May 16, 2011
A Date With Judy was on the air for a full decade, from 1941 to
It was so popular that it spawned a movie starring Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor, a TV series which ran from 1951 to 1953, and a comic book which was issued from 1947 to 1960.
The show was similar to Henry Aldrich and Archie, but its star was a teenage girl rather than a teenage boy.
This episode, A New Dress for the Dance, originally aired on May 18, 1946.
Pictured are Judy (Louise Erickson) and her boyfriend Oogie (Dick Crenna).