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On newsstands 50 years ago

Can you name the movie Mamie Van Doren appeared in with Clark Gable and Doris Day?

Hint: It's about newspapering. Mamie plays the bimbo girlfriend of a hard-charging editor.

On newsstands 50 years ago

A different take on the Cold War.

DVR alert

Tomorrow night, the consistently watchable PBS series takes a look at the pivotal year of 1964.

Have you ever…

Asked a seemingly despondent young lady if she was downcast because her daddy had taken the T-Bird away?

It's pretty certain that, in 2013, she would have no idea what you are talking about. But it still might be fun to say. Fun, fun, fun, in fact.

Would anyone get the reference?

If you said, “She's a drag…a well known drag,” would those in your circle recognize the origin of that line?

You might want to sit down for this

Next year, on Feb. 9, it will have been 50 years since The Beatles first live appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Can you name a better movie title?

Remember, I didn't say “better movie.” I said “better movie title.”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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