Vintage & retro entertainment

Here Come The Brides TV show
1800s

Here Come the Brides theme song & lyrics (1968-1970)

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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1950s

Gunsmoke opening credits (1955)

Adapted from the long running radio program of the same name, this popular western was the backbone of CBS’ Saturday night programming for 12 years, before anchoring the Monday night shows for its final four seasons.

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1960s

The Misfits: A finale for both Gable & Monroe (1961)

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.

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1960s

Sally Field in The Flying Nun (1967)

In one of the stranger television concepts in history, Sally Field played the title role of The Flying Nun — 90-pound Sister Bertrille, who could use her starched cornette to take to the skies if the wind were just right.

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