Thursday, April 25, 2013

Johnny or Paul......

While watching AMC last night, they showed  a commercial for their Saturday morning shows, one of which happened to be the old Rifleman show from the 60's starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford which brought back a whole lot of memories.  This is where I admit that I was indeed, a teenager in the infamous 60's.  Back then, you were either a surfer or a hippie. Growing up in Southern CA, I was more beach chick then hippie but that's not to say I didn't wear "bell bottom" pants or "mini" skirts!  I'm getting off the subject a bit, the whole point is that back then,  you were either in "love" with  Johnny Crawford who starred in the western, The Rifleman or Paul Peterson who starred in The Donna Reed Show.   For me, it was Johnny all the way!  As I think about it now, Paul is more my style in looks but back then, Johnny just had that something that did it for me!  We never missed an episode of either show!
Johnny's character on the show was rugged,  (who doesn't look good in a tight pair of jeans and a cowboy hat),  hardworking, polite, always tried to do the right thing, could ride a horse, was kind of shy when it came to the girls, and, a all around good guy. 
Paul, starred on the Donna Reed show which was more in our time.  He was a kakie pants and button up shirt kind of guy, which, don't get me wrong, is also very appealing.  His character was sweet in a goofy kind of way, always in and out of trouble, (nothing serious) with his Mom and Dad, often annoying to his big sister.   As he got older,  he was more into getting his driver's license, dating girls and hanging out, but also a good guy.  
As both stars older, they put out records and were on the covers of all the in teen magazines at the time.  It's kind of interesting if you think about it, how different times were then, they never made headlines for drinking or drugs, never got arrested for drunk driving, never wore their pants down around their knees, and always wore their shirts.  Quite a change from the star antics of today.  So......for those of you who remember, which one made your heart throb, Johnny or Paul?

 
 Johnny
 
 
 





 
Paul
 










 
Till next time....
Rebecca
 
 
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8 comments:

Tina AtWhatWeKeep said...

Before my time, Rebecca...but I'll go for the cardigan wearing boy!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I didn't watch either of those shows, but my girlfriends and I were in love with Davey Jones. :)

It's a crazy world we live in now.

Diane said...

I definitely liked westerns in the 60's and loved the Rifleman. As I recall I had a crush on Johnny Crawford because I loved those cowboys. I was in grade school in the 60's and I loved Johnny's soft spoken style and his relationship with his Pa, Chuck Connors. I could tell they had a special bond. I forgot he was a Mouseketeer! Such cute pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That was back in my day, I wasn't to crazy about the cowboys I guess.

I did like the Lone Ranger , I thought he was handsome in his tight pants and mask LOL

then I fell for Elvis !!!!!!!!!!

EveryDay Bloom said...

I think I would have been smitten by Johnny. I love AMC. Lynaea @ <a href="http://everydaybloom.com/in-the-pink-apron/

Linda at French Hollow said...

I'm with Vickie - Davey Jones was TOO dreamy! Peter Tork had a goofy kind of cute too. But if I had to pick, I'd go for the rifleman's son. Can you imagine what any of those characters would be doing in today's television? Scary...

Dolly Sarrio said...

I love these shows and Johnny the hubby and I watch everyday. Good old shows.

Michele Smith said...

I remember watching the Rifleman with my dad when I was younger...I probably had a lil crush on him even though it was before my time ;)
How are you and your precious grandbaby?