Icon Restoration: Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott was an early pioneer in entertainment. She not only fought for equality in the industry, but demanded it. Her vocal and celebrated fight against segregation and unfair treatment of black entertainers established her as a leading civil rights trailblazer from New York to Hollywood. The early 1950s were a unique time in the […]

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ICON RESTORATION: Gorgeous George, TV’s First Superstar!

By his first TV appearance on a local, live broadcast out of Los Angeles in 1947, Gorgeous George (Wagner) was already a national superstar. Filling arenas across the country, often to SRO crowds of over 15,000 people, the “Gorgeous One” commanded 50% of the box office at every venue. Papers across the country announced his […]

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ICONIC COLLECTIBLE: Myth-busting I Love Lucy Comic, January 19, 1953

The “I Love Lucy” comic strip began January 2, 1953 and ended late November, 1954 in newspapers across the country. On the morning of Monday, January 19, 1953, the strip’s subject was the birth of the Ricardo baby, and announced “It’s a BOY!”, about 14 hours BEFORE the famous baby episode aired at 9pm. Every […]

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GREATEST TV QUOTES: The Honeymooners, 1955, Ralph and Alice Kramden

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ICON RESTORATION: The Singing Lady, Irene Wicker

Irene Wicker was a pioneer of children’s programming on radio. Her show, Kellogg’s Singing Lady featured more story-telling than singing. Children also adored her singing voice, and her radio show was essential childhood listening of the 1930’s. Her songbooks were marketed on boxes of Kellogg’s cereals, often featuring her own adaptations of classics, including Charles […]

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