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Friday
Sep082017

September 8, 2017: Through the Crystal Ball

There are eleven more ads today, from May 1949 editions of The Blade. The first two are additions to the Channel 13 gallery, both from the Monday, 5/9/49 Peach Section. The first ad is for Chevrolet on Broadway, at its new time, starring Boris Karloff, Stanley Ridges and Vicki Cummings, in "A Passenger to Bali." The second ad is for "Cinderella" on Through the Crystal Ball, sponsored by Ford Dealers. This show aired right after The Fights From Philadelphia. There are also two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, starting with a Sunday, 5/8/49 ad, in the Features Section, for Helen Hayes in "No Room for Peter Pan" on The Electric Theatre, sponsored by Toledo Edison. There's also a Saturday, 5/14/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Israel--Year 2, starring Quentin Reynolds, and a special message by Jules D. Lippmann, president of the United Jewish Fund of Toledo. The rest of today's ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 5/9/49 ad, in the Sports Section, for "Activated" Shell Premium Gasoline, followed by two ads for "Toledo Day," a Tuesday, 5/10/49 ad (To All Toledoans...Thursday is Toledo Day) and a Wednesday, 5/11/49 ad (Do You Know...Toledo Day is Your Day). Next is a Thursday, 5/12/49 ad for Personalized Sohio Services (...their owners have private "Sohio Secretaries"). There are two Thursday, 5/12/49 ads, in the Peach Section, for movies at Toledo theatres, a Rivoli ad for "The Further Adventures of 'Ma and Pa Kettle'" with Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride, and a Paramount ad for Joan Crawford in "Flamingo Road." Today's last ad is a Monday, 5/16/49 full-page ad for Tiedtke's (...4 Great Thrift Days...in Toledo's T Zone),

 

More May 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Sep032017

September 3, 2017: First in Toledo! Now You Can Rent a TV Set

There are fourteen more ads today, all from April 1949 editions of The Blade. There are three additions to the Channel 13 gallery, all Peach Section ads for Chevrolet on Broadway. a Monday, 4/11/49 ad for "The Twelve Pound Look" with Maragret Sullavan and Ralph Forbes, a Monday, 4/18/49 ad for "Everybody Loves My Baby" with Jane Withers, and a Monday, 4/25/49 ad for "Tommy Malone Comes Home" with James Dunn. There are three additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, too. The first one is a Friday, 4/15/49 ad for for What's My Name? with Arlene Francis, sponsored by The Ohio Fuel Gas Company. on WTOL-AM, followed by two Sunday, 4/24/49 Features Section ads, a WJR-AM ad for Helen Hayes in "Manhattan Proposal" on The Electric Theatre, sponsored by Toledo Edison, and another WTOL-AM ad, for Bette Davis and Kirk Douglas in "Alien Corn" on Theatre Guild on the Air, sponsored by United States Steel, on WTOL-AM. The other eight ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 4/11/49 ad, on page six, for Camel Cigarettes (With smokers who know...it's Camels for mildness...Not one single case of throat irritation due to smoking Camels). Next are two more ads, in the Peach Section, for Coca-Cola, a Monday, 4/11/49 ad (Where There's Coca-Cola...There's Hospitality) and a Monday, 4/25/49 ad (Refreshing To You, Kind To The Purse). There's also a Tuesday, 4/12/49 ad for "Sensational TV news!" from Crosely All Channel Television plus FM radio. Next is a Wednesday, 4/13/49 ad, for Television Rental Co. (First in Toledo! You can now rent a television set by Tele-Tone), followed by a Sunday, 4/24/49 full-page ad, for Toledo Edison (Today...at Acme Station we are holding "OPEN HOUSE" for all the Edison Family). Today's last two ads are a Thursday, 4/28/49 half-page ad, on page 10, for SOHIO (Sad Story of the man with the Leaky Roof...), and a Friday, 4/29/49 full-page ad for RCA Victor's 16" television receivers. Back in those days this was considered a "large" TV.

 

More (May) 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Tuesday
Aug292017

August 29, 2017: Life With Television

 

