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Old Unused Art Linkletter Television Salt & Pepper Shaker Set
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The picture shows a view of this Old Unused Art Linkletter Television Salt & Pepper Shaker Set. This set is not dated but it is believed to be from the 1950s or early 1960s. The maker is unknown. The old console television set has Art Linkletter's smiling image on the screen. The salt & pepper shakers are inside the top and when you turn the gold dial they pop up. It looks like an old doll house television. The TV screen is marked as follows:

BEST WISHES FROM
ART LINKLETTER

The TV set measures 3-7/16'' x 2-15/16'' x 2''. The set appears to be in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference is some additional information about Art Linkletter:

Art Linkletter
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gordon Arthur Kelly
Born: July 17, 1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: May 26, 2010 (agedĘ97) Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Radio & Television personality
Years active: 1933 - 2010
Spouse: Lois Foerster (married 1935 - 2010; 5 children)
Children: Jack Linkletter (1937 - 2007), Dawn (1939 - present), Robert (1944 - 1980), Sharon (1946 - present) and Diane Linkletter (1948 - 1969)

Arthur Gordon ''Art'' Linkletter (July 17, 1912 - May 26, 2010) was a Canadian born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio and TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on ''House Party'' and ''Kids Say the Darndest Things'', which led to a series of books quoting children. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942.

Early life and career

Linkletter was born Gordon Arthur Kelly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In his autobiography, Confessions of a Happy Man (1960), he revealed that he had no contact with his natural parents or his sister or two brothers since he was abandoned when only a few weeks old. He was adopted by Mary (nŽe Metzler) and Fulton John Linkletter, an evangelical preacher. When he was five, his family moved to San Diego, California, where he graduated from San Diego High School at age 16. During the early years of the Great Depression, he rode trains around the country doing odd jobs and meeting a wide variety of people. In 1934, he earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State Teachers College (now San Diego State University), where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While attending San Diego State, he played for the basketball team and was a member of the swimming team. He had previously planned to attend Springfield College but did not for financial reasons.

In 1935 he met Lois Foerster. They were married at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, November 28, 1935. Their marriage lasted until Art's death, 74-1/2 years later.

He earned a degree in teaching, but worked as a radio announcer at KGB in San Diego. Radio paid better than teaching, and Linkletter directed radio programs for fairs and expositions in the mid 1930s. In 1943, Linkletter pleaded guilty to falsely claiming U.S. citizenship; he was fined $500 and permitted to apply for citizenship. In the 1940s, Linkletter worked in Hollywood with John Guedel on their pioneering radio show, ''People Are Funny'', which employed audience participation, contests and gags. The series served as a prototype for future radio and television game shows. People Are Funny became a television show in 1954 and ran until 1961.

Other early television shows Linkletter worked on included ''Life With Linkletter'' with his son Jack (1969 - 1970) and ''Hollywood Talent Scouts'' (1965 - 1966). He acted in two movies, ''People Are Funny'' (1946) and ''Champagne for Caesar'' (1950). Along with Ronald Reagan and Bob Cummings, he was one of the hosts of ABC's coverage of the opening of Disneyland in 1955. He appeared three times as a guest host of The Tonight Show (1962). In the 1950s, Linkletter became a major investor in and promoter of the hula hoop.

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Old Unused Art Linkletter Television Salt & Pepper Shaker Set


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