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Here are some of the memories we shared ... you are invited to suggest your favorites too - Web Master

 

New From Ron Haynes link

 

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New Video of Things of Our Past link

 

New 1940s Video from Chuck Smith link (video advances automatically)

 

New 50s Video from Jim Douglas link

 

Thanks to Chuck Smith - here's more Burma Shave Stuff link

 

 

Does your husband misbehave

Grunt and grumble ...

 Rant and rave

 Shoot the brute some

 Burma-Shave

The Original Burma Shave ...   Ed Sullivan
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

On curves ahead

Remember, sonny ...

That rabbit's foot

Didn't save the bunny

Burma-Shave ...

 

A whiskery kiss

For the one You adore ...

May not make her mad

But her face will be sore

Burma-Shave

 

  Fred Allen  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Burma-Shave

Was such a boom ...

They passed the bride

And kissed the groom

Burma-Shave

Fibber McGee and Mollie   Ozzie and Harriet
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

The whale put Jonah

Down the hatch ...

But coughed him up

Because he scratched

Burma-Shave

 

Violets are blue

Roses are pink ...

On graves of those

Who drive and drink

Burma-Shave

 

  Red Skelton  
  Red's Pledge of Allegiance - priceless  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
When Super-shaved

Remember, pard ...

You'll still get slapped

But not so hard

Burma-Shave

George Burns and Gracie Allen   Cassalong Hoppity (William Boyd)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Candidate says

Campaign confusing ...

Babies kiss me

Since I've been using

Burma-Shave

The place to pass

On curves you know ...

Is only at a beauty show

Burma-Shave

  Stan and Ollie ...  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Don't stick your elbow 

Out so far ...

It may go home

in another car

Burma-Shave

Ernie Ford   Lou and Bud ... "Whose on First?"
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

She kissed the hairbrush

By mistake ...

She though it was

Her Husband Jake

Burma-Shave

 

Trains don't wander

All over the map ...

'Cause nobody sits

in the engineer's lap

Burma-Shave

  Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Don't lose your head

to gain a minute ...

You need your head and

Your brains are in it

Burma-Shave
 

Gene Autry and Champion   Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
The one who drives

When he's been drinkin ...

Depends on you

to do his thinkin'

Burma-Shave

 

Cautious rider

to her reckless Dear ...

Let's have a little less Bull

and a little more steer

Burma-Shave


 

  Frankenstein  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Don't take safety

To be mere chance ...

That's why the belts

Are sold with pants

Burma-Shave
 

Bing Crosby   Frank Sinatra
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Passing School Zone

Take it slow ...

Let our little

Shavers grow

 Burma-Shave

Jimmy Durante   Jimmy Stewart
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

When red lights flash

Don't be insane ...

It lets you know

Here comes the train

Burma-Shave

 

Car in ditch

Driver in tree ...

The moon was full

and so was he

Burma-Shave

 

  Jack Benny  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
A Guy who drives

a car wide open ...

Is not thinkin'

He's just hopin

Burma-Shave
 

Humphrey Bogart   James Cagney
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Both hands on the wheel

Eyes on the road ...

That's the skillful

Driver's code

Burma-Shave
 

The midnight ride

of Paul for beer ...

Led to a warmer

Hemisphere

Burma-Shave
 

  Doris Day  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
At intersections

Look each way ...

A harp sounds nice

But it's hard to play

Burma-Shave
 

Elvis Presley   Connie Francis
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
  and to Carol ...  
     
  "I'm so glad we had this time together,

Just to have a laugh, and sing a song.

Seems we just got started and before we knew it

Came the time we had to say, 'So long' ..."

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

"Thanks for the memory
Of candlelight and wine, castles on the Rhine
The Parthenon and moments on the Hudson River Line
How lovely it was!

.......

Thanks for the memory
Of rainy afternoons, swingy Harlem tunes
And motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes
How lovely it was! ..."

"Thanks for the Memory"   video clip here

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Here's a memory test for our generation, thanks to Classmate Chuck Smith

If you can recognize these ...

