Sunday, January 4, 2015

The First Kellectible of 2015! :)

Howdy Everyone!

I finally captured a Kellectible I've been chasing since I first became interested in Jack Kelly and Maverick :

It's a cardboard display box which once held 24 "Mounds" and "Almond Joy" candy bars. I've actually had several chances to buy items like this one, but the cost was always pretty steep for an empty box. I finally found one for a "sweet" price. :)

Why is Bart Maverick on the box? Because the Peter Paul company sponsored Maverick during its 1961-'62 season. A blurb in the 6/26/1961 issue of Sponsor (a TV/radio advertising trade publication) explains:

Here are a couple of Mounds and Almond Joy commercials from 1961:


Can you believe these candy bars were only $.10 back in the day? The last time I got a Mounds out of the vending machine at work it cost $.95!

But, they are still "indescribably delicious":

By the way, the gal on the box with Bart is "Pinky Pinkham" (Dorothy Provine) from The Roaring 20's series. You may remember Bart and Pinky dancing a mean Charleston in this previous TDS post.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

TBT--Merry Christmas Edition! :)

I know--every day is "Throwback Thursday" at TDS. But since today is also Christmas, I thought I'd share this 1970 pic of Jack Kelly guest starring on the NBC game show Concentration. JK is in the lower right corner of the pic (that's host Bob Clayton on the left).

It's kind of hard to tell, but JK is wearing a Santa suit. Concentration had a Christmas tradition of having "mystery" Santas play the game for charity, revealing their identities at the end of the episode. 
According to the Internet Movie Database, this episode aired 12/23/70. JK played for the charity CARE along with the late Joan Rivers. They were joined by 18 children from 12 different nations costumed in their native attire. JK was hosting Sale of the Century on NBC at the time, so he didn't have to travel very far to make his guest appearance.

I wish everyone a Christmas blessed with faith, family, friends and fun! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy 87th Birthday JK! :)

"Wow, with all the birthday money La Bartista and the Facebook ladies wired to me, I can invest in real estate, or start funding my IRA...what am I saying?! Pappy would disown me if I did that--better find the nearest poker game instead!"

Sunday, July 20, 2014



My prayers and condolences to
Mr. Garner's
friends and fans.