Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Days 40

A nostalgic comedy set in Milwaukee during the 1950s, television’s “Happy Days” premiered forty years ago on January 15, 1974.  Teenager Richie Cunningham was played by Ron Howard and his best friends were Postie Weber and Ralph Malph.  The show lasted until 1984 and had three spin-offs.  Check out the first season available on DVD or learn about the show with the book “Happier Days” by Marley Brant, which takes us behind the scenes at Paramount studios. This book is filled with an up-close and personal look at the talented people who brought the Happy Days characters to life. Did you know that in season five of Happy Days, the Fonz obtains a library card and declares, “Reading is cool!” The following week there was a 500% increase nation wide of people getting library cards.

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