Monday, May 13, 2019



Doris Day acted with Jack Kelly in the 1956 feature film Julie (shown above). They also appeared in The West Point Story (1950), although they had no scenes together. Rest in peace, Ms. Day.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Maverick Brothers Tell All...

...about each other! :)

Here's Jack Kelly and James Garner in a fabulous photo on the cover of "TV Radio Life", which is dated May 10-16, 1958 (almost exactly 61 years ago):

Inside is a fun two-part article about JK and JG. Each part is hilariously "as told to" about one Maverick brother by the other; that is, JG spills the beans about JK, and vice versa, like so:

Please stay tuned for more fun with brother Bart and his brother in "TDS". :)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

JK Japanese Style :)


We've seen Jack Kelly featured in Japanese magazines here, here and here in TDS.

Now, let's have a look at JK (and James Garner & Robert Colbert) from the pages of yet another Japanese periodical. Nearly all of this 1961 magazine was devoted to the Old West and to US TV westerns such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Bronco, Rawhide and of course Maverick

As we say sayonara to today's post, please stay tuned for more fun with JK from the pages of the past, including a 1950's scrapbook all the way from the UK and a couple of other interesting books recently added to the Kellection. :)  

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter 2019! :)

Original 1910 Easter postcard physically scanned
 from The La Bartista Kellection

Monday, April 8, 2019

More "Mavertising" :)


In a few past posts in TDS, I've looked at some of the companies which sponsored Maverick during its original US network run, such as the Ideal Toy Corporation and Peter Paul.

I just stumbled upon yet another Maverick sponsor--The Keystone Camera Company. Not only did Keystone advertise on Maverick, they used a pic of Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick on the back of the playing card shown below to promote their sponsorship:

 According to Sponsor magazine, Keystone advertised on Maverick and other series such as Adventures In Paradise in the months leading up to Christmas in 1961. Their prime-time campaign was Keystone's first foray into network advertising and targeted 125 major TV markets. 

Keystone joined Ideal, Peter Paul, Maytag, Brillo and Schick in sponsoring Maverick  during the Fall of 1961. Of course, the primary sponsor of Maverick remained Kaiser Industries, which plugged its aluminum and Jeep products throughout the show's run.

What's next in TDS? Please stay tuned and find out! :)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

"Boyfriend" Bart (And Bret!) :)


Remember our date with the Maverick brothers, courtesy of a British fan magazine in the Kellection?

Well, another smashing view of Bart and Bret recently arrived from across the pond:

It's a two-page poster from a 1961 issue of Boyfriend magazine. Notice that the caption says "BRET and BART - Stars of ATV's Maverick". ATV was one of the networks on which the series aired in the UK. As you may recall, Maverick and other imported TV westerns were very popular in Britain.

Here's a closer look at Jack Kelly as brother Bart:

Please stay tuned for more fun with JK in TDS. :)