The 2009 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
Dates: August 27 - 29, 2009
Location: The Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Maryland
Exit 85 off I-95
Convention Hotline: 443-286-6821
Old-Time Radio Events include two recreations on stage. Patty McCormack will probably be recreating her radio debut from 1956 in a SUSPENSE broadcast. The other is a crime thriller from the 1940s yet to be determined.
Movies in the movie room includes:
The Fat Man (1951 movie) Stars J. Scott Smart reprising his radio role
The Fat Man (1968 unaired TV pilot) Robert Middleton plays the lead.
The Ed Wynn Show (1949) Wynn moved from radio to television with this vintage broadcast.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1949 movie) based on the pulp hero and radio series of the same name.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944 movie) Stars Jimmy Lydon in the lead.
Drive-In Movie Theater on Friday night outside the hotel. Double feature plus vintage drive-in intermission break and cartoon. Starts at sunset. Vintage hot rods from the fifties on display outside the hotel 2-3 hours before the Drive-In starts.
History of Sgt. Preston by WXYZ expert Terry Salomonson
Radio Was There -- history of news happenings as they happened
Big John and Sparky -- competed against other children's programs of the fifties.
The Top Ten Old-Time Radio Programs hosted by Prof. Gary Yoggy
plus many more, see web-site for complete list and schedule.
Celebrities Signing Autographs and Posing for Photos with Fans:
Celeste Holm (Academy Award Winning Actress, A GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT, ALL ABOUT EVE)
James Best (Roscoe P. Coltrane on DUKES OF HAZZARD, ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, THE TWILIGHT ZONE)
Lee Meriwether (Catwoman on BATMAN, BARNABY JONES, TIME TUNNEL, Miss America of 1955)
Johnny Whitaker (Jodi on FAMILY AFFAIR, TOM SAWYER)
Bob Hastings (McHALE's NAVY, BATMAN, THE MUNSTERS, THE SHADOW, DIMENSION X, ARCHIE ANDREWS)
Rosemary Rice (STUDIO ONE, I REMEMBER MAMA, THEATRE FIVE, X MINUS ONE)
Diana Sowle (WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
Patty McCormack (THE BAD SEED, THE CAVALCADE OF AMERICA, SUSPENSE)
Lots of fun, I recommend you check it out, even if it's just for a single day. Check out the web-site for more info as this is just a slice of what is going on there. Neal Ellis will also be broadcasting from "Sounds Like Yesterday" on the YESTERDAY USA network.
Post your announcements of OTR events here. Reenactments, conventions, special occasions, etc.
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