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Golden Age of Cleveland Children's TV

Tuesday, April 7 - 6:00 PM


TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF CLEVELAND CHILDREN'S TELEVISION - FROM CAPTAIN PENNY TO SUPERHOST

Janice & Mike Olszewski bring behind-the-scenes stories about TV show hosts from the 50s-70s, as well as never before seen video that will take you back to simpler times

The pioneers of Cleveland's TV kids show hosts helped shape a generation! Gene Carroll created Cleveland's first kids' show, "Uncle Jake's House," in 1947 with a menagerie of animals and child stars -- including Clarence the Cat and Phillip the Parrot, and a 7-year-old co-host. Captain Penny (played by Ron Penfound) introduced children to the Three Stooges -- annoying parents and TV critics alike. Linn Sheldon wanted to be known as a serious actor, but became such a hit as an elf named Barnaby that he could never shake the character. Woodrow the Woodsman lived in a fantasy forest -- but when Clay Conroy lost his Woodrow wig, the story made real newspaper headlines. Plus, Franz the Toymaker, Superhost, Romper Room's Miss Barbara Plummer, and so many more!

Registration begins Saturday, March 7.



Location

60 Goodyear Blvd
Akron, OH 44305
Event Type
Film
Lecture / Workshop

Organization

Akron-Summit County Public Library - Goodyear Branch

Date / Time

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact

Name:
Tonya Gardella
Phone:
(330) 784-7522
Email:
goodyear@akronlibrary.org
More Info:
http://www.akronlibrary.org/locations/goodyear