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Thursday, August 27, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY

The young news director on the "Hello, Dolly" set in Hol-ly-wood in the 1960's.


This was an era when attendees to the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) were wined and dined by corporations.

(He's thinking "This is a long way from Bismarck, North Dakota.")

11 comments:

  1. I seem to remember that same look on your face at the GP Hotel bar. Remember the bartender named Dallas, the guy with the huge nostrils? How about Cindy the hot barmaid with the husband in the state pen?

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    1. Nope. But that was around 50 years ago.

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  2. What is that on your head? Did you put it there voluntarily? Is that how you news directors in Bismarck dressed?
    Looks like you could have been a chorus boy in a dance number.

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    1. Yes. Bruce was abiding by the Meyer Broadcasting dress code, you can't see it in the picture but there is a card in his hat band that has PRESS on it, in big letters. You should have seen the hat the sports guy had to wear. An old Meyer family tradition. The sales people wore derbies. The disc jockeys wore jester hats.

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    2. Had you been a trained observer you would note that this was on the "Hello Dolly" set in Hollywood during a convention wherein we were entertained and wined and dined by corporate dollars. The hat is a straw skimmer or boater, as worn by the male actors in the movie. They were provided to all conventioneers. Along with the drink I'm protecting.

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  3. I know that look...."my career had such promise once....." worn it myself a few times.

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  4. The older we get, the better we were.

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  5. You look tired of waiting for that perfect shot.

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  6. Happy time, did you realize it at the time?

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