Remember The 60's

Television Shows of the 60's

There seems to be focus, and attention given to the decades of yester-year. Remembering different decades can mean different things to different people. I listen to my dad often talk of the old days, and I think to myself Lord here go again!

But, then I really thought about it, and I said uh I guess those were the years of great movies, memorable music, adventureful books, and awesome television shows. Here in Illinois we now have a two station solely dedicated to classic television. It pretty much the only channel I watch. Ok--take a stroll with me.

  • Gunsmoke
  • Jack Benny
  • Have Gun Will Travel
  • Bonanza
  • Dennis The Menace
  • My Three Sons
  • The Flinstones
  • Rawhide
  • Alfred Hitchock
  • Perry Mason
  • Ed Sullivan Show
  • The Untouchables
  • Candid Camera
  • The Real McCoys
  • The Red Skelton Show

Alfred Hitchcock is best known for his famous directing of "Psycho" during the 60's, it bacame known for being the first horror film with a psychological storyline.

Janis Joplin - A Legend Gone To Soon

 

She was the perfect icon for success in the late Sixties:

Joplin fit no standard of beauty.  Joplin displayed

the ability to wear a sensuality that mirrored a

movement which rejected societal standards by

creating its own. Janis Joplin arrived in San Francisco,

in 1966, the year before the Summer of Love, post-Beat hippie. Young

people flocked to hear her sing searching for identity, reason,

or just simple acceptance. Janis Joplin of legend set the

standard for the blues for female singers.  Janis' father, worked at

the Texaco refinery and the Joplins resided comfortably.

October 4, 1970, four years after she left Austin, Janis Joplin overdosed

in her room at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles.

Jimi Hendrix, died two weeks earlier. Jim Morrison would died within a year.

She is, forever, a raw iron soul.

Hitchcock

Sensational Comedy

The 1960's Top Movies

According to Yahoo the top 25 movies are as follow:

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird
  2. The Sound of Music
  3. Lawrence of Arabia
  4. The Great Escape
  5. Psycho
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. The Dirty Dozen
  8. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
  9. Spartacus
  10. Dr. Strangelove
  11. Cool Hand Luke
  12. Yojimbo
  13. The Lion In Winter
  14. The Longest Day
  15. Doctor Zhivago
  16. My Fair Lady
  17. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
  18. Where Eagles Dare
  19. A Fist Of Dollars
  20. The Magnificent Seven
  21. The Guns Of Navacore
  22. The Graduate
  23. For A Few More Dollars
  24. From Russia With Love
  25. The Odd Couple 

 

 

Yahoo's Rating versus My Rating

I have no idea how Yahoo came up with their ratings, more than likely a rating system, but for me their list is a tad bit out of order. For me the top 25 would look like this:

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird
  2. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  3. Mary Poppins
  4. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
  5. Lawrence of Arabia
  6. Psycho
  7. The Sound of Music
  8. The Dirty Dozen
  9. My Fair Lady
  10. A Fistful of Dollars
  11. The Graduate
  12. The Odd Couple
  13. Spartacus
  14. Magnificent Seven
  15. From Russia With Love
  16. Cool Hand Luke
  17. Dr. Strangelove
  18. The Great Escape
  19. The Longest Day
  20. Doctor Zhivago
  21. Yojimbo
  22. The Lion In Winter
  23. For A Few More Dollars
  24. Where Eagles Dare
  25. The Guns of Navacore

Recipes From The 60's

As I was doing research looking for recipes from the 60's I came across this campbell soup recipe, I have never heard of this one before

Campbell's Tomato Cheese Bread

Prep/Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise

1 can (11 oz.) Campbell's® Tomato Bisque Soup

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup chopped green onions

1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

PLACE bread halves on baking sheet. Bake at 400°F. for 5 min.

MIX soup, cheeses, onions and garlic powder. Spread soup mixture over bread to within 1/4" of edges.

BAKE 5 min. or until cheese melts. Cut into slices.

Snap Shot of American History of Cartoons

In the early days comic strips were published exclusively as weekly features in the Sunday newspapers. The term "comic strip" in its now refers to a syndicated newspaper feature that appears daily in a single row of three or four panels, together with other comic strips that form a page. There is noted research as far back as 1892 of comic strips appearing in American newspapers. In 1907 Bud Fisher created the first daily comic strip with his Mutt and Jeff.

The effect of comic strips on the public with "Buster Brown" fashions early in the 20th century. Then later came "Peanuts," "Doonesbury," and "Garfield" products; many comic strip characters made the transition to television, film, and the theater through animation. Animation opened door to a whole to world for comic strip being developed in cartoon characters.

History of Cartoons

 

The Irish rising of 1798 contributed to cartoons. Striking drawings by English cartoonists portray the rebellious Irish as savages, but then - rather swiftly  - as fundamentally decent, if somewhat obtuse,   people. More than a quarter of a century later, when the emancipation question was again pushed through to the front of public attention after O'Connell's electoral victory in Co. Clare, a Williams cartoon shows Wellington kissing the Pope's toe, while Peel holds the Crown so it can be extinguished by the Papal tiara. Wellington and Peel ("Orange Peel", he was sometimes nicknamed) where certainly not crypto-Papists, and they accepted emancipation most reluctantly as a political necessity; but such cartoons suggest that the government's eventual decision was fraught with great political risk in Britain.

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adrienne2 8 years ago from Atlanta Author

hey steve, i must have made a booboo I wasn't finish writing the hub, Thanks for telling us what u remember oh if gas was .45 cents a gallon again. (lol)


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

I remember watching lots of those shows you mention on our Black & White electronic tube TV. Channel surfing was more of a work out in those days because there were no remote controls. Other things I like to remember was getting a triple-decker ice cream cone for a dime and gas for .45 cents a gallon. Of course, I was much to young to drive. Great Job!

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