Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 8:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Matt Peterson, For Slang take a look at: http://cougartown.com/slang.html also for earlier ('50s) http://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/mchs/50sSlang.htm (I don't know very many of these. They may have been from another part of the country or I'm just too young.) For '50s commercials take a look at the following: Caution there are cigarette ads!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, FL
Message: HI HO Matt! As I recall you & I were in a drama class final scene in Nyman Hall?Yes??? (it was from Mr. Roberts?Flash green ?Flash red)?
Commercials ?Alka seltzer ?Plop plop- fizz -fizz?OH, what a relief it is. N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestles makes the very best Choaa?-cklate. That backwards rabbit that stacked the toy blocks for Home Loan Bank. Snap Crackle POP Rice Crispies. Everyone knows it?s slinky. It?s Slinky. It?s Slinky. Choo-Choo Charlie was his name we hear. Good & Plenty-Good and Plenty.
See? the ?USA in a Chevrolet. What do you get when you open it up And look inside and turn it over and spill it out? What do you get? Candy coated pop corn peanuts and a prize? That?s what you get in?Cracker Jack. And the goofy retro nerd who was always selling Chunky candy bars!
Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: of Long Beach
Message: To Matt, '74: One more thing (sorry John), most commercials were live, so anything that could go wrong, did (remember Betty Ferdell tugging at the door of a Frigadaire that wouldn't open, or a model shutting the door of a new model car the the outside rearview mirror falling off, etc.). Because of this, there wasn't many commercials with animals, or kids (was W.C. Fields the casting director?), except for David and Ricky telling Harriet how keen their Jello was.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 4:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: Matt Peterson, how about: "Brill Cream a little dab will do ya, Brill Cream you'll look so debonair, Brill Cream the girls will all pursue ya, they love to get their fingers in your hair" OR "N-E-S-T-L-E-S Nestles makes the veeeerrry best Chooooooclate"
Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 3:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: of Long Beach
Message: To Matt '74: Have your daughter go to the Google search engine, and enter: 50's Commercials ; she'll get at least a million and a half hits. Also, in the fifties commercials, something went on that is now not allowed. Factual example: In Ozzie and Harriet (and other shows), they would go from acting out their story straight into looking into the camera and pitching a product (gee, its gotta be good, cause Harriet serves it to Ozzie and the boys).
And, every third or fourth commercial was cancer sticks.
Also, jingles were very big (anyone else got Dr Ross Dog Food etched in their memory?). With the right software, she can probably download and hear a few hundred.
Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 3:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Here's a link that might help with the slang: www.chiff.com/pop-culture/1950s.htm
Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 3:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: WA but not for long!
Message: From an ad for a DVD of 1950s & 1960s TV COMMERCIALS:
U.S. commercials. 2 hours of classic commercials from the 50s & 60s. Commercials include: Colgate toothpaste, Anacin, Wildroot Hair Dressing, Salada Tea, Halo Shampoo, U.S. Air Force, Vitalis Hair Dressing, Gleem Toothpaste, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Hellman?s Mayonnaise, Quaker Puffed Rice, Listerine, Antizyme Toothpaste, Phillip Morris Cigarettes, Coppertone Quick Tan, Wammo Frisbee, Shoop Shoop Hula Hoop, Chevrolet, Edsel, Hai-Karate After Shave, Ideal Shark Pack, Oscar Mayer Wieners, Frosted Flakes, Flethcher?s Castoria, Vel Soap, Pledge, Mental Health Association, Breast O? Chicken Tuna, Rival Dog Food, Austex Beef Stew, Pall Mall Cigarettes, Mr. Clean, Groom & Clean Hair Dressing, Grape Nuts, Bactine, Pioneer Corn Meal, Clairol Picture Perfect, Ban Deodorant, Hotpoint Range, Ajax Laundry Detergent, Fruit Stripe Gum, Halo Shampoo, Vicks Tri-Span, Evaporated Milk, National Bohemian Beer, Cheerios Cereal, Sugar Jets Cereal, Q-Tips, Barbie Color & Curl, Almond Joy, Camay Soap, Safeguard Deodorant Soap, Quaker Instant Grits, PG & E, Boraxo Soap, Maxwell House Coffee, Tang Orange Drink, Volkswagen, Alka-Seltzer, Neet Hair Remover, Plymouth Cars, Maxim Coffee, Jeno?s Pizza Rolls, Pepto-Bismol, Household Finance, Trix Cereal, Frosty-Os and Lucky Charms Cereal, 7-Up, Prell Shampoo, Pampers, Cheer Laundry Detergent, Triactin Antacid, Parliament Cigarettes, Gillette Shaving Cream, Flair Pens, Spic-n-Span Cleaner, Star-Kist Tuna, Imperial Margarine, Smith-Corona Typewriters, Philco Refrigerator, Hostess Ho-Hos, Kodak Cameras, Pan-American Airlines, Hostess Ding-Dongs, Suprema Spaghetti Sauce, Absorbine Jr,, Sego Diet Drink, Kellogg?s Sugar Smacks, Wisk Laundry Detergent, Pepsodent Toothpaste, Micrin Mouthwash, Johnson?s Baby Shampoo, Old Spice Cologne, Paper-Mate Pens, Kellogg?s Apple Jacks, Nine Flags Cologne, Kellogg?s Puffa Puffa Rice, Arrid Deodorant, Hostess Fruit Pies, Harveys Bristol Crème, Noxzema Skin Cream, Cover Girl Makeup, GI-Joe, Lionel Trains, Dick Tracy Wrist Watch, Trik-Trak Race
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: I need some help from the ancient wise ones. My daughter needs to do a 20 minute skit for her high school history class on the 50s. What were the TV commercials back then? What was the slang used? Thanks.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 11:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: The absolute magic of Cougartown has just played out once again. I just got off the phone with Ellis Twine who found CT because he ran a search for his own name in Yahoo and hit my post here about him playing "hot hands" with John Dobbs! So Ellis is going to start hanging here a little. Bevan, please send me an email -- Ellis gave me his email address and phone number to pass along to you.
