March 17, 2019: Badge 714

There are seven additions today, all from January 1956.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Two Thursday, 1/12/56 ads, the top one for "The Hanging Judge" on Climax!, sponsored by Chrysler, and the bottom one for Badge 714, the syndicated title of old Dragnet episodes, sponsored by Red & White Super Markets.

There are four additions to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 1/10/56 ad (To Toledo citizens, we of radio station WTOL...pledge ourselves...35 New Top Programs...)

Thursday, 1/12/56 ad (35 Top New Programs...stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred MacMurray, Humphrey Bogart, Irene Dunne, Lauren Bacall, Boston Blackie, Guy Lombardo, Wayne King, Cisco Kid...

Tuesday, 1/17/56 ad, another one for WTOL's new line-up of top radio shows...

Thursday, 1/19/56 ad, for Boston Blackie.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 1/11/56 picture of Elizabeth Montgomery, "Making Debut In Movies."

Two Tuesday, 1/17/56 'On The Beam' items, by Ray Oviatt, one about camera crews shooting scenes at the Toledo Zoo and Art Museum for The Ohio Story, and one about Dr. and Mrs. Frank Rawling and their children at Walt Disney's Magic Kindom, on WTOL-AM.

More 1956 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 13, 2019: Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal

There are eight additions today, all from January 1956.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Sunday, 1/8/56 ad, for Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal, starring John Howard and sponsored by Toledo Edison.

There are two additions, both for shows on WWJ-TV, Channel 4, to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Sunday, 1/1/56 ad, for Dr. Spock, presented by Beech-Nut Baby Foods.

Sunday, 1/8/56 ad, for the Alco Hour presentation of "Man on a Tiger," sponsored by Alcoa Aluminum.

There are three additions to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Sunday, 1/1/56 ad, for WTOL's new lineup of daytime programming.

Thursday, 1/5/56 ad, for their new lineup of Top Radio Shows.

Monday, 1/9/56 ad, for Doug Tabner's Sports Roundup, presented by Plymouth Dealers of Greater Toledo.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Friday, 1/6/56 publicity photo of Anita Ekberg ("A Snappy Pose"). Anita Ekberg Wikipedia Page.

There's one more "other" ad...

Addition to the Toledo Area Events...Gallery #1:

Sunday, 1/1/56 full-page ad for Doehler-Jarvis (D-J leads the way in die casting).

More January 1956 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 9, 2019: People, Products and Progress - 1975

There are ten additions today, all from December 1955.

There are four additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Thursday, 12/8/55 ad, for "The Passport" on Climax!, starring Frank Lovejoy, Viveca Lindfors, and Charles Korvin. It was sponsored by Chrysler.

Tuesday, 12/13/55 ad, for People, Products and Progress--1975, presented by the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, 12/15/55 ad, for "A Christmas Carol," on Shower of Stars, on CBS, starring Frederic March and Basil Rathbone, sponsored by Chrysler.

Friday, 12/15/55 ad, for "I Hear America Singing" on Ford Star Jubilee, starring Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Nat King Cole, Bobby Van, Ella Fitzgerald, and Red Skelton.

There's one addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Tuesday, 12/27/55 ad, for UT and Motor City Tournament basketball games with "Toledo's No. 1 Sportscaster" Dave Martin.

There's one addition to the The Blade stories gallery:

Thursday, 12/1/55 story, "Educational TV Hopes At Low Ebb," about future Toledo station WGTE-TV.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wedmesday, 12/7/55 publicity picture of Lola Albright ("She's Albright").

Tuesday, 12/20/55 publicity picture of "Chip Off The Old Block" Elizabeth Montgomery.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Wednesday, 12/28/55 ad, for 1956 Chevrolets (Chevrolet's taught dynamite good manners!)

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Friday, 12/30/55 ad, for Toledo Edison (Electricity From The Atom, What will it be like?)

More 1956 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

March 3, 2019: Stories of the Century

There are eight additions today, all from November 1955.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Friday, 11/4/55 ad, for the CBS series Mama, starring Peggy Wood and sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.

Friday, 11/18/55 ad, for the Ford Star Jubilee presentation of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," on CBS, starring Lloyd Nolan, Barry Sullivan and Frank Lovejoy.

Another 11/18/55 ad, for "The Dalton Gang" on Stories of the Century, presented by Old Dutch Beer, distributed by Krantz Brewing Corp.

There's one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 11/11/55 ad, for Sunshine Serenade with Ken Lawrence ("WTOLedo's favorite rise and shine show").

There are two additions to the The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 11/8/55 item, about Jameel Farah (Jamie Farr) appearing on CBS-TV's Red Skelton show.

Wednesday, 11/16/55 publicity picture of Adelle August. Adelle's wikipedia entry.

There are two "other" ads...

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Friday, 11/4/55 Dowtown Toledo Associates full-page ad (12,828 places to park your car in downtown Toledo!)

One addition to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Tuesday, 11/8/55 ad, for Pure-Premium Gasoline (Does your car slow to a snail's pace on the hills?)

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 27, 2019: It's Dan-Dan-Dandy

There are ten additions today, all from October 1955.

There's are four additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Friday, 10/14/55 ad, for The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason, presented by Buick.

Tuesday, 10/18/55 ad, for Championship Bowling, sponsored by Carling Black Label Beer,

Friday, 10/21/55 ad, again for The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason, presented by Buick.

Saturday, 10/29/55 ad, for Wrestling, featuring Tony Olivas, Pete Vookavitch, Bozo Brown and others. The show was sponsored by the four Toledo Bargain Barns.

One addition to the CBS Gallery 2.

Friday, 10/21/55 ad, for the color CBS show, Ford Star Jubilee, starring Mary Martin and Noel Coward in "Together with Music."

There are two additions to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Two Friday, 10/14/55 ads for football games, an Ohio State vs. Duke game on Saturday, and a DeVilbiss vs. Scott high school game, that night, sponsored by White Hut Drive-Ins.

Friday, 10/21/55 ad, for WTOL's telephone quiz, I've Got Your Number.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 10/19/55 publicity picture of "Long-Stemmed Beauty" Dorothy Malone.

There's one more "other" ad, an addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 1:

Monday, 10/31/55 two-page ad for Coca-Cola (Big news for people in Toledo...new family size!...new king-size!

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 23, 2019: Watch 1976

There are ten additions today, all from October 1955.

There's are two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Friday, 10/7/55 ad, for the NBC special, 1976, sponsored by The Pure Oil Company.

Another 10/7/55 ad, for The Honeymooners, sponsored by Buick.

There are four ads for radio stations...

Two additions to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Thursday, 10/6/55 ad, for The Rudy Ertis - Joe Weaver Show, heard afternoons.

Friday, 10/7/55 ad, for local and national news with Ivan Harvey.

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Friday, 10/7/55 ad, for a Toledo University vs. Miami University football game, sponsored by Ansberg-West Mortuary.

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Thursday, 10/13/55 ad, for Build Our Port Now, a political program supporting the Toledo-Lucas County Port Levy, heard on WSPD-AM, WOHO-AM, WTOL-AM, and WTOD-AM.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Monday, 10/3/55 publicity picture of Anne Francis ("Study In Lace").

Thursday, 10/13/55 'On The Beam' item by Ray Oviatt, about the return of The University of Michigan Television Hour, on Detroit's WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Retailers # 3 Gallery:

Tuesday, 10/11/55 full-page ad for the grand opening of Toledo's Miracle Mile Shopping Center.

One addition to the Toledo Area Events... Gallery # 2:

Tuesday, 10/11/55 ad, for Nicholson Concrete Co., celebrating two big openings, the Miracle Mile Shopping Center and The Ohio Turnpike.

More October 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 20, 2019: Ohio's Super Turnpike

All of today's additions are ads related to the opening of the Ohio Turnpike, found in The Toledo Blade's special Saturday, October 1, 1955 Ohio Turnpike Section.

There's one addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Full-page General Motors ad (One Good Highway Deserves Another...)

There are two additions to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Sinclair Refining Company ad (Sinclair Salutes America's Finest Super Highway...)

Cities Service ad (Cities Service Salutes Ohio!...upon the dedication of the great new Ohio Turnpike...)

