Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Newsday TV Book, June 18-24 1972.

This week's cover (or, indeed, last week's, if you really want to annoy me) features the late Richard Castellano. You know him as Clemenza from "The Godfather." No one knew him from "The Super."
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Castellano, including that he was thirty-seven when he played Clemenza!
It would seem that many of the questions in the TV Line this week were written by children. One hopes, anyway.
Rich Little got a lot of work in the 70's, despite being a rather uninspired impersonator. I mean, did you ever see his George Burns and go, "Whoa, that's uncanny! He sure nailed all his little quirks!"
Always loved me some Pflug!
You have to love any ad with a down-trodden, black-eyed child whose worldview is already blighted by the shame of enuresis.

Finally, on the back cover, more magnificent furnishings from the Colonial Shoppes, fine enough for Martha Washington herself (though maybe not that bitch Dolley Madison).

Monday, June 11, 2012

Newsday TV Book, June 11-17, 1972.

"Cher on a chair?" Yep, someone at Newsday got paid to come up with that.
"I am a great fan of Chad Everett." Boy, there's something you never hear anymore. Come to think of it, I never heard it then either. (I was more of a Bill Cullen fan. And the short Ding-a-Ling Sister.)
Forget the book--I want to watch the movie in 64 minutes. 

Alright fellas, who's in?

Let's see what's on late Tuesday night, unemployed 1972 night owls!

Elsa Lanchester turns up, Jordy Verrill-style, in this Viskupic drawing for Night Gallery.

Another boring back cover, this one for an Amityville rehab.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Newsday TV Book, June 4-10, 1972.

Don Rickles, who looked like brown egg even back then, shows his exasperation with a lousy script on the cover of this 1972 Newsday TV book. The interview inside was done at the Westbury Music Fair, where he asked one audience member if he had a yard... because his wife was a dog. Oh, Don! It's Long Island, of course he has a yard.
Did Englebert Humperdinck? Can Eve Plumb? Does Mike "Touch" Connors? Find out today in TV Line!
First rule of old-school comedy: The bigger the hat, the funnier the gag. Ladies and gentlemen, Art Carney, the funniest man of the seventies.
Even disguised as a haystack, Melba Moore cannot escape the advances of future minister Clifton Davis.
Obscure Long Island Advertising Character: The O-Co-Nee Indian! (And the men who will do the job for you. The women don't count.)
Remember "The Bold Ones?" Carol Wayne? Will Geer? Burl Ives? Then why the hell are you reading this?
A not-especially-interesting Viskupic pic for the 104th Belmont Stakes at Elmont, but any Viskupic is better than none, I always say...
An appropriately boring back cover for a boring issue. Although it's always nice to see an ad with a giant blurb enthusing "soot free!"