MRS. MUFFIN COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
Size 3 items (1.5 linear feet)
Inclusive dates 1950-1957
Summary One photograph of the cast of the children’s program
“Mrs. Muffin” and two stuffed animals possibly from the set of the show, which
was broadcast by WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in
collections Alec Gifford WDSU Television Archive of New Orleans Broadcasting (Mss 277)
Source Gift, 2002
Citation Mrs. Muffin Collection, Earl K.
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“‘What I really wanted to do was produce a really solid program for children,’ Flettrich Rohe said. Finally, fate brought the two women together at the Bourbon House (a former [French] Quarter hangout) where they shared 18-cent cups of coffee, came up with the show idea and pitched it to WDSU. The rest, as they say, is history.
“None of the ‘Mrs. Muffin’ shows
were taped—video wasn't created until 1961.
But the show that was born
These stuffed animals may have decorated the set of the Mrs. Muffin show. Each bears a tag printed in red on white with a heart and the words “Mrs. Muffin with Love” and another tag reading, “Mrs. Muffin Characters that lived in her cottage.”
bear, brown, with red ribbon around neck.
Tag reads, “Made in
dog, yellow, with floppy ears and long tail.
Tag reads, “New material made in
Series II. Photograph
318-3 Photograph taken on the Mrs. Muffin set on the day of the final show (!957). Included in the photograph are Terry Flettrich (seated); Leonard (Lenny) Flettrich; Terry Gerstner; Irwin Poche, Jr.; George Cuccia; Ellen Viola Hardeman; and engineers and cameramen.
Mrs. Muffin (Television program)
Rohe, Terry Flettrich
WDSU-TV (Television station :