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  • 'Night and Her Stars' at the Gift Theatre: Puzzling over the first questions of reality TV

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Night and Her Stars" ★★★ Through April 24 Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $25-$30 at 773-283-7071 or www.thegifttheatre.org Stuck for a lengthy stint in the dentist's office, I consumed far...
  • Matt Weinstock, Nov. 9, 1959

     
    Those Quizzes Clearly it's no more possible to control the gags about the quiz show scandal than it is to control the mushrooming scandal itself, and the other day a group of coffee break philosophers of my acquaintance got around to the subject. A man...

    Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Dec. 2, 1959

     
    Mickey Rooney shows up drunk on “The Tonight Show” and demands an apology the next day from host Jack Paar for saying: "It's a shame, he was a great talent." A Columnist Broods Anent Brodies of Idols This is the new Dark Age. Idols are being shattered...

    Dodgers Take Series!

     
    Oct. 8, 1959: The Mirror celebrates the Dodgers??? victory! And NBC suspends Charles Van Doren. USC students protest new regulations imposed after the death of Richard Swanson during a fraternity hazing. Elvis says of being in the Army: "It was quite a...

    Fire Closes in on Jet Propulsion Laboratory

     
    Oct. 14, 1959: The Mirror brings out an extra on the La Canada fire, which is within a mile and a half of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The story says the fire moved half a mile in five minutes ??? And Charles Van Doren is subpoenaed to testify before...