Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Lucy Show - "Viv Visits Lucy" (1967)
Season Five, Episode 15
Viv flies to California to visit Lucy and admits that she's looking for a young college student from her hometown whom she believes has fallen in with the no-good beatnik crowd. Lucy and Viv disguise themselves as hippies to track the youth down.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
"This is Your Life" - Jayne Mansfield (1960)
Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes.
While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes. She won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel. As the demand for blonde bombshells declined in the 1960s, Mansfield was relegated to low-budget film melodramas and comedies, but remained a popular celebrity.
In her later career she continued to attract large crowds in foreign countries and in lucrative and successful nightclub tours. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times. She died in an automobile accident at age 34.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Popular television show from the 1950s, where viewers would write in requesting to see various interesting things. With this episode we see a knifethrower, an octopus trapper, a ride on a roller coaster and a speedy dressmaker.
Monday, June 21, 2010
This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It," a program that originated in 1950 on the Dumont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades.
The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it often looked a human interest stories as well as featuring traditional forms of entertainment.
This fragmented episode features Bela Lugosi performing a magic trick.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Stamp Day For Superman (1954)
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1950 episode of CBS Network's 'The Ed Wynn show' with original Camel commercials. Ed's guests are Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges and William Frawley.
This entry was broadcast live March 11, 1950 on the west coast. The Ed Wynn show was the first network series to be aired live on the west coast and have the kinescopes shipped east, where they would air a couple of weeks later. The kinescope of this shown was seen on the east coast March 25, 1950.
Ratings were not great, but the show won two Emmy Awards and introduced Dinah Shore and Lucy and Dezi to TV.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This is a failed 1949 pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
"Instant Quaker Oatmeal" with Elizabeth Montgomery (1967)
The commercial features Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York, playing their characters from the sitcom "Bewitched."
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Studio One - The Nativity (1952)
Season 5 Episode 13 (22 December 1952)
Features original Westinghouse promotions presented by Betty Furness.
Director: Franklyn J Schaffner
Producer: Fletcher Markle
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Episode 1.15 25 May 1949.
Features Yul Brynner (with blonde hair!) as Dr Nestri.
Contains original Westinghouse ads presented by Betty Furness.
Director: Paul Nickoll
Producer: Worthington Miner
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
"Studio One" The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953)
Director: Paul Nickell
Writer: Irve Tunick
Original Air Date: 12 January 1953 (Season 5, Episode 16)
Cast: Eddie Albert, Marian Seldes
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"Studio One" - The Story of Meg Mallory (1952)
Director: Paul Nickell
Writers: Worthington Miner, William Dozier
Original Air Date: 31 March 1952 (Season 4, Episode 29)
Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Wendy Drew
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"Studio One" - Mr. Mummery's Suspicion (1951)
Director: Martin Manger
Writers: Alvin Sapinsley / Story by Dorothy L. Sayers
Original Air Date: 3 September 1951 (Season 3, Episode 54)
Cast: Ronald Young, Faith Brook, Francis Compton
Monday, June 7, 2010
"Studio One" Little Women: Jo's story (1950)
Director: Lela Swift
Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Louisa May Alcott (story)
Original Air Date: 25 December 1950 (Season 3, Episode 18)
Cast: Mary Sinclair, Kent Smith
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This is Season 2 Episode 10
Original Air Date 14 November 1949
Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet
Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness
Director: Franci J Schaffner
Producer: Franklin J Schaffner
Friday, June 4, 2010
Mary Sinclair and Charlton Heston star in this 1949 TV adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte classic about the governess who falls in love with her employer. Complete with Westinghouse commercials and CBS logo.
Director: Franklin Schaffner
Producer: Worthington Miner
Thursday, June 3, 2010
"Studio One" - Away from it all (1950)
Director: John Peyser
Writers: Val Gielgud, Worthington Miner
Original Air Date: 25 September 1950 (Season 3, Episode 5)
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Catherine McLeod
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Season 2 Episode 41
Original Air Date 19 June 1950
Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is episode 8 of season 5
Original Air Date 17 Nov 1952
Based on a Story by Violet Wolfson
Peggy Ann Garner
Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness.