Yes kids, you can actually read the
magazine article! Just click on the title!
Sickniks Time, July 13, 1959.
This article covers the "sick" comedians that reigned the night club circuit
in the late 1950's. It has a picture of a very young looking Don Adams as well
as a paragraph on him. Wow -a whole paragraph! Must've made his day.
TV Teleguide, May 20, 1962. Page 4.
A very young Don Adams is
featured in this local TV guide's front cover personality section. While
the article is all but a brief survey of Don's career prior to his stint on
Perry Como's show, the front cover picture makes it worth it's weight in gold
Adams: I Believe Prayer Alone Saved My Life in 1943 The National Enquirer.
I have no idea under any of Jupiter's moons when this appeared, but it was
certainly from the grand sultan of rag sheets, The National Enquirer. Take a
'em Tigers Newsweek, May 3, 1965.
This one is a Barbara Feldon article that came out in pilot season. Not a bad
article, but I'm not sure if they have her age correct. It also shows a
picture of her and her cat.
Don Adams: The Man
from B.U.N.G.L.E. Playboy, September 1965.
And now the question should be asked: Do
Smartians read Playboy just for the articles? Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
of Get Smart! by Robert de Roos. TV
Guide, Oct. 2, 1965.
Meet Don Adams! He's not really a spy
-he just plays one on TV. Aside from an overview of Adams, this article
digs out the real dirt: how does Don feel about that fabulous face of
Money: Get Smart! Time, Oct. 15, 1965.
This is a typical two column news article. It gives a general idea of what Get
Smart was about.
Who's Who 1966.
This mini article provides a brief bit of biographical
information on Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, including some of the show biz work
they did prior to Get Smart. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for
providing this article!
TV Star Annual 1966.
This little fan mag clipping reveals why Don chose to
stick on the comedic route in the mid-60s rather than write and direct. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for
providing this clipping!
Gets Smart Newsweek, Jan. 3,
Typical of most press work, this article is straight to the point, but filled
with fallacies and errors. The article makes a statement that claims that David
Susskind was Get Smart's creator. This information, however, is false. Dan
Melnick was the man who conceived the idea of a spy spoof -not David Susskind.
Disconnected TV Guide, Jan. 29, 1966.
It's expensive to get nearly drowned -especially for the stars
of Get Smart. This TV Guide picture feature shows and
provides some interesting insights on the rain locker of a phone booth that 86
and 99 were stuck in as part of the "All In the Mind" episode.
Time, April 1966.
From the annals of 60s fan mags comes two really great
clippings of Agents 86 and 99. Ms. Feldon, btw, is wearing her famed chauffeur's
uniform from the pilot episode. Thanks
goes to Spy Lady X for providing these clippings!
Our Marriage is a Ghastly
Mistake! Motion Picture, April 1966.
In this article Barbara goes into a play-by-play of the
Hall-Feldon wedding. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
99, High Style Spy Life, April 15, 1966.
This article is over Barbara Feldon's flare for fashion. It consists mostly of
pictures of her modeling a variety of outfits.
God Knows Why I am a Catholic and a
Jew...TV Radio Mirror, May 1966.
Straight from the annals of a 60s TV tabloid comes one great big touchy-feely article on Mr. Adams.
While the Kleenex-meter might be going off on this fluffy little piece, I'm not sure what beliefs are applicable to the present, so take it for what it is: 35 years old.
He begged me
for money! by Jane Ardmore. TV Star
Parade, May 1966.
That's right! Lucien
Feldon begged Barbara Hall for money and she gave it to him! Read about
the wild and romantic world of the Feldons and what Barbara really thinks about
Agent 99. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for
providing this article!
TV Star Parade
These clippings show Don Adams and his family
having some together time. In the process, Don trades his shoe phone for
his daughter's baby shoe. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for
providing these clippings!
Movie Life, March
Here's a rarely seen shot of a bandaged Don Adams
and his broken nose. Thanks goes
to Sue Kessler for supplying this clipping.
Please, Somebody, Get Smart: Prime-Time
Life, May 6, 1966.
This piece gives an interesting look in to the "Great Ratings War of
'66" Which spy show will win? Which spy show was better? Did the author of
this article use the word "click" too many times?
