The Yesteryear Gallery

Those were the days, my friends…

Chuck Barris Had a Big Gong

Chuck Barris was the successful producer of two blockbuster game shows in the 60’s, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, but it was only after he became the quirky … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pat Paulsen for President

“If nominated, I will not run – and if elected, I will not serve!” With those stirring words, Pat Paulsen began his noble quest for the presidency of the United … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sonny and Cher: The Beat Went On

Cheryl LaPierre and Salvadore Bono met at an L.A. coffee shop in 1962. She was only 16, he was 27. Together they would go on to become one of the … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Drank Colortinis

“Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air.” That’s how Tom Snyder would start off every Tomorrow Show on NBC. He ruled late late night … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mork & Mindy & Dave

Every celebrity caught a break somewhere along the line that catapulted him (or her) into orbit. For Robin Williams, that break came in the form of a naive and charming … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tom Waits Visits Fernwood

When Barth Gimble and Tom Waits get together, you can only imagine what wackiness might ensue. This very funny video from 1977 is a clip from one of my all-time … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Red-State Archie vs. Blue-State Meathead

All in the Family was the mega-hit situation comedy that ran on CBS from 1971-1979, and an additional four years as the revamped Archie Bunker’s Place. From 1971-1976, the show … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment