Archive for September 14th, 2011

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a science fiction television series based on the
1961 film of the same name. Both were created by Irwin Allen, which enabled the
movie’s sets, costumes, props, special effects models, and some footage from the
film to be used in the production of the television series. Voyage to the Bottom of
the Sea
was the first of Irwin Allen’s four science fiction television series as well 
as the longest running. The show was broadcast on ABC-TV from September 14,
1964 to March 31, 1968 and was the decade’s longest-running Sci-fi TV series
with continuing characters. The adventure show starred Richard Basehart and
David Hedison (below).

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From left: Richard Basehart and David Hedison

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PORTLAND POSTCARD FROM 1944

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IT WAS VOTED THE WORST SHOW OF ALL TIME

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My Mother the Car is an American fantasy sitcom which aired for just a single season
on NBC between September 14, 1965 and September 6, 1966. A total of thirty episodes were produced by United Artists Television and starred Jerry Van Dyke. Both critics and viewers panned the show. In 2002, TV Guide proclaimed it to be the second-worst show
of all time, just behind The Jerry Springer Show. The co-creator of My Mother the Car, Allan Burns, went on to create some of the most critically acclaimed shows in the
history of television, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977 on CBS)
and Rhoda (1974-1978 on CBS).

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Jerry Van Dyke

Pilot Opening/Closing Theme and Credits, 1965
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CLAYTON MOORE ~ THE LONE RANGER

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Clayton Moore in Ghost of Zorro (1949)

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Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger 

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              (September 14, 1914 – December 28, 1999)

Actor Clayton Moore was best known for playing the fictional western character
The Lone Ranger from 1949–1951 and 1954-1957. Moore had a pay dispute
and left the series. As "Clay Moore," he made a few more westerns and serials, sometimes playing the villain. Moore was replaced for a time by actor John
Hart. The show’s producers eventually came to terms and rehired Moore.The
Lone
Ranger was the highest-rated television program on ABC in the early
1950s.

 

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‘’THE WALTONS’’ DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

The Waltons is a CBS television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr. It was
based on his book titled Spencer’s Mountain, and on a 1963 film of the
same name. The show originally aired from September 14, 1972 to June
4, 1981. After the series went off the air, three TV movie sequels were
broadcast in 1982 and three more followed in the 1990s.

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Earl Hamner

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Crew prepares to Film a scene for The Waltons

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