The Yesteryear Gallery

Those were the days, my friends…

Death Comes to Jonestown

It was more than 34 years ago that a crime occurred that shocked the nation to its very core. On November 18, 1978, Reverend Jim Jones commanded his followers to … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Great Quiz Show Scandals

Americans were shocked to discover, in the 1950’s, that their favorite TV quiz shows were fixed. Producers of highly popular shows like The 64,000 Question and Twenty-One had conspired with sponsors to rig the shows by … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death of a Poet

Jim Morrison was found dead in the bathtub of his Paris apartment on July 3, 1971. The legendary lead singer of The Doors and poet extraordinaire was only 27 years old. Incredibly, his … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen

Dorothy Kilgallen was well-known to Americans in the 50’s and early 60’s from her weekly Sunday night appearances on the popular What’s My Line? game show panel. On November 8, … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Odd Life (and Death?) of Andy Kaufman

The guy was one of a kind. One part stand-up comic, two parts performance artist, you either got Andy Kaufman or you didn’t. I remember the first time I saw him, lip … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

John Belushi: What Might Have Been

When Saturday Night Live debuted in 1975, a daring new kind of comedy was introduced to Americans, and they ate it up. The star of those early SNL years turned out to … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where Were You When the President Was Shot?

If you’re above a certain age, you almost certainly remember that dark day in Dallas, Texas, when President John F. Kennedy was killed. It all began when a soap opera … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment