Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 12:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.

Message: Wasn't Steve Bilko the player that hit 60 home runs but it was minor league so it was never recognized as any kind of record?
I think Steve did hit 60 in the PCL. Someone will know.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 11:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: What memories of the old home run derby show on Saturday morning. I remember seeing competitions between Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Harmon Killebrew among others. It was really old school stuff and refreshingly better than the glamorous Hollywood stars like shows at the All Star games. I think the winner would get $100 or a new washing machine. Another great example of how things were better in the old days. I remember going to see Steve Bilko do some batting practice and he had arms like Boog Powell or a modern day tight end. They all rolled up their undershirts like like a 50s hood type with the cigs folded into the sleeve.
Yeah Steve was a BIG BOY.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 10:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Was it Les Bacon Ford or Bacon Brothers Ford in Hermosa?
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 10:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Dick "leather britches' Lane used to pound on car fenders and try to sell cars on channel 5 on Sunday afternoons. The think the Ford dealership was on PCH and Aviation blvd in Hermosa.
Dick Lane sold early 50s Chevrolets the same way on the Spade Cooley Show.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 6:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Hollywood Stars, wasn't Bobby Bragan the catcher? Rifleman Chuck Conners at 1st base?
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 12, 2013, 6:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: While on the Sandy's Dreams show we would have a different theme & setting each week & so went across the street to Western Costumes on the Paramount lot to get costumes for the upcoming show. KTLA was owned at that time by Paramount Studios. Got to play with the real Beany & Cecil puppets on their set. Got to meet a lot of great people some of which Marilyn mentioned. Also Tim McCoy, Iron Eyes Cody, Doye Odell. The only jerk we came in contact with was Dick Lane, a legend in his own mind! Too important to talk to a bunch of kids. I also remember my Dad taking me to Angels games at old Wrigley. I'm thinking it was on Avalon in South Central? SF Seals, Oakland Oak's, San Diego Padres. Gilmore was next to the Pan Pacific. I remember a miniature golf course close by?
Sacramento Solons, Portland Beavers....Thanks Tom, Please don't keep that Dick Lane thing inside you. You will die young See you on Cruise Night, maaaann!!
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Me too John. Sunday double headers at Gilmore Field with Bobby Bragan managing and usually getting tossed. Great players like Steve Bilko and Lee Walls. My favorite was Carlos Bernier. Great fun.
Spook Jacobs and Bennie Daniels
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 8:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Baseball at Wrigley Field was the old Pacific Coast League Los Angeles Angels, but San Francisco 49ers? I remember them as the San Francisco Seals. Also, Wrigley Field in downtown L.A. was the site of the old show "Home Run Derby."
I was a Hollywood Stars fan.
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 8:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey,Ca

Message: Hey Cougs, had a multi Cougar sighting at the Big Bear Car show this weekend, can't remember all the names, some of them members of our car club Cruisn 50s, they said they will show up at Foster on the 24th. See all there. Later Don
Hey Don, Thanks for the sighting and we'll see you in 2 weeks at Fosters.
Name: Clifford Stark ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 7:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Dayton Wa

Message: I am not a computer person don't do face book and have never before put anything on this site. But I enjoy some of the stuff on Cougartown. The KTLA listings were fun, I don't remember the year, early 50's, we had the 1st TV on our block we watched Beany and Cecil and kids would come over to watch the test pattern. Life was so much simpler then!!
Remember when stations would sign off the air at night, they would show a waving American Flag and play the Star Spangled Banner, then either go to a test pattern with a 400HZ tone our just go straight to hissing snow. Thanks for your two cents, Clifford. Feel free to add to Feedback any time.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Handy Hints. Dorothy Gardener & Dick Garten
Thanks Tom, I was close.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Great KTLA programs. Sandy's Dreams Sat. 7:30. I was on that show for about 6 months. Lee Aker, Rusty of Rim Tin Tin fame was also on the show.
I also remember a show called Playcrafters Club that had kids for an audience.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA

Message: KTLA 1948 I'm not THAT old! (John, I bet you were wanting to say that to Denny but was afraid to ask.)
Chris, No I actually remember some of those shows, especially wrestling at Gramma and Grampa's house.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 3:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: Dorothy's partner was Dick Garton. Not sure of spelling. I always thought their names were confusing. Gardiner and Garton. We always watched their shows. I don't remember the shows on the TV listing you have, we didn't have a TV in 1948, not until early 1950's. TV was so different in those days with KTLA hosting most of their own shows with regulars Dick and Dorothy, Dick Lane, Stan Chambers and Kenny Grauer. Once again not sure of spelling. They each did several shows. Probably for little money in those days. Some were bad shows compared with todays but since TV was new it was really exciting.
Hi Marilyn, Dick Garton, that's it. Bad Shows or not, they were in their infancy and trying different things to see what worked, I guess. Heck, they could have had snail races on TV in the early 50s and people would've watched it. Of course "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is such an upscaled high brow show compared to "My Three Sons"
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: marietta ohio

Message: John is the last act listed at 9pm on the KTLA program Nat King Cole Trio?
Yes it was.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 11:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene , OR.
No E-mail
Message: JB1...I have to think Cougars of the 70s and later probably changed websites this morning wondering WTF are they talking about! But lets not forget Cliffy Stones Hometown Jamboree w/ Molly B.,Ernie Ford etc. I like Spade till he offed his wife in front of his daughter. That had to be hard on the ratings. But 'whoa nellie" wrestling was the best. My granpa Hood swore Mr. Moto used the "sleeper" too much. It was yesterdays HGH scandle. Dorothy Gardiner Denny....really? did she give you any "handy hints"?. And who was her male counterpart on that show?...Well back to the future troops....
I'm thinking it was Dick Gardiner as Dorothy's partner on Handy Hints. It seems television has morphed from Handy Hints to Turtle Man with Wrestling still hanging in there.
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 11:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire

Message: In 1948 KTLA was the whole TV guide and the only one broadcasting till channel 2 came on the air. The grocery market used to give those cards out at the check stand. Anyway I do remember the programs. Before I saw any antennas on houses there was a store downtown Inglewood with this tiny RCA television in the window and there was always a crowd around it when there was a broadcast. It had a price tag of several hundred dollars and was the only one he had but he would lower the price one dollar every day till my father couldn't take it anymore and he bought it and a kid of magnifying bubble to make the picture look larger. ~ I had talked with Dorothy Gardiner and she was at a channel 5 picnic in Glendale about ten years ago.
Thanks Denny, I bet you still have that TV
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 8:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Although that was the year I was born, I certainly remember Wrestling at the Olympic Auditorium. But I think it was probably not the 1948 viewing that I recall. The others that are familiar are Spade Cooley and my brother's favorite, Hopalong Cassidy. I also noticed that they actually broadcast the Gallup Poll. I wonder if it were measuring TV viewing.
Don't remember the Gallup Poll but do remember Police Call where they would put up Wanted posters.
Name: Cher Barnwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 11, 2013, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: White
Class: 1971
City & State: Hendersonville,N.C.

Message: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Fred Magallanez. He was class of 1970, I think.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks
No E-mail
Message: I didn't know many in the first grade picture. But long before I saw the names I knew that boy in the second row had to be a Skeen. He looks just like my classmate Larry, RIP.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 4:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca.

Message: I'll try to fill in Bob's row #2 Jan Chauncey,#4 Jeanne Hays,#9 Paul Eastman Row2..#3 Pat or Cheryl Smith (they were twins) #7 Donna Baker. Row3...#3 John Tavitian, #5 Jack Carter. Apparently Bob Jensen and I need to get a life, however tomorrow I won't remember sending this to CT.
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 4:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ball
Class: 1971
City & State: Boonville, Ca

Message: Steve, you have me beat on the class picture. I can only get 14 names, including my own. In so many ways it seems like only yesterday. Thanks Bobby for sending that little gem in.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 3:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: First grade class of 1960 turns 60 this year! Starting top left: ?, ?, Melvin Biggers, ?, ?, Belinda Black, Joe LaMonica, Cindy Appleton. 2nd row left: ?, ?, Patty Carr, Neil Larson, Betty Brown, David Skeen, Donna???, Steve Bunch, Suzie Klingenhagen.. 3rd row left: ?, ?, ?, Kathy Ball, Terri ???, Jim Dunbar, ?, ?,. Bottom left: Miss Brown, yours truly, ?, and Mike Trotter. Perhaps Steve can fill in a few.
Thanks Bob and thanks too for the picture.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 10:01 am - HHS Time
Maiden: peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: marietta ohio

Message: Did i say oil stains in the driveway? Meant to say that and not just oil stains. Thanks
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: I heard yesterday from Lois Odatey class of 67 about my Alaska post. We won't be able to meet up this time. It was great that she replied to the post. And for any burglers who read Cougartown, don't bother. My four adult children will be staying here. Splashing the water out of the hot tub, raiding the pantry, and leaving oil stains in the driveway. You know.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 10, 2013, 8:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Fe N.M.
No E-mail
Message: If i had to guess which kid was Bob Jensen in the class picture , that would be the one! Bow tie and all! Reminds me of when i was forced to wear bow ties LOL! BTW , Im in Santa Fe N.M. visiting / working. And a gallery owner i met said she went to Aviation HS.! Had a nice talk about south bay etc, Graduated in 68. Not a Cougar sighting , but hey!
Yes Bob looks like quite the little gentleman.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 9, 2013, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca.

Message: I was able to name 17 of the kids in the class picture. I remember them because I'm part of the class and I went through grades 1-12 with most of them. The sad thing about it is I can remember names of friends from 50 years ago but I can't remember the names of people I met last week!
Same here Steve, thanks.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 9, 2013, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Just read Judy's post about John's recent tough times, driving up & down in her neighborhood looking for stuff to recycle, so I will be coming to the upcoming Cruise Night & hopefully someone can give him gas money to get there & I will buy him a burger, fries, shake. Whatever he wants! No HHS Cougar shall go without!
Hey Tom, Good to hear from you, man. I'll be there at Cruise Night if I have to thumb it See you there. Cruise Night is only a couple of weeks away, who else is coming?
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 9, 2013, 6:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: Headed for Alaska next week. Any Cougars around? Email me. One week on cruise and one week driving around. Thanks John for this website.
Hi Kathy, Have a great time.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 8, 2013, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Jim Raines, I don't know about the Hawthorne Elementary District, but Wiseburn S. D. has albums of the class pictures, some labeled with pupils' names. You might get in touch with the school district to see if they might also have them available for your classes. One of the best times I had at the HHS c/o '64 turns 64 reunion was sitting together with former classmates trying to identify our old friends.