S&H Green Stamps Metal ice cube tray - before "Ice Cube" Skate key for strap-ons
     
  Fuller Brush Man Sky King and Penny
     
Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs Speedy The 'Chef"
     
TV test pattern Timmy and Lassie Brownie box camera
     
Ahhhhh ... Cigs for Christmas ... Just 15 cents ...
     
New fangled stuff and fads Navigation - a first skill Scouting - an American strength
     
For the hunt and peck crowd Portable entertainment 2 Colors - Black and White
     
The back row ... A classic mode of travel 'Want eggs with them hash browns?'
     
High tech music ... American Bandstand This was a bargain
     
Crusin' ... Drive-in movies ... Curbside service
     
     
   
  and then there's Al ...  


These Burma Shave items are courtesy of Classmate Bill Gaither

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before there were Interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields.

They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
Burma Shave 
 
BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave
 
SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
Burma Shave
 
AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
Burma Shave
 
  NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
Burma Shave
   

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And from Larry Siders ...

IF YOU'RE OVER 50 YEARS OLD, YOU WILL LOVE THIS!  JUST CLICK ON THE ONE YOU WANT TO SEE.
http://xoteria.com/CH1.html1 JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960)
Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
Bloopers from The Honeymooners on OTV ch 11 also ch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight on ch. 64
http://xoteria.com/CH2.html2 JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954)
Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic car collision. ( Du Mont )
http://xoteria.com/CH3.html3 ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956)
The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Show." (CBS)
In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below!
http://xoteria.com/CH4.html4 A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62)
Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col. Tom
Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA, Heartbreak Hotel. (clips from Movietone & AP News)
http://xoteria.com/CH5.html5 THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC(1957)
Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmed The Edsel Show promotion.
Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars ch.63v
http://xoteria.com/CH6.html6 BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959)
Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
(and his label, Atco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
*There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on the OldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box.
http://xoteria.com/CH7.html7 WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951)
Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may chuckle,
The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers in awe..but it was a technical disaster. (TVC)
http://xoteria.com/CH8.html8 WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE CHESTER A. RILEY (1956)
The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, Tom D'andrea, Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
Once played by Groucho Marx & Jackie Gleason, Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family guy.
Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse (Honeybee) crazy!(CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH9.html9 ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60)
Art Carney, Rod Serling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Annette & Frankie, The Champs, Don Adams.
It was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI)
http://xoteria.com/CH10.html10 THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958)
The Singin' Rage sings the immortal Tennessee Waltz, it doesn't get anny better than this.
Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute little Doggie In The Window. (syndicated)
http://xoteria.com/CH11.html11 BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58)
On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly he improvs).
Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30 & 82,
http://xoteria.com/CH12.html12 THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59)
Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed news interview
on stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI)
http://xoteria.com/CH13.html13 A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958)
Rare Clip: The Del Vikings Perform Jitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
*There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals On The Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below.
http://xoteria.com/CH14.html14 the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966)
Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004 remake_.
An affluent bachelor and his butler uddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH15.html15 ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959)
Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post-payola Alan Freed's parting statement (Metromedia);
plus Dick Clark's rigid payola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI)
http://xoteria.com/CH16.html16 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957)
Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent.
Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC).
http://xoteria.com/CH17.html17 The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)
Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor of TV sketch satire.
Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV comedy visionary
There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below.
http://xoteria.com/CH18.html18 THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959)
Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at his own jokes (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH19.html19 ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60)
Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow! Ya square'r sometin?"
This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP)
http://xoteria.com/CH20.html20 FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy fued begin over a bathing suit
Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH21.html21 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962)
Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to Green Acres Toot toot! (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH22.html22OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956)
1952 Olympic Triathalon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb Sheldon.
Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont )
http://xoteria.com/CH23.html23 : DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to Johnnie Otis' Willie & The Hand Jive adlib with Rockette precision ( DuMont )
What do Johnny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & Grease have in common? Read how the Jive goes on today.
http://xoteria.com/CH24.html24 GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959)
Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; also Groucho's daughter, Melinda.
Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret word! (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH25.html25 the original DRAGNET(1959)
The grandaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
Ben Alexa nder as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH26.html26 THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE 1951
Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, both a musical & comedy genius.
Victor Borge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH27.html27 EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953
Eddie croons I'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds.. (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH28.html28 ABBOTT & COSTELLO:L WHO'S ON FIRST? 1951
This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never duplicated.
The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour and Hollywood Palace . (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH29.html29 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG 1958
It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand, et al.
Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It Up." (AIP).
http://xoteria.com/CH30.html30. THE HONEYMOONERS ...IN COLOR! 1969
Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious results.
Gleason wanted the show taped by Wometco TV in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had NYC commitments
Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice & Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH31.html31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's
Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the PBS tin cup.
From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard & Janeway, scifi and space travel was always a TV niche. (PBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH32.html32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
Hi Ho, Silver! It's the grandaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters
Here is the full version of the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated).
http://xoteria.com/CH33.html33 THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952
Hosting The Colegate Comedy Hour, Eddie pantomines a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's hearts. (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH34.html34 BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957
Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped beauty pageant
Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines ( Du Mont )

