Tag: old time radio

It’s So Shmoooth!

 

“That champagne velvety taste, So shmoooth!”
Champagne Velvet Beer radio commercial, 1940s-1950s

If you listen to old-time radio shows, and if the person posting them leaves the ads in, you will eventually run across this ad from a mid-sized regional brewer in Terre Haute, IN. The brand survived Prohibition, then faltered in the great brewery consolidation era, eventually reformulating as a high-alcohol malt liquor before failing and then having their brand revived as a retro-craft beer by Upland Brewing. The ad pitchman’s delivery of the “so shmoooth” line in a slightly nasal tone, with smooth changed to a drawn out shhmoooth, produced a great earworm … which came back to mind when I saw a Korean beer in my local Korean supermarket.

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Not every radio show made the move to television. Some of the big ones did (Jack Benny, Gunsmoke,) but many did not. There was, however, one radio show that made the transition to television in 1949, aired for two years, died, and was resurrected 22 years later: “It Pays To Be Ignorant.” Tonight’s episode: “Can […]

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Tonight, from January 26, 1942, Lux Radio Theater presents “Here Comes Mr. Jordan,” starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains… https://free-classic-radio-shows.com/Drama/Lux-Radio-Theater/1940-1944/1942-01-26-Here-Comes-Mr-Jordan-Cary-Grant-Claude-Rains/index.php Preview Open

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