“Lloyd Price I’m Gonna Get Married”

billboard, culture, nostalgic


Lloyd Price

(born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist.[1] Known as “Mr. Personality”, after one of his million-selling hits. His first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, was a hit on Specialty Records in 1952, and although he continued to release records, none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits.[2] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.[3]


Born in Kenner, Louisiana, United States, and growing up in a suburb of New Orleans, Price had formal musical training in trumpet and piano, sang in his church’s gospel choir, and was a member of a combo in high school. His mother, Beatrice Price, owned the Fish ‘n’ Fry Restaurant, and Price picked up a lifelong interest in business and in food from her.

When Art Rupe of Specialty Records came to New Orleans scouting for talent and heard Price’s song, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, he wanted to record it. Because Price did not have a band (though he would eventually start his own band in 1949),[4] Rupe hired Dave Bartholomew and his band (which included Fats Domino on piano) to do the arrangements and back up Price in the recording session. The song turned out to be a massive hit and his next release cut at the same session, “Oooh, Oooh, Oooh” a much smaller one. Price continued making recordings for Speciality but did not chart any further hits at that time.

In 1954 he was drafted and ended up in Korea. When he returned he found he had been replaced by Little Richard.[5] In addition, his former chauffeur, Larry Williams, was also recording for the label, having released “Short Fat Fannie”.

Price eventually formed KRC Records with Harold Logan and Bill Boskent. The first single was “Just Because”. It was picked up by ABC Records and from 1957 to 1959 Price recorded a series of national hits on ABC Records that were successful adaptations of the New Orleans sound, such as “Stagger Lee”, “Personality”,[6] which reached #2, and the #3 hit “I’m Gonna Get Married”.[2] “Stagger Lee” topped the pop and R&B charts, sold over a million copies. Dick Clark insisted the violent content of the song be toned down when Price appeared on American Bandstand but it was still the “violent” version that was on top of the R&B charts of 1959.[3] “Stack-o-Lee” is an old blues standard recorded many times previously by other artists. Greil Marcus, in a critical analysis of the song’s history, has written that Price’s was an enthusiastic hard rock version with a screaming saxophone. In all of these early recordings of Lloyd Price, “Personality”, Stagger Lee”, “I’m Gonna Get Married”, etc., Merritt Mel Dalton was the lead sax man; he was in the traveling band as well and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with Price.[7] The personnel on the original hit recording of “Stagger Lee” included Clarence Johnson on bass, John Patton on bass, Charles McClendon and Eddie Saunders on tenor sax, Ted Curson on trumpet and Sticks Simpkins on drums.

In 1962, Price formed Double L Records with Logan. Wilson Pickett got his start on this label. In 1969, Logan was murdered. Price then founded a new label, Turntable, and opened a club by the same name in New York City.[8]

During the 1970s Price owned a Manhattan restaurant-nightclub called Turntable and helped Don King promote fights including Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle.” He later became a builder, erecting 42 town houses in the Bronx.[9]

Price toured Europe in 1993 with Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Gary U.S. Bonds. He performed in 2005 with soul legends Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, and Ben E. King for the “Four Kings of Rhythm and Blues” tour, concerts captured for a DVD and PBS television special.


“The Rosebuds “Dearest Darling”

doo wop, nostalgic

Girl groups got scant attention of George Goldner with the success of The Chantels on their End label. Goldner recruited a white girl group from the Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn who attended the New Utrecht High School in New York City. The Group consisted of seventeen years old ladies Rosemarie Reses, Dorothy Pasqualini, Virginia Petafio and Mary Salta.

In February of 1957 they recorded on the Goldner’s label Gee Records the sides _Dearest Darling/Unconditional Surrender. with Dorothy on lead.

THE ROSEBUDS_Unconditional Surrender

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Their disc was very popular locally ant the girls participate at the Alan Freed’s Easter Jubilee at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in March of 1957 with black groups as The Cellos,The Harptones or The Cleftones.

After of the Alan Freed show Dorothy left the group for a solo career and the trio recorded in 1959 for the Goldner label Lancer Records the sides_Joey/Kiss Me Goodnite. with Mary on Lead.


PLEASANTVILLE AMERICA… Is This Where Peggy Sue Got Married? (travel the unending and recurring roads of Hooterville and Mayberry)

1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, nostalgic


Many films made during the 1950s and 1960s, are of family values with traditions that reflect a conservative, modest America –no modern complexities.

