Friday, August 18, 2017

The Passing Scene – August 6, 1966

To finish out this third week of August, here's yet another edition of Gene Patrick's "Passing Scene" comic strip that ran in the Lorain Journal back in the 1960s and 70s. This strip appeared in the paper on August 6, 1966 and is a little timely in view of what's going on in Lorain right now, school-wise.

In addition to recent U.F.O. sightings, the comic acknowledges the Lorain City Schools having recently hired Dr. Joseph F. Calta to be the Superintendent. Dr. Calta would have the job from 1965 - 1975. (You can read more about Dr. Calta and his long career in the Lorain school system here.)

Some younger blog readers may not recognize Dr. Calta's dropping into the car as a parody of the old Hertz commercial below.


Anonymous said...

I would never have caught the Hertz reference if you didn't explain it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
I think you mentioned in earlier posts that Gene Patrick was a back round actor appearing on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Do you know of any links that point him out? I always thought the "Passing Scene" was creative, topical and funny with great artwork. Plus I liked the MTM show without knowing he was a part of that too. Todd

Dan Brady said...

Hi Todd,
I wish I did. I understand Mr. Patrick was actually on the MTM spinoff show, the Lou Grant show. I’ve even rented the DVDs and looked in the background for him to no avail!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Dan.