Sunday, December 7, 2008

1956 photo spread: Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy in 'The night(mare) before Christmas'

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Some 37 years prior to Tim Burton's musical Nightmare, this Xmas photo spread ran in the December, 1956 issue of Family Circle magazine.

Portraying the beleaguered parents were actors Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, a husband and wife
song-and-dance team, veterans of vaudeville, recording artists and stars of radio, film and the early days of TV.

When this magazine spread appeared, Hayes and Healy were showing up fairly regularly on different television variety shows.

It had been three years since they'd co-starred with Hans Conried and Tommy Rettig in the splashy (and commercially unsuccessful) Technicolor Dr. Seuss musical extravaganza 'The 5000 Fingers
of Dr. T'
, and they were still a few years away from their TV sitcom 'Peter Loves Mary' in 1960.

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1 comment:

Preston said...

Totally awesome. So retro and kitschy. I love your blog!

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