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16 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucille Ball

Aug 06, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

For more than 50 years, she played on both big and small screens. From humble beginnings—once not being able to afford pencils for school—Lucille Ball eventually took America by storm as one of our most well-loved and funny actresses. Born August 6, 1911, the star of I Love Lucy left an imprint on the entertainment industry.

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Filed under: American Icons Tagged with: American icons, movies, television, trivia

Shakin’ Things Up With Your Favorite Retro Characters

Jan 08, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

One of the most popular souvenirs picked up during travels in the ’50s and ’60s was the novelty salt and pepper shaker set. Whether custom designed for a particular destination or just adorable, such sets were small and functional. They could also serve as home decor, and it was not uncommon for people to display

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The Original Mouseketeers

Oct 03, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The Mickey Mouse Club television series kicked off on October 3, 1955. It was Walt Disney’s second production for TV, the first being Disneyland, an anthology series. Prior to the TV series, there was a theater production called Mickey Mouse Club. It premiered on January 4, 1930 at the Fox Dome Theater in Ocean Park,

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: Disney, television