Alf Landon is available for weddings, birthday parties and car wash openings to tell you how he really won the election of 1936 against FDR.
I won the ’36 election against FDR. By a lot. They’re finding new lost ballots in New York State all the time. It was fraud. A rigged election, and everybody knows it.
Opening acts for the former President at his early-bird-dinner performance tonight should be Joey Heatherton, Tiny Tim and Charo.
Brought to you by Serutan.
And Lawrence Welk for Geritol:
On his ABC show, 1969, the uproarious Lawrence Welk shows what he thinks of the Beatles and the Monkees:
Also brought to you by Goya Ham Flavored Concentrate:
And — by Camels: “More Doctors Smoke Camels than any other cigarette”:

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1 May
“It’s About Time” (1966) lasted only one season but had a catchy theme song:

"Will they ever get away? Watch each week and see! Will they be returning to — the twentieth century?"
Later in its only season (1966), “It’s About Time” followed cave people transported through time to modern Los Angeles:
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26 Apr
American paratrooper drinks Hitler’s cognac on patio of his Alpine retreat at Berchtesgaden, spring 1945: #NARA
In Leipzig, when American soldiers arrive, high-ranking Nazi general has chosen to depart this life next to his beloved photograph of Hitler, this week 1945:
Photographer Lee Miller poses in Hitler's Munich bathtub as Allies are on verge of Victory in Europe, this month 1945: #Getty
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21 Apr
Library in Hartford, Connecticut, house of Mark Twain, who died today 1910:
Mark Twain might have felt at home in the upstairs Treaty Room at the White House. as restored by Jacqueline Kennedy, 1962: #JFKL
This is what the Treaty Room at the White House looked like under Eisenhower, before Jacqueline Kennedy transformed it: #JFKL
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3 Apr
Lorraine Motel, night of April 4, 1968: #Groskinsky
Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where MLK was assassinated, was named in 1945 for “Sweet Lorraine,” popularized by Nat King Cole, who stayed there, as did other Black stars such as Sarah Vaughn, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong:
Dr. King's still-open briefcase, photographed in his room at Lorraine Motel, Memphis, just after his assassination, tomorrow night 1968: #Groskinsky
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2 Apr
Both looking alert in the Oval Office, Harry Truman and his Vice President, Alben Barkley: #AP
Reelected to the Senate as a junior member after his Vice Presidency, Barkley told a Washington and Lee audience in 1956, "I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.” Then he collapsed and died of a heart attack.
Audio of ex-Vice President Alban Barkley’s last words and death, 1956:

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2 Apr
Bed like this, designed by Max Ernst, was donated by VP Nelson Rockefeller for main bedroom of Vice President’s Residence (although he refused to live there) at Naval Observatory in Washington DC — had seven-foot mink coverlet, tinted mirrors, trap doors:
Trap doors in Nelson Rockefeller’s Max Ernst bed for Vice President’s official bedroom were used for lamps, stereo controls, telephones. Or so Rockefeller claimed.
Nelson Rockefeller ordered that mirrors on the Max Ernst bed he purchased for Vice President’s bedroom be painted over in order not to offend some voters. Rockefeller insisted that he had haggled over price of the bed for weeks before buying it.
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