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Afterthought:

I didn’t know that Don Ameche could sing. When I think of him, my first thought is of the Bickersons.

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Aside:

I may have posted this before, but, darnit, I wanted to listen to it again.

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The old Mike Douglas Show would have weekly co-hosts. I remember watching the week that the Mills Brothers served in that role (I think only three of them were still around). I’ve liked their music ever since.

Frankie Laine also co-hosted the Douglas Show one week. By that time, he frequently wore glasses, tending to favor heavy black frames. He wore a different pair of glasses for each show, including a pair with built-in windshield wipers (which he quickly replaced after his entrance).

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When my family got our first stereo, a huge floor-standing console, South Pacific was one of the first albums we purchased. If you know the story, you know that one of its undercurrents is a protest against racism. The story points out that, to be a racist, you have to the carefully taught.

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