The most popular genres of those times were Comedy, Western, Romance and Science Fiction. Today’s nostalgic film lovers always want to journey back in time … as real-time. But, they must consider all that it takes to make these imagined journeys through motion picture media real… Filmmakers have become so skilled with interlocking artifacts, great memories, history and imagination.


Watch “Peggy Sue Got Married – Trailer – Movies TV Network” on YouTube

“1960 Go Jimmy Go – Jimmy Clanton”

1950s, 1960s, billboard, nostalgic


Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1938, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer who became known as the “swamp pop R&B teenage idol”.[1] His band recorded a hit song “Just A Dream” which Clanton had written in 1958 for the Ace Records label. It reached number four on the Billboard chart and sold a million copies.[2] Clanton performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and toured with popular artists like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Platters.[3]


Clanton formed his first band called the Rockets in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School.

One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound, he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s. His records charted in the U.S. Top 40 seven times (all released on Ace); his Top 10 records were: the song “Just a Dream,” (Pop #4, R&B #1 in August 1958, credited to ‘Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets’), ”

Go Jimmy Go

” (peaked at number five in late 1959) and “Venus in Blue Jeans” in September 1962 (written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller).[4] In early 1961, Clanton was drafted and spent the next two years in the U.S. Army, continuing to have chart successes with “Don’t Look at Me” and “Because I Do.” His next major hit, “Venus in Blue Jeans,” peaked at number seven in mid-1962.[5] His only hit in the UK Singles Chart was “Another Sleepless Night”, which spent one week at number 50 in July 1960.[6]

Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called Go Johnny Go,[2] and later starred in Teenage Millionaire, with music arranged and produced by Dr. John and arranger/trumpeter Charlie Miller.[7] During the late 1950s and early 1960s Clanton was managed by Cosimo Matassa, the New Orleans recording studio owner and engineer. In May 1960, Ace Records announced in Billboard that Philadelphia had proclaimed the week of May 16 to be “Jimmy Clanton Week.”[8]

Clanton became a disc jockey at WHEX in Columbia, Pennsylvania between 1972 and 1976 and performed in an oldies revue also in the 1970s, The Masters of Rock ‘n’ Roll, with Troy Shondell, Ray Peterson, and Ronnie Dove. He had a religious conversion in the 1980s.[citation needed] In the 1995 Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Clanton performed with Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, and Frankie Ford.

Clanton was inducted into The Museum of the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame, which also has inducted such performers as Tex Ritter, Janis Joplin, ZZ Top and B. J. Thomas.[9]

On April 14, 2007, at a “Legends of Louisiana Celebration & Inductions” concert in Mandeville, Louisiana, Jimmy Clanton was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.


“Sonny Knight – Confidential – 50’s Rock and Roll Classic”

doo wop

Joseph Coleman Smith (17 May 1934 – 5 September 1998), who performed and recorded under the name Sonny Knight, was an American singer, songwriter and author. His biggest hit was “Confidential”, which reached the pop and R&B charts in 1956, and he continued to record into the 1960s. In 1981, using his real name, he wrote The Day the Music Died, a fictionalised account of racism in the American music business in the 1950s.source

“High School Confidential (film)”

classic film star, classic movies, nostalgic

High School Confidential is a 1958 crime drama film directed by Jack Arnold, starring Mamie Van Doren, Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew, Jackie Coogan, Diane Jergens and Michael Landon.

Mike Wilson, a young police officer,poses as a student under the alias Tony Baker and thus infiltrates a high school in order to investigate a narcotics ring. He lives in an apartment with Gwen Dulaine, a married woman who pretends to be his aunt in public but attempts to seduce him in private.

“Tony” flirts with pupil Joan Staples and incurs the wrath of teacher Arlene Williams as he makes acquaintances in school. He discovers that Joan usesmarijuana and inquires about where she purchases it. He ultimately learns that a mysterious man known only as “Mr. A” is the one who sells drugs to the students, helped by an assistant called Bix.

With help from an undercover cop, Quinn, who risks his life to save Mike’s, the criminals are apprehended and Joan promises Mike that her drug use is over.


Hot Rods to Hell is a 1967 suspense film. It was director John Brahm’s last film.

Background and production

The film was originally intended for television release, and was in fact shot in the 4:3 “full-screen” aspect ratio that persisted on television for decades even after film had long since gone to wide-screen aspect ratios of 1.65:1, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. When the project was finished, however, the producers deemed it too intense for television and released it to theaters (including drive-in theaters) instead, with a runtime of 92 minutes.

