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Top TV Cartoon Characters of the 1950s and 1960s

February 14, 2018

'The Jetsons' The Jetson family wave as they fly past buildings in space in their spaceship in a still from the animated television series, 'The Jetsons,' circa 1962. (Ph...

Cartoon Redheads

February 7, 2018

Bob Hoskins In 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Bob Hoskins is seduced by Jessica Rabbit in a scene from the film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', 1988. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images) It should come as no surp...

The Magic of Lassie

February 6, 2018

Lassie was a beloved television dog that stole the hearts of America. In fact, Lassie was one of many television dogs that came to be just as recognizable, if not more so, than her human co-stars....

A Little History About Super Bowl Half-Time Entertainme...

February 5, 2018

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Super Bowl half-time entertainment garners just about as much attention as the game itself. Over the ...

Chevy Chase – He Could Have Done More!

February 2, 2018

Saturday Night Live - Season 1 -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during 'Weekend Update' -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) When Saturday Night Live (SNL) first aired in...

Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones

January 25, 2018

THE FLIP WILSON SHOW-- Episode 3.7 -- Aired 11/8/72 -- Pictured: (l-r) Flip Wilson as Geraldine, Burt Reynolds as Himself (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Clerow “Flip” Wil...

“The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”

January 24, 2018

Brandon Cruz And Bill Bixby In 'The Courtship Of Eddie's Father, Brandon Cruz and Bill Bixby nose to nose laughing in a scene from the television series 'The Courtship Of Eddie's ...

Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!

January 18, 2018

Hosts Of Candid Camera Durward Kirby and Allen Funt host Candid Camera, June 10, 1965. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) It has often been said that laughter is the best medici...

“Soap,” The Story of an All American Dysfunctional Fami...

January 16, 2018

There is no denying that every family in the world, no matter what economic, religious or ethnic background, has that “one” relative. You know the one! ...

A Look Back at the Future with "The Jetsons"

January 11, 2018

The Jetson family wave as they fly past buildings in space in their spaceship in a still from the animated television series, 'The Jetsons,' circa 1962. (Photo by Warner Bros...

Jerry Van Dyke – Another Great “Act” Lost

January 10, 2018

As early as high school age, Jerry Van Dyke endeavored to be a stand-up comedian. He was known to perform anywhere and everywhere, including nightclubs and strip clubs. ...

Smokey and the Bandit – Behind the Scenes Fun Facts!

January 5, 2018

American actor Burt Reynolds as Bo 'Bandit' Darville, in 'Smokey And The Bandit', 1977. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Smokey and the Bandit was ...

Dawn Wells as Mary Ann

January 3, 2018

It's hard to believe that it has been over 50 years since Dawn Wells appeared in the last original episode of Gilligan’s Island. Wells portrayed Mary Ann Summers on the, then popular, show about...

Lolita, 1962 – Long Story… Made Short

December 29, 2017

1962: Actress Sue Lyon poses for a portrait in a scene from the movie 'Lolita' which was released in 1962. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The film, Lolita, was r...

Submitted for Your Approval…

December 27, 2017

Science fiction is a movie/television genre that has a cult-like following. It is the idea that although something is improbable, doesn’t mean it is impossible. It blurs the line between...

Love American Style!

December 25, 2017

Love American Style was a show that featured short segments with a romantic comedy spin to them. Each segment began with a quick 10 – 20-second joke clip. Most of the characters were recurring in ...

Was the Grinch a Who or a What?

December 22, 2017

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was one of those Christmas specials that only aired one time a year. In my day, if you were lucky enough to have a television that got good reception, wi...

Bo Derek – A Perfect 10!

December 21, 2017

Actress Bo Derek circa 1979, star of the comedy film '10'. (Photo by Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images) Not many would argue that Bo Derek (born, Mary Cathleen Collins) is among the most beauti...

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

December 14, 2017

American actor Gary Lockwood on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey, written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) The criteria for a film to be chosen ...

JAWS’ Mechanical Shark, Bruce!

December 7, 2017

Duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn…  I was a kid in 1975 when Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws was released. I vi...

“Psycho”… Why are we drawn to “slasher” films?

December 5, 2017

As a rule, few people wake up in the morning hoping to get caught up in hopeless and horrifying circumstances that may, or may not, make them fear for their liv...

