Dec. 26, 2009: When the West Was Fun

On this day after Christmas you'll find twenty additions from May and June 1969. The channel 2 gallery has one for The Mike Douglas Show (with Tony Orlando) and the channel 7 gallery has one for Match Game PM with Lorna Patterson and Foster Brooks plus three more for 'Elvis, the King!' week on the 4:00 Movie, one for "Blue Hawaii," one for "Roustabout" and one for "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (Stella Stevens). The channel 50 gallery has one ad for Sanford & Son and The Bob Newhart Show (Demond Wilson & Bob Newhart), another half-page Sanford & Son ad with Demond Wilson and one for a special, Anne Murray's Ladies' Night. The channel 50 movie gallery has ads for "Marnie" (Alfred Hitchcock), "Luv" (Jack Lemmon), "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Gregory Peck), "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (Peter Sellers), "Ensign Pulver" (Walter Matthau), "Critic's Choice" (Bob Hope & Lucille Ball) and "P.T. 109" (Cliff Robertson) which was shown on Bill Kennedy at the Movies. The ABC gallery has an ad for a special, When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion which was hosted by Glenn Ford. The picture in the ad has 48 stars in it. Check out http://www.riflemanconnors.com/when_the_west_was_fun.html for who's who. The CBS gallery has one for an On the Road with Charles Kuralt special, the NBC gallery has one for Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party (on the U.S.S. Iwo Jima) celebrating his 76th and the PBS gallery has one for Here's to Your Health with Rita Moreno. the Random Pages gallery has a TV Guide page from Thursday, 5/17/79 with a close-up of a Barney Miller episode, 'Jack Soo: A Retrospective' which aired about four months after his death. Also on that page is a channel 2 special on the oil crisis which pre-empted Hawaii Five-O (which aired on channel 11). Also airing against Barney Miller was Quincy on NBC. More ads from 1979 are on the way...