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The endlessly fascinating intersection of showbiz, marketing, technology, design, and cultural history.

cover of NBC brand guidelines manual by John J. Graham (1959)

Lady Elaine Fairchild- still scary as hell. Wonder if she had Rosacea or just drank alot... Hmm.

Honeymooners Filming - During the show's run, Gleason was notorious as a guy who never rehearsed, believing it ruined the show's spontaneity. When they rehearsed themselves, Carney, Meadows, and Randolph would take turns playing Ralph and attune their performances accordingly. All the cast members knew that if they were filming an episode and Jackie patted his stomach, that meant he had forgotten his line and they had better quickly fill in the empty space.

Jackie Gleason on the set of his show. | Florida Memory

Mary Hartman Mary Hartman TV show - 1976-1977

Sesame Street....still don't know how to get there...lol

Coronation Street

1960 - Coronation Street - Conjuring much-loved moments including Hilda Ogden’s exit to Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye in 1987 and Reg’s waterbed nightmare in 1993, ITV intended Coronation Street to run for only thirteen weeks. In 1971, the 1,000th episode was broadcast and the show has now been running for 53 years.

It's Bet Lynch From Coronation Street! Her Leopard Print Clothes Were Mocked For Years But Not This Season! Animal Print Couldn't Be Bigger!

Rich Man Poor Man mini series. As I recall it was one oif the first mini-series and it was a great one.

Bob Barker

Saturday morning cartoons

Elvira, she might be a character, but I still love her!

TV21intextra.jpg (1134×1518) R.I.P. Gerry Anderson.

  • Tim Miller

    Is that the Petrey living room set? Man, that looks small.

ZOOM

1952. Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her Los Angeles daytime television program. Includes White singing; with co-host Ryan McDonald; with various guests including Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for LOOK magazine.

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961-69, NBC)

The Match Game, with Gene Rayburn.