Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Newsday TV Books, 1973 & 1983.

Here's the cover of the Christmas issue of Newsday's TV Book, 1973. Maude's Bill Macy (not Felicity Huffman's Bill Macy) schticks it up with a plaster snowman. Although born Wolf Martin Garber, Macy clearly has no gripe with donning a Santa hat and an extremely gentile sweater. On to a rare double edition of TV Line, with questions about favorite television personalities such as Ed McMahon, Michael Sarrazin, Leonard Whiting, Jack LaLanne, Susan Lucci and various Gibb brothers.
Click the pictures for a closer look...
Later Christmas issues featured season's greetings from celebrities and local performers, but this one has an unusual interview with Macy: His holiday wishes for his costars and their characters.
Here are the complete listings for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  
As an added bonus, here's the feature on Joe Franklin. I don't know about you, but I miss having Joe on TV, even if it was nearly impossible to sit through an entire episode.
The 1983 issue continues the Disney cover tradition that began in the mid-seventies, with Mickey's family caroling with Scrooge McDuck.
The stars (and, ahem, lesser lights) wish Long Islanders well for the holidays. Here are the first few pages, with more to come...
Lots more coming soon, check back!
[September 2016 note: I been busy.]