Week of October 16, 1962
The Cuban crisis in order this week ...
The Defense Department quietly begins a buildup of air defenses in the
southeastern United States as a counter to the Communist military build-up in
Cuba. The action includes assignment of an increased number of powerful Air
Force and Navy jet fighters in the area.
Vice Adm. E.W. Grenfell, addressing the American Ordnance Assn., warns that a
growing Communist maritime force includes not only commercial ships but also
submarines and intelligence trawlers in Cuba and off America’s eastern coast.
Large scale movements of U.S.
Marines are reported in the Florida
Keys and at Marine bases in the
South. The movements are believed
to be in connection with the Cuban
Official Washington wraps itself in
one of the tightest cloaks of secrecy
ever seen in peacetime while key
policy makers work out a major
international decision they are
forbidden to discuss. The White
House, State and Defense
Departments refused to confirm or
deny reports that Cuba is the focus
of the extraordinary operation.
President Kennedy orders a blockade of Cuba to halt the buildup of Soviet-made
missiles that could inflict mass destruction on every nation in the Americas. The
President announced that the United States would turn back ships hauling
offensive weapons Cuba. He also pledged full retaliation against the Soviet
Union if a single nuclear missile is fired from Cuba against any nation in the
Western Hemisphere.
Former Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry S Truman pledge their support to
President Kennedy in the Cuban stand. Joining with them were prominent
Republicans Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of

Week of October 16, 1962
The United States throws a search-or-sink blockade around Cuba, forcing an
immediate showdown with 25 Soviet ships steaming toward the island. Carriers,
cruisers, destroyers and planes are ordered to halt shipments of Soviet-made
missiles, bombs and other offensive military equipment and weapons. An order
of force is to be invoked only against ships, which refuse to submit to search and
Prime Minister
Fidel Castro
called President
blockade of Cuba
the act of a pirate
and declares that
anyone who tries
to carry out an
arms inspection
in Cuba “had
better come
ready for
arms are
defensive. We
will acquire the
arms we feel like
acquiring and we
don’t have to give
an account to the imperialists. Cuba has the right to arm itself and defend itself
and we have had to do so. What would have occurred if we had not armed at the
time of Giron Beach?” (Scene of the Bay of Pigs in 1961.)
The Soviet Union is believed to have ordered a number of Communist merchant
ships en route to Cuba to return to their homeports, according to the Defense
Department. He added that no boarding of any ships “has yet been necessary.”
Soviet Premier Khrushchev calls for a summit meeting, urging that the United
States stay its hand in the Cuban crisis to quench the threat of thermonuclear
war. He said the Soviet Union will make no reckless decision but will act if the
United States carries out “piratic actions.”
The Kennedy family airplane Caroline is up for sale and the asking price is $375
thousand. It’s a twin-air Convair 240 and the owners have had little use for it

Week of October 16, 1962
Darryl F. Zanuck, president of 20th Century-Fox, confirms that he has fired
Joseph Mankiewicz as director of the multi-million dollar film “Cleopatra.” Zanuck
intends to finish editing the film himself.
Stewardess falls
from an airliner -
her screams
heard a mile ...
Francoise de
Moriere (29), a
stewardess on an
Allegheny Airlines
plane, falls to her
death after a door is ripped loose in flight. The plane was coming in for a landing
at Bradley Field, which serves Hartford, Conn. She was on the intercom,
announcing that the plane was coming in for a landing - “Ladies and gentlemen
we...” The intercom went dead with what passengers later recalled as “a sudden
swoosh of air.” No one saw her fall - but others on the ground heard her screams
as she plunged 1,500 feet to her death. Emile Yandow of Farmington, Conn.
said, “We heard an unearthly scream. We couldn’t figure out where it came from
or what it was. Now we know. The scream lasted for maybe a minute, maybe
less, but it was horrible.” Yandow said state police said later that other residents
as far as a mile also heard the terrified cry. No one else on the plane was injured.
What’s this - frying marbles? It’s a new teenage fad. It began with Long Island
housewife Ruth Mann, whose hobby of frying marbles as part of an arts and
crafts project at summer camp was given a feature story in the New York Times.
After the story was published, Mrs. Mann received requests from over 500
department stores across the country to supply them with her costume jewelry.
Hair styles - At a beauty and trade show -
Hair experts say the bouffant is gone (the big
hairdo will vanish from the sidewalks) and the
new look expects to be a coiffure that roughly
resembles the shape of a woman’s head.
Women will still fancy a wide range of color.
The Jackie Look - from the First Lady - is
hot. It’s also called “the Bubble.”

Week of October 16, 1962
Zenith announces a revolutionary
advance in stereo! ... The Amazing
micro-touch 2-gram tone arm! ... Slide it!
Drop it! Tilt It! - It’s impossible to
accidentally ruin your records!
Outperforms all other home console
“Free-Floating” cartridge plays your
records a lifetime with virtually no record
Gives the greatest stereo separation
ever achieved in a home console
Reproduces every note with truest frequency response.
Gives the most accurate tracking of any home console changer
Even plays warped records
Brush automatically cleans needle twice on each changer cycle.
Ends accidental record damage forever.
“The one lotion that’s cool, exciting - brisk as an ocean breeze - Old Spice.”
If you’re in Hollywood - don’t miss comedian Lenny Bruce and folk balladeer Hoyt
Axton at the Troubadour on Santa Monica Blvd.
“Wonder New Soft-Whirled bread - One look is enough ... No holes, no jelly, jam
or catsup drips on tablecloths or children’s clothes ... perfect texture-creamy
smooth ... New tender crust too! Needs no trimming, causes no waste! ...
Wonder “Soft-Whirled” bread contains vitamins, minerals, proteins. Helps build
strong bodies 12 ways ... Tastes great and toasts great, too.”
Halloween Fun at Sears - Kids favorite TV Cartoon characters - Cecil the
Dragon, Beany or Bullwinkle. Molded vinyl mask included. Costumes are made
of rayon taffeta, chemically treated to be flame retardant - $1.98each.
Television news - Edie Adams - the widow of the
late Ernie Kovacs (who died in January in an auto
accident) does her first TV special this week on ABC.
Sid Caesar will be a guest on the show. Says Edie -
“Sid Caesar works the same way Ernie did. There’s a
kind of relaxed, have-fun atmosphere that’s so
important. I liked working with Sid.”

Week of October 16, 1962
Danny Kaye - one of the last of the big stars to hold out against doing a weekly
television program, signs with CBS for 40 one-hour shows. Kaye’s only TV work
has been a series of three annual specials - plus a film of the children of the
world that he did for UNICEF six years ago.
Because of the Cuban crisis, NBC says it will postpone indefinitely its telecast
about the Berlin tunnel. The program shows East German refugees escaping.
H.H. Scott - a Massachusetts engineering concern, says it ran tests on three
Boston television stations and found that - on 65% of the programs it monitored -
the commercials were louder than the accompanying program. In extreme
instances, the commercials were 78% louder than the main program.
Comedian-actor Paul Lynde returns for his
second Andy Williams visit Nov. 1 and then moves
over for the first of a series of guest shots on Ed
Sullivan, starting November 18.
Allen Ludden, host of daytime and nighttime
“Password” on CBS-TV, records a series of 36
five-minute public service radio features for the
U.S. Marine Corp. The series, directed at
teenagers, is based on Ludden’s four successful
books dealing with teenage problems.
Kid’s TV - “Supercar” - the
syndicated kid’s show from
Britain, is set for its own
merchandising blitz in the U.S. 100 different “Supercar”
items are expected to be manufactured before the year
ends. Licensing deals include items to be made by Remco
Industries, Louis Marx Co,, Colorforms and Ideal Toys.
Tuesday Night television -
CBS - CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite, Marshal
Dillon, Lloyd Bridges Show, Red Skelton Show, Jack Benny
Show, Garry Moore Show
NBC - Huntley - Brinkley Laramie, Empire, Dick Powell
Show, Chet Huntley Reporting
ABC - ABC News with Ron Cochran, Combat!, Hawaiian Eye, The
Untouchables, Special-Here’s Edie

Week of October 16, 1962
Combat! - Hanley is attempted to be rescued by a bomb-disposal specialist with
shattered nerves. Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Shecky Greene star.
Hawaiian Eye - Greg is hired by a
jealous husband to clear the name of
a woman he once loved. Grant
Williams, Robert Conrad, Troy
Donahue, Connie Stevens, Poncie
Ponce star
Jack Benny - Lawrence Welk and his
orchestra guest. Jack learns he
doesn’t have the touch to lead a
Special - Here’s Edie - Edie Adams
stars in the first of eight “mood-variety” specials. Tonight’s show reflects the
moods and emotions of New York City. Duke Ellington, Sid Caesar and Peter
Falk guest. Falk does a monologue in which he impersonates a New York cab
Friday Night Television -
CBS - CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite, Rawhide, Route 66, Fair
Exchange, Eyewitness
NBC - Huntley-Brinkley, International Showtime, Sing Along With Mitch, don’t
Call Me Charlie! Jack Paar Show.
ABC - Ron Cochran With the News, The Gallant Men The Flintstones, I’m
Dickens - He’s Fenster, 77 Sunset Strip
Rawhide - A wealthy man’s son, parched from sun exposure, is found on the trail
by Gil.
The Gallant Men - The brother of Capt. Benedict tries to prove himself his
brother’s equal. Stars Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds.
Route 66 - Buz and Tod search for a female voice on the other end of a client’s
telephone. Stars Martin Milner, George Maharis. Guest cast - Sorrell Booke,
Frank Capanella.
The Flintstones - Fred and Barney attend a Lodge convention at a ski resort.
I’m Dickens - He’s Fenster - Harry tries to give Arch some sound advice on his
wedding plans. Stars Marty Ingles, John Astin, Emmaline Henry.

