Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rex Trailer's Boomtown

Since the beginning of time humanity has risen thanks to the memories billions of people scattered across the globe. My recollection of names, places, and faces run back into the 1950s. At this point in time I figuredI've seen about fifty millions people in the voyages across America, Canada, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, France, England, Ireland France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Spain, the Ukraine, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Tibet, India and points in between.

As a young boy I only knew Maine and Massachusetts.

TV was our only form of transportation away from New England.

And every Saturday morning we were transported from the South Shore to Rex Trailer's BOOMTOWN. A cowboy star from Texas was exotic to New Englanders and his western show ran for three-hours live on the weekend supported by his Sgt. Billy and Mexican partner Pablo.

According to Wikipedia Rex TRex Trailer's Boomtownrailer said about BOOMTOWN, ""We just did it. It was a blast. We were doing educational TV before there was educational TV. Children need role models. I wanted them to understand their obligation to take care of each other."

Rex was no Stooge, but his show was cancelled by WBZ-TV in 1974.

His boomtown were hippies then.

The TV pioneer remained busy with a teaching gig at Emerson College as well as various TV and movie appearances, most notedly as a doctor in MERMAIDS in which he asked the diminutive Winona Ryder, "Why did you think you were pregnant? You're still a virgin!"

Why indeed Winona?

Back in 1988 I looked down at this attractive girl in Times Square.

I thought to myself that she was a midget that looked like Winona Ryder.

I figured her height for 4-10.

Her smile confirmed that she was Winona and that Winona Ryder was very small.

Rex Trailer must have thought the same in that scene in MERMAIDS, proving one thing.

Cowboys know their shit.

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