Archive for March 24th, 2012

LAST SHOW OF TV SERIES ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The sitcom The Monkees, which first aired on NBC in September of 1966, won two 
Emmy Awards in 1967: Outstanding comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial 
Achievement in Comedy (James Frawley).

Most of the episodes from the second season of the show didn’t use a laugh track,
which was the common practice at the time. The non-use of canned laughter was
used by NBC as one of several reasons for cancelling the series.
 

Scene from the final episode (#58)

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BROADWAY PLAY OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The original Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a play by Tennessee Williams,opened at the Morosco Theater in New York. It was directed Elia Kazan
and starred Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie; Ben Gazzara as Brick; and Burl
Ives as Big Daddy. The play had 694 performances and won the Pulitzer
Prize for Drama in 1955.

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From left: Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan

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Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie

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ONE OF THE GREAT BIRDS OF THE AIR FORCE!

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The Boeing Model 450 B-47 Stratojet is a long-range, six-engine medium bomber that was put into service with the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1951. It remained a mainstay of SAC until 1965. The
B-47 was also adapted to a number of
other missions, including photo
and weather reconnaissance.

 

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ALBUM CHART DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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When Billboard magazine premiered a weekly Best-Selling Popular Albums chart,
the position count varied anywhere from 10 to 30 albums. The first number-one
album on the new weekly list was Belafonte by Harry Belafonte.The chart was
renamed to Best-Selling Pop Albums later in 1956, and then to Best-Selling
Pop LPs in 1957. The chart is now titled the Billboard 200.

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TOP STORY 23 YEARS AGO TODAY!

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