One of my favorite TV detective shows was Ellery Queen, starring Jim Hutton (Timothy's father) as the title character. It only ran for one season on NBC (1975-76) before being axed. This excellent show, set in 1947, invited you to play detective too. It was a real shame when it was cancelled. (The Arts and Entertainment Network carried reruns of this show from 1993 to 1995.)
Added: 8th September 2008
Posted By: Lava1964
Since 1942, Armed Forces Radio and later, Television Service (AFRTS) has been providing information, education, and most importantly, entertainment to U.S. military forces everywhere.
From broadcasts to the troops serving around the world in WWII, from Soul during the Korean War, Saigon throughout the Vietnam War, to stations in Europe and Iraq today.
Since 1942, through today, wherever American men and women serve, a bit of the "hometown" travels with them. Thanks to Armed Forces Radio and later the Armed Forces Network the entertainment that they held so dear is never really far away. In a way that is perhaps never realized at the moment, when we heard the music that we really never are Far Away From Home
Film Clips and Video Footage: Official and Amateur footage
Vincent Romano Archives
The Armed Forces Network
(pronounced 'oh-tee-R cat' - from Old Time Radio Catalog)
nowhere to run - Martha and the Vandellas
going up the country - Canned Heat
somebody to love - Jefferson Airplane
sunshine of your love - Cream
papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
i can't get no satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
reflections - Diana Ross & the Supremes
war - Edwin Starr
we've gotta get out of this place - the Animals
changes - David Bowie
fat bottom girls - Queen
smoke on the water - Deep Purple
featuring the voices of
Harry von Zell
and of course ...
conceived and produced by
Added: 26th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
The topless photo of Erin Murphy on the internet isnít what you think. Erin began her career while still in diapers. Discovered by an agent, as her mother pushed her stroller in Los Angeles, Erin got her first job, playing a boy in a commercial for Folgers Coffee, at eleven months. Her next job was a detergent commercial with future President Ronald Reagan.
Right before her second birthday, ABC came calling, and Erin was cast as little witch Tabitha Stephens on the top ten sitcom, Bewitched. Millions of fans around the world tuned in to see if Tabitha had inherited magical powers from her mother Samantha. They delighted in Erinís antics as she turned bullies into bulldogs and bullfrogs, played piano like a maestro and skated like Dorothy Hamill.
After eight seasons, 23 Emmy nominations, and 254 episodes, Bewitched gracefully ended without cancellation. Despite the fact that Bewitched was filmed in the 60ís and 70ís, the popularity of the show endures. Entertainment Weekly recently named Bewitched one of the ď100 Greatest TV Shows of All TimeĒ and for the 50th Anniversary of TV Guide.
Immediately following Bewitched, Erin turned down a part on The Waltons to go to Girl Scout camp, but she didnít lose her love for the business. During her teens, Erin modeled and did numerous commercials. Today, she is 44 and has worked as a casting director, a makeup artist, a fashion stylist, an acting teacher, a motivational speaker. With her engaging personality, sense of humor and ability to appeal to audiences as diverse as Nickelodeon and Howard Stern, Erin is a popular celebrity host. Sheís been featured on numerous programs, look for her on as the host of the Ab Shark infomercial for Thane & the Bun Shaper infomercial for Emson!
Added: 10th March 2009
Posted By: Steve
One of the greatest creative minds in the history of entertainment, Walt Disney, was the mystery challenger on the November 11, 1956 episode of What's My Line. (Panelist Jerry Lewis plugs his favorite charity at the end of the clip!)
Added: 21st October 2008
Posted By: Lava1964
One of Hollywood's most enduring and juicy scandals occurred on November 19, 1924. On that date producer/director Thomas Ince died suddenly on The Oneida, William Randolph Hearst's luxury yacht. Ince and several other celebrities were aboard the boat for a belated get-together for Ince's 42nd birthday. The official police report says Ince died of a heart attack. However, most Hollywood historians think the truth was more sinister. For years stories circulated that Ince had been shot to death by a jealous and enraged Hearst. One version has Ince getting way too friendly with Hearst's mistress, Marion Davies. Another version has Charlie Chaplin getting caught in the act with Marion--and Ince being accidentally shot by Hearst with a bullet meant for Chaplin. Chaplin's secretary stated she saw Ince being carried out of the yacht with a bullet hole in his head. The first edition of the next day's Los Angeles Times declared that Ince had been shot to death. Later editions of the newspaper had all references to gunplay expunged--an indication of how powerful Hearst was. Ince's body was quickly cremated, eliminating any chance his remains could be exhumed. Louella Parsons, a small-time entertainment writer from New York, was also aboard The Oneida. Immediately after this incident, she became a star writer in Hearst's syndicated newspaper chain. Was she rewarded for maintaining her silence about what happened on The Oneida that fateful day?
Added: 21st January 2009
Posted By: Lava1964
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