There are two additions to the Toledo Area Events...Gallery # 2:

Portland Cement Association ad (Ohio's "Highway of Tomorrow" is yours to use today...)

Howard T. Moriarty Co. full-page ad (We are proud to have been a part in the building of Ohio's Super Turnpike...)

There's also one addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Ohio Bell ad (A salute to progress...)

More October 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 15, 2019: Watch The World Series on Color Television at the Food Show

There are six additions today, all from September 1955.

There are two additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 9/1/55 ad, for the CBS presentation of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," on Climax!, on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, sponsore by Chrysler.

Wednesday, 9/21/55 ad, for ABC's The Lawrence Welk Show, on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, sponsored by Dodge.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 9/8/55 'On The Beam' item, by Ray Oviatt, about live appearances by WTOL and WOHO disc jockeys.

Thursday, 9/22/55 publicity picture of "Starry Eyed" Jayne Mansfield.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 9/27/55 ad, for The big new 1956 Mercury (The Big M).

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Another 9/27/55 ad, for The 22nd Annual Toledo Food Show, at the Sports Arena, featuring the Three Suns and Maureen Bailey (Watch the World Series on color television, at the Food Show).

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 11, 2019: These Are Your Rights

There are nine additions today, all from August 1955, however, once again, there are no ads for TV stations, but there are two radio station ads...

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Thursday, 8/11/55 ad, for the Toledo Bar Association's series of radio programs (These Are Your Rights) on WSPD-AM, WTOL-AM, WTOD-AM and WOHO-AM. That week's topic was "Basis of Legal Rights."

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Monday, 8/15/55 ad, for Don Evans with The Hi-Ho Show.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Saturday, 8/12/55 'On The Beam' items, by Ray Oviatt, about WWJ-AM's 35th anniversary, The $64,000 Question on radio, and Dick Kazmaier.

There are also six "other" ads...

One addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Friday, 8/12/55 ad, for Toledo Beach on Lake Erie (Beat the heat, It's always cooler at Toledo Beach).

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Friday, 8/19/55 ad, for Ford F-100 pickup trucks, "America's lowest-priced V-8 pickup."

Four additions to the Utilities Gallery:

Monday, 8/22/55 ad, for "The Railroads Serving Toledo."

Wednesday, 8/24/55 ad, for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Beginning Sunday all downtown Toledo telephone numbers change...)

Monday, 8/29/55 ad, again for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (Be sure of the first figure after the name!...)

Another 8/29/55 ad, for Toledo Edison's new phone number, CHerry 2-5731.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 7, 2019: the News You Want--The Way You Want It

There are eight additions today, all from August 1955, however there are no ads for TV stations.

There are two radio station ads...

One addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/2/55 ad, for The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Award Dinner Broadcast, on NBC.

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/10/55 ad, for Paul King with the News (The News You Want--The Way You Want It).

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday. 8/9/55 picture of Debbie Reynolds' "All-American Back."

Another 8/9/55 picture, of Marilyn Monroe in a dress with a "Fine Fit."

There are four more "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/3/55 Chevrolet ad (Nothing Goes like a Chevrolet V8! Toledo Chevy dealers then were Jim White, Kopf, Weissenberger, and Lownsbury.

One addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/9/55 Toledo Blade--Toledo Times ad ("You Can Buy It in Toledo").

One addition to the Retailers # 3 Gallery:

Tuesday, 8/9/55 Roth Furs ad , announcing that the store would be closed for two days due to the death of Ferdinand Roth. [ Roth Furs ]

And there's one addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Wednesday, 8/10/55 ad, for Jamieson's Hi-Fi in Toledo. [ Jamieson's ]

More August 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

February 3, 2019: That Singing Rage

There are eight additions today, all from July 1955.

There's are five additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 7/5/55 ad, for "That Singing Rage" Miss Patti Page, sponsored by Oldsmobile.

Monday, 7/11/55 ad, for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, sponsored by Gillette. In addition to being carried on Channel 13, in Toledo, it was also on Channel 4 in Detroit and on CKLW-AM radio.

Tuesday, 7/12/55 ad, for The Eddie Cantor Comedy Hour, with guest star Eddie Fisher, sponsored by Drewrys Beer.

