1 lx 5 months ago This was a fun old thread that existed before the crash that needs resurrecting. It's a little different from the "Didn't Know They Played a Gretsch" thread in the Vintage Gretsch section in that this includes stuff that isn't by real players. If you spot a Gretsch in a movie, TV show, advert or anything else (print included) feel free to post.A couple off the top of my head: The Girl Can't Help It (3 Gretsches!), an episode or two of I Dream of Jeannie (Boyce and Hart, and Phil Spector with shiny Tennies), a Buddy Holly-ish guy with a '55 Duo Jet on an episode of Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller..."The earliest sighting of a Gretsch in action is probably from 1942 by Gretsch endorser Red River Dave in a couple of music videos. Maybe the earliest color sighting is from 1955: Picnic starring Kim Novak, William Holden and a 1953-ish PX6192 Electro 2 (pre-Country Club). This is a fantastic movie filmed in 1954 in a small Kansas town. The Labor Day Picnic (Neewollah, Halloween backwards) Queen is about to be crowned and there is an energetic little dance combo playing. Front and center is the guitar(ist) in two scenes: at the bandstand and later at the dock to meet the Queen.