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Have YOU Got the Guts?

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an official Civil Defense Film produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration and in consultation with the Safety Commission of the National Education Association. ***

Please Let Us Men Act Like Human Beings!

“Careful grooming might take 20 years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.” ~Marlene Dietrich ***

Have it Your Way

“Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.” ~Clare Boothe Luce, born this week in 1903 Check out Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns at Amazon ***

See It Now

  This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

It’s the Season to Believe

  Scrambling for last-minute Christmas gifts? Just remember that this is the season to have faith in in everything you hear. Like, truth in advertising. American style!    

Christmas with the Conservatives

We looked into our Magic 8 Ball and asked what swell gifts we’re going to miss out on this Christmas — since we don’t have any conservative friends who will give us any. Here’s what we saw. ***

One Voice

This week in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 in favor to “condemn” paranoid, communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Because the resolution used the seemingly unenforceable term condemn rather than censure, McCarthy’s supporters on the Senate floor erupted into laughter. Within moments, … Continue reading

Take our TV Triva Challenge

You probably grew up with television, but how much do you really know about it? While researching our last book — Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns — we uncovered a lot of facts and trivia. Some of it we knew already but a lot of things took us by … Continue reading

VIDEO: See It Now

This week in1954 one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

VIDEO: A Trip Down Memory Lane With Ozzie and Harriet

“What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.” ~Mark Twain Let’s join Ozzie and Harriet for a moment of nostalgia – and be glad that we’re not in the 1950s. *** Get Lester & Charlie’s New Book Today! ***

VIDEO: Ron and Nancy Trip the Light Fantastic

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” ~Ronald Reagan Join Ron and Nancy Reagan as they show a 1950s audience just how much they enjoy LSD conserving energy! Get Lester & Charlie’s New Book Today! ***

VIDEO: Women at Work, 1950s Style

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” ~Coco Chanel Conservatives cherish the 1950s and we’re committed to finding out why. Here’s one reason! Play the video below to see just how fun the old nine-to-five could be in the 5-0s. ***

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