http://xoteria.com/CH35.html35 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959
From American Bandstand in Phillie, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it (ABC)
...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)

http://xoteria.com/CH36.html36 SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE! IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN! 1958
Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house again for his rehearsed fan club prez on Dick Clark's show.
The fireball shooter misses the song cues and a camera catches a guy trying to jump on stage. (ABC)
http://xoteria.com/CH37.html37. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW 1958
"Make Room For Daddy" with rare Danny Thomas, Marjoriie Lord, Rusty Hammer, Angela Cartright.
The kids wreak havoc on daddy and mommy with a divide and concur tactic. (CBS)
Please support St. Jude's Children's Hospital founded by Danny. Help save lives of children with cancer.
http://xoteria.com/CH38.html38 SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1957
Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner & Howie Morris as "Uncle Goofy"
doing their classic takeoff on This Is Your Life, also a glimpse of The Timepiece (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH39.html39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. ( Du Mont )
http://xoteria.com/CH40.html40 THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 1954
After the animation came TV's live Superman series starring George Reeves and Noel Neill as Lois Lane
Lois gets is abducted by a gangster, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH41.html41 THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER 1964
Let's get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.)
http://xoteria.com/CH42.html42 SPIKE JONES 1951
Spike & the gang of hilarious musical whackies perform their signature "Cocktails For Two."
As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the zany antics. (Du Mont)
http://xoteria.com/CH43.html43 CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS 1950
Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
The "Star Trek" of it's time, network program directors made the very same mistake. (Du Mont)
http://xoteria.com/CH44.html44. THE LIBERACE SHOW 1952
Walter Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with, of course, brother George on violin.
This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. (Du Mont)
http://xoteria.com/CH45.html45 MEDIC 1954
First and still best medical drama series. Richard Boone as Konrad Steiner MD.
Still as relevant: prizeighter befelled by Diabetes. This is pioneer medical TV drama. (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH46.html46 THE BIG VALLEY 1965
Outstanding Western series with Barb ara Stanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans
Full episode: "Heritage" Fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley mine (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH47.html47 THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL 1950-57
Visual newsreel memories of baseball's great early years, featuring a tribute to Jackie Robinson
So relevant now: Robinson broke the color line in baseball, Obama in the US presidency. (Movietone)
http://xoteria.com/CH48.html48 Mc HALE'S NAVY 1962
Before cracking up Harvey Korman, Tim Conway was sidekick to Ernest Borgnine on this military sitcom
View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH49.html49 HOPALONG CASSIDY 1952
The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings. Giddyap! (syndicated)
http://xoteria.com/CH50.html50 DARK SHADOWS 1966
The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic soap opera, Jonathan Frid as the Vampire Barnaby Collins.
For a brief time, this breakthrough gothic drama out-ranked established serial dramas in ratings. (ABC)
http://xoteria.com/CH51.html51 FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Beauty Contests, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird, more
set to the music of The Olympics' "Dance By The Light Of The Moon" (edited by CI)
http://xoteria.com/CH52.html52 I LOVE LUCY 1952
Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of "Little Ricky" that captured viewer's hearts.
Ricky gets the news during his club performances, he and the Mertzes go frenetic when "it's time".
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH53.html53 full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
You asked for it, here it is, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (Hogan's Heros .
Dick is directing a community theatre show, Mary sings & dances a vampy Calypso song Ohhh, Rob! (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH54.html54 THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE 1963
Not yet on Sullivan or in the U.S., the Fab Four debuted "She Loves You" On The Mersey Sound (BBC)
*There's more Beatles & other British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below.
http://xoteria.com/CH55.html55 BAT MASTERSON 1958
Gene Barry stars as the debonair Bat Masterson, this episode "The Stampete In Tent City
Guest stars Robert Conrad as the vigilante out to avenge his brother's killer (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH56.html56 MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW 1964
Back in the 60's, Holiday Inn funded half hour shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
