Coffee Ad Part 2

This is the back of the Maxwell House Ad I posted earlier, about Hope Chests You can’t beat those prices! It’s a great Christmas Ad, from a Great  Era.!

Coffee Ad 50's

1950’s Coffee Ad

1950’s Coffee Ad

I found this magazine clip of a Maxwell house coffee holiday ad, I brought about 7 years ago I put it away and forgot about it.

Not sure if you can read the part where it says,  Tune in on Thursday nights for “Father Knows Best” on NBC Starring Robert Young, and “Mama” Starring Peggy Wood on CBS-TV on Friday Nights!

Retro Coffee Ad

Maxwell House Coffee Ad 1950’s


Lucy Holiday Commericals

1950’s Style Haircut!

barbershopWay back in the 1950’s The hair styles for Men took on a different look much inspired by the stars of film, and the music stars of the decade. What would a Pompadour be without a Dab of Brylcreen? You wouldn’t be so Debonair would you!

And you wouldn’t be a true greaser without the D.A. Cut “Ducktail” where the tooth edge of a comb was used to have it run from the, crown to the nape at the back of the head, looking like the rear end of a Duck!

There was also the “Flattop” A type of short haircut where the hair on the top of the head is standing upright and then cut to form a flat-appearing deck.

The crew cut style was a favorite of men who wished to be “mainstream” and the style for the draftees in the military.
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Our First TV!

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1950’s Tv

Back in 1954 we got our first Tv! My Father brought a used one for $15.00 and set it up for watching that night, my Sister was about 14 years old at the time, told me a funny story about that night, she was so excited about having a TV and watching that night that she went around Mom Bruno’s’ candy store and brought candy and other snacks for that special night.

So later on when we all gathered in the living room,  she layed down on the couch, my Uncle and Aunt who lived upstairs in the building, came down to watch TV and sat right down on my Sister because the lights were low to view the TV better!

She doesn’t remember what was on might have beeen the Ed Sullivan show, but she’s not sure. I myself don’t recall the night but she has a great memory of our first TV!

Abbott and Costello!!

Abbott_and_costello_show I loved watching the Abbott and Costello show in the 50’s! And their films at the movies, like Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein! a funny one! I watched the show every week and never missed it. The Abbott and Costello Show is an American television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The program premiered in syndication in the fall of 1952 and ran two seasons, to the spring of 1954. Each season ran 26 episodes.

The series is considered to be among the most influential comedy programs in history. In 1998 Entertainment Weekly praised the series as one of the “100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time”. In 2007, Time magazine selected it for it’s The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.

The show was a vehicle to bring the duo’s tried-and-true burlesque routines to television in a format that the team could control. It contained none of the musical interludes or love stories that marked most of their feature films. Basically, if a situation or gag was funny, the team filmed it with little regard to plot, character or continuity. As a result, the show became a valuable record of classic burlesque scenes performed by the duo.

Abbott and Costello portrayed unemployed actors sharing an apartment in a rooming house in Los Angeles.
The supporting cast included Sidney Fields as Sidney Fields their landlord;
Hillary Brooke as Hillary Brooke their neighbor and sometime love interest for Costello;

Gordon Jones as Mike the Cop, a dimwitted foil for the boys; Joe Besser as Stinky, a “little boy” dressed in a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit, played by the clearly adult Besser; And Joe Kirk (Costello’s brother-in-law) as Mr. Bacciagalupe, an Italian immigrant caricature who held a variety of jobs depending upon the requirements of the script.

Bobby Barber and Joan Shawlee also appeared frequently. Several episodes featured a pet chimp named “Bingo”, who was dressed exactly the same as Costello; she was later “fired” from the show after biting Costello. Brooke, Besser and Kirk also left the cast after the first season

Life With Elizabeth

250px-Title_card_to_the_1950's_sitcom_Life_with_ElizabethLife with Elizabeth is an American sitcom starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin; Jack Narz is the on-camera announcer and narrator. The series aired in syndication from October 7, 1953 to September 1, 1955.

The show was the first of numerous sitcoms for Betty White across the decades and was based on sketches involving the Elizabeth character that she had performed on her earlier talk show Hollywood on Television.

The low-budget comedy was produced by and filmed at a local Los Angeles TV station where White and Moore were on the staff (the series was originally a live production on KLAC-TV in 1951). Betty White received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work on this series.

Betty White is a pioneer of early TV Sitcoms!


250px-ADV_Title_Screen (1) The Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show was the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California on RKO-Pathé stages and the RKO Forty Acres back lot.

It was sponsored by cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s. The show, which was produced for first-run television syndication rather than a network, has disputed first and last air dates, but they are generally accepted as September 19, 1952, and April 28, 1958. The show’s first two seasons (episodes 1–52, 26 titles per season) were filmed in black and white; seasons three through six (episodes 53–104, 13 titles per season) were filmed in color but originally telecast in black and white. Superman was not shown in color until 1965, when the series was syndicated to local stations.

George Reeves played Clark Kent/Superman, with Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. Phyllis Coates played Lois Lane in the first season, with Noel Neill stepping into the role in the second (1953) and later seasons.

Superman battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading “off duty” as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent. Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, Clark’s colleagues at the office, often find themselves in dangerous situations that can only be resolved with Superman’s timely intervention.

Its opening theme is known as The Superman March. In 1987, selected episodes of the show were released to video. In 2006, the series became available in its entirety on DVD.

My Little Margie

MargieDVD (1)My Little Margie is an American situation comedy starring Gale Storm and Charles Farrell that alternated between CBS and NBC from 1952 to 1955. The series was created by Frank Fox and produced in Los Angeles, California, at Hal Roach Studios by Hal Roach, Jr., and Roland D. Reed.

My Little Margie premiered on CBS as the first summer replacement for I Love Lucy on June 16, 1952, under the sponsorship of Philip Morris cigarettes (when the series moved to NBC for its third season in the fall of 1953, Scott Paper Company became its sponsor). In an unusual move, the series—with the same leads—aired original episodes on CBS Radio, concurrently with the TV broadcasts, from December 1952 through August 1955. Only 23 radio broadcasts are known to exist in recorded form.

Set in New York City, the series stars Gale Storm as 21-year-old Margie Albright and former silent film star Charles Farrell as her widowed father, 50-year-old Vern Albright. They share an apartment at the Carlton Arms Hotel. Vern Albright is the vice-president of the investment firm of Honeywell and Todd, where his bosses are George Honeywell (Clarence Kolb) and Mr. Todd (George Meader), whose first name is never mentioned.

Roberta Townsend (Hillary Brooke) is Vern’s girlfriend, and Margie’s boyfriend is Freddy Wilson (Don Hayden). Mrs. Odetts (played by Gertrude Hoffmann on TV, Verna Felton on radio) is the Albrights’ next-door neighbor and Margie’s sidekick in madcap capers reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel in I Love Lucy. When Margie realizes she has blundered or gotten into trouble, she makes an odd trilling sound. Michael Richards of Seinfeld cites this as the inspiration for the occasional odd vocal utterances of his character on the program.

Other cast members include Willie Best, who plays the elevator operator, Dian Fauntelle, and silent film star Zasu Pitts. Scottish actor Andy Clyde, prior to The Real McCoys, appears in the 1954 episode, “Margie and the Bagpipes.