SNL’s Widette Family – It was a “crack-up!”

December 1, 2017

Saturday Night Live SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dan Akroyd as Bob Widette, John Belushi as Jeff Widette, and Jane Curtin as Betty Widette durin...

Hot Lips Houlihan, Nurse Extraordinaire!

November 28, 2017

Loretta Swit In 'MASH' American actress Loretta Swit, in costume as Major Margaret Houlihan, in a scene from the television series 'MASH,' California, 1980. (Photo by CBS Photo A...

Benny Hill, World Famous, Comedic Genius!

November 27, 2017

JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of English comedian Benny Hill (1925-1992) dressed as his character Fred Scuttle posed circa 1975. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) British com...

“Get Smart” – A Lovable but Incompetent Hero

November 13, 2017

Don Adams as Maxwell Smart/Agent 86 and Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 in the television series 'Get Smart', circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/G...

Bob Crane, The Story

November 9, 2017

Bob Crane was probably best remembered for his role as senior ranking, Colonel Hogan on the 1960’s television series, Hogan’s Heroes.” The popular series originally aired from 1965 to 1971. Colo...

BULLITT – Steve McQueen’s Famous Car Chase!

November 7, 2017

Steve McQueen, also known as the “King of Cool,” starred in the 1968 box office hit movie, “Bullitt,” which had us all sitting on the edge of our seats! McQueen’s perso...

Tina Louise - So Much More Than Just a Pretty Face!

November 7, 2017

We all remember Tina Louise as ‘Ginger Grant’ on “Gilligan’s Island”, but do you really know what she did before or after the sitcom? After high school she went to ac...

Atari’s Pong – The Pioneer of Video Games!

November 6, 2017

In this day and age, you would be hard-pressed to find a child, or even adult for that matter, that was not familiar with the concept of video games. What we know as vid...

Rare Photos Awaken Memories Of The Best Time To Be Aliv...

November 6, 2017

Every decade has its iconic moments, treasured stars, and its contributions to society as a whole. Collected here are some rare photos that awaken fond memories f...

Evolution Of The Daytime Soap Opera

November 4, 2017

Originally, television programming was mostly conservative. Programs mimicked the likes of radio melodramas that were so very popular. Early on in the history of television broadcas...

“The Mod Squad," Cool Cops!

November 3, 2017

The Mod Squad was a crime/drama television series that ran from 1968 to 1973. At the time, the show pushed the limits on what we, as a society, were willing to accept and buy into. Amer...

Hervé Villechaize – A Little Man That Made A Big Impres...

November 2, 2017

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was a most unique and interesting actor and artist at heart. While he had a strong affinity for the Arts, especially acting ...

Carrie Fisher And The Dirty Name She Used To Describe H...

November 1, 2017

Actress, Carrie Fisher, is probably best known for portraying the beautiful space Princess Leia on the epic, science fiction blockbuster, Star Wars. If you re...

The Strangest Trade In Baseball History - Wife Swap?

November 1, 2017

Although you may or may not have heard of wife swapping; also known as “swinging,” I am going to go out on a limb and say that you probably have. Make no mistake th...

60 Groovy Photos Of The Good Old Days

October 31, 2017

Ah yes, remembering the good old days…. It’s enough to make you a wanna jump back into the past so you can slide back into one of these creepy space chairs (as pictured) isn’t it? No,...

I Dream of Jeannie – Didn’t Every Man?

October 31, 2017

Jeannie (Barbara Eden), a Genie, was the Lady in the Bottle that every man dreamed of. Although, for fictional, handsome astronaut, Captain Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman), she w...

Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before

October 30, 2017

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long ou...

Maureen McCormick – The Curse of Marcia Brady!

October 30, 2017

The blond bombshell actress, Maureen McCormick, is probably best known for her role on the hit television show, The Brady Bunch. McCormick played Marcia, the oldest da...

LET’S MAKE A DEAL! The Monty Hall Version

October 27, 2017

The “Let’s Make a Deal,” game show originally aired from 1963-1977. The premise of which, is that the studio audience participated in the show. Other game shows at the ti...

Elvis Presley Saved His Best Dance Moves For The Bedroo...

