Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Breakdown, November 13, 1955

The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, puts his genius stamp all over this remarkable episode, The Breakdown, from early in the first season of 1955. Gripping, chilling, terrorizing, and psychologically horrifying and suffocating, this episode represents a notable leap forward in television production. No need to catch the closing credits! There is no doubt whom […]

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Pinky Lee Collapses on Live Television, September 20, 1955

Frenetic, surreal, careless, and grotesque…these are just a few words to describe The Pinky Lee Show. Critics of children’s television in the early 1950’s were alarmed, and while parents and children welcomed Pinky Lee into their living rooms, it is hard to imagine that anyone would allow the checkered, silly clown through their front doors. This […]

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GREATEST TV QUOTES: The Honeymooners, 1955, Ralph and Alice Kramden

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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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