My post on Creepy Dolls hit a real nerve with several friends. One of them told me she couldn’t stand ventriloquist’s dummies. Well, I don’t like them either, but I sure did love Bob Campbell on Soap, which premiered on ABC in 1977. I sent Jay Johnson (Chuck Campbell) a fan letter during the first season, and I received this wonderful autographed 8×10 photograph.
Jay Johnson won a Tony Award recently, and Bob was inducted into the Smithsonian’s collection of pop culture icons in 2007. I hope Bob still has his puka shells!