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                      ©2018 Sonny Fox 

Hear Obama's remarks as he eloquently calls us to the lasting principles that define us as civilized people, and as Americans.

 

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Sonny returns to Madison High School to meet his 'kids', and revisit the wonderful world of Wonderama. 

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For the first time, learn about an act of heroism in a German prison camp that helped save Sonny’s life—and that of many other GI’s.

January 5, 2019

Dear Mr. Sonny Fox,

I'm sixty-eight (68) years old - soon 69 (3 Feb 2019).  There was Mom and Dad, the first three (3) daughters and then me, Janine and Denard.  It was always Denard who informed Janine and me about your show. Denard first told us about this new tv show the Sandy Becker Show. My brother told the entire neighborhood...who in turn started to watch the show. Then, sometime later...Denard informed us about another new show...Wonderama with a guy...

October 17, 2018

Just a quick note to tell you how happy I am to be able to use the marvelous technology of today to say thanks. No doubt, you've heard from many "old friends" like myself over the years...people who spent whole swatches of their childhoods watching, playing along and learning from you. I'm 68 and am a proud disciple of your efforts from the late 50's into the 60's...having watched you on channel 5 in NYC. I'm sure the legions of your followers have bored yo...

May 15, 2018

Mr. Fox,

I was watching a show on email about the Battle of the Bulge and your name and face came up. I recognized you right away. I called my wife in to watch it with me and told her I recognized your name and face.

You see,Mr. Fox, I was stationed onboard the

* USS Compass Island from 1962 till 1964 at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and I remembered watching your show on TV -- That was 56 years ago. I do remember you had a kids show and why I was viewing your show...

April 24, 2018

Dear Mr. Fox,

May I ask that you please indulge me? I have a story I think you may be interested in which both indirectly and directly involves you and my family on several levels.

For background, I have recently begun to piece together a memoir of my mother, Millie Diamant Silverstein, who passed away at age 98 a little over three years ago.  She was born in the east end of London on December 7, 1916, during the German bombings of WWI. Her family immigrated...

April 4, 2018

Hi Sonny - I am a 68 year old rower living in Charlotte, NC. Our boat club has a Vespoli Double named the Irwin "Sonny" Fox, obviously named for you. I do not know from whom we purchased the boat, but I have often wondered about the name. I looked you up and discovered your name was Irwin. 

I just wanted you to know that your name lives on, on Lake Wylie.

Enjoyed Wonderama!

Jay

Dear Jay,

Ah, immortality sails in strange ways...

I have no idea how I came to be afl...

March 17, 2018

Dear Mr. Fox, I am in the middle of your book and words cannot describe the many feelings. Also, I was on the show as a kid in 1965 and Gary Lewis and the Playboys were also on that day.

It was a once in a lifetime experience that I shall always cherish. Much love from Bronx USA.

Thank you!

Dear Robert of the Bronx,

Thank you so much for your interim review of my book.

It is now serving an entirely surprising purpose in my life; as my 92-year-old brain begins to...

February 20, 2018

Mr. Fox - Just a note to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the pleasure you brought me during my childhood. I watched Wonderama religiously. Sunday morning my father would say "It's time for Sonny Fox in his funny socks!" and we'd watch all 4 hours together. THANK YOU for all the great things you have done. Warm regards - Nicholas

Dear Nicholas,

It continues to please and astonish me to receive notices yours after more than 50 years of my departure fr...

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A NOTE FROM SONNY

As many of you already know, I receive a steady stream of messages from my ‘kids’ recalling their memories of watching, or participating in, Wonderama and Just for Fun, the two multi-hour weekend TV shows I hosted on Ch 5 in NY in the sixties. I am always delighted—and amazed—at how vivid your recall is over these many decades.

Last week I received the first of two e-mails from someone I had not encountered before. Dr. Lori Sweetwood wrote of how, every Saturday, she watched Just for Fun, and reflects, in her message on the moment when the child trying to open the mystery chest when the one of the thousand keys he/she started with actually works. At that moment we stopped all other proceedings and started piling the successful  child’s arms with a seemingly endless  supply of games.

It is her reaction to that event which spoke to me on so many levels. With Lori's permission to post, please start reading her first message, continuing on the fan blog page, and rejoin me after for my thoughts provoked by her intensely personal recollections.