Clarence Day, Jr.'s nostalgic autobiographical articles in The New Yorker were very successful in the 1920s. They
later led to a best-selling novel, hit play, Hollywood movie,
and in 1953 to this live television series. Set in New York
City in the 1880s, Life with Father was the story of
Clarence Day, Sr., a stern but loving Victorian father, his
wife Vinnie, and their four red-headed sons. Despite the fact
that he ruled with an iron hand, and was a staunch tradition-
alist, Father Day dealt fairly with his family and earned
their lifelong respect. The family resided on West 48th
Street in Manhattan. Clarence Sr. was a Wall Street banker.
Stories related the struggles of a middle-class American
family who were plagued by the stubborness of a father
who refused to accept the progress attributed to a
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