Cheap store-bought vintage Halloween costumes like these were all the rage in the '70s. But how did the finished product compare to their TV show inspiration? We took a look, and the results were nothing short of scary.
How the TV show ‘Leave it to Beaver’ began, and made millions yearn for an idealized version of the ’50s that never actually existed
Revisit the picture-perfect view of the '50s with the Cleaver family, and their oh-so-retro daily ups and downs on the classic TV show, 'Leave it to Beaver.' You'll also find out how Alfred Hitchcock was involved with this success story!
Campy or vampire spoof, call it what you like - The Lost Boys, a movie starring Kiefer Sutherland - is decidedly offbeat entertainment... with a twist.
Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, is a movie with the richest colors, the brightest melodies, and the most vivid illustrations.
Remember Lucy and the chocolate factory? This classic scene from 'Job Switching,' originally aired on September 15, 1952, and many people consider it one of the series' finest (half-) hours.
The magic of modern moviemaking at its miracle best breathes life into that beloved classic of childhood. Take a look behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz in this story from the film's debut in 1939!
"I Love Lucy," a domestic comedy TV series, reduces the role of husband to roughly that of the male spider, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if, at the end of the season, Miss Ball ate him.
Amazing sights to see! The tornado – Munchkinland – Horse of a Different Color – Startling balloon ascent – Flying monkeys – Trees that talk and throw apples – More, more, more!!! It's all in "The Wizard of Oz."
Silent movies were not part of a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling - with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.
In the early '70s, Sonny and Cher turned to television, and to everyone's surprise, became the hit of the 1971 season, paving the way for many other successful musical variety shows on TV.
There's an all-new all-family comedy-musical-variety series - 'The Muppet Show,' the latest offering from Jim Henson. Find out about the show, and see the opening credits and theme song lyrics here!
He's rich as Croesus, with achievements that are many and brilliant. He has a soft voice, half Southern, half Western, shy eyes and an infectious grin. He's Howard Hughes. There should be a law against him.
We loved Lucy: ’50s magazines with Lucille Ball on the cover – plus what she had to say about her marriage to Desi Arnaz
The top-rated TV show, I Love Lucy, ran from 1951 to 1957 - around the time these magazines with Lucille Ball on the cover were published.
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have seemingly boundless energy, and that energy is unharnessed in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - a startling spectacle, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
Another look at the story covered in the Tom Hanks movie, Saving Mr Banks!
The season's most unlikely novelty hit -- 'I'll Be There for You,' best known as the 'Friends' theme song -- started life as a 42-second musical snippet treated for a TV comedy series.
'Family Ties' has the most enviable time slot in network TV, following 'The Cosby Show.' But the four-year-old sitcom has managed to create its own following, and now clocks in at #2.
'The Cosby Show' enters millions of American living rooms precisely because it so well mirrors those living rooms. Sure, the Huxtable family is funnier, wealthier and more idealized than most.
For two years, Tom Hanks pounded the streets of the city searching for a job. Then he was flown to LA, screen tested, and finally selected for the role of Kip Wilson in 'Bosom Buddies.' And so a star was born.
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly started out as a child model. Here's a look back to those days in the early '80s when she was just getting her career off the ground!
I am at loss for the proper word to use to describe what television has done with Haley's book Roots. "Enhance" will not do, nor is "heightened" sufficient. There is no word that is adequate.
The story 'Roots' spans six generations and 100 years. Here's a day-by-day synopsis of Roots: The TV miniseries.
Larry Hagman has a juicy, lip-smacking role, and he plays it to campy perfection. His J.R. Ewing on Dalas is rotten to the core. If he had a redeeming feature, he'd probably swap it for cash, and use the money to swindle somebody.
Set in New York, 'Taxi' concerns the lives of folks laboring for the Sunshine Cab Co. Judd Hirsch plays the only real cabbie - the others are just hacking until they get a break in their real calling.
How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
There's a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.
Among this swimwear, sleepwear and lingerie from the 1973 JC Penney catalog, you will spot a couple women who went on to become well-known as actresses -- such as Kim Basinger and Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Silver Spoons).
Technically superior, if overly sentimental, 'Somewhere in Time' stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, and takes viewers back in time to 1912. The movie was shot primarily at Mackinac Island's impeccably genteel Grand Hotel.
His style at WKRP finds him falling asleep at the turntable as he puts a needle to the station’s current playlist. But then everything changes, and as creatures trapped at a station in transition, the WKRP folk are quite funny.
The creators of Murphy Brown were convinced that she was the best actress to play a TV news anchorwoman struggling to rebuild her life and her career. And they were right.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show features Mary in the role of Mary Richards, a small-town single girl who moves to the big city (Minneapolis-St Paul) and lands a job as associate producer of a news program on a local TV station.
CHiPS, a light-hearted one-hour action-adventure series, follows the exploits of a pair of young California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers on the busy Los Angeles freeways, and their encounters with the infinite variety of people who drive there.
Charlotte Rae, the lovable and comical housekeeper on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' brings the same characterization to 'The Facts of Life' as Mrs Garrett, housemother to five teenage girls at Eastlake, a college preparatory school.
Gary Coleman stars as Arnold, a street-wise youth from Harlem, who is adopted by a white millionaire and becomes confused and suspicious about his sudden change of fortune on the comedy series, Diff'rent Strokes.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1985 TV season is the success of ABC's "Growing Pains," a family sitcom starring former talk-show host Alan Thicke as psychiatrist Jason Seaver.
In 'Full House,' Bob Saget portrayed a widowed talk-show host whose brother-in-law, a rock musician played by John Stamos, and best friend, a comic played by David Coulier, help him raise his three young girls.