Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

11 Surprising Things in a 1985 Copy of ‘Teen Set’

Teen Set was a teenybopper pinup-style magazine that thrived for a period of time in the '80s. I'm not sure if it is connected to an earlier magazine of the same title, but the September 1985 copy I own was published by Howard A. Weiss and edited by Sheila M. Cantillon. (more…)
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Ken Clark’s Not-So-Small, but Pivotal, Part

I got completely caught up in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962) marathon on Halloween in 2015. As big a fan of Hitchcock as I always have been, I'd actually seen very few of these episodes; this was not a widely re-run series in my youth. (more…)
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Bette Midler Formally Calls Out Geraldo Rivera for Sexual Abuse

It is a clip that has existed since 1991, and that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube — diva Bette Midler, who turns 72 tomorrow, telling legendary talk show host Barbara Walters (b. 1929) in 1991 that Geraldo Rivera (b. 1943) had taken sexual liberties with her in the early '70s.…
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