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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

The Butler: 1952

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The Butler: 1952

New York, 1952. "Martha Raye and Arthur Treacher on the set of her television show All-Star Revue." The sketch was called "The Butler." Photo by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine article "Perpetual Commotion." View full size.

Billy Sands

Fifth from right, a familiar face on 1950s-60s TV, Billy Sands, best known as Sgt. Dino Paparelli on The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko) and Harrison "Tinker" Bell on McHale's Navy.

Excuse me, Arthur

I'd like a large order of fish and chips, please.

 
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