Two Saturday, 7/16/55 ads, for the return of Wrestling to Toledo TV, sponsored by Bargain Barns (left ad) and by Cliff Clark's Home Appliance (right ad).

Tuesday, 7/19/55 ad, for Hospital Time, a public service program.

There's one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Tuesday, 7/12/55 ad, for Bob Hope on Mitch Woodbury's Magazine of the Air, sponsored by Toledo's Authorized TV Service Club, Inc.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 7/19/55 'On The Beam' items by Ray Oviatt, about sports programming on WOHO-AM.

There's also one "other" ad, an addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Friday, 7/1/55 ad, for an appearance by Kukla, Fran and Ollie, with Burr Tillstrom and Fran Allison, at Bowling Green State University's main auditorium.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 29, 2019: Whoopee! On TV!

There are ten additions today, all from June 1955.

There's are two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Sunday, 6/5/55 ad, for a double feature telecast, sponsored by Bargain Floor Center, featuring The Adventures of Ellery Queen and The Week-end Re-modeler.

Tuesday, 6/28/55 ad, for The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre, sponsored by Drewrys Beer (Whoopee! On TV!)

There are two radio station ads...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 6/6/55 ad, for Quest for Valor, starring Harry Elders, sponsored by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society.

One addition to the WTOD Gallery:

Monday, 6/6/55 ad, for Inside Riverside Hospital.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 6/9/55 story by Ray Oviatt, "Toledo TV Series Being Kinescoped," about the University of Toledo program, Living With The Law.

Thursday, 6/28/55 publicity picture of future Dynasty star Joan Collins.

There are also four "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 1:

Thursday, 6/9/55 ad, for Buckeye Beer (Companion to Enjoyment!)

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Monday, 6/27/55 full-page ad, for Stroh's fire-brewed beer.

One addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Friday, 6/17/55 ad, for the Davy Crockett comic strip, in The Toledo Times.

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 6/21/55 ad, for the '55 Fairlane, at Brondes Ford.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 25, 2019: The Damon Runyon Theatre

There are seven additions today, all from May 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 5/10/55 ad, for the Death Valley Days epsiode, "Death Valley Scotty," sponsored by 20 Mule Team Borax and Boraxo Powdered Hand Soap.

Friday, 5/13/55 ad, for the TV premiere of The Damon Runyon Theatre, sponsored by Budweiser, bottled locally by Mohr Bros.

There are two additions to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Both are Sunday, 5/29/55 ads, for radio coverage of the Indianapolis 500, a Section 3 Chevrolet Dealers ad, and a Sports Section ad.

There's one addition to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Thursday, 5/19/55 publicity picture of fututre star of The Munsters, Yvonne De Carlo, wearing a bathing suit.

There are also two "other" ads...

One addition to the Auto Manufacturers/Dealers Ads Gallery:

Tuesday, 5/17/55 ad, for the "All-Purpose 4-wheel drive 'Jeep' Truck." The ad includes a list of Toledo area dealers.

One addition to the Utilities Gallery:

Sunday, 5/29/55 ad, for Toledo Edison ("Eeny-meeny-miney-mo, which one would you let go?")

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 22, 2019: See Mrs. Toledo

There are eight additions today, all from April 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 News Gallery 1:

Saturday, 4/2/55 ad, for Ubelhart & the News, where you could see "Mrs. Toledo," sponsored by Ohio Fuel Gas Co.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Saturday, 4/2/55 7up ad, for Soldiers of Fortune, starring John Russell and Chcik Chandler. The show was also carried on Detroit's WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

Sunday, 4/17/55 ad, for Man Behind the Badge, with Charles Bickford, sponsored by The Ohio Oil Company.

Saturday, 4/23/55 ad, for Break the Bank, featuring Bert Parks, sponsored by Dodge Dealers.

There are three ads for radio stations...

One addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Friday, 4/1/55 ad, for Down to Earth with Art and Shirl Landscadel, sposnored by F. H. Woodruff & Sons, proceessors of Woodruff's Turf Maker Grass Seed.

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 4/11/55 ad, for news, music, sports, and networks shows carried on 1230 AM.

One addition to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Sunday, 4/17/55 ad, for music by Mantovani on Imperial Music Hall, sponsored by Imperial Wayside Furniture.

There's also one "other" ad, and addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery # 2:

Saturday, 4/16/55 ad, for Walbridge Park.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 17, 2019: Direct From Our Showroom

There are seven additions today, all from March 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 3/16/55 ad, for The 1954 Pan American Road Race (See a Live TV Show Direct From Our Showroom...Irv Pollock's big "Million-Dollar Spring Spectacular...Irv Pollock, Inc., Ohio's largest Lincoln-Mercury dealer.

There are two additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 3/17/55 ad, for "Burlesque" on Shower of Stars, starring Dan Dailey and Marilyn Maxwell, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation.

Two Wednesday, 3/30/55 ads, for The Academy Awards Show, sponsored by Oldsmobile Dealers, including Banham Oldsmobile in Toledo. The show was also carried on WSPD-AM radio.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Friday, 3/4/55 picture of "Serene Star" Cyd Charisse.

Thursday, 3/31/55 "On The Beam" column by Ray Oviatt, "Looking At Darker Side Of Television." Topics included: DuMont scheduling fewer shows, The U.S. Steel Hour changing networks, and WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 iincreasing its power.

There are also two "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Tuesday, 3/1/55 full-page ad, for Pepsi-Cola (Thank You, Toledo for a 140% increase in...sales).

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Friday, 3/18/55 ad, for Motorola TV (Important information...Many electronic discoveries resulting from our pioneering in color TV are built into the new Motorola black and white sets right now.)

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 12, 2019: Strike It Rich

There are seven additions today, all from February 1955.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 2/2/55 ad, for The Best of Broadway presentation of "The Show-Off," with Jackie Gleason and Thelma Ritter, sponsored by Westinghouse, on CBS.

Tuesday, 2/8/55 ad, for Strike It Rich, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive.

Friday, 2/11/55 ad, for the series premiere of Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion, starring Buster Crabbe, sponsored by Heinz 57 Varieties.

Monday, 2/14/55 ad, for House Party, a telecast directed to Toledo area1955 Red Cross workers.

There's one addition to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Monday, 2/10/55 ad, for the Climax! presentation of "Valiant Men," on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, hosted by Bill Lundigan. The show was sponsored by Chrysler Corporation

There's one addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 2/14/55 ad, for Martin Agronsky's morning radio show, sponsored by DeSoto Dealers.

There's also one "other" ad, an addition to the Toledo Area Events Gallery #1:

Friday, 2/4/55 ad, for a Grand Ole Opry show, at Toledo's Sports Arena. Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells headlined the show. Tickets were available at the B.R. Baker Co. and the Sports Arena box office.

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 7, 2019: Watch Out For Danger

There are twelve additions today, all from January 19545.

There are three additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Tuesday, 1/4/55 ad, for the CBS series, Danger.

Wednesday, 1/5/55 ad, for the first in a series of telecasts on behalf of The Lucas County Polio Chapter and the 1955 March of Dimes in Toledo.

Wednesday, 1/14/55 ad, for Beulah, sponsored by Red and White Super Markets.

There are four additions to the 1950s Detroit TV Station ads in The Blade Gallery:

Thursday, 1/6/55 ad, for Climax! on WJBK-TV, Channel 2, presented by Chrysler Corporation.

Thursday, 1/13/55 ad, for The Auntie Dee Show, with Shirley and Johnny Jason, on WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, sponsored by the Juvenau Theatrical Studio of Dance.

Wednesday, January 19, 1955 ad, for an NBC special, Looking at You, a look at the GM 1955 Motorama, with Bob Hope, on WWJ-TV, Channel 4.

Thursday, 1/20/55 ad, for Shower of Stars, with Ethel Merman and Red Skelton in "Show Stoppers," on WJBK-TV, Channel 2. It was a CBS show,sponsored by Chrysler.

There are three ads for radio stations...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Thursday, 1/6/55 ad, for Guide to Better Living, featuring Liberace, presented as a public service by WTOL and the Lucas County Cancer Soiciety and Lucas County Polio Chapter, for the 1955 March of Dimes.

