Tuesday, November 6, 2007

An Introductory Post


This blog will largely be concerned with my soon-to-be-published non-fiction book, The Lucky Strike Papers, and with its primary subject: the era of early television.

My late mother, singer Sue Bennett, was featured on various network TV shows between 1949 and 1952—including NBC’s Kay Kyser’s College of Musical Knowledge, in 1949 and 1950, and Your Hit Parade (also known as The Lucky Strike Hit Parade), in 1951 and 1952. She also appeared regularly on other NBC programs: bandleader Freddy Martin’s TV show, and Van Camp’s Little Show, which starred singer and actor John Conte.

The book features conversations with singers, bandleaders, comedians, dancers, writers, producers, directors and others from the shows with which my mother was affiliated. It will be brought out later this year by the Georgia-based publisher BearManor Media; BearManor specializes in entertainment-related books, including many about old radio and TV shows.
So: thanks for looking, and please visit again soon!
(Photo: Kay Kyser and Sue Bennett, 1950 issue of TeleVision Guide magazine.)