ICONIC COLLECTIBLES! Captain Kangaroo Pets, Joey Stivic Doll, The Jetsons

Hasbro’s 1956 issue Kitten Head; Bushy Bear; Dinkey Donkey; Piggly Wiggly; and many others. Worth several hundred dollars today. ICONIC COLLECTIBLES: ALL IN THE FAMILY, JOEY STIVIC DOLL, 1976 In 1976, All In the Family created a marketing controversy with the release of IDEAL’s Joey Stivic doll. An adorable little doll while dressed, but parents […]

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The Soupy Sales Show, The $80,000 Scandal, January 1, 1965

The Soupy Sales Show was an early version of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Broadcast live, it featured silly humor for children with plenty of inside jokes for the adults. In the 1950s and 60s, Soupy’s shows appeared in numerous formats and time slots, but his Saturday afternoon show proved to be the most popular. At the show’s […]

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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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Great GRAAAPHICS!: Gidget Opening Credits, 1st episode

Opening of William Asher directed Gidget pilot from Screen Gems.  Gidget was one of those one season wonders, perhaps similar to the modern day shows like Freaks and Geeks, Square Pegs, and My So-Called Life.  While staid by today’s television, Gidget broke ground as a teen issue show, focusing on teen heartbreak, parental difficulties, dating […]

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