Two additions to the WOHO-WXEZ-WKLR Gallery:

Monday, 1/10/55 ad, for R. G. LeTourneau on What Makes Business Tick, presented by the Toledo Small Business Association.

Thursday, 1/13/55 ad, for You and the Law, "You Can't Escape It," presented by the Toledo Bar Association.

There are two more "other" ads...

One addition to the Food-Drinks-Tobacco-Misc Products Gallery 2:

Wednesday, 1/5/55 full-page ad, for Campbell's Frozen Soups.

One addition to the Auto Service-Parts-Repair Gallery:

Monday, 1/10/55 ad, for Sohio's 85th anniversary (Sohio welcomes 600 brand new partners born today!).

More 1955 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

January 1, 2019: In Color...and Black and White!

There are nine additions today, all from December 1954.

There's one addition to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Two Wednesday, 12/8/54 ads, both for The Best of Broadway color presentation of "The Philadelphia Story," on CBS, sponsored by Westinghouse. The ad on the right is a Motorola ad for their "Big Look" Color Televisions.

There are five ads for radio shows...

One addition to the WTOL-AM Gallery:

Monday, 12/6/54 ad, for News, sponsored by The Home Building and Savings Co.

Three additions to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Monday, 12/13/54 ad, for Henry J. Taylor's Your Land and Mine, sponsored by GM.

Friday, 12/17/54 ad, for the Grand Finals of the Ma Brown Talent Hunt for a new Mercury Record Star, with Tom Bender (A Star is Being Born. Will it be Toledo's own Arlene Perry--Art Morgan).

Sunday, 12/26/54 ad, for NBC's Voices & Events of 1954, sponsored by The Travelers Insurance Companies.

One addition to the Other Radio Stations/Networks Gallery:

Thursday, 12/23/54 ad, for Bowling Green station, WWBG-AM 730.

There are two additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Wednesday, 12/2/54 'On The Beam' items by Ray Oviatt, one about plans for WTRT-FM's programming and one about WSPD-AM's YMCA Town Meeting.

Friday, 12/10/54 publicity picture of Debbie Reynolds ("Dazzling Debbie").

There's also one addition to the Blade & Other Periodicals ads Gallery:

Two Wednesday, 12/2/54 ads, for Look Magazine, one with Jackie Gleason and one with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.

More (January 1955) ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 27, 2018: You Are Invited To See Color TV

There are eight additions today, all from November 1954.

There's two additions to the WSPD-TV 13 Ads Gallery 1:

Friday, 11/19/54 ad, for the TV Theatre of Life presentation of "The Brave Mrs. Korngold," on The United Jewish Fund of Toledo's Midnight Mirror.

Tuesday, 11/23/54 ad, for Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's Life is Worth Living, sponsored by Admiral.

There's one addition to the WSPD-AM Gallery:

Sunday, 11/21/54 ad, for The Dennis Day Show, sponsored by Nutilite Food Supplement.

There are three additions to The Blade Peach Section Gallery 1:

Saturday, 11/20/54 "On The Beam" column, by Ray Oviatt, titled "A Problem For Radio Disc Jockeys."

There were some other items too, about NBC-TV's This Is Your Life, CBS-TV's I Love Lucy and other top 15 shows, Toledo's Tabner Brothers describing Thanksgiving high-school football games, one on WTOD-AM and one on WTOL-AM, and WSPD-TV's Talent Time.

Monday, 11/22/54 item, about Detroit's WWJ-TV, Channel 4, increasing its power.

Saturday, 11/27/54 "On The Beam" item, by Ray Oviatt, about a Canadian version of Howdy Doody, on Windsor's CKLW-TV, Channel 9. It was hosted by Timber Tom instead of Buffalo Bob.

There's one more "other" ad...

One addition to the TV-Radio ads Gallery:

Thursday, 11/18/54 ad: You are invited to see Color TV Tonite...8:30 to 9:30 P.M. Torrence Radio, at 1314 Madison Ave. Their phone number was MA-7116.

More 1954 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade, are on the way...

December 23, 2018: Groucho Views Another Old Relic