Vintage & retro entertainment
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), that debuted on September 1969 and lasted for 73 episodes. The memorable theme song, ‘Best Friend, was written and performed by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.
Bewitched ‘is for viewers who want to have the fun of losing themselves in fantasy. Our witches, Samantha and Endora, are believable. The audience can identify with them. They are treated as much as possible as humans with special gifts.’
Few people thought “Bonanza” would last long, but the mythical Ponderosa, the father image of Lorne Greene, Blocker’s gentle giant, the other larger-than-life inhabitants and the horseback morality plays they participated in, will glow on tubes around the world for years to come.
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, with their progeny David and Rick, are synonymous with the American family image both on and off television. The Nelson boys are perhaps the only people who have literally grown up before the eyes of millions of weekly viewers.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was too much for the ushers who have managed to confine spectators to their seats during the summer series of rock concerts in the Hollywood Bowl. Hendrix heads one of the best trios in rock music, a trio dominated by his screaming guitar and dry husky voice.
Catchphrases have a way of enlivening our lives. Catchphrases become code words for some not-so-secret organization of people whom the catch-phrases have hooked.
Andy Griffith, who stars as a slow-talking, story-telling jack-of-all-trades with a sly Southern sense of humor in the new ‘Andy Griffith Show,’ is very much like the character he plays. The only difference is that Griffith is famous.
Ronnie Howard, the red-haired moppet of “The Andy Griffith Show,” is that rare child actor without guile and a Hollywood head.
Roy Orbison without sunglasses? Do such photos exist?! Indeed they do, even though once his musical career got established, the multi-talented Orbison was rarely seen without his trademark dark shades. See his actual eyes here!
In the costliest and most technologically-sophisticated amusement park ride ever built, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland has evoked the blood-curdling buccaneering past of the Spanish Main.
‘The Sound of Music,’ thanks to superior handling and affectionate care, has made the tricky transition from stage to screen with all its virtues intact. If anything, there is an extra glow of magic to this operetta in its movie offspring.
Like most entertainers, it has been my pleasure to be actively involved with the struggle of my people attempting to extricate themselves from the bonds of discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry that has held us so fast, for so long.
Underneath a heavy layer of slapstick and some terribly obvious joke lines, Sherwood the satirist maintains there is an undercurrent of sharp and significant byplay on the new show, Gilligan’s Island.
Seven new Christmas songs in Rudolph fantasy “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the shy little buck who emerges as a hero after being humiliated by his
Rock Star Janis Joplin Found Dead In Hollywood Home Rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead in her Hollywood home on October 4. The coroner’s
Do you remember? by Helen T Bartschat Rolling hoops There are the days we have been waiting for; the corner of the calendar that we’ve
Vintage board games: Fun to give… and to receive! Famous Parker Games (1964) Sorry – Parker Brothers Slide Pursuit Game A really fine family game! Fun
How does Michelle Phillips see herself? ‘Well, I’m likable, charming, 5’7”, I’m very good-natured and I’m clean.’
From 1960: Chevrolet and Plymouth showed its staying ability while Joe Lee Johnson proved a little good luck goes a long way as the long-awaited World 600 was run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Where Did Our Love Go? The first #1 hit for The Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go” was originally written for fellow Motown group The
A doctor smashed his way into a locked bedroom — and found Marilyn Monroe dead in bed, nude, a telephone clutched in her hand, an empty pill bottle nearby.
Alan Young plays a man who moves into a house where the previous owner left Mister Ed, the horse, behind. Ed talks – but only to Alan, and this leaves him trying to explain all sorts of odd things to his wife and acquaintances.
- Carnation’s famous pumpkin pie: The traditional Thanksgiving dessert (1959)
- Genuine original Crock-Pot Slow Cookers from the ’70s
- If you love San Francisco, don’t miss this ’50s video blast from the past
- Women: Do you have the ideal figure? Here’s what ‘they’ thought in 1950
- Captain Kangaroo’s Bob Keeshan talks about the beloved kids’ show, plus see the opening credits again