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TV show box set ‘Terry & the Pirates’ to be part of a museum exhibit someday?

This box set features star and former York countian John Baer, top right. Background posts: East Yorker David Levin became exemplary elder, Actor John Baer among achievers in York High’s Class of 1941 and Pearl survivor: ‘We need to prevent attacks of that nature’.
The York County Heritage Trust will soon receive an unusual artifact – a box set of the early TV series “Terry & the Pirates.”
John Baer, William Penn High School Class of 1941, starred in the series.
In addition to the local connection, the series played on a historical theme.
Here’s what the jacket to the box set says: …

“Roll back the clock to 1952 when Terry & The Pirates first hit the television airwaves. It was a short-lived but entertaining adventure/drama series with a cold war theme. The program was syndicated between 1952-53 and sponsored at one time by Red Goose Shoes.”
OK, John Baer was a B actor who never gained great Hollywood fame.
But to some, his is one success among many successes coming from William Penn High School in 1941.
The following editor’s note appeared on a column written by Dan Meckley pointing out that class’s significance:

“William Penn High School’s Class of 1941 sat in kindergarten in 1929, the year the stock market fell. The class graduated in the spring before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This guest column … .tells about the extensive accomplishments of a talented class whose tenure spanned one of the most difficult times in American history — the Great Depression — and then faced one of its greatest challenges — World War II — upon graduation… .”

Considering all of this, the box set is a deserving artifact in the Heritage Trust’s collection. Perhaps it could be used as part of an exhibit onYork countians who have contributed to American popular culture.

Also of interest:
Other York countians who have made headlines on the national stage:
Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here.
Check out Mark Zortman’s running list of actors from York County.
Hanover native Ann Roth explains how she designs costumes for Hollywood.
John Baer among York countians to star on big screen.
Memorial service for noted musician Bob January set for, well, January.
York County, Pa.’s Cameron Mitchell agonized over career choice
Bomb group seeks Cameron Mitchell’s WWII info
Stand-in stole show in YLT’s “Inherit the Wind”
Former York countian-turned-screen-writer Laurice Elehwany: How to make it as a writer
Many national stars first performed on YLT’s stage.

DJ to The Drifters and Charlie Thomas of York, Pa.: ‘You guys have a hit record’.
York native Steve Zirnkilton’s ‘Law & Order’ voice known to the world.
York County’s Ludwig family produces two national headliners.
Don’t forget Del McCoury on list of York County’s celebs.
Jeff Koons’ sculpture brings record for a living artist’s work.
Add another to list of entertainers with York links.
Former NFLer and York countian Lincoln Kennedy has not forgotten his roots.
Names of stars from York County with pro sports links just keep increasing.
Lineup full of sports stars with York County links.
Braves super scout Paul Snyder about retirement: ‘I’m content’.