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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

The Late Show: 1969

The Late Show: 1969

January 1969 in Rochester, Indiana. If you can figure out what movie or TV show that is, I'll give you a cookie. I'm stumped. From a Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Very cool!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful to be living in an age where screen grabs of a long-gone TV show can be posted to answer the trivia questions of today (or three years ago).

A trivia bug such as myself, and probably most of you too, can really appreciate the resources of TV, DVD and the Internet. So many riches from our past are back to entertain again. And satisfy all those uncertain trivia questions!

The Late Show: 1968

Here's a screen cap from Petticoat Junction episode 'The Feminine Mistake' from 12/28/1968

Apparently they did finally string a telephone line out to the old Shady Rest after all.

TV Land

These pics are so nostalgic for me. We have nearly an identical picture of my brother and cousins taken a few years later. PJ's and all...

Thanks for sharing!

The Late Show

My first thought was Petticoat Junction. Now how can Anonymous be sure it was the episode with June Lockhart?? But I'll bet they're right!!

["The" episode? June Lockhart replaced Bea Benaderet in the series after she died. She was in almost every episode of the last two seasons. - Dave]

1969 TV Guide

Here's the evening lineup for 1969: http://www.tvhistory.tv/1969_TV_Programs.JPG

It looks like the boys have PJ's on - so I'm guessing either bedtime or morning. The cap pistol and holster seem to indicate an affinity for westerns - there were fewer to choose from in 1969 compared with just a few years earlier. Still, the boys could have been watching Bonanza (NBC SUN 9PM), Gunsmoke (CBS MON 7:30PM), The Virginian (NBC WED 7:30PM), Daniel Boone (NBC THU 7:30 PM), or The High Chaparral (NBC FRI 7:30PM) - though a stick phone was probably a more likely prop on Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS MON 9PM), Green Acres (CBS SAT 9PM), or as suggested previously by an annonymous tipster, Petticoat Junction (CBS SAT 9:30PM).

Watch the opening credits here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-0YBr-6IxE

"Here's Uncle Joe, he's moving kinda slow at the Junction...Petticoat Junction".

By 1969 our 1st generation color Zenith was pooping out. I remember the color tube was washing out somehow and getting ghost images. The frames would "roll" until someone adjusted the little wheel mechanism on back of the big cabinet unit - which you couldn't do alone because you couldn't see the screen and fiddle with the adjustment wheel at the same time. Remember that, Shorpyites? (Shorpians? Shorpers? Shorponians? Shorpitarians?)

"I must put a goat on."
Winston Churchill (possibly misheard)

Goober Pea

Game Show

It appears to be a panel gameshow..."What's My Line" or something similar. The woman is writing and appears to have a microphone in front of her.

[As pointed out in the previous comment, that's an old-fashioned candlestick telephone. Not a microphone. - Dave]

Petticoat Junction?

Hmmm. January, 1969? Prime time network?

Lassie? Mayberry RFD? The Beverly Hillbillies? Green Acres? Petticoat Junction? Hogan's Heroes? Walt Disney?

Those are some shows on at the time that might fit the candlestick phone.

Petticoat Junction is my choice. The actress is June Lockhart as Dr. Janet Craig. No, this is not off the top of my head. I had to go look it up ... honest.

I take my cookies with milk.

 
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