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Thursday
Aug172017

August 17, 2017: The Telesports Digest

There are eleven more ads today, alll from January 1949 editions of The Blade, including five additions to the Channel 13 gallery. There's a Wednesday, 1/19/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes. Next is a Saturday, 1/22/49 ad, also in the Peach Section, for sponsor Carl Weissenberger Chevrolet, followed by a Sunday, 1/27/49 ad, in the Features Section, for the Philco Television Playhouse production of "Pride and Prejudice" with Madge Evans. There's also a Thursday, 1/27/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for "General Motors' Thrilling Spectatcle," Transportation Unlimited, followed by a Friday, 1/28/49 ad, in the Peach Section, for Telesports Digest, sponsored by Toledo Television Corp. There are five additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, too. The first one is a Wednesday, 1/19/49 ad, for Music by Tommy Lloyd on WTOD-AM, sponsored by Olney Markets. Next is a Thursday, 1/20/49 ad, for Red Skelton and Janet Blair in "The Fuller Brush Man" on Star Guild Theater, aponsored by Camel Cigarettes, on WSPD-AM. There's also a Sunday, 1/23/49 ad, in the Features Section, for Rex Harrison in "Journey's End" on Theatre Guild on the Air, sponsored by United States Steel, on WTOL-AM. next is a Thursday, 1/27/49 ad, for Screen Guild Players Cornel Wilde and Claire Trevor in "Walls of Jericho," sponsored by Camel Cigarettes, on WSPD-AM. And there's a Saturday, 1/29/49 ad, for The Sports Album with Don Miller and Bob Krieghoff, sponsored by Lownsbury Chevrolet, on WTOL-AM. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Sunday, 1/23/49 ad, in the Features Section, for an appearance by Bob Hope at Toledo's Sports Arena. Others at the show included Doris Day, Les Brown and his Orchestra, Bill Farrell, Irene Ryan (Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies) and Hy Averbach. More February 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Sunday
Aug132017

August 13, 2017: See America's Number 1 Television Show

There are ten more ads today, all from January 1949 editions of The Blade. There are four additions, all Peach Section ads, to the Channel 13 gallery starting with a Monday, 1/3/49 ad for "Parlor Story" on Philco Television Playhouse, starring Dean Jagger and Edith Atwater and hosted by Bert Lytell. Next is a Friday, 1/7/49 ad, for a review of bowl games on Touchdown, sponsored by Toledo Television Corp. There's also a Thursday, 1/13/49 ad, for The Swift Show, starring Lanny Ross, followed by a Tuesday, 1/18/49 ad, for The Texaco Star Theatre starring Milton Berle and guest stars Carmen Miranda and Tony Martin (Tonight and Every Tuesday Night, see America's Number 1 Television Show). There are five additions, all from the Peach Section, to the Radio Station Ads gallery, all for shows on WSPD-AM 1370. There's a Thursday, 1/6/49 ad, for Screen Guild Players Ingrid Bergman, John Hodiak, and J. Carrol Naish, in "Notorius," sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. Next is a Friday, 1/7/49 ad, for The Eddie Cantor Show with Al Jolson and Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell, and Cookie Fairchild's Orchestra. The show was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. It's followed by another 1/7/49 ad, for The Lassie Show, sponsored by Red Heart 3-Flavor Dog Food, There's also a Thursday, 1/13/49 ad, for the Screen Guild Theater presentation of "So Evil My Love" with Ray Milland and Deborah Kerr, again, sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. And there's a Tuesday, 1/18/49 ad, for The Alan Young Show, sponsored by Tums. Today's last ad is an addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery. It's a Tuesday, 1/13/49 ad, on page 3, for the March of Dimes ("Polio Strikes 171 Toledoans in 1948!). More January 1949 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Wednesday
Aug092017

August 9, 2017:  Touchdown

You'll find eleven more ads today, from November and December 1948 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 12/14/48 Peach Section item, "Radio Network Show Built Around Bridget Carr," part of Mitch Woodbury's column. There are two additions to the Channel 13 gallery, starting with a Friday, 11/5/48 ad, in the Peach Section for Touchdown, with highlights of a Michigan-Illinois game, and a Notre Dame-Navy game, sponsored by Toledo Television Corp. There's also a Monday, 12/13/48 ad, also in the Peach Section, for Philco Television Playhouse, with Oscar Karlweis, Bert Lytell, and Marjorie Gateson in "I Like It Here." There are four additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, starting with a Friday, 11/5/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Hockey Tonite on WTRT-FM 99.9, sponsored by Bauer-Harrington. Next is a Saturday, 11/20/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Toledo Talks on WTOL-AM. Dr, Wilbur White, T.U. President moderated the show, sponsored by The Toledo Small Business Association. There's also a Tuesday, 12/14/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for We, the People, on WJR-AM, sponsored by Gulf Oil. The program featured Olympic skating champion Barbara Ann Scott, playwright Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle, and "Return of the Kittyhawk." And there's a Thursday, 12/16/48 ad, also in the Peach Section, for Bob Hope and Signe Hasso in the Screen Guild Players production of "Where There's Life," sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. There are five additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Wednesday, 11/3/48 ad in the Peach Section, for the movie, "Smuggler's Cove" with Leo Gorcey and the Bowery Boys, at the Granada Theatre in Toledo. Also playing was "The Return of the Whistler" and chapter 11 of the "Superman" serial. Next is a Wednesday, 12/8/48 ad, on page 15, for Bond & Lillard Kentucky Whiskey ("A Good Companion"), followed by another 12/8/48 ad, from page 26, for Schmidt's, "The Biggest Beer in Lucas County," distributed by Metroploitan. Next is a Tuesday, 12/14/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Folger's Coffee (How Much is A Husband Worth?...Love...Logic...and the Right Cup of Coffee!). Today's last ad is a Wednesday, 12/15/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for C&S (Chicago & Southern) Airlines, advertising flights from Metropolitan Airport, to Houston, New Orleans and Havana, Cuba. More (1949) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Friday
Aug042017

