Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Scrapbook Page


"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started out of this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship...."
"Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz

The Wrecked "Minnow"

  As I have gotten older and considerably wiser,
I've come to the inescapable conclusion that
it was a good thing Mr. and Mrs. Howell, Ginger,
 and Mary Ann way over packed for
that ill-fated three hour tour...

From left to right:  The prestigious Professor Roy Hinkley Ph.D (Russell Johnson); sweet Kansas 
farm girl Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells)  First Mate Willie Gilligan (Bob Denver), glamorous
Hollywood actress Ginger Grant (Tina Louise); Millionaire Thurston "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Howell (Jim Backus) and his socially prominent wife Eunice "Lovey" Howell (Natalie Schafer),
and the salty but sweet Skipper Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale Jr.)

 After veering off course during a storm at sea,
 the seven stranded castaways kept 
their zany sense of humor
and viewers laughing through weekly
encounters with head-hunting savages,
 Soviet cosmonauts, a kidnapper,  a mad scientist, a ghost,
a Tarzan wannabee, conniving look-a-likes, voodoo curses, 
a disposed, Latin American dictator, rock musicians
in need of a hair cut (at least Lovey Howell thought so)
 hilarious dream sequences, a gun-toting gorilla,
radioactive veggies, and Zsa Zsa Gabor,
 not to mention a slew of other celebrity guests
stars who came ashore when
"Gilligan's Island" 
premiered on CBS television
 in September, 1964.

Chop Suey, Dixie Style!

 In the episode, "And Then There Were None"
Gilligan dreams he is Dr. Gilligan, who turns
into a Mr. Hyde-like fiend whenever someone
mentions food!

Although it lasted for only three seasons, the iconic series still
 remains one of the best-loved television shows of all time.
When the movie, "Rescue From Gilligan's Island"
premiered in October, 1978 a record number of
fans all over America tuned in to see their favorite castaways
finally rescued after fifteen long years!

The castaways returned to civilization only to discover they were better off
marooned on the island after all.  In the movie, the role of  Hollywood  star
Ginger Grant was played by actress Judith Baldwin.
The original Ginger, actress Tina Louise, was busy working on the
set of the hit, prime-time soap, "Dallas" at the time.  

Coconut Cream Pie, Anyone?

As I am always in search of nostalgia 
from my childhood, I want to get a copy of this book!

 "You Need Us"
The Honey Bees

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