Based originally on a Saturday Evening Post story, the movie project originally had the title 52 Miles to Terror.

Eventually, ABC-TV bought the broadcast rights and exhibited the film on their ABC Sunday Night Movie series in 1968. Unaccountably, they used a print having a runtime of 100 minutes. When Turner Classic Movies bought the rights to MGM’s extensive film library, they acquired the 100-minute print.


Traveling salesman Tom Phillips (Dana Andrews) is driving home to Boston, Massachusetts for Christmas when he encounters a drunken driver on a rain-streaked road. He cannot avoid a collision, and is hospitalized with spinal damage. Since he cannot be a traveling salesman anymore, his brother arranges for Tom to buy a remote motel in the desert town of Mayville, California. Tom is reluctant, since he has never been an innkeeper before—but in the end he decides that he must travel in order to get as far away from the site of his accident as possible, as soon as possible.

So Tom sets out for California with his wife, teen-aged daughter, and son. But when they reach the desert they are accosted by a pair of drag racers and a “party girl” in a modified, high-performance 1958 Chevrolet Corvette who jokingly force them to swerve and avoid a collision.

This is only the first of a series of escalating encounters with the local youth. Teenaged children of relatively well-off local farmers, they are apparently given “everything they want” but are still bored and are locked in a never-ending desire for “kicks” in which they will never be satisfied. The adults, including the owner of a local filling station, are fed-up with them. One of these adults, however, turns out to own the very motel that Tom Phillips has bought—and he is selling out after having let the wayward youth use his motel as an illicit trysting place for years.

When Tom tells the filling-station owner that he has “just bought himself a motel,” one of the kids, named Ernie (Gene Kirkwood), overhears. Soon after, he tells his friend Duke (Paul Bertoya), who is the driver of the Corvette. Duke organizes a campaign of harassment against Tom and chases the hapless family all the way to the motel.

Matters come to a dangerous head when Tom’s daughter (Laurie Mock), fascinated by Duke, goes to see him in the motel bar and grill, called the “Arena.” Duke’s current girlfriend Gloria (Mimsy Farmer), in a jealous rage, informs Tom, who tries to strangle Duke—but his back goes out and he must desist. He then informs the former motel owner (George Ives) that he will not go through with the sale. This causes a confrontation between the former owner and the youths, which ends when the owner tells Duke and Ernie that Tom is going to the next town to “bring the police down on this place.”

Duke and Ernie resolve never to let Tom Phillips reach that town—and so, as the family tries to escape, they engage them in a deadly game of “chicken.” This game ends only when Tom outwits the teenagers by parking his car on a narrow bridge, with the headlights on, evacuating him and his family to a safe spot twenty yards off the road. Faced with an unmoving object, Duke turns “chicken” himself, running his car off the edge of the bridge—after which he and Ernie, bruised, battered, and with scraped knees, swear that they will never give Tom any trouble. Tom agrees not to turn them in to the police—but tells them that he will go back to his motel and run it properly from now on. Source

1950s, 1960s, American Issues, classic movies, classic television

“Reparata and the Delrons”

doo wop, nostalgic

The group started out as a five-piece high school harmony group called the Delrons, formed in 1962 at St. Brendan’s Catholic School in Brooklyn, New York by the lead singer Mary Aiese. The other original members included Nanette Licari, Regina Gallagher, and Anne Fitzgerald, but they were soon replaced by Sheila Reilly, Carol Drobnicki and Kathy Romeo. Romeo was replaced by Marge McGuire, but McGuire herself then left the group.

As a trio, Aiese, O’Reilly and Drobnicki were spotted by record producers Bill and Steve Jerome. They asked Mary Aiese to choose a stage name to make the group name more interesting and marketable. She chose Reparata, her confirmation name, which she had taken from one of her favorite teachers at Good Shepherd Catholic grammar school.

