Not for the faint of heart, here is the remarkable 1946 Crepitation (Fart) Contest (part of the 1946 News Broadcasts Collection ). You'll enjoy the fart-off between champion Englishman Lord Windsmear, and challenger, Australian Paul Boomer who had stowed aboard a cabbage freighter. The hilarious comedy recording was apparently created a spoof by two Canadian radio sportscasters in 1946, but this 15 minute recording definitely has some gems in it. Apparently they made several copies, but it was not for distribution. The recording was copied again and again on disc and reel to reel tape. It was distributed underground and played in dark rooms and back alleys around the world. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element This recording is available with many other delightful treats on Random Rarities #7 available on MP3 CD , Audio CD , and instant download .
I remember as a kid watching Art Linkletter's House Party on CBS TV 9 in Washington, DC. It was in black and white and my favorite part was when he would talk to kids. I remember always wanting to be on his show and talk to the kind man.ReplyDelete
When I was 6 my mother was able to get me on 'The Pick Temple Show' and on 'Ranger Hal'. I was then able to see myself on TV and was fascinated. I was also chosen to shoot a balloon off the rack. Since my mother wouldn't let me take a gun to the studio (yeah she was a liberal) so I had to borrow a kid's six shooter. Man I aimed and aimed and aimed...Finally Pick said shoot the thing pardner. I did and said 'Yeah!' (Wish I had said NO MOM I DIDN'T SHOOT MY EYE OUT!). Oh sweet memories of the 1950s and 1960s!
Art was one of the first to do most of his own commercials, which made sponsors easy to please. Many entertainers then thought themselves above pitching products on their own shows.ReplyDelete
Paul Harvey (God rest his soul) was from the old school and he was the most convincing of all ad presenters.
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