Drop what you’re doing, Dear Readers, and come and look at what I found! A TV Guide from 1967! Let’s turn the pages quickly before it turns to dust!
The Front Cover
Who’s this maniacally happy man? No it isn’t Crazy Uncle Wally on a bender. It’s Crazy Uncle Lawrence Welk on a bender! And just who is Lawrence Welk? Well maybe this will answer your question, Dear Readers:
OK, maybe not. Suffice it to say Lawrence Welk was an orchestra leader who had his own show back in the 60’s and 70’s who played a mean accordion and who was the apple of every eighty-year-old eye in America. His show was sponsored by Geritol, an old-age elixir that kept his audience regular as well as alive week after week.
The 1967 TV Guide’s Back Cover
This 1967 ad tells us there are smokers and then there are SMOKERS! Smokers who don’t bother with smoking ordinary length cigarettes because it’s so inefficient! Why smoke two short, stubby, ugly, unsophisticated cigarettes when you can get the all the carcinogens you need in one long, elegant cigarette thus indicating to the whole world that you are rich, baby, RICH! Why be caught dead smoking anything else?
Now let’s take a look inside our TV Guide
Here’s an ad featuring somebody you don’t want to mess with:
World famous hairdresser, John Garrison says: “Use any ordinary shampoo on hair color? Not in my salon!“
OK . . .shh . . . John . . . calm down. We are just going to back out the door very quietly with our hands up . . . no need to get excited. . . no harm done . . .
Let’s end on a happier note shall we? Let’s check out this 1967 cheerful teen who has found a great way to earn 4 cents an hour!
Well, Dear Reader, that’s all we have time for today because it looks like our 1967 TV has turned to dust! Oh well, I needed to vacuum anyway!
Until next time . . . I love you