaster, Ran (September 2017; ran at margarethamilton dot com)

March 2024

In Video Vault, Margaret's very first film appearance in the 1933 classic, Another Language. Includes the cleaned-up original black-and-white version along with a separate colorized version.

Also in Video Vault, a 1937 film that was famous for real-life tragedy as it was for future fame and fortune. Again, offered in its original black-and-white format as well as a colorized version.

February 2024

In Cora ads, two badly needed upgrades to existing ads and three new Maxwell House ads featuring "Cora".

Of the three new ads, only one is in decent condition. The other two are in poor condition...but considering how difficult it is to find these ads, better poor than nothing at all.

January 2024

In My Attic Treasures, one of the top Pepsi ads of all time (all cleaned up and in true stereo), featuring The Gloved One and a Broadway child star who grew up to be a famous television star.

This Is Mainly Why We're Here

Where to Begin?

Many years ago (while walking down the yellow-brick road...), I thought it would be nice to own a piece of The Wizard of Oz. Since I'm no Willard Carroll, who owns more than his fair share of Oz memorabilia (not mad, just jealous...), was all I could afford. Why was it available? That's a good question: It was just sitting there waiting to be snapped up, and I was the first to snap.

But why MH? Because her 12-minute WWW appearance in The Wizard of Oz not only stole the movie, but continues to scare the tarnation out of kids around the world. I love that!...and so do they, something they'll appreciate when they grow up.

And then there's the fact that Margaret—Maggie, as she liked to be called—so much reminded me of my good friend, Mabel. Mabel and I were your typical Harold and Maude couple—minus any kind of romantic stuff—we could discuss anything together, we were always there to support each other, and we remained friends until senility stepped in and took her away from me and the world. Plain speaking, down to earth, about the same age as Maggie...Mabel was a gift. Anyway, that's how this all came about...almost...

And then there is also my perverse need to skate on the edge of technology and post "other stuff" on a wide range of subjects. All the other stuff is why there is a My Attic Treasures section...not that I even have a real attic.

If you are a copyright holder of anything on this site and you don't like what I've done, just tell me. I will take down your copyrighted stuff pronto, no harm or disrespect done or intended. But I think the content is either in the public domain (most of it is well over 50 years old), was filmed or designed by me, or falls under the Fair Use Doctrine.

Theft of Work for YouTube

On all of the videos on this site, you will see messages asking you not to steal the work here, and place it on YouTube.

Video content on this website is watermarked; all of the videos contain keep-off-of-YouTube warnings, and they are watermarked several times with this site's identity.

I am not a fan of YT and have never given or shared my work on that site. Furthermore, I don't make money off of anything here. YouTube, however, is a censoring, stealth-surveillance, money-generating corporation worth billions, built off the backs of the artists who originally created the media, and people like me, who promote it in a fair-use manner. Furthermore, YouTube is affiliated with a world-wide famed search engine that feeds information to the surveillance state. Please don't help these corporations grow and prosper; I have enough to do without having to deal with corporate parasites.