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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:25 am
It seems more likely they were on the boxes of Borax products.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 16 Mar, 2009 04:36 am
Wheaties and Cheeros had trains on the back of their boxes. You would cut out the pieces and assemble a 3-D train engine. They looked pretty neat. Cheerios had comic books lots of times, such as series of Donald Duck comics, by Carl Barks, and series about the origin of The Lone Ranger. Some of the duck comics were in 3-D.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Mar, 2009 08:13 pm
Ticking off westerns, I totally forgot Rawhide and Wagon Train. Rawhide had some actors I really enjoyed, particularly, Sheb Wooley and Clint Eastwood. Ward Bond had been in probably hundreds of movie roles before portraying the wagon master on Wagon Train. I liked the show for a pretty good while, but finally tired of the soap opera aspect of it.
Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 07:54 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Ticking off westerns, I totally forgot Rawhide

It was on my list higher up. I can definitely remember watching it in the late 50s. Good watch.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 11:48 am
I watched an episode of Rawhide on Japanese TV, while in Osaka. It was quite a kick to see Gil Favor hold up his hand and say, "Hayako" instead of "Head 'em up. Move 'em out." I think I miss-spelled Hayako, but don't know for sure.
Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 11:51 am
@edgarblythe,
Laughing Laughing That would have been a good laugh, for sure!

I used to watch a lot of dubbed martial arts type movies, at one time. It was fun just to see the crumby dubbing results.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2009 07:41 pm
We watched a lot of Ed Sullivan, but now and then switched over to Steve Allen.
There were musical shows that were good. I particularly liked
Ed Sullivan
Nat King Cole
Dean Martin
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Bobby Darin
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 09:23 pm
After 72 years, TV's `Guiding Light' switching off
April 1, 2009, 12:48 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) -- The soap opera "Guiding Light" is switching off after a 72-year run that predates television.

CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, "Guiding Light" has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming.

The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama.

It began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in January 1937 and debuted on CBS television in 1952, focusing on the Bauer family of Springfield.

Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2009 07:57 am
@edgarblythe,
I never watched soap ops, but an interesting factoid nevertheless, Edgar.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2009 08:48 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
After 72 years, TV's `Guiding Light' switching off
April 1, 2009, 12:48 PM EST

To me... it's the end of a very long non-event.

As a child, the only thing the Guiding Light ever meant to me was that it took up valuable air-time which could otherwise have been filled with cartoons. May all the daytime soaps rest in peace one of these days (sooner rather than later).
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2009 07:23 pm
I feel a bit of nostalgia, because I recall hearing snippets of soap operas each time, playing outside, I went past the kitchen window. Dear dead days beyond recall, as Joyce put it.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2009 08:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
Stone-face Ed Sullivan just knew how to pick his guests.
Nat King Cole has always been one of my favorites singers.
The Dean Martin Show was always good for a laugh or two.
Tennessee Ernie Ford settled here in Northern California before his passing.
Bobby Darin is a Canuck, isn't he? Mack the Knife.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 2 Apr, 2009 09:44 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Bobby was born Robert Walden Cassotto. I don't recall where his near family was from.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2009 11:29 am
@edgarblythe,
Seems his birthplace was Bronx, NY.
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rich8ames
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 08:43 pm
TV is so over-rated! I love listening to NPR on Saturdays; some of the programs are so great. Garrison Keeler has a great program!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 08:47 pm
@rich8ames,
rich8ames wrote:

TV is so over-rated! I love listening to NPR on Saturdays; some of the programs are so great. Garrison Keeler has a great program!


I listen to NPR while driving much of the time.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 08:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

We watched a lot of Ed Sullivan, but now and then switched over to Steve Allen.
There were musical shows that were good. I particularly liked
Ed Sullivan
Nat King Cole
Dean Martin
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Bobby Darin

How about The Jackie Gleason Show for comedy? I always figured he was pretty funny.

And, also The Red Skelton Show!

http://www.jackiegleason.net/images/Jackie-Gleason-Picture.jpg

http://www.nndb.com/people/659/000033560/red-skelton-3.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 08:59 pm
I liked those also, reyn.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 09:01 pm
@Reyn,
I enjoyed all of those plus Groucho (one of my favorites).
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2009 09:08 pm
I loved Groucho the way you love an old uncle.
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