Prank calls continue to be popular even though most of us have the ability to filter unwanted solicitors with caller ID and voicemail.
Category Archives: TV
A Very Silly Message
A frequent trope in movies and TV shows, is for someone to give a potential suitor a fake phone number as a way to avoid further contact. One must be careful not to write the number on something of value.
Nobody Wants to Answer
In the 1960s Pierre Capretz developed his technique of mixing illustrations and movie clips into his classroom. In 1987, his method was realized in the TV series French In Action, which continues to have dedicated fans.
Out in California
Disneyland opened in 1955. Although it is not the oldest theme park, its position within a media empire helped create the power of its myth.
It’s a New One
The first radio soap opera was probably Painted Dreams, which began on WGN radio in 1930. The daytime soap reached its peak in 1981, when millions tuned in to watch the wedding of Luke and Laura on General Hospital.