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  1. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    Shutoo, you are correct with those three. Sky King may have had a cereal sponsor at one time, but not on this list.
  2. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    So far so good, Princess. You got six out of the fifteen. There's lots more to go. Anyone else want to join in?
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    Briefly Lyrical

    This may seem familiar: Some find it pleasant dining on pheasantThose things roll off my knife
  4. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    Let's see if we have any old timers who remember the sponsors of their favorite older shows. Here are a group of sponsors products followed by a list of vintage TV shows that they sponsored. Can you match the sponsor's product to the TV show?. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. Here are the shows: 1. The Andy Griffith Show 2. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 3. The Adventures Of Kit Carson 4. The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin 5. Howdy Doody 6. I Love Lucy 7. I Married Joan 8. I've Got A Secret 9. Lassie 10. The Lone Ranger 11. M Squad 12. The Roy Rogers Show 13. Sky King 14. The Adventures Of Wild Bill Hickock 15. You Bet Your Life Good luck!
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    Briefly Lyrical

    The song is "I've Still Got My Health". It was written by Cole Porter for a Broadway show called "Panama Hattie", which starred Ethel Merman. The movie version, from 1942, starred Ann Sothern. Here she is: If you missed that movie, you may remember the song being performed by Bette Midler in the eighties tear-jerker "Beaches".
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    Retro Trivia

    I recall Art Linkletter plugging the Hula Hoop. I figured that he probably had a bit invested in it. There was "People Are Funny", "Art Linkletter's House Party", and "Kids Say The Darndest Things".
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "From Russia With Love" Next: a song with a foreign city in the title, but not Paris or London.
  8. MilesArcher

    Briefly Lyrical

    Yes, it's a Gershwin song. I'm surprised that no one got it earlier. "Girl Crazy" premiered on Broadway in 1930. It was Ethel Merman's Broadway debut and it made a star out of Ginger Rogers. A movie version was made in 1932, but it only contained a few of the original songs. The 1943 MGM version is the one that we all know. Here is Judy along with a male chorus: In the original Broadway show, Ginger Rogers played a character named Molly Gray and Ethel Merman played Frisco Kate. For the 1943 movie, the parts were combined into one for Judy, whose character was named Ginger Gray. By the way, there was another sort of remake in 1965. It was called "When The Boys Meet The Girls", and it starred Connie Francis. Several of the Gershwin songs were retained for this version. "Bidin' My Time" was sung by Herman's Hermits. I kid you not. Starliteyes, you're up next.
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    Briefly Lyrical

    Do you know this one? Next year, next year,Somethin's bound to happen,This year, this year,I'll just keep on nappin'
  10. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    You know, Lav, it's like you could read my mind. Yes, Mary Jane Croft played Clara Randolph, neighbor to Ozzie and Harriet for many years. During that time she also provided the voice for Cleo the basset hound on "The People's Choice" with Jackie Cooper. She also found time to make several guest appearances on "I Love Lucy" as Lucy's friend, Betty Ramsey. "The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet" ran from the mid-fifties until the mid-sixties. In the early sixties, Mary Jane became a regular on "The Lucy Show" as Lucy's friend, Mary Jane Lewis. She continued on "Here's Lucy" as Mary Jane although that show started after "Ozzie And Harriet" had ended their series. Here's a typical episode of "Ozzie And Harriet" that features Mary Jane Croft. Nice work, Lavender. I thought it would be tougher than it was. It's your thread again.
  11. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    Thanks, Lav. Here is a similar situation. There was another blonde actress who had a regular or recurring role on a long running sitcom and during that time period, she had a regular role on another sitcom. The second sitcom was only on for a few years, but the first sitcom was long running. So long, in fact that before it's run was over, she had a recurring role on yet another sitcom. So that makes twice that she had roles on two sitcoms simultaneously. Can you name the actress and all three of the TV series? I'll give you a hint. The first sitcom started in the fifties and ended in the sixties.
  12. MilesArcher

    Retro Trivia

    Could it be Hillary Brooke? She was on "The Abbott And Costello Show" and "My Little Margie" during the same time period.
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    My old eyes must have deceived me. Well, it was late at night. We have them all now. Yes, they were all Miss America winners who went on to some fame or notoriety. #1 Bess Myerson was Miss America 1945. She was from the Bronx and she was the first Jewish Miss America. She became a model on game shows and then a panelist. She was a regular panelist on "I've Got A Secret" for many years. #2 Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, was an actress known for being one of the actresses to portray Catwoman on "Batman". The others included Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. She was also a regular cast member on "Barnaby Jones". #3 Marilyn Van Derbur, 1958, was a TV personality who made the rounds of game shows and talk shows. She was at one time the co-host of "Candid Camera". She wrote books about being the victim of incest at a young age. She became a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. #4 Mary Ann Mobley, 1959, became an actress. Besides many TV appearances, she starred in two movies with Elvis, "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum". On an episode of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", she starred as April Dancer in what amounted to a pilot film for the series "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." Norman fell played her partner. When the pilot was picked up as a series, Stephanie Powers was cast in the lead with Noel Harrison as the partner. #5 Phyllis George, 1971, became a very busy TV personality, but she may be best remembered for the pre-game show for NFL football games. She was married for a short time to producer Robert Evans and later to former Kentucky Fried Chicken chairman John Y. Brown. He became the governor of Kentucky and Phyllis was the state's first lady. #6 Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to be crowned Miss America. That was for 1984. However, she had to give back the title when it was revealed that she had posed for some photos for a men's magazine. Her show business career has flourished nonetheless. She has become a very successful actress and singer. #7 Gretchen Carlson, 1989, became a TV newscaster, first with CBS and later with Fox News. In 2016, she filed suit against Fox News and it's chairman for sexual harassment, prompting many other women to come forward with similar charges. The chairman was forced to resign and the suit was finally settled for $20 million. Thank you, Princess and Lavender. The thread is now open.
  14. MilesArcher

    Briefly Lyrical

    That would be a Gershwin song called "Let's Kiss And Make Up" from "Funny Face". The number features a skinny old guy named Fred, and a skinny young woman named Audrey. Together they can't weigh more than 150 pounds. There's also a cow, or is it a bull? I don't know, but the old guy tries to impress the young woman with his matador skills. Check out this clip:
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    Pretty good so far, Princess, but #5 is not Lee Meriwether. #5 had an examination room in a gynecologist's office named for her in the movie "Dr. T & The Women". How's that for an obscure clue? #7 brought a suit against her employer, a TV network.

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