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Cast Biographies
Characters and Puppets
Photo Album
Major Changes in the Show
Show-Related Products: Sheram Puppets, Luci's Little-Shop, etc.
Credits
Sponsors
Spin-offs and Specials
Fan Memorabilia and Puppet Collections
Links
Contact Us

Recent updates and additions to the website, and other news . . .

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Luci and Chan-10 talk about "what's new."

Whenever we add new material to the site, we'll announce the changes here.  And, when news pops-up regarding the show or it's personalities, this What's New? page will guide you to the most recent information.

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Chan-10 and Stanley Mouse illustration by Dave Wagstaff

SITE UPDATES:
 
 
August 15, 2008
 
Spin-Offs and Specials:
WOSU-AM Reunion -- edited text
 
Cast Biographies:
Luci -- edited text

 
June 22, 2008
 
Special thanks to Mona, a children's television memorabilia collector.  Recently, Mona shared photos of her immense Luci's Toyshop collection, and we've included them in today's update. 
 
Fan Memorabilia and Puppet Collections:
Edited text, added three photos
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Friendly Junction -- added photo, edited text
Crystal Palace Tribute -- edited text
 
Show-Related Products:
Other Luci's Toyshop Collectibles -- added two photos
Luci's Little-Shops -- added photo
 
Cast Biographies:
Luci - added photo
 
Photo Album:
Added photo
 
Links:
Updated links
 
 
April 26, 2008
 
Wow!  April has been a big month for updates . . .
 
Major Changes in the Show:
Edited text,
Added history of Chicken-Fat song and an illustration,
Added two links
 
Show-related Products:
Sheram Puppets - edited text and added photos,
Other Luci's Toyshop Collectibles - edited text and added photo
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Crystal Palace Tribute to Luci's Toyshop - added photo
 
Characters and Puppets:
Edited text, lots of new information
 
 
April 15, 2008
 
Show-related Products:
Sheram Puppets - edited text and added several photos
 
 
April 6, 2008
 
We're excited to have been contacted recently by Susan Jones Patterson, daughter of of TV Kindergarten host, Betty Jones.  Ms. Patterson has been generous enough to provide several photos and additional information on both Luci's Toyshop and her mother's program, All Aboard (later retitled TV Kindergarten).  So in this update, you'll notice major additions to our TV Kindergarten (All Aboard) page, as well as clarification on the history of Luci's show.  There are other updates too, so take a look . . .
 
Characters and Puppets:
Edited text
 
Homepage:
Edited text
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Two new photos
Edited text
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
All Aboard - Re-launched as TV Kindergarten (All Aboard)
Added photos, edited text
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Aunt Fran and Her Playmates - edited text
 
Cast Biographies:
Luci - edited text
 
And some news . . .
In February, Chuck White was interviewed by Scott Spears of WMRN-AM Radio in Marion, Ohio.  The lengthy interview focused on White's career, and especially his years on Luci's Toyshop.
 
 
January 1, 2008
 
A major update to celebrate the first anniversary of our Luci's Toyshop site.  We've been researching since last summer to add lots of information and interesting trivia to many of our pages.  Thank-you to all the fans who have contributed to this update!  Happy one-year anniversary to The Unofficial Luci's Toyshop Homepage!  Now, here's the update . . .
 
Homepage:
Edited text
 
Sponsors:
Added two sponsors and photos/illustrations
 
Photo Album:
Added two new photos
 
Show-Related Products:
Luci's Little-Shops - added photo,
Sheram Puppets - edited text, added three new photos
 
Links:
Added a new link; The Crystal Palace
Updated link; Chicken Fat song 
 
Major Changes in the Show:
Edited text, and added comments from a fan
 
Homemade Puppets and Costumes:
Page deleted and re-launched as Fan Memorabilia and Puppet Collections
 
Fan Memorabilia and Puppet Collections:
Page launch, with lots of new content, photos, and fan contributions
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Friendly Junction - added links and bio information for cast members, Leslie Podkin and Ron Steelman
 
Credits:
Ron Giles - added text to his bio link
 
Throughout the site:
A year later -- still editing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  Fairly embarrassing for two college professors, don't you think?
 
Happy New Year!  And thanks to all Luci's Toyshop fans for contributing to our site's first successful year on the web.  Enjoy the update!
 
 
August 5, 2007
 
Edited text on several pages -- edited for spelling, grammar, and accuracy -- no substantial changes in content.
 
 
July 28, 2007
 
Special thanks to Mr. Tim Cook for much of the material in this update.  Tim is a former broadcast engineer at WBNS-TV.  He worked on Luci's Toyshop and other local programs, beginning in 1966.  Thanks Tim!
 
Show-Related Products:
Luci's Little-Shops - added fan memory of a shop location,
Sheram Puppets - added new photo
 
Credits:
Added additional members of the cast and crew,
new links
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Added new photo,
Santa's Workshop - Santa identified!, added new photo, edited text, added Tom Gleba link
 
Links:
Added link to Tim Cook's website
 
 
June 23, 2007
 
Cast Biographies:
Charles White - edited text
 
Credits:
John Haldi - added link and text,
Walter Knick - added link and text
 
 
April 15, 2007
 
Home:
Added photos of Captain Kangaroo and Mister Rogers
 
Cast Biorgraphies:
Added two photos,
Luci - edited text
 
Show-Related Products:
Sheram Puppets - added Sheram label photo, edited text
 
Characters and Puppets:
Added photo of Chan-10's "cloud of smoke"
 
 
April 1, 2007
 
Links:
Added a new link
 
 
March 10, 2007
 
Show-Related Products:
Sheram Puppets - added 1962 puppet set photo
 
 
March 3, 2007
 
Show-Related Products:
Sheram Puppets - added Brutus Buckeye photo
 
Cast Biographies:
Luci - edited text
 
Spin-offs and Specials:
Aunt Fran - added photos, edited text, new links,
All Aboard - added photos, edited text,
WOSU (820 am) Luci's Toyshop Reunion - page launch
 
Links:
Added two new links
 
 
February 7, 2007
 
Links:
Added link to "Local Kid's TV Links" website
 
What's New?:
Edited text
 
 
February 5, 2007
 
Contact us:
Added guestbook
 
 
February 1, 2007
 
Spin-Offs and Specials:
All Aboard - page launch,
Aunt Fran and Her Playmates - page launch,
Friendly Junction - edited text,
Santa's Workshop - added photo
 
Home:
Edited text and added link to conflicting information
 
Cast Biographies:
Luci - edited text and added link to conflicting information,
Chuck White - added photo
 
Characters and Puppets:
Edited text and added link to Mr. Tree Song
 
Show-Related Products:
Sheram Puppets - added photo
 
Links:
Added link to Mr. Tree Song
 
 
January 16, 2007
 
Internal image-size alterations
 
Characters and Puppets:
Neville the News-Hound info added,
Lion puppet info added,
re-ordering of some puppet characters.
                      
      
January 1, 2007
 
Official site launch

 

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Walrus and Stanley Mouse appear in the 1995 feature "The Crystal Palace Tribute to Luci's Toyshop."

Check back here, on the What's New? page, from time-to-time.  This is the place to come, when you want to find recent changes or additions to The Unofficial Luci's Toyshop Homepage. 
 
Our research is turning-up more and more stuff all the time.   And, fan contributions are helping.

The Unofficial Luci's Toyshop Homepage