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Read this: Set the wayback machine for 1950s


Tippy Stringer, 1955. (Arthur Ellis)

Those were simpler times, right? Not if you were trying to pay a surprise visit to Elvis. Amateur celebrity-stalking took a bit more advance planning during the pre-iPhone, pre-Twitter years of the Eisenhower administration. Dave McKenna writes about two upper-crusty teenage misfits from Wesley Heights who stole their parent's car and struck out to find The King.

Also, Emma Brown writes an obit for local weathergirl Tippy Stringer, who -- alongside her cartoon counterpart, Senator Fairweather -- appeared on WRC-TV throughout the '50s.


By The Reliable Source  | October 25, 2010; 1:21 PM ET
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