October 26, 2017

It is no secret that Elvis Presley gained unrivaled notoriety and fame during his epic music and acting career. His striking good looks, talent and charm wer...

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - A Halloween Fav...

October 26, 2017

It’s that time of the year when one of the most beloved of Halloween animated TV specials comes on from 1966 - “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Thi...

Lost in Space/Early Science Fiction

October 25, 2017

Lost in Space was a sci-fi television series (1965 – 1968) that spun-off of the adventures of the Space Family Robinson, a comic book published by Gold Key Comics in 1962. Husband ...

Batman vs. Catwoman/Holy Good vs. Evil, Batman!

October 24, 2017

GOOD vs. EVIL is an age-old challenge. People have been taking sides on this very issue since the beginning of time. It is said to be a “human condition.” Just like ...

Bond Beauties of the 60's & 70's

October 20, 2017

Bond, James Bond had some of the most beautiful women at his side in the 60’s and 70’s! Ursula Andress has to be the reigning ‘Queen of the Bond Beauties’! Portraying the character Hon...

Welcome Back, Kotter – Up your nose with a rubber hose!

October 19, 2017

Television sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, first aired in 1975. The show portrayed a group of students, fondly referred to as “Sweathogs.” This was the name gi...

Beach Beauties of the 60's

October 18, 2017

The girls of summer back in the 60’s, images of Annette frolicking with Frankie or Gidget on her surfboard. Southern California was the place to be in the 60’s, with Beach Boys tunes blaring...

Daisy Duke, Southern Belle

October 17, 2017

Daisy Duke, was 1/3 of the mischievous cousins portrayed on the Dukes of Hazzard sitcom, which first aired in 1979. She was played by the beautiful Catherine Bach. She and the other 2/3 of...

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

October 17, 2017

From 1967 to 1969, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour defied the censors and riled up political issues. Tommy and Dick Smothers were the daring duo who took on censorship during their ...

Disney Darling, Hayley Mills!

October 10, 2017

When I think of the groovy era in film, the one actress who comes to mind is none other than the Walt Disney favorite, Hayley Mills!  The youngest daughter of British actor Sir John M...

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – Sock it to me! 

October 10, 2017

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was a comedy television show that aired on NBC from 1968-1973. The show first aired as a television special in 1967 but was such a huge hit t...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 9, 2017

When the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a British-American film, premiered in 1975, every teenager in the United States flocked to the theater to see the spectacle. This crazy film was inten...

Saturday Morning TV Shows Back In The 70's

October 6, 2017

Back when kids ate Count Chocula or Boo Berry cereal for breakfast, Saturday mornings were a big deal when it came to TV! There were shows and cartoons that featured the Harl...

All in the Family… “THOSE WERE THE DAYS!”

October 3, 2017

Television sitcom, All in the Family, was one of those shows that premiered in the early 1970’s intended to relate to “real,” and current social issues. Prior to its fi...

The Mike Douglas Show

October 3, 2017

The Mike Douglas Show went into syndication in 1963 and was a staple on American television until 1981. Douglas was a former big-band singer turned TV host whose 7 million viewers tuned in to see...

National Lampoon’s Animal House

October 2, 2017

National Lampoon’s Animal House was an epic comedy movie released in 1978 by Universal Pictures. The movie was a spinoff of the antics written about in the iconic National Lampoon ma...

Freddie Prinze - Chico and the Man

September 29, 2017

Television sitcom, Chico and the Man, created by James Komak, first aired on NBC in 1974 and ran for 4 seasons. Actor, Freddie Prinze (Frederick Karl Pruetzel), was cast as Chico R...

It's A Family Affair

September 29, 2017

In 1966, the sitcom Family Affair won the hearts of TV viewers when three cute orphaned children from Indiana come to live with their well-to-do Uncle Bill and his British butler, Mr. French, in M...

Dazed and Confused… Cheech & Chong!

September 28, 2017

In 1967 at the age of 21, after graduating from California State University with a writing degree, and during the uproar surrounding the Vietnam War, Richard “Cheech” Marin, fled ...

Tina Louise - So Much More Than Just a Pretty Face!

September 28, 2017

We all remember Tina Louise as ‘Ginger Grant’ on “Gilligan’s Island”, but do you really know what she did before or after the sitcom? Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blac...

