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This has to be one of the best nostalgia emails I ever received. If you're too young, enjoy a good laugh

then send on to your parents, and if you're not, then bask in the warm memories.

This is exactly what we looked at in these years.

And oh life was soooo sweet back then.  Note the price of the TV guide in the 50's and 60's. 

Thanks for sharing.


As it was at the beginning

1960 Philco Predicta UG-4744

1966                                              1961                                              1967

The  Beverly Hillbillies 1962                                                  Howdy and  Buffalo Bob 1955

             Leave It To Beaver 1959                           Father Knows Best 1955                The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1954

1968                                                        1954                                                  1953

Captain Kangaroo 1955                                        All In The Family 1972                                        Maverick 1959

WKRP In  Cincinnati 1978                                           The Lone Ranger 1949

       1950 Zenith G2355                                 1954 RCA 17S351                               1953 Admiral Color C1617A

Haverhill Gazette TV Guide  Monday, May 1, 1961

    The Ed Sullivan Show 1967                                                       The Addams Family 1965

The Red Skelton Show 1951                               Gunsmoke 1970                                    The Mod Squad 1968

Bonanza 1960                                                       Rawhide 1959

1954                                                   1955                                                       1965

Dark Shadows 1966

Dr. Kildare 1961     The Man From Uncle 1965    Ironside 1967    Peyton Place 1964 The Mickey Mouse Club 1959

The Andy Griffith Show 1963                                       1966                                           The Honeymooners 1955

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961                                   Seahunt 1958

1967                                              1959                                              1970

The Twilight Zone 1960                                        Lassie 1958

Gilligan's  Island 1966

Wanted: Dead or Alive 1958                                     Zorro 1957

The Rifleman 1958                                            I Love Lucy 1951

Mr. Ed 1961                                                 Charlies Angels 1976

TV Test Patterns 1960





Some of you younger guys probably have not even heard of 
 these 'old movie stars'... some contrast between 
 these men and the anti-American movie stars of today.  



Hope you find this as informative and interesting as I did.



In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk,
 " the real actors of yester-year loved the United States .  
They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II 
 many of our actors went to fight rather 
than stand and rant against this country we all love.



They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service 
 men & women, many as simple "enlisted men".



This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 
 18 men came  over 70 medals in honor of their valor, 
spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', 
 Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honor.


So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2005-2006" have 
been in all of the news media lately I would like 
to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (65 years ago).


Most of these brave men have since passed on.

"Real Hollywood Heroes"

Alec Guinness (Star Wars) operated a British Royal 
 Navy landing craft on D-Day.

James Doohan ("Scotty" on Star Trek) 
 landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.

Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape) really 
was an R. A. F. pilot who was shot down, 
 held prisoner and tortured by the Germans.

David Niven was a Sandhurst graduate 
 and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy .

James Stewart entered the Army Air Force as a private 
and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.  
During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, 
his service record crediting him with leading 
more than 20 missions over Germany , 
and taking part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of duty.

Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, 
France 'S Croix de Guerre, and 7 Battle Stars during 
World War II.  In peace time, Stewart continued to 
be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist, 
 reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.

Clark Gable (Mega-Movie Star when war broke out)

Although he was beyond the draft age at

the time the U.S. entered WW II,

Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942

at Los Angeles . He attended the Officers' Candidate

School at Miami Beach , Fla. and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942.

He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943

he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook

where flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s.

Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943

and was relieved from active duty as a major

on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request,

since he was over-age for combat.

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Charlton Heston was an Army Air Corps

Sergeant in Kodiak.

Ernest Borgnine was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate


(Maybe that's why he starred in "McHale's Navy") 

Charles Durning was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy

earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.

Charles Bronson was a tail gunner in the

Army Air Corps, more specifically on B-29's

in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan

George C. Scott was a decorated U. S. Marine.

Eddie Albert (Green Acres TV) was awarded

a Bronze Star for his heroic action  as a U. S.

Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific

battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.

Brian Keith served as a US . Marine rear gunner

in several actions against the

Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.

Lee Marvin was a U.S. Marine on Saipan

during the Marianas campaign when he was

wounded earning the Purple Heart.

John Russell: In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine

Corps where he received a battlefield commission

and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal

Robert Ryan was a U. S. Marine who

served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia ..

Tyrone Power (an established movie star

when Pearl Harbor was bombed) joined the

U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies

into, and wounded Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa ..

Audie Murphy, little 5'5" tall 110 pound guy from Texas who played cowboy parts:

Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France) World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier, French Croix de Guerre W ith Silver Star, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of Liberated France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.

So how do you feel the real heroes of the silver screen acted when compared to the hollywonks today who spew out anti-American drivel as they bite the hand that feeds them?

Can you imagine these stars of yester-year

saying they hate our flag, making anti-war speeches,

marching in anti-American parades and saying they hate our president?

I thought not, neither did I!

Send any comments or concerns to:  LarryDwyer (at)