Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An Amazing Piece of History

OK, you've *got* to watch this video! No, not because Bill Cullen looks just like Matt Damon (really!), but because this tv game show from the 1950's hosts a guest who was at Ford's Theater when Lincoln was shot and saw Booth jump down to the stage.

Other historical tidbit: note the placement of the Winston cigarettes right in front of the host and guest! Obviously they were a show sponsor.

5 comments:

Jean said...

Zowie. Thanks for the link!

MikeAT said...

The host was smoking and I love the fact a 95 year old man was smoking a pipe....hey Surgeon General, kiss my ass! :<)

Polski3 said...

Very interesting! Thanks for that link!

W.R. Chandler said...

That was absolutely astonishing!

DADvocate said...

Cool. I used t watch that show when I was a kid. I don't remember specific guests, but I liked the guessing part.