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July 17, 2006
July 17, 1955: Disneyland opened its doors to 30,000 special guests one day before it welcomed the public. "Once-upon-a-time-land -- that magical land of fantasy and faraway places in the minds of little children -- became a dream come true yesterday," The Times said. Art Linkletter emceed the opening parade, which was broadcast by ABC as part of a 90-minute show. Actress Irene Dunne christened the riverboat Mark Twain.
June 21, 1990
Art Linkletter and former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) will be among the speakers at the 13th annual Youth Citizenship Seminar at Pepperdine University next week. About 250 student leaders from public and private high schools in Southern California are expected to attend the seminar, funded by local business and civic leaders.
June 30, 2004
I really identified with Amy Sutherland's article in the June 25 issue ("No Baking? That Truly Takes the Cake," Commentary). As a former Pillsbury Bake-Off winner (3rd Senior) in 1959, I have been echoing her sentiments for years. When I competed as a new bride many years ago, the converted kitchen in the grand ballroom of the new Beverly Hilton Hotel smelled like heaven. Although my Golden Onion Rolls had a distinct, enticing aroma.... I had many fans, including Ronald Reagan -- who was with General Electric -- and Art Linkletter and Greer Garson, who were the hosts of the Bake-Off.
August 13, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
As a part of pledge drive this weekend, KCET-TV Channel 28 offers three shows aimed at helping viewers get and stay healthy. First up at 1:30 p.m. today is "Fit or Fat for the '90s With Covert Bailey," with diet and exercise tips, followed at 3:15 p.m. by "Heart to Heart: The Truth About Heart Disease," which features information on how to prevent, recognize, treat and cope with heart ailments.
May 14, 1998
Roy Rowan, 78, a radio and television announcer who introduced all of the Lucille Ball shows. Born in Paw Paw, Mich., Rowan attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and began his announcing career at radio station WKZO there, working with Ralph Story, Paul Harvey and Harry Carry. Rowan moved on to radio stations in Schenectady and Buffalo, N.Y., and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to work for CBS Radio and later CBS Television.
September 3, 1996
Visitors of the Pasadena Senior Center have been waiting so long for renovated digs that they plan to dance in the streets for the new building's groundbreaking ceremony. The Great American Swing Band will get crowds swaying at the corner of Holly Street and Raymond Avenue in Pasadena during the Sept. 10 event. Television commentator and author of "Old Age Is Not for Sissies," Art Linkletter, is scheduled to speak. Admission is free--and so is the food, but reservations are required.
April 6, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
A daylong celebration featuring music, food and dancing is planned for Saturday, when the city's new senior center and adult day care facility opens its doors on the shores of a lake in Woodbridge village. Television star Art Linkletter will be host at the event, which will include a raffle, a health fair and folk-dancing demonstrations. The $7-million, 3,593-square-foot Lakeview Senior Center is located off Alton Parkway at 20 Lake Road.
January 11, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Thirty-five years later, the trio of men who helped launch the "Greatest Fantasy of the 20th Century" were back at Disneyland today to re-dedicate the Anaheim theme park once derided as "Disney's Folly." Moments after a replay of an ABC-TV live telecast of the July 17, 1955, event, Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings and former President Ronald Reagan descended from a replica of the Fantasyland castle to lead the celebration.
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