Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dateline Disneyland July 17, 1955 in TV Guide

While I’m at the beach on the French Riviera for the next few days please enjoy these “rebroadcast” posts from 2008. Magazine Monday will return with a new post this Monday.


Happy 56th Birthday Disneyland!

Since TV was such an integral part of Disneyland’s beginning and a large part of its ultimate success, I’d thought it would be fun to pay tribute to the TV show that started it all.

TV Guide for the week of July 16 - 22, 1955. I’m not to familiar with Julius La Rosa, but he does have a great 1950’s warm friendly smile.

Sunday night, 7:30pm Live (this is a Pittsburgh, PA eastern time zone edition) Dateline Disneyland. How old is that picture of Walt? No photo or even a mention of Ronald Reagan or Bob Cummings. Were they added as co-emcee’s at the last minute? I know the TV Guide’s were printed ahead of time, but I think just a couple of weeks. Poor “Private Secretary” and “Studio 57”, they didn’t have a chance that night!

Don’t forget the regular “Disneyland” TV show is still on Wednesday’s at 7:30pm. This week, “a trip to Fantasyland”. Speaking of Bob Cummings, he’s got his own comedy show at 7:00pm.

Edward R. Morrow had just shot an episode of “Person to Person” with Marilyn Monroe. After the show, she let a ton of “candid snapshots” be taken of her. Interesting facial expressions, a "show" or a real look inside of this fascinating woman?

And of course, what would a vintage TV Guide post be without my favorite TV Tele-type’s”. New York goes before Hollywood, that will change soon.

Again a big Happy Birthday to Disneyland


Connie Moreno said...

Love it!

Major Pepperidge said...

Fun, I love all the shows I've never heard of. "Climax!" must have been interesting! "Four Star Playhouse", "Damon Runyon Theater", "The MGM Parade", and everybody's favorite, "Harte of Honolulu".

Clarkx said...

Julius La Rosa's big claim to fame was that Arthur Godfrey fired him from his show LIVE, ON THE AIR -- with him having no forewarning of it.

It was a BIG DEAL at the time. In the long run, it only helped Julius and hurt Arthur.

I loved it when you'd scan complete TV Guides and share them with us. But I know that can be tedious and take a lot of time. Thanks for all you do here!