Welcome back to "March Miscellany!" Just a reminder, I'm doing something different for the month of March, and posting multiple times throughout the month. This is post #2.
This set of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" paper dolls is another childhood item, which came from a "Lucky's" supermarket. During a visit with my grandparents in the early 1970s, I went with my grandmother to her local "Lucky's" grocery store. As usual, I was drawn to the store's "toy aisle." I don't remember if I was looking at this item and my grandmother told me she would buy it for me, or if she told me to pick something out and this is what I chose. But I ended up coming home with it.
"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" was an NBC television show, that aired from 1968 to 1973. This unused set (from ebay) has "1969" printed on it's front cover.
This is what's left of my set. Unfortunately, Jo Anne Worley went missing a long time ago.
Dick Martin was one of the show's co-hosts:
Dan Rowan was the other co-host:
Goldie Hawn left the show after the third season, and went on to have a very successful film career.
Judy Carne (the "Sock It To Me Girl") kind of looks sunburned, here.....or jaundiced. The discoloration on her face is from a piece of Scotch Tape, which I used to try and keep her head "on."
Jo Anne Worley was lost, but she left behind most of her wardrobe.
Arte Johnson's military helmet also mysteriously disappeared. "Veeeeery interesting!" Unfortunately, there was not a Ruth Buzzi paper doll, for his "old man" character to offer a Walnetto.
I think the only reason that any of these paper items survived at all, is because I stored them in this box. The box originally contained pieces for building a "miniature chapel," to use with model train sets.
The side of the box pictured other models, which were available from the ATLAS company.
While growing up, my family did have a train set, which would get set up every year, underneath our Christmas tree. The "Chapel On The Hill" model can be seen in the photo, below. There are also some other models visible....a couple of houses, a little train station, and some animal holding pens/stalls.
These next two models aren't visible in the photo above, but were a part of my family's train set. My dad was the one who would buy these, and he was always the one who would assemble them.
The Sears price tag was still on this one, but I can't make out what the actual price was.
I'm not sure why these empty model boxes survived, but they did, and were found stored in my family's garage. My brother has the actual assembled models, now. If I get a chance, I will photograph them and include them in a future post.
This one still contained it's instructions for assembly:
Please check back throughout the month of March, for more "miscellany!"