Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Wire From Mr. Kelly :)

Hello All!

First, a very warm "Welcome" to our newest follower. That makes a lucky seven now. :)

A very special JK artifact was recently delivered into the Kellection:

It's a telegram JK sent on April 29, 1961, to Peggy Rogers. I did some digging and learned that Ms. Rogers was the promotion director at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, OH, at the time. Ms. Rogers, who passed away earlier this year at age 82, had a long, illustrious career as a publicist. In addition to her tenure at WKRC, she also promoted concert tours for Gene Autry and Dick Clark.

WKRC saw its share of celebrities, too. Soupy Sales and Rod Serling made early career stops there. And, Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney and brother of singer Rosemary Clooney, worked at the station throughout the 1970's as news director, news anchor and on-air personality.

JK's telegram reads, "My Pappy always said, 'You'll be in clover when you switch to WKRC'. Little did he know it would be the four-leaf variety. -- JACK KELLY"

JK wired good-luck wishes to Ms. Rogers presumably because WKRC, which had been the CBS affilliate in Cincinnati, made a big switch in 1961 to ABC--the network of Maverick. (It has since switched back to CBS.)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Maverick Dudes in Duds! :)

Howdy Everyone!

The following is:

  • well, stupendously and amazingly cool

  • has fantastic photos of Jack Kelly

  • and the rest of the posting is so spot-on (especially the part about JK not getting recognition)

--that I'll forgive the ridiculous remark about Bart Maverick being "like a lesser version of Bret":