Saturday, August 9, 2014

God Bless America, A Throwback From 1970

I received this in e-mail a few minutes ago and thought I'd share the inspiration. You'll probably never see this out of Hollyweird again:

Some familiar faces for the 4th!
In 1970, John Wayne hosted a variety show celebrating America's history. Included in the cast were the following (some were uncredited): Ann Margret , Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Roscoe Lee Browne, George Burns, Owen Bush, James Caldwell, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Edward Faulkner, Lorne Greene, Harry Hickox, Celeste Holm, Bob Hope, Kay E. Kuter, Michael Landon, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, Dick Martin, Ross Martin, Greg Morris, Ricky & David Nelson, Hugh O'Brian, Dan Rowan, William Shatner, Orville Sherman, Red Skelton, Tom Smothers, Leslie Uggams, Jesse Vint, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Dennis Weaver, Dan White, Hal Williams, The Doodletown Pipers. The closing piece featured many of the show's guests. Enjoy!

Wasn't that fun! I miss all the old time actors so much but I especially miss living in America.

Ride Safe,


Linda E said...

It was fun and to see all those oldies but goodies, made it extra special. Thanks for sharing this one. Happy weekend. Hope you are feeling better.

Sparky @ My Thoughts Exactly said...

@Linda E ~ Yeah, thanks, I'm feeling so much better. I still miss Lucy, but life goes on. And my hands & wrists are MUCH improved. I think it's the Vitamin D I just told you about on the blog. I really do recommend it for folks "our age". *lol* Thanks for stopping by! Hope y'all are well & happy today too. ~:)

Lulu James said...

Reliving my younger years! Thanks for sharing!

Patsy said...

Gee thanks, Sparky you just made me cry.For my self and America.

Carol B. said...

That song always give me goosebumps. And seeing all those faces again makes it even better. Thank you for sharing that.
I'm glad you're feeling better. I take Vitamin D. In fact my doctor prescribed it so I'm taking a strong dose once a month.
You take care and have a good weekend.

Simply Linda said...

That was pretty cool..yep..America is in a sad shape right bad the pinheads don't get it..Blessings

Anonymous said...

Glad to read that your hands are better. I know you miss Lucy terribly.
It gets harder to watch the news each evening, doesn't it?

God bless you two this weekend.

Sparky @ My Thoughts Exactly said...

Thanks everyone. Have a blessed day. ~:)