Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Five

I’ve written a brief overview of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre — which ran from 1947 to 1958 — and the status of its hundreds of episodes, which you can read here. Because the show ran year-round, I initially considered each season to run from May to May (in other words, the first season would … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Rhoda, The Abbott and Costello Show

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

June Havoc (1913-2010)

Actress June Havoc, who was appearing in vaudeville as Baby June when she was two years old, has passed away at the age of 97. Born Ellen Evangeline Hovick in either 1912 or 1913, Havoc was the young sister of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee (born Rose Louise Hovick in 1911; died in 1970). Their … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, January 1st – January 7th, 1973

Here are the first ten programs from the seventeenth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, January 1st, 1973 through Sunday, January 7th. If you’ve been paying close attention you’ll notice that the fifteenth week ran from December 18th to December 24th. So where’s the missing week? It was a Nielsen “black … Continue Reading →