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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1; #7): Telephone Hour

This week a quiz for loyal blog readers.  View the scene below from Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and count how many object(s) shown no longer exist or have had their importance in society greatly diminished in the last 50 plus years.   I will post my findings later this week.

(Thank you for reading.   All together now: ED SULLIVAN!)


Blogger Dave R said...

Lost of things, books and phones and one piece bathing suits. That shower scene must have been considered provocative.

March 10, 2019 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Here's my list:

1. telephone land lines
2. telephone poles
3. records & record players
4. pen desk sets
5 hair rollers
6. doing research using actual books
7. pennants on the wall
8. record stores
9. "getting pinned" "going steady" as activities
10. jalopies
11. one-piece bathing suits
12. telephone switchboards & operators
13. lunch counters

March 10, 2019 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

Looks like show tunes at Cobalt

March 10, 2019 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Old Lurker said...

Here's my list:

1. doors
2. nagging moms
3. yellow clothing
4. birds
5. leg exercises
6. lamps
7. books
8. barbells
9. Coca-cola
10. showers
11. glasses
12. badminton rackets
13. segregated lunch counters

March 11, 2019 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger krayolakris said...

Bobbie socks and plain white sneakers.

March 11, 2019 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Deedles said...

Hordes of white kids singing on phones in a malt shop? You don't see that kind of thing nowadays. Were people of color discovered about that time? I do like this movie and I enjoyed the remake with Vanessa Williams.

March 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Dave R. Would you believe UI overlooked books in my list (still being written).

Great list, Debra. I'll expand on some of those when I publish my list.

Hi Spo! Um...Cobalt?

Thank you Old Lurker. Extra points for remembering that the lunch counters were segregated.

Thank you Krayolarkis. I had thought of bobby socks (or is it sox?), but I didn't include on my list.

Thank you Deedles. I've not seen the Vanessa Williams version, but I'll have to catch up with it one of these daysa. BTW, one of the birdies on the telephone line told me that it's your birthday tomorrow. Early birthday wishes for a great day!

March 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM  

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