Here Come The Brides was an hour-long comedy/Western TV series set in Seattle in the 1870s about a family of loggers in the new West who had to bring in 100 women as potential brides. While the show was set in the past, it impacted the present — like launching Bobby Sherman and David Soul as teen idols.
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Johnny Cash kicked off his country-music series, The Johnny Cash TV Show, with guests Bob Dylan, singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw, and comedienne Fannie Flagg. Here, see a video performance with Roy Orbison.
Say, kids, what time is it? Kids: It’s Howdy Doody Time! First gracing the airwaves on December 27, 1947, marionette Howdy Doody was a true pioneer of American television programming.
Gilligan’s Island ran for a total of 98 episodes over three seasons — from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967. Sing along to the theme song here!
N.Y. becomes Twistin’ Town U.S.A. as dance fad grows New York – This city has turned into a twistin’ town. The latest dance fad has
Unless you’re really following the music scene chances are good you haven’t heard of — or heard, for that matter — the Fleetwood Mac.
A paid testimonial from Bert Lahr for Skippy Peanut Butter How did we get Bert Lahr to appear in an ad for Skippy Peanut Butter?
“For some reason, I like Post cereals twice as much as everybody else does.” Doctor Dolittle and his friends agree! “Start your day a little
Really funny people don’t need tricks or gimmicks. All they have to do is be themselves. On CBS Radio every weekday.
When the first AC Nielsen ratings for the fall 1964 TV season came out, a wave of shock and panic rippled through an industry suddenly turned upside down.
Take a gander — if ye dare! — at some vintage postcards of the famous Disneyland ride, Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Potter School in “The Birds” The Potter School in 2012 Hitchcock & Hedren by the school Note the church in the background. Saint Teresa
Hoffman has the strange ability to be himself on stage. Or at least if that is not himself he is playing, or at least some aspect of himself, he must be so unnaturally talented that he is practically monstrous.
Clowns and daredevils! Ponderous pachyderms! Wild beasts! And 34 new acts from behind the Iron Curtain! A peek into the life of a circus clown.
While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.
See Jimi Hendrix play “The Star Spangled Banner” live at Woodstock on August 18, 1969
A very expectant Barbara Eden, title star of NBC-TV’s fall I Dream of Jeannie series, beamed and smilingly said, “I thought I had picked up a bug somewhere.”
- Carnation’s famous pumpkin pie: The traditional Thanksgiving dessert (1959)
- Say, Say, Oh Playmate: We traced the story of this old song and hand clapping game, and have the lyrics
- Hershey’s rich cocoa fudge recipe from the ’70s & ’80s
- 47 dangerous old playgrounds that our great-grandparents somehow survived
- Genuine original Crock-Pot Slow Cookers from the ’70s