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TV In The 1950s

Mr. Wizard, TV's Original Science Guy: Highly Experimen...

July 3, 2019

For decades, Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, wowed American youngsters with science. Watch Mr. Wizard's demonstrations of chemistry and physics, oft...

Vampira, Ghoulardi, Dr. Shock: 20 Classic Creeps Of Reg...

May 17, 2019

Left: Finnish-born actor and television host Vampira, a.k.a. Maila Nurmi, circa 1956. Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Right: Dr. Shock and Bubbles on the c...

How 'Sea Hunt' Star Lloyd Bridges Got Funny In 'Airplan...

March 2, 2019

A generation got to know Lloyd Bridges from Airplane!, the 1980 comedy film in which he played Steve McCroskey. But the generation before that already knew h...

Sitcom Catchphrases You'll Never Forget As Long As You ...

November 17, 2018

Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson, Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson on 'Diff'rent Strokes' -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank There's nothing like a ...

Gone Too Soon: Ricky Nelson, Teen Idol Of 'Ozzie & Harr...

October 24, 2018

Ricky Nelson in a publicity shot for 'Rio Bravo' (1959) and playing guitar at age 18. Sources: IMDB; Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images ...

Lucy, Lassie, The Beav: What Were The Best '50s TV Show...

March 30, 2018

Left: Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver and Jerry Mathers as Beaver Cleaver in 'Leave It to Beaver,' circa 1960. Right: James Arness and Amanda Blake in 'Gunsmoke.' Sou...

Cartoon Characters From The '50s And '60s: Which Was Yo...

February 14, 2018

With so many channels and on-demand everything, kids are flooded with as many cartoons as they can stand these days -- but in the pre-cable days it was a dif...

“American Bandstand” - Decades of Top 40 Hits!

January 22, 2018

Dick Clark hosts an episode of the popular music and dance show 'American Bandstand,' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1958. (Photo by Robert Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collect...

Back To 'The Twilight Zone,' Where Rod Serling Made TV ...

December 27, 2017

Left: American writer and actor Rod Serling introduces an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' entitled 'Cavender is Coming' in Culver City, California, January 23, 1...