TV Guide #3: August 4-10, 1979
Yes, it's another TV Guide post. Get used to it folks - I've got a box of them that are just begging to be scanned...
This little article is just too groovy for words. On your next night out at the disoteque, don't forget your battery-operated squirt guns, maracas and 5-inch heels.
Not to nitpick, but I'd have used a smaller font. The lonely "ING" is a bit annoyING.
Kylene, seven years before her husband was "arrested on charges of conspiracy, mail and bankruptcy fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property"
Ayds has to be the worst example of a brand name being besmirched by an unforeseen negative connotation.
I watched a lot of TV in 1979, but I have absolutely no memory of Dorothy or Hangin In. What great choices at 8:00 though: Someone is Watching Me, The Killer Elite, or Charlie's Angels at a Louisiana prison!
John Updike on Dick Cavett or The Gong Show. Project U.F.O. or Laverne & Shirley. So many choices, yet so few channels.
The title of this article has kind of an interesting backstory. Joyce was a struggling actress, until she took her earnings from an episode of Beretta and got a haircut at an expensive Rodeo Drive salon. The stylist cut off her shoulder length hair and gave her a short perm... the rest is history. Joyce attributes that to her future success - no longer competing against the long flowing haired hotties, she was now the "short jerky girl" who got the part on Three's Company.
As added bit of trivia, her stylist was Jon Peters, who would soon become a well-known producer (DC Cab, Clan of the Cave Bear, The Color Purple, Batman Returns, Gorillas in the Mist, Man of Steel, Caddyshack II).
"Hello Larry" - McLean Stephenson makes yet another horrible post-MASH mistake. A spin-off supposedly of Diff'rent Strokes, it was the quintessence of terrible.
The Little River Band on Midnight Special would've been a treat, as would "They Saved Hitler's Brain" (1964).
As I recall Where It's At was perhaps the greatest movie for miniskirt watching in the history of cinema.... or at least that's how I remember it thirty plus years later. I've periodically checked on Netflix for years to no avail - will I ever see this movie again? I can't find it anywhere... a fact which is made all the more painful by the movie's title.
Well, it's been fun. Stay tuned for another round.