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TV In The 1960s

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...

Tonight Show Guest Hosts: Keeping Johnny Carson's Seat ...

January 5, 2019

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Season 12 Pictured: (l-r) Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes, guest host Jerry Lewis on December 27, 1973. Sourc...

Sixties TV-Themed Lunchboxes That All The Cool Kids Had

December 21, 2018

Child's lunchbox TV series Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea. (Photo by Henry Groskinsky/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Cool kids from the groovy sixties...

Military TV Shows From The Groovy Era

December 20, 2018

Stars of the television series 'MASH,' California, 1972. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) The groovy era was an iconic time in American history. So many things were going...

Who Dreamed Up the Crazy Premise of “My Mother The Car”...

December 8, 2018

There have been plenty of terrible sitcom ideas in the history of television, but the short-lived series, My Mother The Car, was perhaps the wackiest. As...

More Than Madge the Manicurist: The Marvelous Jan Miner

November 29, 2018

Promotional portrait of American actor Jan Miner (1917 - 2004) for the radio program, 'Second Mrs. Burton,' circa 1946. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) ...

Lisa Loring… The ORIGINAL Wednesday Addams

November 24, 2018

LISA LORING THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 'Lurch Learns to Dance' - December 11, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The Addams Family is a TV series that origin...

Catchphrases From Old Familiar Shows

November 17, 2018

TV actress Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason during rehearsal for The Honeymooners. (Photo by Leonard Mccombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) A lot of the old shows we alw...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) If you are a child of the sixties or seventies, you pr...

Dynamic Duos Of Television And Movies

October 28, 2018

Popular pairs (or duos) were very entertaining in movies and television shows that we loved to watch back in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of these we still watch today as reruns ...

Game Shows From the Early '60s and '70s

October 17, 2018

From the very beginning of television, game shows came out as popular entertainment. Contestants would jump at the chance to be on them for a chance to win valuable prizes a...

Brando, McQueen, Mitchum, Burton: Hollywood Bad Boys Of...

October 4, 2018

Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980), late 1960s. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) We've always been interested in celebrity antics and manly recklessn...

Classic Television From the 1960s

September 23, 2018

It's difficult for today's generation to imagine television shows in the 1960s -- there was no TiVo or DVR (or even VCR). You watched the shows that the networks had available and yo...

“McHale’s Navy” …. They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymo...

September 5, 2018

Ernest Borgnine And Jean Willie In 'McHale's Navy 'Claudine Longet, Ernest Borgnine and Jean Willie all close for a photograph in a scene from the tel...

Genius Slogans And Jingles From The '60s and '70s

August 29, 2018

Many advertising slogans and jingles of the 1960s and '70s are still with us today, for better or worse. Even if the companies that used them have moved on to other v...

Green Acres… WAS Definitely the Place to Be

August 27, 2018

Green Acres was one of those wacky television sitcoms that surfaced in the '60s. It was a show that chronicled the day to day lives of a wealthy New York City Lawyer, Oli...

Donna Douglas – Best Known as American Sweetheart, Elli...

August 22, 2018

Blonde Bombshell, Donna Douglas, was nothing short of beautiful and sexy in her heyday. She was all that AND a bag of chips! Being beautiful and talented d...

Hogan’s Heroes – The Lighter Side of WWII

July 25, 2018

WWII was no laughing matter. It was a dreadful war that saw many casualties and injustices. That being said, Hogan’s Heroes was an attempt to, not make light of the war...

Hollywoods Leading Men Who Defined The Art Of Cool

July 24, 2018

Hip, macho, athletic, outdoorsy, musical, and smooth…the men of the sixties were a lot of things, but above all, they were COOL. This collection of photographs will remi...

Adam-12 – An Original Crime Fighting Series

July 18, 2018

'Clear with a Civilian' Episode 14 -- Aired 01/10/1973 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kent McCord as Officer Jim Reed, Martin Milner as Officer Peter J. Malloy. ( Photo by: Bob Nese/NBC...

Behind the Scenes of “Bewitched”

May 31, 2018

Elizabeth Montgomery In 'Bewitched' Sandra Gould, Marion Lorne, Lillian Hokum, and Elizabeth Montgomery off camera from the television series 'Bewitched', 1966. (Photo by Screen Gems...

What Kinds Of Toys Were Kids Playing With In The 1960s?

March 27, 2018

Dad on the floor playing w. his 3-yr-old son who is sitting in the middle of circular toy railroad track, watching an electric train go around in living room at th...

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...

The Munsters - A Mini Documentary

January 11, 2018

The Munsters originally aired on CBS from 1964 to 1966. It was a sitcom about a family of monsters who lived amid a non-monster world. Although the Munster family couldn’t personally ...

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...

'The Brady Bunch:' Little Known Facts About the Family ...

December 26, 2017

Few TV shows are as beloved as this quirky ABC family-oriented sitcom that ran for five seasons, from 1969-74: The Brady Bunch. Facts and trivia about the sh...

Funny Lady, Phillis Diller

December 20, 2017

Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Driver, 1917 - 2012) smiles as she adjusts an over-sized hat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978. (Photo by Jack Tinney/Getty Images) Phyllis Diller was one of the...

The Beauties of Hee Haw!

December 19, 2017

Hee Haw was a variety show featuring country music and cornpone-humor. Although it only aired from 1969 to 1971, it remained popular in syndication until 1997. Despite the fact that the premi...

“The Munsters” – A Mini Documentary

November 30, 2017

Season one of the comedy-horror TV series 'The Munsters', 1964. Left to right: Beverley Owen as Marilyn Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa, Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De...

Jay North – How well did we know Dennis the Menace?

November 29, 2017

Dennis the Menace, television sitcom (1959 – 1963) starred child actor, Jay North. When the series began, North was just 7 years old. As you might remember, the s...

Even if You Weren’t a Country Music Fan, You May Rememb...

November 21, 2017

Hee Haw was a variety show featuring country music and cornpone-humor set in the fictional, rural, "Kornfield Kounty." Although it only aired (on CBS) fro...

The Original Dating Game: A Classic Game Show!

November 15, 2017

Chuck Barris was a game show genius. He was thought to have a “dangerous mind,” especially when it came to game shows. He was very creative and was known to be an entert...

'Get Smart's Agent 86, The Original Man Who Knew Too Li...

November 13, 2017

Barbara Feldon and Don Adams as agent 99 and Maxwell Smart in a scene from Get Smart the TV series. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann On Get Smart, Maxwell Smar...

“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. Ame...

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 ...

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...

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 se...

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 ...

Yabba Dabba Doo, Meet The Flintstones!

September 25, 2017

Back in September of 1960, The Flintstones premiered on primetime TV as the first animated sitcom by the team of Hanna-Barbera. This cartoon was almost called, “The Flagstones” ...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees! The Story Of The Pre-Fab Fou...

September 20, 2017

The Monkees, left to right: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) The story of The Monkees, a television show...

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 becaus...

What Happened To The Variety Shows Of The '60s And '70s...

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,...

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 f...