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Radio and television in 1950

When scanning through old newspapers from February 1950, I saw this list of radio programs available on a Wednesday evening (sorry about the small print): Some of the shows feature well-known performers: Frankie Laine, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Colman, Groucho Marx, … Continue reading

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Hotel Sherman

Here’s another advertisement from the Globe and Mail from early February 1950: Twin beds with privacy. Hmmm. There was a¬†Hotel Sherman at Clark and LaSalle in Chicago, which was demolished in 1973, but this appears to be a different hotel. … Continue reading

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Vimaltol!

In the basement of the Toronto Reference Library, there are modern microfilm readers that allow you to take screen captures. So I spent part of an afternoon looking through old¬†newspapers for advertisements and other interesting things. At random, I picked … Continue reading

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Variety Stars of the 1950s

This turned up in a random YouTube search: a clip of British variety artists of the 1950s. I was most impressed by the harmonica players with midget, and with the woman in the white dress who played the banjo at … Continue reading

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