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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1950 on: December 06, 2017, 04:10:51 PM »
I passed the doc about Lucy's visit to the World's Fair on to Mark/Ennis del Mark, he's a real fan of hers.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1951 on: December 06, 2017, 04:34:04 PM »

Anyone heard from Mark lately?  I believe he was having computer trouble and using his phone as a computer
isn't something he's liking, so he's been quiet for awhile.


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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1952 on: December 06, 2017, 04:41:13 PM »
He's on Facebook a fair amount. I notify him every time that Lucy or Eve is on the old-time radio show Big Broadcast on WAMU. He peeks in occasionally in the Diner.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1953 on: December 30, 2017, 10:31:39 AM »

Hey, anyone know where Jeff (Wrangler) has been?  (Since the 15th.)
Maybe he's away for the holidays or something.


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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1954 on: December 30, 2017, 12:25:27 PM »
Hello Lyle,

Jeff is having an extended visit with his father, and has very limited (if any) access to the internet.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1955 on: December 30, 2017, 02:36:01 PM »
Hey, anyone know where Jeff (Wrangler) has been?  (Since the 15th.)
Maybe he's away for the holidays or something.

Hello Lyle,

Jeff is having an extended visit with his father, and has very limited (if any) access to the internet.

Lyle, thanks for asking, and Chuck, thanks for filling Lyle in.

My father had a surgical procedure on December 18, and his recovery has been very slow, to say the least. I have no Internet access at his home, and I'm only able to read and write this now because I'm back at my home to pay bills  >:( etc. My presence anywhere in Internet communities will be spotty at best for the immediately foreseeable future.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1956 on: December 30, 2017, 03:09:05 PM »
Thoughts and prayers for your father, Jeff. You have been and will be missed. We'll see you when you get home and good thoughts for your father!
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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1957 on: December 30, 2017, 05:21:53 PM »
Glad Jeff is okay! Best wishes for his Dad.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1958 on: December 30, 2017, 06:49:57 PM »
Thoughts and prayers for your father, Jeff. You have been and will be missed. We'll see you when you get home and good thoughts for your father!

Glad Jeff is okay! Best wishes for his Dad.

Thank you both very much.  :)

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1959 on: December 31, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »

Yes, Jeff, thanks for stopping by and saying "hello!"

Best of wishes and sending prayers your way to your father and to you!





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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1960 on: December 31, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
Yes, Jeff, thanks for stopping by and saying "hello!"

Best of wishes and sending prayers your way to your father and to you!

Thanks, Lyle.  :)

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1961 on: January 03, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »

Over the holidays I often bring out a Christmas episode of an old series that I remember
watching at home growing up, when my Mom was busy making holiday cookies or some
other thing and my Dad was puttering around. It's comforting and nostalgic. I'm guessing
we like things like that because it makes us feel safe in some way. With all the retro channels
you can also find many of these programs on them.

Because it was the 50th anniversary of 1967, I watched some episodes from that year, like
The Flying Nun, Bewitched and The Monkees, whose Christmas episode was aired Christmas
Day fifty years ago!

With some friends, I also watched an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Jack
Benny Program.

I also watched some Christmas themed episodes of The Dean Martin Show, Rowan & Martin's
Laugh-In, and Cher.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1962 on: January 20, 2018, 11:39:38 PM »
Here's a pic of June, surrounded by some of the characters she gave voice  to.






She worked on a few animated theatrical films that were made and released by Walt Disney Pictures over the years. It's interesting that she did the voice of Lucifer, the evil pet cat of Cinderella's stepmother Lady Tremaine in Disney's animated version of "Cinderella" (1950).  You know, Walt Disney used a lot of the same voice actors in many of his animated theatrical films over the years.   I liked Disney's theatrical live-action version and remake of "Cinderella" (2015), although the film did have it's flaws.  Cate Blanchett gave a good performance as Lady Tremaine and Helena Bonham Carter was funny as the fairy godmother.  Lily James gave a charming performance as well, but I still think that the animated version of "Cinderella" is superior to it. I've loved Disney's animated version of "Cinderella" (1950) ever since I first saw it with a friend of mine and her children quite a few years back. 

One interesting difference between Disney's two theatrical film versions of the "Cinderella" fairytale is that in the animated version, Cinderella's two stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella seemed to act far more cruel and mean-spirited to Cinderella and neither of the stepsisters had any redeeming qualities.  This seems even more true, especially in the scene where Anastasia and Drizella tear apart the gown that Cinderella was wearing just as her stepmother and stepsisters are getting ready to leave for the ball. The gown had once belonged to Cinderella's biological mother and Cinderella's animal friends had fixed the gown up for Cinderella so that she would have a suitable outfit to wear to the ball.

In the live-action film, Anastasia and Drizella (her name is spelled liked "Drisella" in end credits of the live-action film) apologized to Cinderella for their actions toward her in one of the last scenes in the movie.  I certainly thought the animated film portrayed the two stepsisters far better and even more effectively than the live-action version of the movie did.  Eleanor Audley who played the mother of Eddie Albert's character in the classic television show "Green Acres" (1965-1971) had provided the voice of and served as the live-action reference model for Lady Tremaine in Disney's animated version of "Cinderella".  Audley also provided the voice of and served as the live-action reference model for the character of Maleficent the wicked fairy in Disney's animated film "Sleeping Beauty" (1959).


Due to my fundamentalist religious upbringing, I couldn't watch any form of media entertainment that had magic in it, so I didn't get to see a lot of classic films that involve themes dealing with magic until I was an adult.  I was introduced to a lot of classic animated films and fantasy-themed films from many of my wonderful friends and their amazing children as an adult and got to experience some of the magic that I was denied as a child.  I never thought I would have been able to feel like a child or be able to reconnect with my own inner child when watching such films as an adult.  Some of my friends thought it was a little crazy that I had never seen popular fantasy-themed films like MGM's "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) or Disney's iconic animated movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) as a child, and they thought that I should be introduced to them and many other movies right away.  I'm glad that they urged me to do so and that they shared such fun experiences with me, when I think about it.  I hate to think what I might have missed if I never gave their suggestions a try.  So many people around the world get experience feelings of awe and wonder over such films when they are very young, unfortunately I didn't get that chance until I was much older.
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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1963 on: January 23, 2018, 12:39:12 PM »

Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the Premiere of
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In!



Can you believe that? I remember that year. Back then, we didn't catch on to things like that for awhile.
I didn't even hear about the show for 3-4 weeks until after it first came on. But when I did it was always
a huge favorite of mine, and still is! This past year the whole entire series was made available on DVD, too!

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1964 on: February 27, 2018, 03:44:21 PM »
I just learned that everyone's favorite genii Barbara Eden is now 86 years old.