Before his own show aired, Marty sang "El Paso" on Johnny Cash's short lived TV gig (syndicated)
http://xoteria.com/CH57.html57 FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY 1954
Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He speaks openly about the bad years,
gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH58.html58 PASSWORD 1962
Allen Ludden hosted this enormously popular game show 1962 to 1971 on all 3 networks & syndication
Allen vies celebs Carol Burnett and Gary Moore against contestants to win $250-big prize then (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/STARTREK.html59 The Phenomenon STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-present
Now you don;'t have to sit up and wait until 3AM when stations run Star Trek episodes. Get them here right now!.
Watch Full Episodes of Star Trek, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise (synd Paramount)
Also a clip of Trek's post cancellation UK placebo, SPACE:1999 w Martin Landau, Batbara Bain (ITV).
http://xoteria.com/CH60A.html60 MORE DANCES OF THE 50's: THE SWINGBACK 1958
New York teens dance The Swingback (also called The Sway) to Duane Eddy's "Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
The hips swayed and the preachers prayed rock & roll would go away. It didn't. (MGM)
http://xoteria.com/CH61.html61 THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE 1954
Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn't enough, more flawed, chagrin causing infamy:
the automatic referigerator door that jammed on this live nationally broadcast commercial. Bet heads rolled! (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH62.html62 THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW 1957
He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on the air, fixed talent contests and made Godlike demands on execs, crew;,
yet still got big ratings, ruled corporate airwaves and network, sort of like Oprah does now, sans chicanery (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH63.html63 BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE 1957
What a retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant foundry to finish<.br> In 1979, Chrysler received a government bailout to make new Dodge cars. Sound familiar? (commercial).
http://xoteria.com/CH64.html64 FIGHT CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT 1952
Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952<.br> Of course you'll see that boffo KO comeback in the 13th round~this is the true Rocky, Sly. (DuMont).
Check out Dynamite Joe Rindone's fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79!
http://xoteria.com/CH65.html65 AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III 1952-59
Richard Nixon's first scandal, John Wayne 's PSA, Marilyn Monroe's Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante's Schnozz,
George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art's "Hello, Ball!"
http://xoteria.com/CH66.html66 ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1959
With a "good evening," came melodramatic thrillers from the Master Of Suspense, Alfred Hitchccock
The man whose big screen movies kept us on the edge of our seats brought the same to small screens (CBS).
http://xoteria.com/CH67.html67 SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL 1954-58
All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Steve Allen Show, The Pat Harrington Show, The Jackie Gleason Show
Sid Cesar's Your Show Of Shows. Watch many surprises with regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-DuMont-NBC).
http://xoteria.com/CH68.html68 FELIX THE CAT 1959
In 1928, RCA testing Vladimir Zworkyn's iconoscope , Felix The Cat was the first image ever on TV;
Oldies Television's roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer's historic cartoon icon.
Here is his 1959 Saturday cartoon show with a new, hip updated opening that we can just ignore.(NBC).
http://xoteria.com/CH69.html69 THE DONNA REED SHOW 1958
Donna mugs nervously to the camera when daughter, Mary (Shelley Fabares) sings at a school dance.
The song she sings? "Johnny Angel," of course. Dad (Dr. Stone, Carl Betz) allays Mom's fears.
Full episode soon and check out the Donna Reed Christmas Show below on ch 79 (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH70.html70 full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
Frank Sutton, who would later be Gomer Pyle's Sarge, guest stars in this episode. (synd.)
http://xoteria.com/CH71.html71 LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT 1965
Two queens of comedy together with Gale Gordon as straight man on "The Lucy Show".
Lucy wants to join Carol on a trip to Palm Springs, they scheme to fool Boss Mooney. (CBS)
http://xoteria.com/CH72.html72 THE LITTLE RASCALS 1955
The top Saturday morning TV attraction in the 50's was the re-worked MGM "Our Gang Comedies"
This favorite classic episode has Darla wooing Alfalfa rather than vice versa on Valentine Day.
Of course, the other guys would throw a hilarious gremlin in Alfalfa's romantic ballad crooning. (synd.)
http://xoteria.com/CH73.html73 full episode HIGHWAY PATROL 1956
Before there was "Book 'em, Dano" in Hawaii, there was "Ten.Four" in California. Brodericj Crawford starred,
If you think dope smuggling was a thing of the 70's, wait 'til you see this narc bust in the 50's. (ZIV/MGM synd.).

