Archive for December 7th, 2010

THE END OF AN ERA ON THIS DATE IN 1980

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              OCTOBER 9, 1940 – DECEMBER 8, 1980
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TELEVISION’S ORIGINAL COMEDY GENIUS

Ernie_Kovacs
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Ernie Kovacs influenced many comedians and their
shows because of his experimental, uninhibited and 
often adlibbed style of television comedy. Ernie and
his wife Edie Adams received Emmy nominations for
Best Performances in a Comedy Series in 1957. Much
of Kovacs’ talent wasn’t fully recognized until after his
death in an automobile accident, January 13, 1962 in
Los Angles. He was only 42. 
 
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                             Ernie and The Nairobi Trio

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                      Ernie as Percy Dovetonsils

ernie as the question man

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              Ernie Kovacs and wife Edie Adams

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HE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS ~ 1945

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SEARS FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1863

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R.W. Sears began selling watches to supplement his income
as a railroad station agent. He was so successful the he was
able to quit his railroad job within less than a year and began
selling mail order watches full time. In 1893 Sears took on a
partner and established the corporate name, Sears, Roebuck
& company.
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The first Sears catalog was only thirty-two pages and
grew to over a thousand by 1908.

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The Sears, Roebuck & company plant in Chicago, 1895.

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NEW TO DVD THIS WEEK

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