The Jeromes recorded them in 1964 first for Laurie Records, then on the Pittsburgh-based World Artists label with Ernie Maresca’s song “Whenever a Teenager Cries”. The song became a regional hit and reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up, “Tommy,” co-written by Chip Taylor, reached #92. Writing about “Tommy” in her 2003 memoir A Misfit’s Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock-and-Roll Heart, journalist and sociologist Donna Gaines comments:

“What better focus for saintly feminine devotion than the sullen “Tommy”, who once treated our girl with consideration, respect, and tenderness? But then Tommy starts acting like a dick. Still, she won’t give up on him. Her response to her callous indifference is to love him even more. I ached to love a boy like that, only in dreams.” source

Women of Color Beauty Products

fashion, nostalgic, vintage fashion

Featured image: China Machado (Fashion Model)

Billie Holiday Singer-Actress

Donayale Luna 1960s

Jean Patchette 1950s

Grace Jones Model-Singer-Actress

China Machado 1950’s Shanghai

Nina Mae McKinney actress 1930s and 1940s

Any way you look at it, makup is an artistry stemming from various cultures of the world for different puposes. A broad spectrum of ethnicities in the glamour limelight have benefitted from the continual refinement of…. a growing variety of beauty products.

Maybelline is an American makeup brand sold worldwide snd owned by the French cosmetic company.

History of Makeup

From the copper and lead ore that the ancient Egyptians used to create the world’s first cosmetics to the scientifically advanced products of today that can do everything from hide pores, smooth complexions, and turn the pale green of your eyes a vivid shade of emerald, makeup has been an integral part of humankind for thousands of years.


Traditional indian bridal makeup • Contemporary but traditional bridal makeup. … Capturing the look of Asia is easier than ever thanks to a few cosmetic products created specifically for Indian eyes. The following Indian eye


Makeup Not Commercially Available To Women of Color

The western movie and other socialite cultures were popularized by anglo-saxon, and did not find it lucrative to create and cater to black glamour needs. MissBackInTheDayUSA (AmericaOnCoffee)

Going back as far as Madam Walker – a rags to riches girl, whose cosmetics firm Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company, which sold beauty and hair products specifically for black women, made her a vast fortune, earning her the credit of being the first ever female self made millionaire -black or white, in America.

”I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

Madam CJ Walker in a speech to the National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912


Many early cosmetic products for women of color held up the ‘white beauty’ ethos, and so were marketed to women who desired to reduce their ethnic appearance – hair straightening serums and face bleaches in particular. Black Betty Posters – a site set up to highlight the early racist attitudes to beauty idealism, points out that ‘America still classified people by skin tone, and blacks were no different from the white norm. The world was changing, but beauty ideals remained very conservative — and very European.’
The two dominating cosmetic companies of the 1930s and 1940s which ‘catered’ to black women were Valmor products and Famous Products, both owned by a Mortan Neumann, a Chicago chemist. His most popular cosmetic brands were Sweet Georgia Brown and Madame Jones.

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Madam C.J.Walker was the predecessor of Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone (August 9, 1869 – May 10, 1957) who was an American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist.
Madame C. J. Walker (1867–1919) and Annie Malone (Malone’s vital statistics: 1869–1957) developed lipstick colors especially for African American women and sold them door-to-door.
Annie Malone, however, in the first three decades of the 20th century, founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women.

Historian Wendy A. Woloson found an interesting beauty booklet, published by Valmor back in 1946.

Reading it and looking at the ads gives one the shivers. All the beauty adverts show rather ‘whitish’ women vigourously bleaching their skin and straightening their hair – the message being, to be beautiful, you ‘gotta be white girl’.

Patrice Yursik, the lovely Trinidadian writer and creator of Afrobella.com is a pretty good source for all things ‘brown’ as far as makeup is concerned. Highly

Source: vintagemakeupguide.com

A legacy reborn: Madam C.J. Walker hair products are back

Cara Anthony, The Indianapolis Star


INDIANAPOLIS — More than a century after her “secret formula” turned Madam C.J. Walker into a self-made millionaire, her iconic brand of beauty products is back. But this time the hair care line is reaching a broader group of consumers.

‘Madam C.J.’ Walker still inspires beauty entrepreneurs

Sundial Brands purchased Madam C.J. Walker Enterprises in 2013. Dennis then met with Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, to discuss the direction of the line.

The pair agreed that the products had to honor Walker’s legacy while meeting the needs of consumers.

Their formula is working.

Soon after debuting in March, Harper’s Bazaar called the line’s “curl reviver” one of the best coconut oil hair products on the market. The Los Angeles Times, Allure and Marie Claire also praised the line inspired by Walker’s story.

Madame C. J. Walker


Walker built her empire by selling hair care products to black women at a time when women of color had few options.

But Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture wants to reach men and women of all backgrounds and hair textures.

