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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1950 on: December 06, 2017, 01:40:20 PM »
Excellent!  And you got to go the World's Fair? Fantastic! I wanted to go so bad. I had a World's Fair game and it outlined
everything that was in the fair and such. I loved their orange and blue color scheme, too. It was something on my mind
a lot as a child and dreamed about it, but, alas, it was deemed too expensive for us to go, or something.

I wish I still had that game!  There's a documentary about that fair that I watched, it was quite good.  I also watched one
about the Seattle World's Fair!  (And one about the 1939 one which is one of my favorite movies!) On one of my Lucy Show
dvd's they have a short segment with footage of Lucy at the NY World's Fair when they had Lucy Day. Also, there's an episode
of the Lucy Show where the World's Fair is a part of the episode in some way, but I'm forgetting exactly the plot right now.

I just found this half-hour production called Lucy at the World's Fair!  It's hosted by a World's Fair expert and Tony Maietta!
And I know Tony!!! If this is what is on my dvd, I don't recall it being a full program!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6kRzHyAQtQ

Fritz, when you were at the fair did you see the New York panorama, the scale model of the entire city of New York?
I wanted to see it when I last visited the city, as I found out it is in a museum in Queens, I believe, but I don't recall
why I didn't. You might be interested to know that this scale model is used in the current film Wonderstruck and the
little boy and Julianne Moore walk around in it. I don't think you were allowed to do that when it was an attraction.

Great! Didn't know about the Lucy attachment! She was a New York State gal!

Yes, I think I did see it. The whole place was fantastic, and I went there again in fall of 1965, I was in NYC for a Notre Dame-Army football game. Both visits were wonderful! Also got to the Met Opera in the old house not long before it closed during the latter visit, Anna Moffo in Lucia di Lammermoor.

The first visit we were pretty much shepherded around by the priests and seminarians who were our leaders, the second time I was on my own.

I wasn't aware of the panorama's use in the film!

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1951 on: December 06, 2017, 01:50:01 PM »
And Gary Morton was seldom without a cigarette in his hand!

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1952 on: December 06, 2017, 02:38:40 PM »
Let's see, she was there on August 31, we were there on August 24.

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Re: Classic TV
« Reply #1953 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 #1954 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 #1955 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 #1956 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 #1957 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 #1958 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 #1959 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 #1960 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 #1961 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 #1962 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 #1963 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 #1964 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.