Category: 1950-1999

Do You Suffer from Exhaustipation, 1954

Oh, I can’t resist the many ways constipation and laxatives were referenced in advertising. It was apparently a big problem in the early half of the twentieth century – although this doesn’t really tally...

Russell Harty Plus Frankie Howerd, 1974

Another interview transcript from Russell Harty Plus, 1974. An absolute riot of an interview here with Frankie Howerd. It’s so vivid you can practically hear it as you read… (screams of laughter) Oh, isn’t...

Friday Fun – Ghosts

I haven’t got a book scan for this post, but this is a top game for any fellow word-lovers out there. When we were little, one night a week me and my brother went...

Arthur Askey and the Diddymen, 1974

Did you know that Ken Dodd didn’t invent the Diddymen? Arthur Askey, another Liverpudlian comic, talked about them, treacle mines and all, in the early years of his act in the 1920s. But he...

Miss Perfect – Christine McVie, 1970

Christine McVie has recently rejoined Fleetwood Mac, and here’s a little post about her. The story of that band is like the quintessential story of a rock band, it’s got everything – early different...