View Full Version : 1964 Playboy Bunny of the Year Donna Michelle gets a roundie


rpm1200
03-29-2016, 12:59 PM
Found this on Curbside Classic:
http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/history/cc-easter-special-the-cars-of-the-playboy-bunnies-playmate-of-the-year-1964-1988/

Can anyone ID the television sets?

Eric H
03-29-2016, 02:22 PM
But it's not Playboy Pink like the rest of the stuff.
Wonder if that's a Philco, they made the little Mustang set.

MRX37
03-29-2016, 03:42 PM
I just find it funny we're more interested in the TV then the girl. :P

Electronic M
03-29-2016, 03:46 PM
I just find it funny we're more interested in the TV then the girl. :P

Speak for your self! :D

The cabinet of the TV reminds me of Silvertone, but the tuning knobs don't ring any bells. Perhaps it is a rarer store brand like Bradford or Penncrest.

timmy
03-29-2016, 03:49 PM
Looks like an early new vista

MRX37
03-29-2016, 05:27 PM
oooooh look at those curves..., those two eye catching orbs, that smooth, perfect face...

Oh and the lady is okay too I guess

Bill R
03-29-2016, 08:14 PM
Admiral. I see the red yellow and blue admiral logo below the control panel.

Eric H
03-29-2016, 08:36 PM
Admiral. I see the red yellow and blue admiral logo below the control panel.

Yep, Admirable, here's an ad for a 65 Admiral, different cabinet but same control panel.

Sandy G
03-29-2016, 10:19 PM
If the TV & the car are still around, they're likely in better shape than SHE is..

old_tv_nut
03-29-2016, 10:46 PM
Admiral didn't announce plans to make color tubes until August of 64
https://books.google.com/books?id=GU-_LnIOwWUC&pg=PA464&lpg=PA464&dq=admiral+color+picture+tube+history&source=bl&ots=bOjcWHXoSx&sig=ngZaLVvjD4RhkJQUp74qQU8x5Ac&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsromrsOfLAhVIkZQKHYghAHEQ6AEIOjAF#v=on epage&q=admiral%20color%20picture%20tube%20history&f=false

So, that roundie probably had an RCA tube (sulfide phosphors, you can tell by the screen color) and might actually be a long-lived one. Admiral-built color tubes had a poor reputation. They offered a 3 year warranty on their CRTs (not including labor), and apparently it was needed.

jr_tech
03-29-2016, 11:07 PM
If the TV & the car are still around, they're likely in better shape than SHE is..

Indeed, she died April 11, 2004 at the age of 58. :tears:

jr

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Michelle

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oldtvman
03-30-2016, 01:03 PM
It's an Admiral

rca2000
03-30-2016, 01:13 PM
I just find it funny we're more interested in the TV then the girl. :P


Well...she is a bit "long in the tooth"..by now...maybe even in a nursing home...