Just to prove that this blog is not on a 1967 kick, here are a few random items that are worth your perusal:
- Actress Joyce Bulifant, known for being one of the “lower tier dummies” on Match Game, is coming out with a new book called “My Four Hollywood Husbands,” which tells an all-too familiar tale of how booze and co-dependency can wreck a marriage, even in Hollywood. Bulifant is also known as the actress who could’ve been the mother of the most beloved blended family in TV history, so no doubt some of the book will center on how she could’ve been “Mrs. Carol Brady.” Oh, and some juicy Match Game stories, too.
- Just got back from Mitchell Hadley’s latest “What’s On TV,” checking the listings for Friday September 19, 1975 in the TV GUIDE Minnesota State Edition and finding that the NBC station in Alexandria aired the Lawrence Welk Show at 6:30 on Friday Night. Meanwhile, at a junk yard in the LA suburb of Watts…
- Hadley also ran in his blog that week’s battle of the late night music shows, NBC’s Midnight Special and the syndicated “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.” Midnight was hosted by Helen Reddy that week and featured Phoebe Snow, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a filmed appearance by David Bowie and the one star who gave the week to “Rock Concert.” The name Paul Williams alone guaranteed a hit song in the 70’s, it also guaranteed overexposure. Whether singing one of his hits, or even guest-starring on a series, once you’ve seen Paul Williams, you’ve seen it all before. Incidentally, Kirshner had YES and a filmed Mick Jagger, guaranteeing an easy win that week.
- Good night.