A page from the past. Seniors 1959. Searcy AR. Play presented.

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Searcy Senior Class 1959 play Historic photo

A page from the past!  1959 Seniors.

This is a fun old picture that has been tucked away for a long time.  This group of Searcy Seniors was to present a play on May 1 1959 at the Searcy High School auditorium.  I know several of them now but did not know them then because I did not grow up in Searcy.  I must say that the ones that I know now have not changed much.  They are still handsome folks!

I wonder, after seeing this picture, whether it was a tradition for the seniors to perform a play at the end of the year.  Perhaps some of the ones in this picture can tell us.  The newspaper did not tell us the name of the play either!

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Ah, those folks would be my age in today's world!  I was a senior in 1959.

Jan 22, 2020 12:21 AM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

I was 10 in 1959, I do remember the clothes of that era. Interesting.

Jan 22, 2020 02:06 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - just thinking:  maybe there was a class play presented in May because they were working on it during the entire school year.  Hmm...was there no other performances at other times?  Wondering again.  

Jan 22, 2020 05:01 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Myrl, don't tell your age.  You look much younger!  Of course, people DO lie about their age, don't they?

Jan 22, 2020 05:24 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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James, surely at the age of 10 you didn't notice clothing!  You'd be barely out of Buster Brown outfits.  Do they still make Buster Brown?  

 

Jan 22, 2020 05:26 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Michael, more comments are made on facebook.  Are we friends so you can see them?  They may explain it there.

Jan 22, 2020 05:27 AM #6
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Don Thompson
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Barbara, that was 5 years after I left Searcy so don't know any of the cast.

I do remember quite well my class of 1954 senior play "You Can't Take It With You". In fact most of the cast had a reunion in 2001 when the Little Rock Repertory Theater presented the play. We were invited to come to the play and Anita Fuller's daughter, Karen, was a anchor at KATV  Station and she arranged for the film crew to cover the reunion event. Here are some pics from the event. 

SHS Cast

Scene from Repertory Theater production

My copy of the playbook

Ticket to the SHS play

I was Mr DePina a assistance to the professor. There was one scene where I wore only a green tunic as I posed for the professor to sculpt me as a Greek citizen.

Jan 22, 2020 09:10 AM #7
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Anita Fuller

Surely, Don, you have a picture of you in the green tunic! Come on, now....don't be shy.

Jan 22, 2020 11:15 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Green tunic picture!  Green tunic picture!!  Must have it.

The pictures are fine here, Don, but they didn't pull up on my email.  Thanks for posting them.

Jan 22, 2020 01:46 PM #9
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Don Thompson
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Alas, pictures in those days were few and far between. There isn't even a shot of the play in the yearbook.

All I can offer you is a note from an admirer from my yearbook.

You will need to use your imagination.

Jan 24, 2020 09:34 AM #10
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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My imagination shows this Beverly having a crush on a handsome guy wearing a tunic!!  LOL

Jan 25, 2020 05:57 AM #11
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Don Thompson
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This is Beverly. She was a junior.

As you know, I had eyes on Paula Anne.

Jan 25, 2020 12:34 PM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
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I suspect, Don, that you eyed several girls in addition to Paula Anne!!  Beverly is pretty.

Jan 25, 2020 12:59 PM #13
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