It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Those Were the Days’

Beatle Paul McCartney first heard of Mary Hopkin when he was eating dinner at his father’s Liverpool home one night.

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Tinseltown Talks: Beverly Washburn’s Favorite Co-stars

Beginning her career as a talented child actress, Beverly Washburn worked alongside Hollywood’s most popular actors, and her list of favorites is long (see www.beverlywashburn.com).

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Fifties Flashback: You’re Traveling through Another Dimension …

In 1964, weary of railing against censorship and other ongoing battles, creator Rod Serling chose not to oppose the third cancellation of his series The Twilight Zone.

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Tinseltown Talks: The Multitalented Richard Herd

A supporting actor for much of his film career, Richard Herd has worked with actors such as Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, and Robert Duvall.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The Oprah Exhibition

“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” exhibition opened in June at the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the exhibition will be on view through June 2019.

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Fifties Flashback: The Rockin’ National Anthem

Bill Haley and His Comets recorded the first rock ’n’ roll hit: “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” a now-forgotten piece of swing-based fluff that employed teen-oriented catchphrases of the day (“solid,” “crazy,” “gone”).

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today: ‘Harper Valley PTA’

In 1967, country artist Margie Singleton recorded a Top 40 country hit with her cover version of Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe.” A year later, Singleton asked songwriter Tom T. Hall, who had a knack for narrative and a keen eye for detail, to write her a similar tune.

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Tinseltown Talks: Eric Braeden Still King of Daytime Drama

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden has been playing character Victor Newman for 38 years and says it’s been an amazing run.

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