ICON RESTORATION: Gorgeous George, TV’s First Superstar!

By his first TV appearance on a local, live broadcast out of Los Angeles in 1947, Gorgeous George (Wagner) was already a national superstar. Filling arenas across the country, often to SRO crowds of over 15,000 people, the “Gorgeous One” commanded 50% of the box office at every venue. Papers across the country announced his […]

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The Haircut Episode, Peyton Place – February 11, 1966

In 1964, ABC launched the first successful prime time soap opera with Peyton Place. Airing twice a week, the TV show was part of that year’s famous lineup, along side Bewitched and The Fugitive, that financially saved the long-embattled network. The show implemented many proven soap opera staples, including extra-marital affairs, murder trials, and illnesses, […]

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