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THIS WAS ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL IN 1963

ST. VINCENT HOSP IN 1963

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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ CENTRAL BUS DEPOT

CENTRAL BUS DEPOT

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NEW TO DVD THIS WEEK…

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The CBS-TV series ran from 1959 to 1963 and was based on Hank Ketcham’s
long-running comic strip. It starred Jay North (above) as Dennis with Herbert
Anderson and Gloria Henry as his parents. The DVD contains 5 Discs.  

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LAST TONIGHT SHOW WITH JACK PAAR WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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Jack Paar (above) succeed Steve Allen as host of The Tonight Show in 1957. At first,
the show was called The Tonight Show With Jack Paar; after 1959 it was officially
known as Tonight With Jack Paar. Jack was often unpredictable and emotional. On February 11, 1960, he received national attention by walking off the show when NBC censors cut a joke from his monologue. He didn’t return to the show until three weeks later. Paar signed off the show for the last time on Thursday night, March 29, 1962.

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John F. Kennedy, right, with Jack Paar in a 1959 episode of The Tonight Show

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Pictured left to right: Pat Harrington, Zsa Zsa Gabor with her dog and Jack Paar

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Jose Melis (right) was the music director of the Tonight Show

 

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PEARL BAILEY, BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1918

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Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an actress and
singer. After appearing in Vaudeville she made her Broadway debut in St 
Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black
production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy Award
for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special,
Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.

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Pearl Bailey’s rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952.

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