You Believe Don Adams? The Saturday Evening Post, June 4, 1966.
This is a pretty thorough article on the secret life of Don Adams. It has a
lovely picture of Mr. Adams driving down the freeway with a trash can in the
back seat of his sunbeam convertible.
The Greatest Gift a Father
Can Give his Child Photoplay, July 1966.
Don waxes philosophical in this snippet of an article
on fathers and children. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
Aunt Barbara is a Softie
by Paul Denis. TV Radio Mirror, December 1966.
Warm and fuzzy! Barbara's sister Pat tells all of our 99's
deepest secrets -er would you believe all her childhood memories? Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
Male! by June Clark. TV Radio Mirror, December 1966.
Tagged on with the Barbara Feldon article above, is a
photo spread on the many styles of Max. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
|Get Smart's Wholesome Agent
99. TV Guide, Aug. 27, 1966.
This article on Barbara Feldon talks about her past and reveals her many wigs.
The TV Guide cover has Barbara holding Don and Fang by dog collars -at least Don's
was made out of rhinestones.
|The One and a Half Sewer Man Grows
Up. TV Guide, June 24, 1967.
Another article on Don Adams, this one gives some biographical information on
him. The TV Guide cover has Don and Barbara on the front in red hunting caps. It's a
nice collectible and can be found on Ebay from time to time.
Who's Who in TV 1967.
Among the biographical info about Don and Barbara in
this article is the name of Barbara's high school alma mater. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for
providing this article!
TV Star Annual
These clippings, which feature pics of the Get
Smart cast come from two issues of TV Star Annual. I
was in a weird space saving mood, so the link above provides two different
magazine clippings for the price of one. Thanks goes to Spy Lady X for providing these
Don Adams: He's Happy Being Two People.
Movie Screen, May 1967.
Wow, two people for the price of one! Is that a bargain
or a curse? This article is light on the print and heavy on the warm and
fuzzy pics of the Adams family. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
TV Star Annual 1968.
This mini article provides a summary of Get
Smart and Max's antics. It comes complete with a couple of
pictures. Thanks goes to Sheri Fitzsimons for
providing this article!
'Spoofy' Barbara Feldon.
TV Guide, April 20, 1968.
Exciting Barbara Feldon truths revealed! Would you believe Ms. Feldon presents a study guide for King Lear? Well, she does discuss post-Lucien life, why her clothing doesn't stop traffic like 99's does, and she albeit briefly mentions her thoughts on Don Adams in this TV Guide article.
TV Radio Mirror
Take a peek at this sneak peek of the
Smart's wedding -which Dorothy Adams is supervising. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
Dec. 24, 1968.
This article, written in anticipation of
the Smart wedding, features other people's thoughts about Barbara's acting as
well as Barbara's thoughts about acting in general. Also mentioned is how
Barbara used to "disguise" herself so she could have peace while book
shopping. Thanks goes to Talia for
finding this article! Congrats! You win a cookie!
Playboy, January 1969.
This Playboy clipping comes from an
article on Hef's old TV show, Playboy After Dark. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
Adamses: How Many Times Can They Deny It's Not So?
by Tom Daly. Modern Movies, March 1969.
I'm not sure whether this article is Ann Landers type advice, if it's plain
out editorializing or if it's even true. Nevertheless, this piece is on the marriage
of Don and Dorothy.
Don Adams Draws on Another Talent
March 29, 1969.
This is a two page picture section on Don Adams's art work.
Ed Platt CHBC
TV Teleguide, April 27, 1969.
At last! Words from the mouth of the Chief! In this wee little
article, Ed Platt chats about his career change from singer to actor.
TV Yearbook, 1970.
brief little snippet on Don Adams... is that statement too redundant? Hmmm... Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
|Comic With A Killer
Nov. 13, 1971.
This would be the Don Adams we didn't know. This article is mostly about Don and his post-smart work which, at the time the article was written, was the ill-fated TV
series The Partners.
Playboy, January 1975.
Another Playboy! Ooolaala! This a
snippet from an extensive article on all the games at the Playboy Mansion.
Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
Rona Barrett's Hollywood,
Only from Rona Barrett can the truth be told about how
Don Adams and Judy Luciano met and were married... uh... maybe. Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this
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