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Magazine Articles
(1959-1980)

Yes kids, you can actually read the magazine article! Just click on the title!

The Sickniks Time, July 13, 1959.
This article covers the Ďsickí comedians that reigned the night club circuit in the late 1950ís. It has a picture of a very young looking Don Adams as well as a paragraph on him. Wow -a whole paragraph! Mustíve made his day.

Don Adams,"  CHBC 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

Don 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 look!

Sic Ďem Tigers Newsweek, May 3, 1965.
This one is a Barbara Feldon article that came out in pilot season. Not a bad article, but Iím 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 article!

Don Adams 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 his?

 

Smart 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!

NBC Gets Smart Newsweek, Jan. 3, 1966.
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 Smartís creator. This information, however, is false. Dan Melnick was the man who conceived the idea of a spy spoof -not David Susskind.

Temporarily 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.

Star Teen 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 article!

Agent 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 1967.
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 Cannibalism. 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?

Would 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 article!

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 article!

The Max-imum 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 article!

Get Smartís 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 Donís 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. Itís 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 1967.
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 clippings!

Don Adams: He's Happy Being Two People. TV and 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 article!

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  October 1968.
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 article!

99 Get's Smart Look, 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 clipping!

The Don 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 TV Guide, March 29, 1969.
This is a two page picture section on Don Adamsís 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.
A brief little snippet on Don Adams... is that statement too redundant? Hmmm...
Thanks goes to Jenna Terranova for providing this clipping!

Comic With A Killer Instinct TV Guide, Nov. 13, 1971.
This would be the Don Adams we didnít 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 article!

Rona Barrett's Hollywood, February 1978.
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 article!

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