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Marilyn Monroe and Jack Benny Now this is what a movie star looks like! Marilyn Monroe made her first television appearance in 1953. It was on the Jack Benny Show. Despite the age mentioned in this clip, Marilyn was an old lady of 27 when she did this.
Tags: Marilyn  Monroe  Jack  Benny 
Added: 30th September 2007
Views: 2702
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Posted By: Lava1964
Arthur Godfrey promotes Lipton Soups Nobody dominated the early days of television like Arthur Godfrey. He was immensely popular and immensely powerful. He was especially good at promoting his sponsors' products. He usually did live commercials without a script. Check out this example where he flogs Lipton Soups.
Tags: Arthur  Godfrey  Lipton  Soups 
Added: 30th September 2007
Views: 3297
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Posted By: Lava1964
1952 Eisenhower commercial Did you like Ike in 1952? This was one of the first presidential election television ads.
Tags: Eisenhower  commercial  1952 
Added: 2nd October 2007
Views: 1940
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Posted By: Lava1964
Sitcom Cast Announces Its Own Cancellation The ABC sitcom I Married Dora only aired from September 22, 1987 until January 8, 1988 before getting the axe. Total Television describes it as 'a witless sitcom about a parent who married his Latin American housekeeper to save her from deportation.' Uniquely, the termination of I Married Dora was announced by its cast members as part of the final show! Take a look...
Tags: I  Married  Dora  cancellation 
Added: 25th March 2009
Views: 1728
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jackie Gleason backs Richard Nixon The great Jackie Gleason leads off a televised fund-raiser for Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign.
Tags: Jackie  Gleason  Richard  Nixon 
Added: 3rd October 2007
Views: 3616
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Posted By: Lava1964
Worst TV Show Ever - Turn-On Turn-On is generally regarded as the worst television show ever to grace the airwaves of American TV. Created by Laugh-In producers George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, Turn-On lasted just one broadcast: Wednesday, February 5, 1969. At some ABC afiliates, as Tim Conway explains in this clip, it was yanked off the air before it was finished. Turn-On was similar to Laugh-In. It was 30 minutes of skits and backouts bridged together by weird electronic music. Most of the skits were overly suggestive by 1969 standards. (One featured a comely blonde about to be executed by a firing squad. The head of the squad said, 'This might sound unusual but WE have one final request!' Another skit featured a vending machine that dispensed birth control pills.) Good luck finding clips of this turkey. Apparently the master tape is locked away in a vault somewhere never to be aired again.
Tags: Turn-On  ABC  worst  TV  show  Tim  Conway 
Added: 25th March 2009
Views: 3856
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Posted By: Lava1964
Oh My Erica Susan Lucci is best known for playing the larger-than-life diva Erica Kane on the ABC television soap opera ALL MY CHILDREN, on which she has appeared since the show's inception on January 5, 1970. She was nominated for the "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy" for her work on ALL MY CHILDREN almost every year since 1978. When Lucci didn't win the award after several consecutive nominations, her image in the media began to be lampooned, as she became notoriously synonymous with never winning an Emmy. NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE exploited this by asking her to host an episode (unusual for a daytime serial actor), where her monologue parodied the cast, crew, and even stagehands carrying Emmys of their own in her presence...
Tags: susan  lucci  modeling  photo 
Added: 6th October 2007
Views: 2017
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Posted By: Teresa
American Bandstand 1952 to 1989 October 6th marks the first televised appearance of American Bandstand. I found some interesting trivia concerning the show. It was customary on AB to have Clark perform a mini-interview with the guest band members. Clark says the most difficult interview he performed was with Prince, an unknown at the time of his appearance. Prince was unresponsive and would generally answer his questions with only a hand gesture or a single word. Clark in fact asked Prince how many instruments he played, Prince responded with, "A thousand." Another famous mini-interview Clark is famous for is one with Madonna, who, when asked what she would like to do 20 years from now, answered coyly, "To rule the world!" B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis were the only recording artists to actually sing on the program. They were uncomfortable with miming their performances and requested that they just perform the songs live on the set. In 1961, Tony Orlando performed his then-hit song "Bless You" with his trousers zipper open!
Tags: american  bandstand  dick  clark  abc 
Added: 6th October 2007
Views: 4028
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Posted By: Sophia
        Robin Hood  TV show 1955 to 1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular, long-running British television series that also aired in the US, starring Richard Greene as Robin Hood. Back in the early days of television, commercials were often built into the stories, as well as the opening and closing credits of the shows. This is an example of how it was done in the 1950's.
Tags: the  adventured  of  robin  hood  richard  greene  50s  television 
Added: 9th October 2007
Views: 3570
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Posted By: Naomi
Peter Sellers followed by The Beatles   We Can Work It Out Peter Sellers performing A Hard Days Night followed by The Beatles - We Can Work It Out. This was from a Granada television special on Lennon & McCartney
Tags: peter  sellers  the  beatles  we  can  work  it  out 
Added: 9th October 2007
Views: 21225
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Posted By: Naomi

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