http://xoteria.com/CH74.html74 full episode LOST IN SPACE 1966
Danger Will Robinson! The world's first and last outer space sitcom; today, like "Trek," has fan conventions.
This episode guest stars Mercedes Mc Cambridge (The Exorcist), here as matriarch of alien hillbillies
who grow a "Little Shop of Horrors" intruded upon by Dr Snith (Jonathan Harris) and Will (Bill Muny) (ABC)

http://xoteria.com/CH76.html76 BEWITCHED 1966
Wriggle your nose, it's Elizabeth Montgomery as that saucy, sassy, beautiful, bedazzling witch
and Dick York as her befuddled hubbie, Darren (or as Agnes Moorehead would say, "Durwood" (NBC)
http://xoteria.com/CH77.html77 I DREAM OF JEANIE 1966
Out of the bottle comes that lusciously capricious Jeanie, Barb ara Eden (blink-blink).
Larry Hagman is her adopted master, Bill Daly is the bewildered buddy (CBS).
http://xoteria.com/CH78.html78 SEA HUNT 1957
The "Dragnet" of the ocean floor, Lloyd Bridges fights underwater crime with only a snorkle.
This syndicated show, along with "Flipper" (coming soon), got high tide ratings in it's era (ZIV)
http://xoteria.com/CH79.html79 DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE 1954
Like Rocky Marciano, Joe Rindone was the son of Italian immigrants who rose to boxing glory.
Here is Dynamite Joe in action from the era when boxing was true sportsmanship.
produced by Andrew Bertino. (Vimeo).
http://xoteria.com/CH80.html80 THE MILTON BERLE SHOW 1957
Featuring Arnold Stang & guest Mickey Rooney; Berle's swan song after 8 Tues. Nite Years.
Bit: Berle wants Gleason like publicity, so he feigns a broken leg for a press conference (NBC)

http://xoteria.com/CH82.html82 MIKE WALLACE & EDWARD R. MURROW 1952-54
If you thought Mike Wallace was tough on "60 Minutes," wait 'til you see him on the fifties!.
You won't believe what he said to Steve Allen (neither did Allen, most likely), but Kirk Douglas got his say)
Legendary Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy go at calling the other "un-American"..(CBS)

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THE PIONEERS OF KIDVID: 1950's CHILDREN'S TV SHOWS
Howdy Doody, Junior Frolics, Winky Dink, Willie Wonderful, Rocky & Bullwinkle

With the earliest TV production and animation techniques, these popular programs
were the father of children's television, long before PBS and Nickelodeon. This was the "kiddievTV" 50's
Full episodes of these Golden Age first generation shows for tots on separate submenu~click title link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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