“I am the GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali

September 27, 2017

Boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, was born, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in 1942. Throughout his spectacular career, Ali boxed under the names of Cassius Clay, Cassius X and finally, ...

Women Flipped For The Flip Hairdo In The 60's!

September 26, 2017

Iconic hairdos--who will ever forget Dorothy Hamill’s wedge hairstyle in the 70’s or Farrah Fawcett’s feathered-winged ‘do, and “The Rachel” haircut from ‘Friends’ that w...

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher!

September 26, 2017

Sonny & Cher were a dynamic, POP, husband and wife duo that took the entertainment world, not only by surprise, but also by storm during the 1960’s & 1970’s. Salvatore Bono (Sonny) m...

Charlie's Angels, The Curvy Crime Fighting Trio!

September 22, 2017

Charlie’s Angels was a crime/drama television series that first aired in September 1976. The show was created by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts and was produced by the well-k...

The Old and New Adventures of Wonder Woman

September 22, 2017

Wonder Woman made the leap from DC Comics to television in 1975, starring Lynda Carter (who was Miss World America 1972) as the Amazon super heroine for three seasons. With h...

Jiggle TV – “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!”

September 20, 2017

“Jiggle, or T&A, TV, as it has also been called, refers to the marvel of scantily clad women depicted, in television sitcoms, who capitalize on their curvy, physical ...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees!

September 20, 2017

With the success of The Beatles came an idea for a sitcom about four comedic musicians ala Three Stooges-style and their adventures. “The Monkees” premiered in 1966 and was on TV until 1968....

Having a 'Ball' on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy!

September 19, 2017

Two years after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball returned to TV in 1962 with her own wacky sitcom, “The Lucy Show”. The series ran for six seasons and because...

“Don’t look, Ethel!” Do You Remember, STREAKING?

September 19, 2017

Those of you who remember the spectacle of streaking, remember that it was widely recognized, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, as the act of a person running nude throug...

Free Love – Get on the Love Train!

September 18, 2017

When remembering the counterculture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, many things come to mind. First and foremost, was the mindset among the hippy population who was actively seeking to ...

You’re Gonna Make It After All!

September 18, 2017

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Richards, that’s who! Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) was the beautiful, fresh-faced, single, career woman on the hit television sitc...

What happened to the Variety Shows of the 60's and 70's...

September 15, 2017

Back in the 60’s and 70’s almost every well-known celebrity had their own variety show. They were goofy, groovy and sometimes great! With comedy, music acts, ...

Fab Fashion Fads of the ‘70’s!

September 15, 2017

Have you ever heard the saying, “Life is about change”? Well, life isn’t the only thing that changes; so, does fashion. The concept of fashion has been around as long as people hav...

Let's Go To a Drive-In Movie!

September 14, 2017

Who remembers going to drive-in movies when you were a kid? I remember going a few times in my youth with my parents, we went to see “Smokey and the Bandit” on one outing. There was somet...

One Of These Days These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over Y...

September 14, 2017

Nancy Sinatra captured our attention back in the 1960’s when she came out with her hit song, “These Boots Are Made For Walking” and wore her boots with little...

One Hit Wonders of the 1960’s

September 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what became of all of those true one-hit wonders? One-hit wonder, meaning artists who had a song go to #1 on the Billboard pop charts and then disappeared into ...

Bewitching Facts About Bewitched

September 11, 2017

Here are some bewitching facts about “Bewitched”:Sol Saks, who created the series Bewitched, admitted in several interviews that his script for the pilot episode was inspired by the fi...

Can You Dig it?

September 11, 2017

“Don’t have a cow!” That was a gas!” “Here comes the fuzz!” If you understand the meaning of these statements, chances are pretty good that you are a hip product of the 1960’s – 1970’s culture or co...

Raquel Welch - International Sex Symbol

September 8, 2017

Jo Raquel Tejada aka Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940 to Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and Josephine Sarah Hall. Her father was of Bolivian descent while her mother’s ...

The Beatles Record-breaking American TV Debut

September 8, 2017

Who remembers turning on the TV back on February 9, 1964 and witnessing history? It was a Sunday afternoon like any other, but on this particular day a young British rock ...