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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

It was the week that Bobby Fuller died under mysterious circumstances and Mrs. America 1966 gave her opinions on fighting divorce and raising happy children. Other names in the news this week: Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Jayne Mansfield, and Montgomery Clift, alas, not all in the same place at the same time. 


“‘66 Mrs. America; Houston Housewife No. 1 Homemaker,” Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN), May 9, 1966, 8.

“Autopsy Inconclusive,” Daily News-Post (Monrovia, CA), July 20, 1966, 22.

Brimmell, George, “San Diego corners market on off-beat beauty contests,” The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), December 19, 1967, 22. 

Gundersen, Edna, “Broken Melody,” El Paso Times, June 7, 1982, 13.

Hall, Claude, “Bobby Fuller Four Fills Nitery Air With Excitement,” Billboard, May 14, 1966, 48. 

“Houston TV Ratings War,” Texas Monthly, May 1974, 12. s

Klemesrud, Judy, “Woman’s Place in School Too, Says Mrs. America,” Corpus-Christi Caller-Times, July 1, 1966, 30. 

“Marital Inquiry Asked in House; Justice Douglas’ Character Under Attack,” The Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1966, 1. 

“Misadventures of Mrs. America,” Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), October 9, 1966, 100. 
“Movie Manager Files Suit,” The Jackson Sun (Jackson, TN), July 20, 1966, 2. 

“Montgomery Clift, 45, dies of heart attack in New York,” The Los Angeles Times, July 24, 1966, 3. 

“Mrs. America Ired; Dispute Rises About Prizes,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 17, 1967, 18. 

“Mrs. America Tells How to Beat Divorce Scandal,” Oakland Tribune, July 24, 1966, 8. 

“Policeman Closes Show; He Wasn’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” The Memphis Press-Scimitar, July 18, 1966, 17. 

Silverman, Jan, “Luncheon with Mrs. America,” Oakland Tribune, October 7, 1966, 34. 

“Singer Found Dead in Automobile,” Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), July 19, 1966, 25. 

Stanford, Nancy, “Mrs. America Tackles Her Homework,” Corpus Christi Times, January 9, 1969, 25. 

“Tests Slated in Death of Rock and Roll Singer,” Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, CA), July 20, 1966, 13. 

Thompson, Thomas, “Raw Dialogue Challenges All the Censors,” Life Magazine, June 10, 1966, 92. 

Wilson, Earl, “It Happened Last Night,” Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey), July 19, 1966, 19. 

“‘Whose Afraid’ Gets Cleared for Nashville,” Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1966, 53.