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6 years ago
Ed J
You mentioned JIM MORAN THE COURTESY MAN - he had great car commercials with HUDSON and then with FORD. I met him when I bought a new 1957 Ford Sunliner Convert - he was at the showroom that day. I just turned 20 - what a nice guy ! JIM is down here in Florida and I think he is/was the leader for TOYOTA ? You can google him and find out. I remember him showing the Hudson Hornet on blck and white T
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7 years ago
Ed J
There was a pharmacy at Francisco and Archer on the corner. I vaguely remember that it was a Polish family that owned it and the building that had a couple apartments for rent.At that time we lived at 4117 S. Francisco a few hundred feet off of Archer. Someone mentioned Sam Santo's sporting goods store on Archer - Kelly High School was right around the corner. Myself and other kids/students wou
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7 years ago
Ed J
Chesdans on Archer near Kedzie was our hangout. My Aunt and Uncle owned a place called An-Jeans on west Archer Ave. They lived in the back in an apartment. When I was going to Kelly High School in the mid/early 50's - I worked at the place one summer. I had the tough job of sliding cooked pizzas in the take out bag and stapling the ends shut. LOL. They sold a tremendous number of pies over the wee
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7 years ago
Ed J
What about ROCHESTER ? wasn't her a black guy on some Charlie Chan movies or was that a different black guy ? Never heard any complaints about blacks as cooks or servants in the old TV shows. ROCHESTER was funny - good clean comedy.
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7 years ago
Ed J
How about the Bob and Ray show ? Two guys with a dry goofy sense of humor. I was looking for the weather channel (must have been around 1953?) and these two guys were forcasting the weather, It was so funny and of the wall I laffed like crazy. That's how I discovered them They were also on the radio and did live shows around the country on stage. There never was another show or two guys like Bob a
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7 years ago
Ed J
Sure I remember Maxwell street ! I would take the streetcar from 69th and Ashland ( transferred a couple times if I recall) that was back around 1950 .... I saw guys hawking/selling watches with with like 10 watches on each arm - guys grabbing you by the shoulder as you walked by their shops - trying to pull you in !!! The place was always crowded and a real trip to see. I don't think there wa
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7 years ago
Ed J
Stumbled across this site and really enjoy reading what's said. Sure I remember Half Day drag strip - I drag raced a 1949 Vincent Rapide - friend of mine - Palmer Lazurus ran one the fastest cars back around 1950 - it was I think a 50 Olds coupe - called the Grey Ghost because it was in grey primer - he would turn around 99 to 101 ..... man that was fast back then. I flipped the bike one time comi
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