Do you remember the Wallace and Ladmo Show?
LOCALS KEEP WALLACE AND LADMO HISTORY ALIVE
TEMPE, AZ – In 1954 It’s Wallace, a show that would later be renamed The
Wallace and Ladmo Show, got its start in Arizona. After 35 years the final
episode aired and the show has been gone ever since. Steve Hoza, a local
historian and fan met with Bill “Wallace” Thompson and the two created a
plan to bring the show back to life. The plan was for Hoza to write a book
on the history of the show from a fan perspective. Hundreds of interviews
were conducted with friends, family, cast, crew, and the general public
about the show and the experiences people had with the show. After years of
work the book was eventually dropped by the publisher. Hoza, not wanting the
project to die, sought out the assistance of his nephew to help him take the
show to a new medium, the internet. Tom Dickson, a part-time web designer
and fan of the show, was eager to assist with the project.
now features an extensive collection of historical items
on the show. The site features the public history of the show, untold
history and interviews from the cast, fan interviews, photographs of
memorabilia, fan photos, a guestbook and detailed information on each
character from the show. Fans can also download desktop wallpapers for their
computers and listen to audio clips from the show.
In addition to providing fans with a source for information, the site now
features a store where fans can purchase Ladmo Tie T-Shirts and DVD’s of the
Old Time Movies shown on the show. As a lover of animals, Bill “Wallace”
Thompson asked that the two creators of the site donate all profits from the
sales to go to the Arizona Humane Society.