Week of October 16, 1962
Don’t Call Me Charlie! - General Steel asks Col. Barker to help his celebrate his
25 th anniversary in the Army. Barker says he can’t because of a date with a
countess. Stars Josh Peine, John Hubbard, Linda Lawon, Cully Richards, Alan
Jack Paar - guests Gordon and Sheila
MacRae, Woody Allen and the Harlem
Magicians basketball team.
Pop music this week in 1962 -
He's a Rebel - The Crystals
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
Don't Hang Up - The Orlons
Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
Desafinado - Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd
Sherry - The 4 Seasons
Popeye (The Hitchhiker) - Chubby Checker
Ramblin' Rose - Nat "King" Cole
Alley Cat - Bent Fabric & his Piano
Next Door to an Angel - Neil Sedaka
Patches - Dickie Lee
Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
Nothing Can Change This Love - Sam
What Kind of Fool Am I - Anthony
You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary
What Kind of Fool Am I - Sammy
Davis, Jr.
I Remember You - Frank Ifield
Only Love Can Break a Heart - Gene
Ride! - Dee Dee Sharp
If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul &
Gina - Johnny Mathis

Week of October 16, 1962
Return to Sender - Elvis Presley
The Cha-Cha-Cha - Bobby Rydell
Let's Dance - Chris Montez
Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane
Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
Close To Cathy - Mike Clifford
Lie To Me - Brook Benton
James (Hold The Ladder Steady) - Sue Thompson
Don’t Go Near The Indians - Rex Allen
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
Stop The Music - The Shirelles
Top Country hits -
Devil Woman - Marty Robbins
Mama Sang A Song - Bill Anderson
Holiday albums just released -
Nashville Christmas Party (RCA) - Chet Atkins, Hank Snow and others
Christmas With Eddy Arnold (RCA)
A German Christmas (Capitol) with the Bielefelder Kinderchor
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Capitol) - Roger Wagner Chorale
Here is a list of some record albums
for kids- for sale now - from Peter
Pan Records!
Joke Along With Jimmy Nelson
Arnold Stang’s Favorite Funny
The Adventures of Mighty Mouse
Deputy Dawg
Captain Kangaroo’s Treasure House
Sonny Fox Inside Kids
The Magic Land of Allakazam
The Best of the Brothers Grimm
The Original TV Adventures of Lariat Sam
At the movies -
Gigot - Jackie Gleason, Gene Kelly
Lolita - James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers
A Taste Of Honey - Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin

Week of October 16, 1962
If A Man Answers ... Don’t Hang Up - Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Micheline
Presle, John Lund, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers
The 300 Spartans - Richard Egan, Sir Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry
Coe, David Farrar
The Pigeon That Took Rome - Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino
Boy On A Dolphin - Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb
Divorce Italian Style - Marcello Mastroianni, Daniella Rocca
Walt Disney’s Lady And The Tramp
Walt Disney’s Almost Angels - Peter Weick, Dean Scully, Vincent Winter
I Like Money - Peter Sellers
Requiem For A Heavyweight (Written by Rod Serling, Produced by David
Susskind ) - Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris
Creation of The Humanoids - Don Megowan, Erica Elliot, Frances McCann,
Don Doolittle
Trends - is the Bossa Nova the
new thing? Already in jazz circles, it
is now creeping into pop records. It’s
basically a soft, swinging 2-4 samba
rhythm. The tempo has a much
more even 4-4 feeling than the
heavily accented samba beat. The
drums supply subtle back beats
accenting up-beats in the rhythmic
pattern. The term Bossa Nova
seems to have no direct literal
translation, but it’s been popularly
interpreted to mean “something
new” and “new beat.” In one of the
most recent developments, jazz
flutist Herbie Mann is in Brazil for
three weeks, to study the Bossa
Nova situation first hand. A concert at Carnegie Hall November 21 includes a
number of top Brazilian stars: Joao Gilberto, The Oscar Neves Quartet, Jose
Paulo, Carmen Costa and Bolasete.
Music news - Columbia Records signs Barbara Streisand to a recording
contract. She appears in the Broadway play “I Can Get It For You Wholesale”
and is featured on Columbia’s original cast recording of the show.
Laurie Records, looking for new talent, signs British songstress Petula Clark. She
has had top choppers in France and England and Laurie hopes she can score in
the United States and Canada. (She wouldn’t until “Downtown” in early ’65 and

