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Who Shot JR Who shot J.R.? was a mass media-manufactured open question in 1980. In the CBS television series Dallas, the character of J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was shot by an unknown assailant in the final scene of its 1979-1980 season, which aired on March 21, 1980 and was entitled A House Divided. Viewers had to wait all summer, and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike, to learn whether J.R. would survive, and which of his many enemies was responsible. Security was tightened at the Lorimar studios where Dallas was filmed. During the summer of 1980, the question "Who shot J.R.?" was asked in everyday conversations across America and worldwide. T-shirts printed with such references as "Who Shot J.R.?" and "I Shot J.R.!" became common over the summer. Betting parlors worldwide took in massive amounts of money. People were placing bets as to which one of the 10 or so principal characters had actually pulled the trigger that shot J.R. A session of the Turkish parliament was suspended to allow legislators a chance to get home in time to view the Dallas episode. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be the character of Kristin Shepard (played by Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger.
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Added: 5th July 2007
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Posted By: BKV
Mel Brooks Robin Hood Men In Tights Tags: Robin  Hood  Men  In  Tights  Mel  Brooks 
Added: 6th August 2007
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Posted By: Old Fart
Vintage Bell Telephone Ad It may have been a desirable job but it was not an easy one. Telephone companies had strict rules for all aspects of operators' behavior on the job. Merely to get the job, a woman had to pass height, weight, and arm length tests to ensure that she could work in the tight quarters afforded switchboard operators. Operators had to sit with perfect posture for long hours in straight-backed chairs. They were not permitted to communicate with each other. They were to respond quickly, efficiently, and patiently even when dealing with the most irascible customers...
Tags: ad  bell  telephone  operators 
Added: 20th August 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Are You Man Enough To Fill It Vintage ad for men's white jumpsuit that promises you'll be a "walking turn-on" The text reads: Because one is enough, when it's you. Show where you're headed in the ultimate fashion climax. Fits so tight it shows all you've got.. you're a walking turn-on. And treats your body as well as she does. Easy on, easy off, quick as the flick of her tongue. Sexy cool crinkle cloth for those hot nights to come. Designed with your desires in mind.. she'll eat you alive in it." EWWWWWWWWWWW.....
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Added: 2nd November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Another Blast From The Past  PJ  PROBY PJ Proby was born James Marcus Smith in Houston TX, 11/06/38. I don't know what show this was from, but "Hold Me" was a big hit for Proby in 1964. There's a story about him that goes something like this: PJ was known for his exhausting visional stage performances. It was one of these performances on January 29, 1965, at Fairfield Hall, Croydon in London that Proby, who was the first male ever to wear his hair in a pony tail in the last century at least, burst out of his skin tight velvet bell-bottoms doing his act, based on the black shows he had been used to attending in the rougher areas of Downtown LA. He explained to the frantic press that the ripped clothing was an accident due to the weak velvet material, but when two days later the same thing again happened, the audiences were wild with excitement, as they had never witnessed such body movement onstage or such provocative mood and they loved him. However, the British system that governs the music scene was less enthusiastic. PJ was banned from all theaters in Great Britain and not allowed to perform his recordings on the B.B.C. or A.T.V. television stations. By February 24th, Proby was unable to perform almost anywhere although he was headline news in every newspaper.
Tags: pj  proby  hold  me  60's  rock  and  roll 
Added: 6th November 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Shipwreck Kelly - Flagpole Sitter One of the weirder phenomena of the 1920s was the popularity of flagpole-sitting, a strange publicity gimmick mastered by Alvin (Shipwreck) Kelly. In 1924 Kelly was hired by a Hollywood press agent to promote a new film by sitting on the flagpole above the Los Angeles theater where the movie was playing. He remained there for 13 hours and 13 days, starting a bizarre national craze. By 1928 Kelly was earning over $100 per day for his stunts--fantastic money in those days. The apex of Kelly's career occurred in 1930 when he spent 1,177 hours atop a 125-foot flagpole at Atlantic City's Steel Pier. The Great Depression, however, diminished the public's appetite for such stunts. By the end of 1930 Kelly's stunts were earning him little more than pocket change. His last public appearance of any significance occurred in 1939. Broke and on welfare, Kelly dropped dead in 1952 while walking between two parked cars in New York City. Clutched tightly in one arm was a scrapbook containing clippings and momentos from his glory days as King of the Flagpole Sitters.
Tags: Shipwreck  Kelly  Flagpole  Sitter 
Added: 21st November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
1943 Life Cover today we call them tights or leggings . . but i rememeber when they were "leotards" . .
Tags: Life  Magazine  leotards 
Added: 6th December 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Pia Zadora Lets Dance Tonight This is for Old Fart who I thought would remember ANY female dressed in tight black leather...
Tags: lets  dance  tonight  pia  zadora 
Added: 11th December 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Hold On Tight Tags: Electric  Light  Orchestra 
Added: 10th February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Skin Tight Ohio Players
Tags: 1975  Funk 
Added: 9th April 2008
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