July 29, 2011: Mr. News

There are twenty additional ads today, from February and March, 1961, including one in the the Channel 11 News gallery, a Wednesday, 2/15/61 Kroger ad for the late evening news on channel 11 with Oscar Huff, Mr. News. There are fifteen more in the Channel 11 gallery, including two for Gunslinger episodes, a Thursday, 2/16/61 ad for "The Hostage Fort" and a Thursday, 2/23/61 ad for "Appointment in Cascabel" (Tony Young), There's a Sunday, 2/19/61 ad for NBC morning game shows, Play Your Hunch (Merv Griffin), The Price is Right (Bill Cullen) and Concentration (Hugh Downs) and a Sunday, 2/26/61 ad for The Jack Benny Program "Jack Becomes a Surgeon" on CBS. There are eleven more for movies on The Big Show, Hollywood Spectacular and Pajama Playhouse. There's a Thursday, 2/16/61 ad for "Brute Force" (Burt Lancaster) and "Gunfighters" (Randolph Scott), a Saturday, 2/18/61 ad for "Eagle Squadron" (Robert Stack) and a Sunday, 2/19/61 ad for "Trail of the Vigilantes" (Broderick Crawford) and "You Were Never Lovelier" (Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire). Next is a Monday, 2/20/61 ad for "Corvette K-225" (Randolph Scott), a Tuesday, 2/21/61 ad for "Tarzan and His Mate" (Johnny Weissmuller) and "Canyon Passage," a Wednesday, 2/22/61 ad for "Canyon Passage" (Dana Andrews) and a Thursday, 2/23/61 ad for "Sea of Lost Ships" and "Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein." There's also a Friday, 2/24/61 ad for "Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein" and "The Last Command," a Sunday, 2/26/61 ad for "In Old California" (John Wayne) and "Holiday" (Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn), a Monday, 2/27/61 ad for "Tarzan's Triumph" (Johnny Weissmuller) and "Destroyer" and a Wednesday, 3/1/61 ad for "Coroner Creek" (Randolph Scott) and "The Big Tip Off" (Richard Conte). There's just one ad in the Channel 13 gallery, a Sunday, 2/12/61 ad for NBC's The Bell Telephone Hour "An Almanac for February" and there's one in the NBC gallery, a Tuesday, 2/21/61 ad for the NBC News special, Africa - 5 Minutes to 12, which was sponsored by Gulf Oil and aired on Detroit's WWJ-TV 4. There's one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Friday, 2/17/61 ad for WTOD-AM 1560, "Top o' the Dial" (John Garry, Dick Huston, "Mr. Music" Bob Parkinson). The last ad is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Thursday, 3/2/61 ad for Taystee Bread. I really like the look of this ad. More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...