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Sheila Kuehl fundraiser is playing the Dobie Gillis card

An April 5 fundraiser for Board of Supervisors candidate Sheila Kuehl is billed as "A Night at the Movies with Zelda" — that was the name of her character on the early 1960s TV show, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.' The event at the Harmony Gold Preview House in Hollywood will feature a screening of Dobie Gillis episodes (as well as guest appearances by actor Ed Begley and writer Bruce Vilanich.)

Maynard-G-krebs-denver.jpgThe TV theme is played out on the fundraiser invitations. They arrive in email with the subject line "Support Zelda for Supervisor" and the donation levels continue the idea. You can qualify as a Friend of Zelda for $1,500. $500 lets you be a Friend of Dobie. For $100, donors are labeled "friends of Maynard G. Krebs."

Look it up: Krebs was the beatnik-ish character played by Bob Denver in an iconic enough role that when he appeared later as the star of "Gilligan's Island," people would say hey, there's Maynard. In 1999, per Wikipedia, TV Guide ranked Maynard G. Krebs number 22 on a list of the "50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time."

Impressive IMDb: Some of the actors who appeared on Dobie Gillis are Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, Norman Fell, Rose Marie, Marlo Thomas, Bill Bixby, Ryan O'Neal, Don Knotts, Richard Deacon, Michele Lee, Barbara Bain, Sally Kellerman, Ellen Burstyn, Bea Benaderet, Ron Howard, Jo Anne Worley, Michael J. Pollard, Mel Blanc, Jack Albertson and Charles Lane. Dobie Gillis was played by Dwayne Hickman.


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