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Patti Adams collection of Hey There! television show photographs, 1958

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Patti Adams collection of Hey There! television show photographs, 1958

 
▼ About this collection:

In the late 1950s, Wheeling's Hub Department Store (1324-30 Market St.) sponsored a local TV show entitled “Hey, There!” Produced by Patti Adams, a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy, the show, which aired on WTRF-TV, was aimed at fellow teenagers and featured a mix of fashion, sports, and news commentary. In the fall of 1958, a photographer from Life Magazine traveled to Wheeling, WV to take photographs and interview Adams for a feature story. The photographer took many candid shots of Patti at the TV station, her school and other locations in Wheeling as well as the Adams home in Yorkville, Ohio. The story and accompanying photographs never made it to print as the tragic fire at the Our Lady of Angels in Chicago, Illinois on December 1, 1958, preempted many stories slated for print. Life Magazine later gave the photographs, negatives, and story draft to Patti for her to keep. In 2016, Patti’s sister, Peggy Adams Gallup, donated the material to the Archives and Special Collections.  


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