Posts Tagged: Entertainment

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Playbill Joan Rivers "Fun City" 1972

Farewell to NY’s Joan Rivers

Today we bid farewell to a quintessential  New York dame – Joan Rivers. I first saw Joan Rivers live in 1972 in Fun City a Broadway show about NY.  Bringing her sharp brand of humor to the Great White Way, 

Playbill Joan Rivers "Fun City" 1972

Farewell to NY’s Joan Rivers

Today we bid farewell to a quintessential  New York dame – Joan Rivers. I first saw Joan Rivers live in 1972 in Fun City a Broadway show about NY.  Bringing her sharp brand of humor to the Great White Way, 

vintage cartoon True Detective Magazine

True Fans of True Detective

True Detective had a knack of turning its fans into rabid fanatics. Just as today,  devotees of True Detective magazine were once as totally consumed with the whodunit, spending an inordinate amount of time, fervently preoccupied with the minutia of

vintage cartoon True Detective Magazine

True Fans of True Detective

True Detective had a knack of turning its fans into rabid fanatics. Just as today,  devotees of True Detective magazine were once as totally consumed with the whodunit, spending an inordinate amount of time, fervently preoccupied with the minutia of

A Football Fan’s Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

A Football Fan’s Fantasy

In a world where you can watch  800 channels of television shows not only on your flat screen TV but on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, choose between a soccer match in South Africa or football in Florida, it’s hard

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the tag

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Follies

Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the tag

1960s illustration travel in car

Beach Club Paradise Protected

Summer beach traffic during the Cold War had its own special flare. The huge-wrap around picture window in the rear of my Grandmothers Cadillac  offered unexcelled visibility to see and be seen, allowing uninterrupted lavish vistas of Long Beach Road,

1960s illustration travel in car

Beach Club Paradise Protected

Summer beach traffic during the Cold War had its own special flare. The huge-wrap around picture window in the rear of my Grandmothers Cadillac  offered unexcelled visibility to see and be seen, allowing uninterrupted lavish vistas of Long Beach Road,

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday