In the 1960s, Barbara Hershey was an ingénue actress on television and small parts in films. There was something about her, more than sending young boys into puberty. She co-starred in a television Western called The Monroes, about a family of kids trying to make it on the frontier without adult supervision, just a benevolent … More Barbara Hershey, plus a look at two Woody Allen Films
A funny thing happened. Not funny, ha-ha, funny as in ironic. I’ve been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime, about a divorced female stand-up comedian in the late 1950s-early 1960s, and just stumbled onto a book called In On the Joke: The Original Queens of Stand-Up Comedy. The karmameter siren sounded, dive into this … More Female Stand-Up Comics (Back When It Was A Male Profession)
The first blog covered a lot of ground but left out many good actors. Here are some more very fine actors. These folks added texture to films and television shows they appeared in. Titos Vandis – Played many Greek or Europeans, in many comedies, but also crime dramas as foreign dictators. Vito Scotti – … More More Character Actors
Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1960s, repeats of old television shows of the period are shocked full of pop music. For this blog, I’m going to use pop music and rock and roll interchangeably, with the understanding that we are talking about youth music (rock and roll, pop, folk, rockabilly), not Percy … More Pop Music in 1960s Sitcoms
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