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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, May 24, 2014.
For us old fogies.
Brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad.
A passel of memory joggers, a few blanks. Anyone counted how many slides?
I resemble that remark!
I'm 65 and I remember those days very well.
I remember those years well. Brought back a lot of memories.
That stuff didn't all end with the 50s. It is a little before my time (I was just born in the late 50s) but I can remember a lot of it. Good memories
Summer used to mean something, because we were hot. I just came to McDonald's this morning, expecting it to be empty because people used to go to the beach on Memorial Day weekend, but people don't go to the beach to cool off anymore.
Was that Eddie Fisher in the first Liz Taylor photo? I remember when it was reported here that he had died and it occurred to me that even though he was referred to as the singer that married Liz Taylor, I didn't remember any of his songs, so I went to youtube to hear some, and discovered that the reason I didn't remember any of his songs was that I had never heard them, as he had become a recording has-been almost before he became an ever-was. He was talented, but in more of an opera or showtune way.
Most of the rerun TV shows we watch now are not using their original opening credits, as they used to prominently feature their cigarette manufacturing sponsors. They produced the alternate openings that we see in anticipation of being syndicated without the same sponsorship, though I'm sure the producers expected those rerun sponsors to be different cigarette companies.
Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger and the Cisco Kid are all running on CozyTV. I never watched Hopalong as a kid, even though it was in my era, but I can't for the life of me see how the public could have bought him in that roll. He comes across like a radio announcer. In that era, he might have been more credible cast as telegraph operator or bank clerk or something less manly.
I really enjoyed that. Thanx.
I object to the term old fogies. While I remember most of those things would a old fogies remember them.
Great slide show! Each picture should have been shown a little longer.
I remember the H&H Automats, but you had to be from New York or Philadelphia to do so. When I was working in Philadelphia in the mid-50's, I could get a vegetarian plate for 35 cents consisting of four different vegetables. Normally one serving was ten cents.
There were also Schrafts restaurants, don't know about Philly, but definitely a Manhattan highlight for me.
I'm going to have to call a time check on Flip Wilson / 'Geraldine' (around 3:56 in the video). . . I think he's 20 years later!
You are absolutely correct on that. From Wikipedia:
Yup, my GM used to take me to the City quite often and visiting the Automat was one of the highlights of my day. They served the best and biggest blueberries in cream. Shame they closed.
Yup, used to frequent them, too.
Wison first appeared on TV in 1965 -- appearing on both the Johnny Carson Show and Ed Sullivan show. Those appearances made him a huge star.