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Slideshow: 29 Exclusive Portraits From ‘Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show’

28 December 2011 11:13 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the great events in Chicago to interact with celebrity favorites is at the “Hollywood Celebrities and Memorabilia Show.” In 2011, the autumn event took place on October 1st and 2nd, and featured the “Happy Days” TV gang Henry Winkler, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, plus Barry Bostwick and Patricia Quinn from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The latest Hollywood Celebrities and Memorabilia Show was the last such event for founders Ray and Sharon McCourt, as they headed for retirement. The show will go on, however, as new ownership will bring “The Hollywood Show” to Chicago in March, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce was at the October show, and recorded the following slideshow of celebrities that participated. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Comedian Dunlop Dies

16 August 2011 11:56 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

American comedian Vic Dunlop has died following complications from diabetes.

The funnyman passed away on Saturday at a hospital in Glendale, California. He was 62.

Dunlop began his career in entertainment in the 1960s and landed a regular spot on Richard Pryor's TV variety show in 1977.

He went on to guest star on hit '80s show Harper Valley P.T.A., and also made appearances in films like The Devil and Max Devlin, Skatetown U.S.A. and Martians Go Home.

However, he was perhaps best known for cracking jokes on American game show Make Me Laugh. »

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Sherwood Schwartz obituary

15 July 2011 4:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch

In the 1960s, no one had his finger closer to the pulse of the great American television-watching public than Sherwood Schwartz, who has died aged 94. Schwartz created both Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, two shows that defied critical opprobrium to become hits, and through endless sequels and repeats in syndication have become icons of their era.

Looking back, it is possible to find some cultural weight in each. Gilligan, which, as its theme song, co-written by Schwartz, explained, was the tale of seven people on a "three-hour cruise" who wind up cast away on a lost island, was sold to the CBS network as "a microcosm, but a funny microcosm", and it made its debut in 1964.

As played by Bob Denver, the clumsy first mate Gilligan might be seen, when the show debuted in 1964, as a prototype hippie, interacting with »

- Michael Carlson

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Sherwood Schwartz obituary

15 July 2011 4:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch

In the 1960s, no one had his finger closer to the pulse of the great American television-watching public than Sherwood Schwartz, who has died aged 94. Schwartz created both Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, two shows that defied critical opprobrium to become hits, and through endless sequels and repeats in syndication have become icons of their era.

Looking back, it is possible to find some cultural weight in each. Gilligan, which, as its theme song, co-written by Schwartz, explained, was the tale of seven people on a "three-hour cruise" who wind up cast away on a lost island, was sold to the CBS network as "a microcosm, but a funny microcosm", and it made its debut in 1964.

As played by Bob Denver, the clumsy first mate Gilligan might be seen, when the show debuted in 1964, as a prototype hippie, interacting with »

- Michael Carlson

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Gilligan's Island Creator Sherwood Schwartz Dies

13 July 2011 8:32 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Gilligan's Island creator and Us TV mogul Sherwood Schwartz has died, aged 94. Schwartz was the brains behind the beloved TV hit Gilligan and also the 1970s sitcom classic, The Brady Bunch. He also had links to other classic series My Favorite Martian, Harper Valley PTA and The Red Skelton Show. He died of natural causes, according to TMZ.com. © WENN   »

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The Hollywood Reporter publishes Sherwood Schwartz final farewell to family, friends, television fans

13 July 2011 4:02 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Hollywood Reporter was charged with a heavy task; they were asked by famed television producer Sherwood Schwartz to publish his farewell letter upon his death, which occurred Tuesday of natural causes. In the letter, titled “A Conversation at the Gates,” Schwartz relates his life, particularly the points in his life when he met his wife Mildred and saw his children become successful in their lives. He also reflected on his expansive career in the world of television. It was part of his final wishes that the magazine publish the letter. Schwartz’s most popular shows include “The Brady Bunch,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Big John, Little John,” “Harper Valley PTA,” and more. »

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TV Hitmaker Schwartz Dead At 94

12 July 2011 12:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

TV mogul Sherwood Schwartz has died, aged 94.

Schwartz was the brains behind beloved TV hits The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island.

He also had links to other classic series My Favorite Martian, Harper Valley PTA and The Red Skelton Show.

He died of natural causes, according to TMZ.com. »

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Sherwood Schwartz, 'Brady Bunch' mastermind, dead at 94

12 July 2011 10:50 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Legendary Hollywood producer Sherwood Schwartz -- who changed the prime-time landscape with shows like "The Brady Bunch" -- is dead at 94.

Schwartz made a huge impact on the TV dial in the 1950s, '60s and '70s with shows like "The Brady Bunch," "Gilligan's Island," "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and "Harper Valley PTA."

According to TMZ Schwartz died of natural causes in his sleep surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mildred Schwartz, and four children.

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'Gilligan's Island,' 'Brady Bunch' Creator -- Dead at 94

12 July 2011 9:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Sherwood Schwartz , the television genius who created " The Brady Bunch " and " Gilligan's Island " -- and wrote the theme songs for Both shows -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Schwartz is a TV legend -- back in 1961, he won an Emmy for his work as a writer on " The Red Skelton Show ." Schwartz also served as a script supervisor on " My Favorite Martian " ... and a writer and producer of " Harper Valley PTA ." Sherwood worked in radio »

- TMZ Staff

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