I got a PWE from Mark of Mark's Ephemera loaded with 70's kitsch.
I have never seen the Sgt. Pepper's tribute movie that was done in the late 70's, despite the all-star cast and the fact that my father-in-law has the soundtrack on vinyl (yikes, BTW). It seems really stupid which is a sign that it probably spawned some amazing cardboard. Case in point: the card shown above. That thing is a masterpiece.
|Our cart technology is light years ahead of yours....|
Mark also sent me these great cards from Space: 1999. I'm crazy about campy sci-fi, especially that of the 70's. Great logo.
Sadly I never watched the show. I grew up watching a lot of Nick at Nite, so I’m more heavily versed in shows like Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, My Three Sons, The Patty Duke Show, Get Smart, Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp, and The Many Loves of Doby Gillis. Of all the shows that have been on Nick at Nite through the years, you might think that the pre-teen boy I once was preferred Petticoat Junction. Not so - I was more of a Get Smart fan, though Doby Gillis was definitely ahead of its time.
Eventually I did grow up and figured out what the big deal was with Petticoat Junction; but that was lust, not love. The PCJ sisters were who you wanted to spend a weekend with, but they were not for settlin’ down.
This is the show that made Robin Williams a household name; but to me, the star of the show was Mindy played by the lovely Pam “Hot Diggity” Dawber.
I spotted El Dawberino in a recent post on Mark’s Ephemera, and Mark himself generously offered to PWE her to me.
The Dawbster clearly had a great sense of humor and endless patience for her coke-addled co-star who was constantly jumping around the set like a baboon on, well, coke. She was also a cutie-pie.
Is it just me or is that tooth-to-gum ratio irresistible?
Pam later appeared as Helen Knable in the 1992 film Stay Tuned along with fellow 70’s TV staple and all-around great guy John Ritter. The film also featured America’s favorite pederast Jeffrey Jones (aka Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller).
|I did not pull this image from the Internet. This is a scan of my personal copy.|
Dawbalicious is currently married to Mark Harmon from NCIS. Pam is the ex-sister-in-law of rocker Ricky Nelson and fabled auto executive John DeLorean (yeah, the time machine guy).
Thanks a lot, Mark! I'll find something good to send back your way. In the mean time, I'm off to find Pam Dawber's autograph on eBay. (note: found it - 6 bucks!)