Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~







Tuesday, February 15, 2011

50's Link

Our classmate, Walter Little, sent me these 50's links and thought you all would enjoy looking at them.  It will truly bring back a lot of memories.

JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960)<http://xoteria.com/CH1.html>  <http://xoteria.com/CH1.html>
 Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
 also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
 Bloopers from The Honeymooners on OTV ch 11 also ch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight on ch. 64
 
JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954) <http://xoteria.com/CH2.html>
 Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
 Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic car collisiom. ( Du Mont )
 
ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956) <http://xoteria.com/CH3.html>
 The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tom my & Jim my Dorsey Show." (CBS)
 In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below!
 
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62)<http://xoteria.com/CH4.html>
 Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col. Tom
 Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA, Heartbreak Hotel. (clips from Movietone & AP News)
 
THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC(1957) <http://xoteria.com/CH5.html>
 Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmed The Edsel Show promotion.
 Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars ch.63v
 
BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959) <http://xoteria.com/CH6.html>
 Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
 (and his label, Atco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
 *There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on the OldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box.
 
WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951) <http://xoteria.com/CH7.html>
 Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may chuckle,
 The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers in awe..but it was a technical disaster. (TVC)
 
WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE CHESTER A. RILEY (1956) <http://xoteria.com/CH8.html>
 The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, Tom D'andrea, Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
 Once played by Groucho Marx & Jackie Gleason, Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family guy.
 Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse (Honeybee) crazy!(CBS)
 
ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60)<http://xoteria.com/CH9.html>
 Art Carney, Rod Serling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Ann ette & Frankie, The Champs, Don Adams.
 It was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI)
 
10 THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958) <http://xoteria.com/CH10.html>
 The Singin' Rage sings the immortal Tennessee Waltz, it doesn't get anny better than this.
 Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute little Doggie In The Window. (syndicated)
 
11 BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58) <http://xoteria.com/CH11.html>
 On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly he improvs).
 Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30 & 82,
 
12 THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59)<http://xoteria.com/CH12.html>
 Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed news interview
 on stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI)
 
13 A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958) <http://xoteria.com/CH13.html>
 Rare Clip: The Del Vikings Perform Jitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
 *There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals On The Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below.
 
14 the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966) <http://xoteria.com/CH14.html>
 Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004 remake_.
 An affluent bachelor and his butler uddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew (CBS)
 
15 ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959) <http://xoteria.com/CH15.html>
 Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post- pay ola Alan Freed's parting statement (Metromedia);
 plus Dick Clark's rigid pay ola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI)
 
16 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957) <http://xoteria.com/CH16.html>
 Steve rino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent .
 Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC).
 
17 The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954) <http://xoteria.com/CH17.html>
 Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor of TV sketch satire.
 Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV comedy visionary
 There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below.
 
18 THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959) <http://xoteria.com/CH18.html>
 Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
 We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at his own jokes (CBS)
 
19 ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60)<http://xoteria.com/CH19.html>
 Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow! Ya square'r sometin?"
 This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP)
 
20 FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953) <http://xoteria.com/CH20.html>
 Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy fued begin over a bathing suit
 Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Bill y Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)
 
21 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962) <http://xoteria.com/CH21.html>
 Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
 at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to Green Acres Toot toot! (CBS)
 
22 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956) <http://xoteria.com/CH22.html>
 1952 Olympic Triathalon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb Sheldon.
 Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont )
 
23 DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957) <http://xoteria.com/CH23.html>
 Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to John nie Otis' Willie & The Hand Jive adlib with Rockette precision ( DuMont )
 What do John ny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & Grease have in common? Read how the Jive goes on today.
 
24 GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959) <http://xoteria.com/CH24.html>
 Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; also Groucho's daughter, Melinda.
 Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret word! (NBC)
 
25 the original DRAGNET(1959) <http://xoteria.com/CH25.html>
 The grandaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
 Ben Alexa nder as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC)
 
26 THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE 1951 <http://xoteria.com/CH26.html>
 Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, both a musical & comedy genius.
 Victor Borge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)
 
27 EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953 <http://xoteria.com/CH27.html>
 Eddie croons I'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
 Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds.. (NBC)
 
28 ABBOTT & COSTELLO:L WHO'S ON FIRST? 1951 <http://xoteria.com/CH28.html>
 This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never duplicated.
 The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour and  Hollywood Palace . (NBC)
 
29 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG 1958 <http://xoteria.com/CH29.html>
 It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand, et al.
 Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It Up." (AIP).
 
30 THE HONEYMOONERS ...IN COLOR! 1969 <http://xoteria.com/CH30.html>
 Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious results.
 Gleason wanted the show taped by Wometco TV in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had NYC commitments
 Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice & Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change. (CBS)
 
31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's<http://xoteria.com/CH31.html>
 Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the PBS tin cup.
 From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard & Janeway, scifi and space travel was always a TV niche. (PBS)
 
32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955 <http://xoteria.com/CH32.html>
 Hi Ho, Silver! It's the grandaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
 The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters
 Here is the full version of the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated).
 
33 THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952 <http://xoteria.com/CH33.html>
 Hosting The Colegate Comedy Hour, Eddie pantomines a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
 A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's hearts. (NBC)
 
34 BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957<http://xoteria.com/CH34.html>
 Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped beauty pageant
 Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines ( Du Mont )
 
35 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959 <http://xoteria.com/CH35.html>
 From American Bandstand in Phillie, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
 everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it (ABC)
 ...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)
 
36 SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE! IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN! 1958 <http://xoteria.com/CH36.html>
 Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house again for his rehearsed fan club prez on Dick Clark's show.
 The fireball shooter misses the song cues and a camera catches a guy trying to jump on stage. (ABC)
 
37. THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW 1958 <http://xoteria.com/CH37.html>
 "Make Room For Daddy" with rare Danny Thomas, Marjoriie Lord, Rusty Hammer, Angela Cartright.
 The kids wreak havoc on daddy and mommy with a divide and concur tactic. (CBS)
 Please support 
St. Jude's Children's Hospital <http://stjude.org/>  founded by Danny. Help save lives of children with cancer.
 
38 SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1957 <http://xoteria.com/CH38.html>
 Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner & Howie Morris as "Uncle Goofy"
 doing their classic takeoff on This Is Your Life, also a glimpse of The Timepiece (CBS)
 
39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954 <http://xoteria.com/CH39.html>
 Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
  Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. ( Du Mont )

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Model T-Ford



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Got this video clip yesterday from my friend Steve and thought y'all would all like to see the history of the Model T-Ford!  Very interesting!  (Click on Model T-Ford) 
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