Johnny Stompanato – Stud to the Stars.

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    The quaint little town of Woodstock, Illinois has produced several interesting individuals, prominent among them actors Orson Welles and Jessica Biel, cartoonist Chester Gould the creator of Dick Tracy, and gangster, mob enforcer Johnny Stompanato. It was also the location for the 1993 film Groundhog Day that starred […]

Nostalgia TV – Sitcoms, comedies & family shows – Pt 8.

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    1979-80 #2        THREE’S COMPANY #4        ALICE #7        FLO (1980-1). Polly Holliday’s popularity as a waitress in Alice for four seasons was acknowledged in 1980 when she was given her own show portraying the same character; relocated to a bar in Cowtown, Texas. The series climbed to #7 on […]

Nostalgia TV – Sitcoms, comedies & family shows Pt 6.

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  1975-6 #1        ALL IN THE FAMILY #3        LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY (1976-83). Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney are single working girls in 1950s Milwaukee and later in 1960s Los Angeles. Cindy Williams (Shirley) actually walked off the show in 1976, complaining that Penny Marshall (Laverne) was getting all the […]

Hollywood The Skeletons Are Out!

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See larger image Hollywood The Skeletons Are Out!: Over 1,200 direct quotes by actors and directors about themselves, their colleagues and their films SAMPLES FROM ‘Hollywood – The Skeletons Are Out’ BANKHEAD, TallulahTallulah’s was asked why she had left the stage to try her luck in Hollywood: ‘To fuck that […]

Nostalgia TV – Comedies, sitcoms & family shows – Pt.7

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  1977-8 #1        LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY #2        HAPPY DAYS #3        THREE’S COMPANY #5        ALL IN THE FAMILY #8        ALICE #10      ONE DAY AT A TIME #12      EIGHT IS ENOUGH #13      SOAP (1977-81). This was possibly the first American series to feature an openly gay character (in this instance played by Billy […]

Nostalgia TV – Sitcoms, Comedies & Family Shows Pt. 5

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    1972-3 #1        ALL IN THE FAMILY #2        SANFORD & SON #4        MAUDE (1972-80). A spin-off from the iconic All in the Family series, Maude was classed as a sitcom but it also dealt with a number of controversial issues of the day, none more so than abortion. A […]