ningerbil (ningerbil) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 55- Cleveland TV Tales Volume 2

55. Cleveland TV Tales Volume 2, by Mike and Janice Olszewski. I think their first excellent book was the first book I reviewed for this year. Not sure this will be the last, but it does make for a nice bookmark. Again, the Olszewskis have compiled a fun assortment of facts on Cleveland-area television legends and shows, this time going from the 1970s to the 1990s. This book touches on Ghoulardi's long-running horror show, and the competition to fill his shoes once Ernie Anderson headed west; the sad story of Joel Rose; the Cleveland mayor who hosted a children's show; the strange and sometimes hazardous life of the investigative reporter; and a chapter on the legendary Dorothy Fuldheim, who was a strong presence in television even into her 90s. This is a fast, lively read, and can serve both as a way to go down memory lane for the Baby Boomer era, and an easy to follow (and enjoy) bit of local history for those who may not recall such figures like Superhost and The Ghoul. There was a hint at the end of the book that more books may be on the way. I certainly hope so.
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