Old TV series to be shown

DOWNEY -"An Evening with Hennessey," a long-forgotten TV series starring Jackie Cooper that has not been seen on television for 40 years, will be screened by the Downey Historical Society on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.Two half-hour episodes from 1959 will be shown in 16mm film from original TV prints. The episodes include "Hennessey Joins the Marines" from season 1, episode 16, and "Hennessey Meets Mr. Wilkins," the 22nd episode from the first season. Both originally aired on CBS. Cooper served in the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II. Then, quietly and without publicity or fanfare, compiled one of the most distinguished peacetime military careers of anyone in his profession.

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