late-Forties' movie stars and unknown actors judge the latest
record company releases. Look for a young Mike Connors ('Mannix'),
then known as "Touch" Connors!
Hollywood DJ Peter Potter, this long-running LA show went
national in 1953 on the ABC network. After the first few episodes,
the title was changed to 'The Peter Potter Show', but lasted
nationally only one season.
this clip and you'll see what watching television was like
in the Forties, includes station and commercial breaks.
and stylish sitcom starring Ida Lupino and her husband Howard
Duff. They play movie stars who are married to each other
- that play a married couple in the movies. It's a wonderful
send-up of Hollywood in the Fifties - that golden time when
women were are dolled up with no place to go.
history books will tell you the 'The Munsters' were the first
TV couple to sleep in the same bed - but the 'Adams' and the
'Goldbergs' were both seen under the same sheets almost a
DISH VIDEO CLIPS
from the second episode:
and Eve are told by their agent that they are not
This comes as a shock! They tell him he's a typical
couple decide to become 'typical' - this involves
at 7:30 in the morning, for reasons even they can't
attempt to be 'typical',
doing the laundry.
a bunch of guys standing around singing songs for fifteen
minutes at 7:30 in the evening. Surprisingly good because
of the host's easy style and pleasant voice. Bright arrangements
and classic tunes make this show a must-see. This clip is
from one of the first episodes.
half-hour summer replacement show for December Bride (sponsored
by Maxwell House Coffee) starred mellow crooner Vic Damone
in a mostly musical format, with Tutti Camarata's Orchestra
and Vic's entertainment industry friends as guest-stars.
Damone had a summer variety show in 1957 also - with the back-up
group the Spellbinders and orchestra leader Bert Farber -
then again in 1967 and 1971 substituting for Dean martin.
Damone made headlines in the Sixties when he married Dianne
Carroll ('Julia') - it was very rare for an inter-racial couple
to go public in Hollywood in those days.
clip (the opening number) is from the last summer show in
1956 with Guest Spring Byington (December Bride).
Click on the show's title
streaming video segments.
half-bad attempt to bring the Milton Caniff comic strip to life.
the strip's entire supporting cast, right down to the
insulting oriental stereotypes that seem dated even
for the Fifties. John Baer as Terry, William Tracy as his side-kick
Hotshot Charlie and Gloria Saunders as the Dragon Lady.
was the summer rerun series for 'You Bet Your Life'. Sponsored
by DeSoto cars - maybe making a guy who played a con man throughout
his career wasn't the best pitchman
for automobile dealerships - you'll notice the DeSoto
is no longer with us!