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Suddenly, it's 1960! (again)....turntable back from repair
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Post# 991655   4/21/2018 at 14:50 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 15-18, 2018!)        

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Yes the line is borrowed form the slogan for the 1957 Plymouth (Star of the Forward Look!)...Suddenly, it's 1960 (again) as the turntable rejoins the rest of the 1960 RCA Stereo Console. Thanks to Martin for the 45's, now playing is Miss Doris Day with 'Que Sera Sera'!

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Post# 991670 , Reply# 1   4/21/2018 at 16:10 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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That's a beautiful piece for sure.  Very nice.

Post# 991677 , Reply# 2   4/21/2018 at 16:34 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I love how they were still using the "Orthophonic" term in 1960.  That dates back to the late '20s when RCA pioneered the electrical recording process.   The Orthophonic record labels showed up in 1927, but the first Orthophonic recordings were made in 1926.  IIRC, the serial number of the first Orthophonic recording was 19623.  Anything prior to that was purely acoustic.


Some of those early electrical recordings are fun to listen to.  They just put a microphone out in front the the whole orchestra, which provided a concert hall echo effect.

Post# 991689 , Reply# 3   4/21/2018 at 17:50 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
The Forward Look

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This always brings to mind America's sweetheart, Betty White as her show "Date With the Angels" had a record breaking deal with Plymouth as sponsor and they feature largely in both the opening and closing credits.

This show was not a success and although she does not say it outright it seems there was no chemistry with her co-star Bill Williams, chosen so the show "did not look like a warmed over version of Life With Elizabeth". It was also Betty White's last regular sitcom role until Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore show.

I was always somewhat curious about the Louie Bridge the older lady who appears here and appears in several other episodes as well as appearing in Life With Elizabeth. Could not find out anything about her

Post# 991724 , Reply# 4   4/22/2018 at 00:20 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Single-or a pair of microphones for stereo-NOW recording companies are rediscovering this instead of multiple mics and mixdown consoles-this "Cusinart" method DESTROYS the life and feel of the subject you are recording.The simple microponing preserves it!

Post# 991753 , Reply# 5   4/22/2018 at 09:30 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 15-18, 2018!)        
And now a word from out sponsor...

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Not to go way off topic, but here is a commercial from that show with Miss White for the 1958 Plymouth...Ahead for Keeps!

Post# 991810 , Reply# 6   4/22/2018 at 19:21 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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I know it's complete heresy to those who restore these but I can't help but think how cool it would be to have that cabinet outfitted with an Amazon or Google AI listening device and be able to use it with streaming music via voice command.


It would be beautiful, retro and completely practical for everyday use in 2018.


Post# 991902 , Reply# 7   4/23/2018 at 16:23 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Loie Bridge

I remember seeing her in an episode of "Dennis the Menace", and also in some old movies. Link to IMDB.


Post# 991910 , Reply# 8   4/23/2018 at 18:07 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Loie Bridge

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Thank you for the link - appreciated :)

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