IT WAS NEW IN 58

Dodge 1958

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TIME FOR BEANY ~ 1949

time for beany tiele card
On February 28, 1949, a puppet show called TIME FOR BEANY
debuted on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. It became a huge success
and went national on the Paramount Television Network (PTN)
from 1950 to 1955. The show was created by animator Bob
Clampett, who later made it into the animated series BEANY
AND CECIL. Principal voice actors were Daws Butler and
comedian Stan Freberg.

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Main characters Beany Boy and Cecil, The Seasick Sea Serpent.

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Daws Butler is pictured with puppet’s Captain Horatio Huffen Puff and Beany, while Stan Freberg, background, has Cecil and the caped
villian, Dishonest John. Butler later became the voice of Hanna-
Barbera’s animated characters Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw
and Huckle Berry Hound. 

Daws_Butler_(1976)          Stan f. now
              Daws Butler (1976)                         Recent pic of Stan Freberg

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THE BIRTH OF PORTLAND’S WATER SUPPLY

bull run dam before const.
This picture was taken in the 1890’s before construction  of
the dam began on the Bull Run River, a tributary of the Sandy
River located east of Portland. 

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Bull Run Damk contruction 1928
Construction of the dam began in 1928 and was completed
the following year.

Bull Run dam today
The Bull Run Dam as it looks today.

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EARLY TELEVISION’S LIVE DRAMA’S

kraft theatre kraft theatre sean
Kraft Television Theatre aired a series of drama’s weekly from 1947 to
1958 on NBC. It launched the careers of many actors,directors and
playwrights.
 

Westinghouse-Studio-One
Westinghouse Studio One began as a CBS radio drama series
in 1947 and moved to CBS-TV in 1948. It ran for ten seasons.   
  

betty furness
Former film actress,TV host and later,consumer advocate Betty
Fruness stands beside an open Westinghouse refrigerator on
the set during a live commercial break from a 1956 episode of
Westinghouse Studio One.

playhouse 90 title card
playhouse 90 2
PLAYHOUSE 90 was another great dramatic television series. It
aired on CBS –TV from 1956 to 1961 for a total of 133 episodes.
One of the writers for the series was… Rod Serling.

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“THE SINGING RAGE” IS NOW 83

pattie young
Patti page 1
Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) was the best-selling female artist of
the 1950’s and sold over 100 million records. Page continues to
tour, performing select concerts across the U.S. and Canada.

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