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Museums; Weekend Chat; A TV Tribute With No Middle
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Television programs; Museum exhibits
Author: King, Susan
Date: Jun 14, 2001
Start Page: F.36
Section: Calendar; Entertainment Desk
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The series offers the original pilot of "Leave It to Beaver," titled "It's a Small World," as well as the never-aired pilots of such popular series as "Lost in Space," "That Girl" and "All in the Family." Also included are the screen tests for the comedy "Welcome Back, Kotter," which feature John Travolta and Farrah Fawcett, who was auditioning for the role of star Gabe Kaplan's wife.

* "Hello, Good-Bye" screens Wednesdays through Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 15 at the Museum of Television & Radio, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission is free but a contribution of $6 is suggested for adults; $4 for seniors and students; and $3 for children under 13. First segment, Friday- June 24, features "It's a Small World" (the pilot for "Leave It to Beaver"). "Make Room for Daddy"--"Danny Meets Andy Griffith," "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter" (premiere and screen tests). Information (310) 786-1000 or http://www.mtr.org .

Marcia Strassman played Gabe Kaplan's wife on the television show "Welcome Back, Kotter."; PHOTOGRAPHER: KATHY BATES; Farrah Fawcett, seen here in 1978, auditioned for the part of Kaplan's wife on the series.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Associated Press; [David Bushman] is curator at the Museum of Television & Radio.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Copyright JAY BRADY

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