Timeline 1980

1979 < > 1981

1980 – The Second Handshake by Will Fowler1

1980 – Letters to Red about buying the Pantheon Theater.2

Month Note
January
 Not happy with “Red Skelton” biography by Arthur Marx
01/23/1980 01/23 [TV] Entertainer of the Year Award.
February 1980 “Clown Prince of Plates”3
02/15/1980 02/15 [Stage] Flint Center, Cupertino, California4
02/19-20/1980 [TV] Taping of Red Skelton’s Funny Faces5
03/04/1980 [Art] Beverly Hills Galleries vs. Center Art Gallery6
03/07/1980 [Art] Appearance at the Center Art Gallery, Oahu, Hawaii7
04/11-13-/1980 04/11-13 [Stage] Palace Theatre, Columbus, Ohio8
04/19 [Stage] Atlantic City Casino9
04/28/1980 [Print] “Arts”10 
05/23/1980 [TV] HBO Standing Room Only: Red Skelton Funny Faces
05/28/1980 Talk to establish the Red Sketon Performing and Visual Arts Citation.11
June Sabre Room, Hickery Hills, Illinois.12 Fund raiser for Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
06/08/1980
Visit to Vincennes.

06/08 Welcome Sign in Vincennes.13

06/25/1980 Gene Autry: an American Hero (KTLA)14

“KTLA’s salute to Gene Autry celebrates the legendary singing cowboy’s fiftieth anniversary in show business.”
07/17-08/06/1980   [Stage] Nugget Hotel Celebrity Room, Sparks, Nevada 
August 1980 Honorary Chairmanship of the New Maonic Benevolent Program.15
08/04/1980 “stick together” on payment to actors.16
08/05/1980 [Stage] John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks Nevada
09/05/1980 09/05 [Press] “Red Skelton Agrees to Preserve Tapes”17 18
09/20/1980 [Stage] Western Illinois University
09/25/1980 [Stage] Westminster College, Orr Auditorium
10/11/1980 [Stage] I.U. Homecoming Variety Show, Indiana University Auditorium
11/01/1980 [Stage] Bowling Green State University
11/30/1980 [Stage] A Toast to Robert Green
DATE EVENT

 

  1. Lyle Stuart Inc. []
  2. July 17 1980, Aug 7 1980, Isaac K. Beckes, RSM 2016.010A []
  3. Plate World Magazine []
  4. Night Life, S. F. Sunday Examiner & Chonicle []
  5. Script []
  6. Lawsuit papers in First Circuit Court of Hawaii []
  7. This Week on Oahu []
  8. The Ohio State Lantern []
  9. Philadelphia Inquirer []
  10. by Hal Glatzer, People Weekly, 04/28/1980 []
  11. Western Union May 28 1980, Isaac K. Beckes, Vincennes University, RSM 2016.010A []
  12. Photo from Melanie Sandford, RSM 2016.010B []
  13. 1980/06/08 []
  14. The Paley Center []
  15. Letter Aug 29 1980, Grand Lodge, Indiana []
  16. Letter Aug 4 1980, from Mickey Rooney, RSM 2016.010A []
  17.  by Myrna Oliver, Los Angeles Times, 09/05/1980 []
  18. Thirteen writers…filed suit to prevent…destroying the tapes, AP, 07/13/1980 []
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