July 8, 2011: Thrills of the 1960 Circus

You'll find 21 additional ads today from May and June 1960, eleven of them in the Channel 11 gallery. There's a Wednesday, 5/18/60 ad for two CBS shows, Playhouse 90 "In the Prescence of Mine Enemies," an original drama by Rod Serling, and The Jack Benny Hour which featured The Marquis Chimps. They were in one of my favorite commercials when I was a kid. There's a You Tube Video of that Red Rose Tea commercial here. There are two Thursday, 5/19/60 ads for Buick Electra Playhouse "The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio" (Richard Conte, Eleanor Parker), a Saturday, 5/21/60 ad for "Cloak and Dagger" on Hollywood Spectacular (Gary Cooper) and a Wednesday, 5/22/60 ad for "Blood on the Sun" on Family Theater (James Cagney). Next is a Thursday, 5/26/60 ad for Manhunt "The Visitor," a Friday, 5/27/60 ad for a CBS special about the 1960 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Bert Parks) and a Saturday, 5/28/60 ad for "Pursued" on Hollywood Spectacular (Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright). There's also a Sunday, 5/29/60 ad for "The Babe Ruth Story" on The Big Show (William Bendix), a Wednesday, 6/1/60 ad for "Going My Way" on Family Theater (Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald) and a Thursday, 6/2/60 ad for Manhunt "Gun Smugglers" (Victor Jory). There are eight more WTOL-AM 1230 ads in the Radio Station Ads gallery. There's a Saturday, 5/7/60 ad, a Wednesday, 5/11/60 ad, a Friday, 5/13/60 ad and a 5/17/60 ad (Paul Harvey). There's a Friday, 5/20/60 ad, a Monday, 5/23/60 ad (Ralph Smith, Lamont McLoughlin), a Tuesday, 5/24/60 ad and a Saturday, 5/28/60 ad. The last two of today's ads are in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Thursday, 5/26/60 ad for Carling Black Label Beer. There's a TV commercial featuring "Mabel" here (on You Tube), and there's a Saturday, 5/28/60 ad for Maumee's Kiddieland, where you could "fly your own helicopter." More vintage ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...