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LLOYD CENTER NOSTALGIA FROM THE 1970’s

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Sandy’s camera shop at Lloyd Center with then Portland mayor
Mildred Schwab standing out front (second from right).

 

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IT WAS TIME FOR BEANY BACK IN MY DAY!

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Time For Beany is a children’s television series, with puppets for characters,
which was broadcast locally in Los Angeles starting on February 28, 1949
and nationally (by
kinescope) by the improvised Paramount Television
Network
from 1950 to 1955. It was created by animator Bob Clampett,
who later reused its main characters for the animated series Beany and
Cecil
. The show won three
Primetime Emmy Awards for best children’s
show.

The Butter Rum Cartoon: TIME FOR BEANY AND CECIL

Stan Freberg talks about Bob Clampett's "Time for Beany" on the ...
Voice artist Stan Freberg was one of the puppeteer’s on the show.

Time for Beany (1949-1954)


Pictured from left: Daws Butler and Stan Freburg behind the wall.

Newspaper ad for personal appearance of Stan Freberg, 1951.  Freberg was the voice of Cecil The Seasick Serpent on the show "Time For Beany".

Acclaimed satirist Stan Freberg dies at 88
Stan Freberg (Stanley Friberg) (August 7, 1926 – April 7, 2015)

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MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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On this day in 1973, the nostalgic teenage coming-of-age movie
American Graffiti, directed and co-written by George Lucas,
opened in theaters across the U.S. Set in
California in the
summer of 1962, American Graffiti was nominated for five
Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture,
and helped launch the big-screen careers of Richard Dreyfuss
and Harrison Ford, as well as the former child actor and future
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard. The film’s success
enabled Lucas to get his next movie made, the mega-hit Star
Wars
(1977).

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Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith) appears as the D.J. 

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MOVIE WAS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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(History) – On this day in 1973, “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic coming-of-
age tale set  in 1962 on the streets and steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban
California, was released in theaters across the U.S. The movie 
went  on to become a sleeper hit.   

“American Graffiti” was the second full-length feature film directed by George Lucas (below) who would later become best known for the blockbuster hit
“Star Wars” (1977) and its sequels.

   
    
    
    
    
   
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