Category Archives: Entertainment

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Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

Mary Tyler Moore TV Guide Cover

So Long Mary Tyler Moore

  With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile. A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile shepherded me through  my Kennedy era childhood,

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Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

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Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

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Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better

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Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better

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Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

As many are mourning Princess Leia, I am mourning the grown up, bone-fide, bad-ass woman who that iconic bun headed dream girl of their childhood grew up to be; the raw, irreverent, inspiring, one of a kind powerhouse in Hollywood

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Carrie Fisher- May Her Force Be With Us

As many are mourning Princess Leia, I am mourning the grown up, bone-fide, bad-ass woman who that iconic bun headed dream girl of their childhood grew up to be; the raw, irreverent, inspiring, one of a kind powerhouse in Hollywood

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Walter Cronkite and Daffy Duck

Where Have You Gone Walter Cronkite?

In this age of deep distrust, “the most trusted man in America” is sorely missed more than ever. Walter Cronkite who reigned supreme at a time of journalistic  integrity, ( no millennials, that’s not an oxymoron) long before cable tabloid

Walter Cronkite and Daffy Duck

Where Have You Gone Walter Cronkite?

In this age of deep distrust, “the most trusted man in America” is sorely missed more than ever. Walter Cronkite who reigned supreme at a time of journalistic  integrity, ( no millennials, that’s not an oxymoron) long before cable tabloid

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Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

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Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching

vintage illustration TV cameras at convention

Changing Communications Changes the Conventions

While I watched history being made in Philadelphia last week as Hillary Clinton triumphantly accepted her party’s  nomination as the first female candidate for president, I of course was watching it on TV, while downstairs my 18-year-old niece was watching