Week of October 16, 1962
that was on Warner Brothers. Laurie just missed the boat as she would have a
string of hits in the mid-60).
Actress Brigitte Bardot signs with the MGM
record label. Her first single - “Sidone” back
with “Theme From a Very Private Affair” from
the movie of the same title.
Up and coming - Dick Van Dyke signs his first
record deal. He’ll be on the Command label
and his first album should be full of Broadway
Music-television news - Paul Peterson will
sing his upcoming single “My Dad” on next
week’s Donna Reed show. Don’t miss it!
Now you can send records to that special
someone by wire! TeleRecord now offers a service where customers can go into
a record store and place a gift order to be delivered anywhere in the country. It’s
all done by wire and is similar to the florists telegraph delivery service. Ad: “Say it
with Music with Records by Wire” is being launched by the company. The record
store must be affiliated with TeleRecord.
Radio news - Boston gets the credit for being the first to play “Monster Mash” by
Bobby “Boris” Pickett. You heard it first on WMEX (1510). Noticing that, Cameo
records gets the station’s top jock - Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsberg - to voice a
commercial about a new John Zacherle “Mash” album. Says the radio ad - “12
big, groovy graveyard hits.”
Radio promotions - In a contest staged to promote B.F. Goodrich’s P-F Flyers
(sneakers), WABC, New York awarded a pair of P-F’s to the first seven listeners
whose tracings of their “big toes” most closely resembled the big toe of deejay
“Big” Dan Ingram.
More WABC. Payola is now a dirty word and some stations want
to stand clear of it. Program Director Sam Holman sends off a
letter to the music industry asking for no gifts for Christmas. “With
the rapid approach of Christmas season, I would appreciate it if
you would inform your manufacturers that under no circumstances
should Christmas gifts be sent to WABC disk jockies or
employees. We would appreciate the fact that one of your
suppliers or you may like to use the holiday season to give a

Week of October 16, 1962
token of thanks, but we must draw a hard and firm line that any gifts received will
be returned.”
Sportscaster Les Keiter is named sports director of WFIL-TV and radio. Les
comes from WINS, New York. Good luck Les!
Music - The Crystals - Mary, Dee Dee, Lala, Barbara, Pat. Ages: Mary and Lala -
16. Dee Dee, Barbara and Pat - 17. Began singing together in high school, where
they performed at several school functions. Wanting to make a record, Phil
Spector heard them one day while the group was auditioning in a Broadway
Dick Clark of “American Bandstand” continues to expand his business empire,
forming the “Dick Clark Bottling Corporation.” Dick’s now in the soda business.
He has been named distributor for Dr. Pepper in the Philadelphia area. Dr.
Pepper is rated the world’s fourth-largest-selling soft drink.
Producer Phil Spector buys out his partners in the Philles label and
is now running the firm himself. Former partners were Harry Finfer,
Les ter Sill and Harold Lipsius. Spector will headquarter in New York
City. Philles is a combination of Phil and Les. Spector is said to
have paid Lester $60,000 and its reported both were not getting
along well. The label is about a year old.
The top record in Britain -
Telstar - The Tornadoes (produced by Joe Meek)
Playing on Rhythm and Blues shows -
Green Onions - Booker T & The MG’s
Do You Love Me - Contours
Lie To Me - Brook Benton
Stormy Monday - Bobby Bland
Sherry - Four Seasons
Someday, Someway - Marvelettes
You Beat Me To The Punch - Mary Wells
Ramblin’ Rose - Nat King Cole
Sweet Sixteen Bars - Earl Grant
Don’t You Worry - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
Country & Western singles -
Mama Sang A Song - Bill Anderson
I’ve Been Everywhere - Hank Snow
I’m Gonna Change Everything - Jim Reeves

Week of October 16, 1962
Devil Woman - Marty Robbins
Pride - Ray Price
Footsteps Of A Fool - Judy Lynn
If You Don’t Know, I Ain’t Gonna Tell You - George Hamilton IV
The Girl I Used To Know - George Jones & The Jones Boys
Hello Out There - Carl Belew
Don’t Go Near the Indians - Rex Allen
Favorite albums -
Peter, Paul & Mary
Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music - Ray Charles
West Side Story - soundtrack
Ramblin’ Rose - Nat King Cole
Ray Charles Greatest Hits
The Music Man - soundtrack
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
Something Special - Kingston Trio
Jazz Samba - Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Roses Are Red - Bobby Vinton
The Stripper & Other Fun Songs For The Family - David Rose
Time Out - Dave Brubeck
West Side Story - original cast album
Joan Baez, Vol 1
The Best of the Kingston Trio
Buddy Holly Story
Folk Matinee - Limelighters
Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Welk
Pot Luck - Elvis Presley
Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
Ray Charles Story
A Swingin’ Safari - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
Things And Other Things - Bobby Darin