Mr. Peepers Wedding: May 22, 1954

Show someone a photo of Wally Cox, and ask why he is famous? Most television fans would respond that he was the bird-watching boyfriend of Elly Mae Clampett, or the nervous guy from Here’s Lucy, or perhaps the computer geek from the classic Twilight Zone episode “From Agnes with Love.” An even more savvy television viewer might […]

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See It Now: Seeing RED!, March 9, 1954

See It Now, Edward R. Murrow’s ground-breaking news program, had previously – in the fall of 1953 – broadcast exposes about the red scare. Scores of innocent American’s were labeled communists, and a growing political tactic was throwing the communist label at any American with countering views. Senator Joe McCarthy led the way. As Edward […]

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GREAT TV QUOTE OF THE DAY: I Love Lucy, 1954

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Studio One, November 15, 1954

Studio One was one of television’s most ambitious and acclaimed anthology series. Like all these hour long presentations of classic plays, musicals, and variety showcases, the ratings were never consistently high, but rose up and down depending on the weeks presentation. Each week was a risk. During preparation for the upcoming November 15, 1954 hour, producer […]

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ICONIC COLLECTIBLES!

ICONIC COLLECTIBLES: THE 1964 JIM BEAM BOTTLE This seasonal gift item became an overnight icon when I Dream of Jeannie used it to create a genie bottle. These days, this bottle will cost you a hundred bucks. Also, there are replicas that are sold of all the Jeannie bottles for around $300 – $500 bucks! […]

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