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Glendora, NJ -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New Jersey
Population (2000): 4907
Housing Units (2000): 1997
Land area (2000): 1.067610 sq. miles (2.765097 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.006410 sq. miles (0.016602 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.074020 sq. miles (2.781699 sq. km)
FIPS code: 26520
Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
Location: 39.840463 N, 75.068706 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 08029
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Glendora, NJ
Glendora, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 49415
Housing Units (2000): 17145
Land area (2000): 19.142056 sq. miles (49.577696 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.129299 sq. miles (0.334882 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 19.271355 sq. miles (49.912578 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30014
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 34.130957 N, 117.854127 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 91740
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Glendora, CA
Glendora, MS -- U.S. village in Mississippi
Population (2000): 285
Housing Units (2000): 73
Land area (2000): 0.141687 sq. miles (0.366968 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.141687 sq. miles (0.366968 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27660
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 33.829368 N, 90.293375 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Glendora, MS

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Glendora (song)

"Glendora" is a popular song written by Ray Stanley and published in 1956. It was recorded on May 8, 1956 by Perry Como. It was released by RCA Victor in the United States ( catalog number 20-6554 on 78rpm, 47-6554 on 45rpm) and by RCA in France (catalog number 45-326); it was released in the United Kingdom by HMV (catalog number POP-240).

The song deals with a man's unusual attraction to a department store mannequin, and his disillusionment when, at the end of the song, he happens to see it disassembled during the store's renovation.

The flip side of the US and UK releases is " More." The French release's flip side is " Mandolins in the Moonlight." The song reached #8 on the US charts and #18 on the UK charts.

"Glendora" was re-released by RCA Victor as a single in the "Gold Standard" series (catalog numbers 420-0817 and 447-0817), backed with "More." It has been included on albums Como-Tion (an extended play album released in 1960) and Love Makes the World Go 'Round (an LP released in 1964).

The song was later recorded by Billy Young in 1963, the Downliners Sect in 1966, and the Slickee Boys in 1979.

In Finland the song has been recorded by Olavi Virta ("Glendora"), Brita Koivunen ("Ikkunaprinssi"), and Rauli Badding Somerjoki ("Ikkunaprinsessa").

Category:Perry Como songs Category:1956 songs Category:1956 singles

Glendora (Television producer and host)

Glendora is a cable TV producer and judicial activist from New York. Her birth name was Glendora Vesta Folsom. She is the host of A Chat with Glendora, which has cablecast over 10,000 shows since 1972 on the Public-access television channels of cable systems all over the United States.

Glendora Vesta Folsom was born on May 1, 1928 in Presque Isle, Maine. Her father's name was Ralph, and he was a barber. Her mother was Edna. Glendora had three siblings—two brothers and a sister. When she was still a child, her parents moved to Springfield, MA, where she attended Classical High School and then went to American International College. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English in 1950.

After graduation, Glendora was a research assistant at the University of California, Berkeley in the psychology department. She declined a job at Smith College as a research assistant in psychology. In 1951, she worked at NBC in Hollywood, as a script girl; she also performed other behind the scenes duties, allowing her to become more familiar with how television programs were produced (Tavel, 6) While working in Hollywood, she met numerous celebrities, including The Jack Webb Staff, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Martin & Lewis, Groucho Marx and Talula Bankhead. Bob Hope let her do a monologue of jokes on his radio after-show.

She returned to Massachusetts c. 1953, and began her own television career, as a children's show host. Her first show was "Glendora and her Picture Party" on channel 19 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It was sponsored and ran for 15 minutes per week. She was then hired at WMUR-TV in Manchester NH, where she began her program, the SS Glendora. The show ran five days a week. She was the Skipper of the mythical Fun and Games ship, the SS Glendora. She played the captain, and children would play the role of her sailors (Tavel 6).

By 1955, she had brought her SS Glendora to WBZ-TV, the Westinghouse station in Boston. It was sponsored by Milton Bradley games and color crayons. The next company to pay for the SS Glendora was General Electric, WRGB, Channel 6 Schenectady/Troy/Albany. She was there for 6 years, Monday through Friday, The first show was 15 minutes and the second show was 45 minutes a day. Five days a week, attired in a silvery pleated skirt and button-up blouse with large epaulets, she was the captain of "Satellite Six," a 1950s-style sci-fi spaceship set, where she also aired cartoons. Her nemesis was her boss, the Munimula ("aluminum" spelled backwards), a disembodied gibberish talk voice on the ship's telephone who would periodically call in to give Glendora grief.

In 1972, after being away from television for a decade, Glendora entered cable TV public access with "A Chat with Glendora". Her program, which aired on Lackawanna Cable TV in Buffalo. This was followed by Maine Cable Television, Bangor. Then came Valley Cablevison Ansonia, Seymore, Derby, CT and Shelden. The last one was Colonial Cablevison near Glens Falls, NY.

These cable companies hired Glendora as their public access TV packager. She owned the video equipment, did the videotaping and then returned to the "head-end", ran a coaxial cable from her video equipment to the public access TV modual, and cable-casted on to the cable TV viewer.

The show focused on ordinary people from the local community who were doing extraordinary things. On this program, she interviewed local heroes and heroines, as well as people going above and beyond to perform community service (Smith D1). She also commuted to Buffalo, where her husband, journalist Franklyn Buell, lived. They had married on December 25, 1954, when he was a reporter and later assistant city editor for the Springfield Union (a job he had held since 1948). In 1958, he was reporting for the Buffalo Evening News.

Glendora remained on cable and public access television throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1987, she appeared as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. By the 1990s, she was living in White Plains NY, according to the New York Times, which noted that she was the host of a weekly talk show on local public access there ("L.I. Cable" 44).

According to her website, she is known for telling lawyer jokes, dressing in a white straw hat and wearing white gloves, humming along with the Christian hymns which provide her background music, and for her ethical vegetarianism. She is also known for using the legal system to preserve her right to be on TV. In 1994, she sued and won when a Long Island NY cable system removed her program in a way she felt violated Federal, State and municipal law that no cable operator can exercise editorial control over Public Access TV. The court ruled "plaintiff has a right to be on TV and must be returned to TV".("L.I. Cable" 44).

Glendora is the author of the Glendora Happy Book. In 2010, she was the subject of a documentary about her long career on television. An excerpt can be found here: 1

Glendora's husband Franklyn Buell died October 19, 2003 in Chatham, NY. He left a collection of books about sports, including the baseball encyclopedia, "Who's Who in Baseball" back to the 1940s and other rare books. He also kept a scrapbook of the baseball games he attended, the box scores of each and the article on each from the newspaper. He saw Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig play in the same game in 1933 in Philadelphia. He has a baseball autographed by Yogi Berra, Lou Penella, Don Mattingly and the others on that year's team. Glendora preserved his work and established a museum about it.

All of the articles that Franklyn wrote as a reporter for 37 years are preserved in the Glendora-Franklyn museum.

Glendora lived in Kinderhook, NY from 2004 until 2012 and continued her work with her program. She currently resides in the Village of Nassau, NY, where she continues to produce episodes of "A Chat With Glendora".

She asks if she is the longest-running TV performer, with broadcast TV and cable TV, and still going. She has applied for the same to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Usage examples of "glendora".

On a map, he traced the thinly populated corridor of land by which The Outsider could have gone from Diamond Bar to the area below Johnstone Peak: over the San Jose Hills, through Bonelli Regional Park, between San Dimas and Glendora, then into the wilds.