By the time 1941 turned into 1942, the exclamation point in the phrase “Play Ball!” became a question mark with the nation at war in two theatres, European and Pacific. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis sought counsel from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt regarding baseball as a continuing industry. The commissioner’s missive of January 14, 1942 shows deference with a hint of wonder in the closing.
Archive for July, 2013
Being a native of northern New Jersey, I get a kick out of seeing or hearing places mentioned that I know. Los Angeles can take that kind of thing for granted. Garden Staters, not so much.
A new look. Story arcs existing through several episodes. And the elevation of lesser known actors to household name status.
Like most television shows, The Brady Bunch is a fantasy. How many families have superstar athletes and iconic entertainers visiting their homes? Unlike most television shows, The Brady Bunch is a tremendous instructor of life lessons.
In the 1960s, the Beatles captained a British invasion across the Atlantic Ocean. John, Paul, George, and Ringo inspired sitcom versions of themselves after their first American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 captured America’s attention, not to mention Hollywood’s creative community.