Original Mouseketeers with Walt Disney
From Julia W – When the Mickey Mouse Club went off the air in 1959, when did it come back in reruns?
Mr. Pop History - After Walt Disney left ABC. Syndicated reruns began on September 3, 1962 with WNEW-TV (channel 5) in New York. Annette Funicello and the gang became popular all over again with a new audience. Mickey reruns soon spread and the rest is pop history.
Mickey Mouse Club
From George T – Mr. Pop – what was the length of the original Mickey Mouse Show – 30 minutes?
Mr. Pop History - ABC-TV’s “Mickey Mouse Club” was an hour from 1955-1957 and then became 30 minutes during its final two seasons.
Mr. Pop History – Let’s face it, Tiger Woods isn’t the golf leader he once use to be. Way to many gaffe’s lately.
The first true media superstar of golf was Sam Snead. And, he had his own golf show – a syndicated TV feature back in the 1950′s titled, “The Sam Snead Show.”
The segments, five minutes each, showcased “Slammin’” Sammy Snead explaining the do’s and don’t's of the game. As far as I know – 39 of these features were produced.
Gary West @ mrpopculture.com and www.mrpophistory.com
From Jerry C – I’m trying to find the first appearance by The Kingston Trio on television. Can you help at all?
Mr. Pop History – Yes. It was a guest shot on a non-musical show called “Playhouse 90″ back in April of 1958 – just after the folk-pop group signed with Capitol Records. They got the gig after one of the show’s writers “flipped” after he saw them performing at a West Coast club.