1 2 3 Go

1 2 3 Go a 1960 NBC TV program with Jack Lescoulie and Richard Thomas.

Program: "1 2 3 Go!" - Children's tv travelogue Network: NBC TV Network Sunday evenings: Sunday 10/8/1961- Sunday 5/27/1962 Hosts/Narrators/Interviewers: Jack Lescoulie and Richard Thomas. On Sunday evening October 8,1961..NBC TV aired the children's travelogue:"1 2 3 Go!", the series had two people: "The Today Show's" resident sportscaster: Jack Lescoulie and kid actor and dancer : Richard Thomas (Who would later go ...

The Shirley Temple Show

The Shirley Temple Storybook

"The Shirley Temple Theater" / "The Shirley Temple Storybook" / "The Shirley Temple Show" ABC/NBC TV Networks January 12,1958 to 1961. Host/Performer/Narrator: Mrs.Shirley Temple Black. Mrs.Black hosted this family anthology series..where she would introduce specially produced tv adaptations of popular children's stories that featured well known performers..playing the characters. More often than not..Mrs.Black would also perform in certain instalments ...

Toys in the 00s

B  C  J  L  M  P  S  T   Contrary to the later beliefs of the Pokémon generation, kids at the Turn of the (last) Century have more than their share of toys to play with. By refusing to shoot a cub, Theodore Roosevelt inspires the invention of the Teddy Bear. Meanwhile, Lionel lets out a mighty 'All Aboard' with the development of its ...

Toys in the 10s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T   Raggedy Ann sweeps the imaginations of girls, while Erector sets and Tinker Toys get boys excited about contruction. Henry Ford's Model T car gets shrunk down to toy form, as die-cast cars from Tootsietoys and others become all the rage for those too young to drive the real thing. BB guns C Cap Guns Checkers Chutes and Ladders Crayola Crayons E Erector ...

Spinning tops

Spinning top toy

Spinning tops Most kids before computers would remember getting dizzy watching a spinning top. A top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion. Typically ...

Toys in the 20s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T  Y   The twenties roar on, as kids play with everything from Lincoln Logs to Yo-Yo's. Antonio Pasin starts mass-producing the little red wagons that will soon be called "Radio Flyers," Pogo Sticks send kids bouncing happily down the street, and J. Pressman gives the European game Halma the more exotic-sounding name of Chinese Checkers. B BB guns C Cap Guns Checkers Chinese ...

Toys in the 40s

Toys in the 40sToys in the 40s

World War II halts the production of metal toys for the first half of the decade, but the post-war years more than make up for it. Chutes and Ladders, Cootie and Candy Land delight the pre-adolescent set, Slinky makes kids crazy over a metal spring, Ertl die-cast toys bring the farm to the city, and the Magic 8 Ball answers all questions with its liquidy, mystical powers.

Magnetic Fish Pond Game

Magnetic Fish Pond Game.

Back in the 1920s this old family favourite started to make its way into the local toy shops namely Spears Magnetic Fish Pond Game. The game was made up of four fishing rods with magnets attached. The four section collapsible cardboard aquarium is beautifully printed with two different fish scenes around it and acts as the ...

Movies in the 90s

Movies in the 90s

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  L  M  N  P  R  S  T  1   // // Left Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin finds slapstick gold, while Disney hits the mother lode from Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin to Mulan and Tarzan. A new wave of digital animation brings dead dinos to life in Jurassic Park and shows us the secret lives of playthings in Toy Story. The Jetsons, Flintstones, ...

Toys in the 30s

B  C  E  J  L  M  P  R  S  T  V  Y   The 1929 Stock Market Crash makes toys a luxury most 30's kids can't afford, but imagination makes do in the meantime. The Great Depression does make the man who invented Monopoly a millionare, and a mouse named Mickey brings smiles to every product his rounded ears grace. Parker Brothers releases Sorry! to a game-hungry public, ...