“Hair is hair,” said Devon Ginn, who works at the Madame Walker Theatre in Indianapolis. “Your hair can look one way being a man, and another way being a woman. Either way you want it to be tamable and manageable.”

Beauty blogger Victoria Davis took notice of the line’s potential to desegregate the industry.

“Hair care aisles have been divided between the mainstream brands and ‘ethnic’ brands for so long,” said Davis, who has more than 5,000 followers online. “The Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture products, no matter the collection, are made for a diverse audience.”

The line has collections for different hair textures: tightly coiled, curly, wavy and straight.


From millennials to men, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture has developed an eclectic following since it exploded onto the scene earlier this year.

One of the products in a newly reinvented line of Madame C.J. Walker products on sale online and locally at the Sephora store at the Fashion Mall, Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.

Robert Scheer/IndyStar

Sundial Brands, a New York-based company that owns Nubian Heritage and Shea Moisture, re-established the brand that now includes gels, oils and cremes as well as shampoos and conditioners. Sundial CEO Richelieu Dennis teamed up with Sephora to put Walker’s name on store shelves, as well as making the products available online.


“Style – 1959 “Grease”-Style Taylor Swift Cover ft. Annie Goodchild & Von Smith”

culture, dance, nostalgic, vintage fashion, vintage music

We always thought that Taylor Swift’s “Style” would work perfectly in the soundtrack of the movie musical, “Grease.” Check out our 1959 version, featuring Annie Goodchild as Sandy Olsen and Von Smith as Danny Zucco.

The Band:
Annie Goodchild- vocals

Von Smith – vocals http://www.facebook.com/vonsmithofficial
Casey Abrams & Haley Reinhart – shooby doo wahs
Gabriel Wyss – guitar
James Hall – trombone
Ben Golder-Novick – clarinet http://www.facebook.com/benthesaxguy
Adam Kubota – bass http://www.facebook.com/adamkubotabass
Chip Thomas – drums http://www.twitter.com/chipfunky
Scott Bradlee – piano


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Below are ONLY the dates for North America:

Oct 15 – Maui, HI; Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Nov 3 – Baltimore, MD; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Nov 4 – York, PA; The Pullo Center
Nov 5 – Glenside, PA; Keswick Theatre
Nov 6 – Red Bank, NJ; Count Basie Theatre
Nov 7 – Scranton, PA; Theatre at Lackawanna College
Nov 8 – Ithaca, NY; State Theatre
Nov 10 – Boston, MA; Wilbur Theatre
Nov 12 – Bethlehem, PA; Zoellner Arts Center – Lehigh University
Nov 13 – Wilmington, DE; Grand Opera House
Nov 14 – Staten Island, NY; St. George Theatre
Nov 15 – Buffalo, NY; University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
Nov 16 – Toronto, ON; Massey Hall
Nov 17 – Pittsburgh, PA; Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Nov 18 – Chicago, IL; The Riviera Theatre
Nov 20 – Fountain Inn, SC;Younts Center for Performing Arts
Nov 21 – Columbia, SC; Midlands Technical College
Nov 22 – Charleston, SC; Charleston Music Hall
Nov 24 – Orlando, FL; Hard Rock Live
Nov 25 – Ft. Lauderdale; Parker Playhouse
Nov 27 – Tampa, FL; Straz Center
Nov 28 – Jacksonville, FL; Florida Theatre
Nov 29 – Atlanta, GA; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Dec 1 – Baton Rouge, LA; Varsity Theatre
Dec 2 – Houston, TX; Cullen Performing Arts Center at U of Houston
Dec 3 – Dallas, TX; The Bomb Factory
Dec 5 – Austin, TX; ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Dec 6 – San Antonio, TX; Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Dec 8 – Mesa, AZ; Mesa Arts Center
Dec 9 – San Diego, CA; House of Blues
Dec 10 – Sacramento, CA; Crest Theatre
Dec 11 – Los Angeles, CA; Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre)
Dec 12 – San Francisco, CA; Warfield Theatre
Dec 13 – San Francisco, CA; Warfield Theatre
Dec 14 – Portland, OR; Crystal Ballroom
Dec 15 – Seattle, WA; Showbox Sodo
Dec 16 – Boise, ID; Knitting Factory
Dec 18 – Denver, CO; Paramount Theatre
Dec 19 – Aspen, CO; Wheeler Opera House
Dec 30 – Las Vegas, NV; Rose.Rabbit.Lie At The Cosmopolitan
Dec 31 – Las Vegas, NV; Rose.Rabbit.Lie At The Cosmopolitan
Jan 1 – Las Vegas, NV; Rose.Rabbit.Lie At The Cosmopolitan
Jan 2 – Las Vegas, NV; Rose.Rabbit.Lie At The Cosmopolitan

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1950s, 1960s, vintage tv shows


Whirlybirds (sometimes called The Whirlybirds or Copter Patrol) is a syndicated American drama/adventure television series, which aired for 111 episodes — broadcast from February 4, 1957, through January 18, 1960.[1] It was produced by Desilu Studios.


