Sitcoms Online / Photo Galleries - Main Page / Message Boards / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray / Register or Login to Upload Photos




16394

Poster: Mr. Television  (see this users gallery)

The Joe Palooka Story aired in first run syndication in 1954 .



Based upon the comic strip character created by Hammond E. "Ham"
Fisher in 1921, the very moral, honest , kind-hearted somewhat naive
boxing champion Joe Palooka briefly came to television in this very
low budget syndicated comedy-drama series during the 1954-1955 season.


Appropriately Joe Palooka was portrayed by an actor named Joe
Kirkwood, Jr.who also co-produced this series. Kirkwood was already
very familiar with the character -he had portrayed Palooka in a series
of films beginning in 1946. Joe Palooka was one of the most popular
comic book off the day and this led to a series of Palooka products
such as watches, board games, and lunchboxes. Joe had a patient,
understanding society girl-the lovely Ann Howe (Cathy Downes) and a
manager named "Knobby' Walsh ( Sid Tomack in the first 13 episodes and
Luis Van Rooten in the rest). Joe's trainer Clyde was played by boxing
great 'Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom. A young Charles Bronson ( still
using his real name Charlie Buchinski) appeared in a few episodes as
Eddie Crane.



Episodes include "A Career for Ann" in which Joe hired a maid named
Hilda ( Florence Auer) leaving Ann very bored so she took a job as a
sales clerk. In "A Turkey for Terry" a practical joke played by
Knobby ( he was given a gag gift of a very realistic looking rubber
turkey ) backfired when Joe Palooka who was not in on the joke gave
away the turkey to a poor neighborhood boy for his Thanksgiving
dinner. In "And Still the Champ" Joe's birthday led to a lot of worry
over the champ's age -especially as he was about to fight a much
younger challenger.


The program was initially produced by Richard Baer but after 13 weeks
he was replaced by William Berke.The show was produced by Guide Films
, which also gave us the popular Life with Elizabeth and Liberace.


In the fall of 1954 Joe Kirkwood received a special award from the
Honor League of New York's Police Department for his portrayal of Joe
Palooka on television, for which a special unaired segment of the show
was filmed. Variety called the program "a good sponsorship bet " and
Billboard Magazine said it had" broad appeal for viewers of all ages.
One episode of The Joe Palooka Story is available for sale from Marathon Music and Video.



For more on Joe Palooka go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Palooka


For an episode guide go to http://ctva.biz/US/Drama/JoePalookaStory.htm


For more on Joe Palooka go to https://books.google.com/books?id=mR2hBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=joe+palooka+story&source=bl&ots=JGwg-fkf2h&sig=4mH4A2Zx3GeNqmOUIvuWuUtFpcg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd2prT1eHTAhWY2YMKHftSDGA4ChDoAQhMMAk#v=onepage&q=joe%20palooka%20story&f=false


To watch an episode go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV9EZmZdZpE
Date: Fri October 23, 2015 � Filesize: 30.2kb � Dimensions: 666 x 500 �
Keywords: The Joe Palooka Story Logo

Box02b.JPG
<<
wmsayc4trmozwzsr.jpg
<
16394.jpg
joecast.jpg
>
joecathydowns8856468_123610343110.jpg
>>

Web Analytics


Current Sitcoms / 2010s Sitcoms / 2000s Sitcoms / 1990s Sitcoms / 1980s Sitcoms / 1970s Sitcoms / 1960s Sitcoms / 1950s Sitcoms

Current Dramas/Dramedies/Other TV Shows / Classic Dramas/Dramedies/Other TV Shows - A / B / C / D / E-F / G / H / I-K / M / N-Q / R / S / T / U-Z

Soaps / Reality Shows / Cartoons/Animated Series / Game Shows / Britcoms / Sketch Comedy/Variety/Talk Shows/Late Night TV / Member Galleries

Sitcoms Online / Photo Galleries - Main Page /Message Boards / News Blog /Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray / Register or Login to Upload Photos


  • This photo gallery contains pictures for sitcoms of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and today. We also have photo galleries for dramas, soaps, reality shows, animated series/cartoons, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and late night tv photo galleries. Visit Sitcoms Online for sitcom news, message boards, links, theme songs, and more.

  • To upload photos, please choose the appropriate category and login with your existing message board username and password. If you are new, you will need to register before uploading any photos. Please upload only sitcom and tv related photos.

  • If you have any questions, comments, requests for new categories, etc. - please contact us.

  • To request any photos be removed, please use the "Report Photo" link that is the bottom of every photo if you are registered and logged in. This is the quickest and easiest method. You can also send an e-mail with the url(s) of the photo(s). We will also gladly credit or link to any site that is the original source of any photos.

  • User uploaded photos are used for promotional, informational and educational purposes. All images, logos, and other materials are copyright their respective owners. No rights are given or implied.

  • DMCA Policy / Privacy Policy


    Photo Sharing Gallery Powered by: PhotoPost PHP
    Copyright 2004-2020 All Enthusiast, Inc.