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Fan conventions milk baby boomers' love for the past

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Anne O'Connell, 45, poses with a photograph she had signed by comedian Soupy Sales at the Big Apple Convention in New York City. ***Please note small file size: 960 pixels by 1280 pixels*** (Nicholas Hirshon/CNS)

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Ron Simon, the curator of the Museum of Television and Radio, at the museum's exhibit on ABC founder Leonard Goldenson. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Ron Simon, the curator of the Museum of Radio and Television, is fond of the television programs from his youth. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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"Sergeant Bilko" actor Mickey Freeman talks with boomer Clee James, 43, at the recent Big Apple Convention in New York City. ***Please note small file size: 1280 pixels by 960 pixels*** (Nicholas Hirshon/CNS)

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National fan conventions are using TV celebrities from the 1950s to 1970s to attract a growing audience: baby boomers.


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