On September 17, 1972, CBS introduced television viewers to M*A*S*H, a half-hour comedy filmed with a laugh track and set in an Army hospital situated approximately three miles from the front lines of the Korean War. The M*A*S*H acronym stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
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Kid Power aired on ABC during the 1972-73 television season — it was another product of the Rankin-Bass animation machine that relied heavily on transforming the creations of others. Based on Morrie Turner’s Wee Kids comic strip, Kid Power centered on a group of kids and its organization — Rainbow Club.
But the 1966-67 Saturday morning cartoon series King Kong depicted the title character as domesticated with a family in the jungle.
Baby boomers and Generation Xers most likely recall Rankin-Bass as the studio responsible for the stop-motion animation television specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town.
Rankin-Bass also produced two specials that were quite mad. Literally.
In 1995, Nancy Sinatra made a comeback culminating in the cover and a photo spread for the May issue of Playboy. She also toured for the first time in more than two decades, made a new album, and re-released vintage tunes.
When Nancy Sinatra co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1968 film Speedway, she fulfilled a prophecy of sorts that began about eight years prior. (more…)
1967 was quite a year for Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of the Chairman of the Board. She starred in a prime time television special and achieved #1 song status. Sponsored by Royal Crown Cola, Movin’ With Nancy aired on NBC on December 11, 1967.