Name: Neil ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 10:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Florida
Message: Re: Kieth Jones ?new subject. Who was your idol? I would have to consider Jack Lambie at the top of my ?IDOL? list. The year was 1972; Tom Valentine was building a 1903 Wright Brother glider (full scale replica). He had heard about a school teacher who was building super lightweight-foot launch glider for a summer school class project (the HANG LOOSE) in his garage out in Bellflower. We went for a drive to meet him. Jack, Tom & I struck up a solid kinship that day. As I would grow to discover Jack was an Indispensable Man, he was the first man to circle the planet on a tandem bicycle (with wife Karen for their Honeymoon!). He helped build the first Human powered Aircraft. Many of Jack?s innovative design concepts have made their way into modern everyday life. He designed the first cab over Diesel Semi Truck fairing (the Fuel Saver) that is now used ?stock? on practically all 18 wheelers. His teardrop/Dart Vader Bicycle helmet (the Lambie Lid) was first used by U.S.A. 84? Olympic Bike team to win Gold. Jack was singularly responsible for organizing the first modern era Hang Glider meet (the original OTTO Meet) on the hills of Balboa in Sept. 1972.
>From investigating the Mojave desert ?sliding rock phenomena? to photographing Peruvian Condor in flight for National Geographic Jack Lambie lived a one in a milliontechnologically cutting edge life. I was truly gifted to know him as a very dear friend. I can still hear him chuckling his unique belly laugh.
Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 10:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vista, California
Message: John...Just a quick message to Debbie (class of 77) Debbie, Yes, Cougartown is the best site going! JB1 has done a wonderful and great job here. I guess there will always be frendly rivalry between LHS & HHS but facts are facts and this is the place, Man! No argument about that! Thanks John...David (LHS For all Classes Site manager)
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 6, 2006, 9:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: I saw Ellis play basketball for Stanislaus State against my alma mater Sacramento State circa 1980-81! I also remember something special about Ellis when he was at HHS -- he was an acrobatic basketball player and every time he'd do some insane twisting wrap around shot, he'd shout "Doctor" -- because Ellis WAS the "Doctor J" of Hawthorne!
Name: Bevan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 6, 2006, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Ellis, I have been looking for you for awhile . Please feel free to email me anytime. Hope everything is going well. Put your email on your class alumni page
. Thank for this site John!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 6, 2006, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Ellis!. Folks Ellis was definitely one of the most popular 75's out there. Great guy and a name I haven't heard in 30 years. Welcome Ellis
Name: Ellis Twine ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 6, 2006, 1:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Corona Ca
Message: Hello everyone, I'm looking for anyone that I knew from good old HHS. It was truly a good time for me and I want to talk to anyone who shared that time with me.
Thank you in advance for the feedback. Ellis Twine
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 4, 2006, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fort Wayne, IN
Message: FYI W1P = Me. Anybody going to Donald Fagen @ The Wiltern on 3/27 or David Gilmour @ the Kodak 4/19 or Universal Amp 4/20?
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 4, 2006, 10:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: I wonder if we should try and follow Wikipedia's process for undeletion? They have closed the page Don posted for any further discussion. Here's a link to the undelete information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Undeletion_policy
I know several students and teachers have stumbled across Cougartown over the years for the 60's slang page alone! Heck, even Leuzinger's site states CTown is one of the best sites in the country! The rivalry was a bit different during high school years, LOL. Pat on the back to you, John, whatever happens.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 4, 2006, 10:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: As mad as he gets me Eddie Braun needs to be on that Wiki site. He is a major stuntman in Hollywood and has easily been in over 100 films. He doubled Charlie Sheen, Tony Danza and Jackie Chan. He was my boss on the film Dangerous Curves with Leslie Nielson. He held some kind of stunt record flipping a car 9 times or something like that in the movie Mt. St. Helens.
Even though Greg Staffon didn't make it to the majors he did very well in the minors and still holds a Florida State League record of 13 straight scoreless innings. He pitched 96 mph as a junior at HHS. Our stands were littered with scouts when pitched. The Dodger scout timed him at 96 mph and you could see and hear all the scouts drooling and wanting him badly. Anyone see the time when Greg threw a wild pitch and it went through the backstop screen and a scout.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 3, 2006, 10:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all you old time Cougartowners, or for you newbies to our site, please check out the Wayback Machine archive
of what Cougartown looked like in years gone by. It is pretty cool.
Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 3, 2006, 8:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: of Long Beach
Message: Re: Idols. A very overlooked Hawthorne Hi musical alumni ('66), Dennis Noday. The former lead trumpet to Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands. Now leads the 'Dennis Noday & His Jazz Orchestra', and feature soloist with Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. And for those who jammed with him, he still has a range an octive plus above what is written for trumpet. See http://www.cyberjaz.com/noday/bio.htm for bio.
Dennis, wish we could jam together just once more!
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 3, 2006, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Matt Peterson, Thanks for the referral. I just added 'Al Jardine to the Hawthorne High
Wikipedia entry. Note also that John Baker, Joe Mailander, Neil Larson, Keith Jones and perhaps some other Cougs provided information or performed edits to the documents also. Additionally, several Wikipedia editors applied page formatting. You and/or anyone else can edit the page. Make sure your entries are factual and also realize other people may come along and make changes. At least this page was not deleted as the Cougartown Wikipedia was. It was just deleted today. Here's the Deletion record
for those who are interested. I will archieve the contents to the Class of 75 web site.