The program features the exploits of Chuck Martin and Pete “P. T.” Moore (Kenneth Tobey and Craig Hill, respectively), owners of a fictitious helicopter chartering company, Whirlybirds, Inc., in the American West. Martin and Moore sell their services to various clients at the fictional airport, Longwood Field.

The Whirlybirds series was, like I Love Lucy, a product of Desilu Studios. One particular episode of I Love Lucy, Number 140, became pivotal to the Bell 47’s public image as the definitive light helicopter of the 1950s. In No. 140, entitled “Bon Voyage” and first aired on CBS on January 16, 1956, Lucy Ricardo misses the sailing of her trans-Atlantic oceanliner and commandeers a friendly Bell 47G to fly her to the ship; Jack Albertson guest stars in this episode. Down she goes on the hoist, in a studio sequence carefully staged using a 47G cabin mockup. Desilu Studios, intrigued by the Bell 47 and its manufacturer, began discussions with Bell Aircraft about how the entertainment potential of the Bell 47 might be further developed for a TV audience. The result of this collaboration became The Whirlybirds.

Tobey and Hill did not fly the helicopters on the show. That task was handled by expert copter pilots Ed Fuderich, Bob Gilbreath, and Harry Hauss of National Helicopter Service, Inc.

After production of the series ended, Kenneth Tobey reprised his role as Chuck Martin in episode #223 of the long-running TV series, Lassie. Entitled “The Rescue”, the Lassie episode was broadcast on October 2, 1960. Chuck Martin uses a Bell 47G to rescue a trapped Timmy Martin (Jon Provost).


“Joe” Starring Susan Sarandon

1970s, American Issues, classic film star, classic movies, classic music, drama, fashion, Festivals/ Events/Concerts, pop music

“Joe” is a very special movie about the realities of hippie life which is dramatized on a very profound level.

“A must see nostalgic classic” … says… MissBackInTheDayUSA/AmericaOnCoffee (AOC)

Joe, a 1970 American drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick and Susan Sarandon in her film debut. The film was directed by John G. Avildsen.

Directed by John G. Avildsen
Produced by David Gil
Written by Norman Wexler
Starring Peter Boyle
Dennis Patrick
Audrey Caire
Susan Sarandon
K Callan
Patrick McDermott

Advertising executive Bill Compton, his wife Joan, and daughter Melissa are a wealthy family living in New York’sUpper East Side. Melissa has been living with her drug-dealing boyfriend. After Melissa overdoses and is sent to a hospital, Compton goes to her boyfriend’s apartment to get her clothes. He confronts and kills the boyfriend in a fit of rage. At a nearby bar he hears factory worker Joe Curran ranting about how he hates hippies, and Compton blurts out that he just killed one. Joe reacts favorably, but Compton says it was a joke.

A few days later, Joe sees a news report about a drug dealer found slain a few blocks from the bar. He calls Compton and meets him. At first Compton is wary that Joe may be attempting blackmail, but Joe assures him that he admires Compton for killing the drug dealer. They become friends, and Compton and his wife have dinner at Joe’s house with his wife. Melissa escapes from the hospital and returns to the family apartment, where she overhears her father discussing the murder. She storms out of the apartment house, saying to Compton, “What are you gonna do, kill me too?” Compton tries to restrain her, but she breaks away.

Joe and Compton search for her, and meet a group of hippies at a bar in downtown Manhattan. They join the hippies at an apartment, where the hippies share their drugs and girlfriends with the pair. They then abscond with drugs brought by Compton, which he had taken from the drug dealer, as well as Joe’s and Compton’s wallets. Joe beats one of the girls until she tells him that their boyfriends often spend time in an upstate commune. Joe and Compton drive to that commune, with Joe bringing rifles. In a confrontation at the commune, Joe and Compton kill all the hippies there, and Compton unwittingly kills his own daughter.article source

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