"Whatever Became Of....." which was hosted by Richard Lamparski back in the 1960s & 1970s on WEBO (Now WBAI) 99.5 in New York
From WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Lamparski had initially been a PR man for Paramount Television, CBS Radio, and The Ice Capades(!). He used these connections (probably not the ones at the Ice Capades) to track down many of his favorite old stars. He scored himself a Whatever Became Of...? radio series on WBAI New York and eventually a long running series of hardcover books on the same subject. As fascinating as it is to find out whatever became of these various stars, the real pleasure in reading Lamparski's books often comes from the anomalous writing style used to profile the stars. It is often flippant, ambiguous, vulgar, and more often than not, condescending. Because of this, his books are laugh-out-loud enjoyment. Sometimes Lamparski's subjects themselves display these same characteristics with amusing results. The 1974 entry for the late Hollywood B-movie actress June Lang states: June lives in a small, very neat house in North Hollywood. Her biggest disappointment in recent years came when her only child Patricia preferred working with retarded children to a movie contract. "I don't understand people today," she told an interviewer. "I don't like these times and I do not wish to be a part of them." June does not like modern movies or the people who make them. She feels their long hair and beards probably affect their work. If you've never had the pleasure of thumbing through one of Richard's books, I encourage you to hit up your local library book sale or thrift shop as they remain common and cheap. Any of the eleven Whatever Became Of...? volumes are quintessential bathroom reading. Lamparski had a talent for pinpointing the weirdest aspects of these celebrity's new lives and for capsizing their more bizarre interests, outrageous statements, and occasionally offensive opinions. Lamparski aside, the information provided is often fascinating (and very weird) all by itself. His approach occasionally offended his subjects, who didn't believe they were as washed up as Lamparski suggested. He also had a tendency to tease the reader with bizarre out-of-left-field statements that could have benefited from elaboration, but turn hilarious when stated so casually. For instance, the write-up on Miss America of 1943: She has hosted her own TV series It's a Woman's World and Focus on Women. In 1949 she helped the CIA to apprehend a Nazi operating out of Lebanon under the guise of an impresario. She was the first TV journalist to interview Sweden's Princess Christina in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, and she produced and narrated The 5 Faces of Madame Ky for NET ... The former Miss America is a Christian Scientist.
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Article, November 12th, 2010 - SpotonLI Online Magazine, Whatever Become of Richard Lamparski here.
Katy,I've got a few more,unless you are going to add them.
It was late when I was uploading last night so I figured I'd continue today. Take a look at what I've uploaded and you can probably add lots of fills.
WEBO-75-xx-xx-Interview with Margaret Hamilton
WEBO-67-xx-xx-Just Plain Bill
WEBO-67-05-09-Life Can Be Beautiful
This one got away!