August 4, 2017: Election Returns on Television

There are eleven more ads today, from October 1948 editions of The Blade, plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Saturday, 10/9/48 Peach Section story, "3 More Popular Sunday Radio Programs Returning For Fall Premieres." Included were pictures of radio stars Freeman Gosden, Margaret Daum, Robert Taylor, Helen Hayes, and Fred Allen. There's one addition to the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 10/25/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for a special television broadcast of President Harry S. Truman on WSPD-TV, who was also appearing in person at the Civic Auditorium in Toledo. There are seven additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, starting with a Sunday, 10/10/48 ad, in the Feature Section, for Amos 'n' Andy on WJR-AM. Next is another 10/10/48 ad, also in the Feature Section, for Mary Martin, Peter Lawford, and John Conte in "Music in the Air" on Theatre Guild on the Air, sponsored by United States Steel. There's also a Monday, 10/11/48 ad for a political ad on WTOL-AM (Listen to Senator Taft Speak For Dewey-Warren), followed by a Monday, 10/25/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Children of Divorce, featuring Toledo Judge Paul W. Alexander, a presntation of Mutual Broadcasting, on CKLW-AM. Next is a Tuesday, 10/26/48 ad, another political ad on WTOL-AM (Frank J. Lausche, candidate for governor), followed by a Wednesday, 10/27/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Duffy's Tavern on WSPD. And there's a Saturday, 10/30/48 ad, also in the Peach Section, for one more political ad (Hear Frazier Reams speak for Joel S, Rhinefort, Lucas County Prosecutor. There are three additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Monday, 10/11/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Coca-Cola (Outside Chores Make the Inner Man Thirsty). Next is a Wednesday, 10/27/48 ad, for Gibson Greeting Cards (When that new baby arrives!), followed by today's last ad, a Friday, 10/29/48 ad for RCA TVs (RCA Victor presents the election returns on television...See them on RCA Victor Eye Witness Television). More 1948 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

Wednesday
Jul262017

July 25, 2017: See the World Series on Your Television Set

There are twelve more ads today, all from October 1-3, 1948 editions of The Blade. There are four additions to the Radio Station Ads gallery, all for programs on WSPD-AM. The first one is a Friday, 10/1/48 ad, in the Peach Section, for Eddie Cantor's show with special guest star Dinah Shore and William Powell. The show was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. Next is a Saturday, 10/2/48 ad, also in the Peach Section, for The Grand Ole Opry, with Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Minnie Pearl and George Morgan. It was sponsored by Prince Albert Smoking Tobacco. There's another 10/2/48 Peach Section ad, too (Listen to WSPD 7:45 Tonight). The program listings in that day's Peach Section indicated the mystery show was called Camera Highlights. The last WSPD ad is a Sunday, 10/3/48 ad, in the Feature Section, for Fred Allen's show, Allen's Alley, sponsored by Ford. The rest of today's ads are additions to the Other Vintage ads gallery, starting with a Friday, 10/1/48 ad for Grinnell's Radio and Television Exposition, which featured a contest with $5,000 in prizes. Brands included RCA, GE, Capehart, Magnavox, Zenith, Stromberg-Carlson, and Scott. Next is another 10/1/48 ad, for the 1948 Philco Radio-Television Football Guide and Philco Portable Radios. The remaining ads are all from Sunday, 10/3/48. There's a half-page ad on page 16, for Lion Store's 91st. Anniversary (Tell us a story, Mister Lion...), followed by a half-page Behind the News Section ad, for "Northwestern Ohio's Greatest Ford Bonus Built Truck & Equipment Show," at the Sports Arena. You can find a larger version of that ad, here. The last four ads are all from the Feature Section. The first ad is for Philco's Album Length Record Player ("45 Minutes of Music from a single 12-inch Record!"). The second ad is for "A Foreign Affair" at the New Maumee Theatre, and "Saddle Pals" and "The Tender Years" at the Shoreland Theatre. The third ad is for Admiral TVs, radios, and phonographs at Shea's ("Flash! See the World Series On Your Television Set, If You Order Now!"). The fourth ad is also for Admiral products, a full-page ad for Gross Electric Company. ("Magic Mirror Television with the clearest picture of them all!"..."If you want everything in entertainment buy Admiral from Gross"). More October 1948 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...