There are sixteen more ads today, from April 1948 editions of The Blade, starting with three additions to the Channel 13 gallery including two more for The Lambs Gambol, sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee. The first one is a Sunday, 4/3/49 ad, in the Features Section, for "Shamrock Special" with David Wayne, J. Pat O'Malley, John Feeney, Dan Healy, and Pat Harrington. The second one is a Sunday, 4/10/49 ad, also in the Features Section, for a show honoring Rise Stevens of the Metropolitan Opera, starring Bert Wheeler. There's also a Friday, 4/8/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Admiral Broadway Revue, starring Sid Caesar, Mary McCarty, Imogene Coca, and Marge & Gower Champion. There are seven additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, starting with two Sunday, 4/3/49 ads, in the Features Section, a WJR ad for Helen Hayes in "Shadows on the Heart: on The Electric Theatre, and an NBC Radio ad for two shows, RCA Victor's The Music America Loves Best with Robert Merrill and Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and International Harvester's Harvest of Stars with James Melton and Dr. Frank Black. Both shows aired on WSPD-AM in Toledo and on WWJ-AM in Detroit. Next is a Thursday, 4/7/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Screen Guild Players Gary Cooper and Ginger Rogers in "Good Sam," sponsored by Camel Cigarettes, followed by a Friday, 4/8/49 ad for special gospel broadcasts on WTOL-AM. There are also three Sunday, 4/10/49 ads, in the Features Section, another WJR-AM ad for Helen Hayes in "My Little Boy" on The Electric Theatre, followed by a WSPD-AM ad; for Harvest of Stars, sponsored by International Harvester and starring "America's Favorite Tenor," James Melton. There's also a WTOL-AM ad for Burgess Meredith and Joyce Redman in "The Taming of the Shrew" on Theatre Guild on the Air, sponsored by United States Steel. There are six additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Sunday, 4/3/49 ad, in the Features Section, for Meng Music Store ("Come in and play RCA Victor's amazing new 45 RPM records"). Next are three Wednesday, 4/6/49 ads, a Toledo Edison ad on page 28 (It won't be long now!), followed by a Grinnell's ad for Zenith "Bull's-Eye" Television (Grinnell's Portrays Life with Television). There's also a Gibson's Greeting Cards ad ("Share your joy this Easter!"). You'll also find a Thursday, 4/7/49 ad, in the Sports Section, for Adam Hats ("Walter Houston wears an Adam"), followed by a Friday, 4/8/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Cities Service ("Wake up your Engine...It's Spring!"). Cities Service sponsored of Bands of America on NBC radio stations, at the time. More April 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

 

Thursday
Aug242017

August 24, 2017: Tiedtke's Brings You Tele-Tone Television

There are thirteen more ads today, all from March 1949 editions of The Blade. The first three are additions to the Channel 13 gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 3/23/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Ripley's Believe it or Not, featuring Robert L. Ripley. The program was sponsored by Motorola. Next is a Friday, 3/25/49 ad, on page 20, for The Lambs Gambol, sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee. There's also a Tuesday, 3/29/49 ad, for Charles Korvin and Eleanor Lynn in "Cabin B-13" on Suspense, sponsored by Auto-Lite. There are eight additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, starting with a Thursday, 3/3/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for The Screen Guild Players Clark Gable, Walter Pigeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, John Hodiak, and Edward Arnold, in "Command Decision," sposnored by Camel Cigarettes, on WSPD-AM. Next is a Friday, 3/4/49 ad, also in the Peach Section, for The Jimmy Durante Show with Alan Young and Al Jolson, again, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes, on WSPD-AM, followed by another 3/4/49 ad, for Tom Ireland on the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project, on WTOL-AM. There's also a Thursday, 3/17/49 ad for The Screen Guild Players Joan Crawford and Robert Young, in "Dark Victory," on WSPD-AM, followed by a Sunday, 3/20/49 ad, in the Features Section, for Jean Arthur and Robert Morley in "Yesterday's Magic" on Theatre Guild on the Air, sponsored by United States Steel, on WTOL-AM. There's also another 3/20/49 ad, in the Features Section, for Helen Hayes in "Saturday's Children," on The Electric Theatre, sponsored by The Toledo Edison Company, on WJR-AM. Next is a Thursday, 3/24/49 ad, for Screen Guild Players David Niven, Teresa Wright, and Gigi Perreau, in "Enchantment," on WSPD-AM, again, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. The last radio station ad today is a Wednesday, 3/30/49 ad, for Glass is What You Make It, a story of the history of Fiberglas on The Ohio Story, sponsored by The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, on WSPD-AM. The last two ads today are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery. The first one is a Tuesday, 3/22/49 ad for the 1949 Ford F-6 Dump Truck, sold in Toledo at Lee Motor Sales, Hanley Motor Sales, G.M. Buckeye, and Bob Reese Motors. Ford was a sponsor of The Fred Allen Show on NBC Radio and Ford Theater on CBS Radio. The other one is a Thursday, 3/24/49 full-page ad, for Tele-Tone televisions and radios at Tiedke's. More April 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Aug202017

August 20, 2017: Chevrolet on Broadway

There are six more ads today, from February 1949 editions of The Blade, plus two Random Pages gallery additions, from Peach Sections of The Blade. Both are TV listings. The first one has Wednesday, 2/3/49 listings, for Channel 13 in Toledo and Channels 4 and 7 in Detroit. The second one has Monday, 2/28/49 listings for the channels above and also for Detroit's Channel 2. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 2/7/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for "Trapeze" on Chevrolet on Broadway, featuring Luise Rainer, Charles Korvin, and Tod Andrews. There are two additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, both for shows on WSPD-AM. The first one is a Thursday, 2/17/49 ad for Screen Guild Players Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, and Dean Stockwell in "Deep Waters." The second one is a Friday, 2/18/49 ad for "Comedy Night," featuring Jimmy Durante and Alan Young, Eddie Cantor with George Burns & Gracie Allen, and Red Skelton ("Tonight, Laugh for an hour-and-a-half!"). The remaining three ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 2/28/49 ad for Packard. Seven northwest Ohio dealers were listed on the bottom of the ad. Next is another 2/28/49 ad, for Coca-Cola ("Whoever You Are, Whatever You Do"). Today's last ad is one more 2/28/49 ad, for Gibson Greeting Cards ("Smiles are fun for everyone!").

 

More March 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...