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WHEN SATURDAY NIGHT HAD GREAT TV!

From September 29, 1962 (CBS)

gleason on post
February 11, 1967

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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1911

portland postcard 1911 business section
“Glimpse of Business Section”

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HISTORICAL PHONE CALL ON THIS DAY IN 1876

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Alexander Graham Bell’s patent for the telephone was issued on March 7, 1876,
by the U.S. Patent Office. Three days after receiving his patent. Bell succeeded
in getting his invention to work when he accidentally spilled some acid. He spoke
the famous sentence, “Mr. Watson…Come here…I want to see you”. His assistant Thomas Watson, listening at the receiving end of the device in an adjoining room,
heard the words from Bell clearly and rushed to his aide.

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Thomas A. Watson

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The master copy of Bell’s patent for the telephone

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SHOWS LAST EPISODE ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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jim ameche

Jim Ameche (above) starred as Jim West of the Canadian Northwest
Mounted Police on the radio series “The Silver Eagle” on ABC. The,
show first heard in 1951, was sponsored by General Mills. West was
aided in his adventures by his side-kick Joe Bideaux, played by Jack
Lester. The series is often considered the “last of significant juvenile
radio adventures”.

Jim Ameche is the younger brother of actor Don Ameche and was
radio’s original Jack Armstrong on “Jack Armstrong, the All-American
Boy” (1933-1951).

quaker oats ad
1951

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NEIL SIMON PLAY OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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From left: Art Carney and Walter Matthau

"The Odd Couple" began as a play written by Neil Simon. It premiered on
Broadway in 1965 at the Plymouth Theatre in New York City and starred
Walter Matthau as Oscar and Art Carney as Felix. Later in the show’s run,
Jack Klugman took over the role of Oscar, which he played until the show
ended its Broadway run on July 2, 1967. Simon’s inspiration for the play
was his brother Danny, who was divorced and was rooming with a
divorced friend. The play was eventually made into a movie and a
successful television series.

Neil-Simon
Playwright Neil Simon

OddCouple movie DVD_Front
1968

 The-Odd-Couple-Jack-Klugman-and-Tony-Randal
On ABC (1970-1975)

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