Saturday, 13 September 2008

It's....The Lucy Show

Hello my Retro Buddies!

Now today I present to you a few items from 1962. Lucy had taken a few years off doing a regular TV series and was about to jump back into sitcomville with a new show. 

"I Love Lucy" and the following non-weekly "Lucy and Desi Comedy Hour" specials were still very much on America's mind and often rerun on TV lots by 1962. Lucy had to compete with the old shows and try to make sure her new one was not confused with the old. She was no longer married to "Ricky" but had a whole new character to play. The last of her "Lucy and Desi" shows had been shot in 1959 and aired in April 1960. Could America accept her new role without Desi?

Vivian Vance was back as her comedy sidekick. Would the magic still be there?

Many newspapers ran articles leading up to the October debut of the new show and it did cause a bit of stir. Americans wanted the famous redhead back and were keen for any details of the new show that would mark her return.

Enjoy these articles and photos and one great advert that ran the day of the debut back in 1962!


Monday, 1 September 2008

Back To School 1973

This is our last stop in our "back to school" shopping trip for this year!

Hello 1973! Bridgeport, CT.  is changing so fast. The big department stores are not as popular as they used to be and chain discount stores are now more common. Shopping plazas and malls are taking business away from downtown as well. Wonderful old Leavitt's closed its doors in 1970. 

In time, all the original downtown department stores will be history.

Enjoy this visit to 1973!