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Selling the Smiths of Hollywood

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

You'll mostly be hearing my transcription discs and the actual shows that radio stations were putting on the air, but once in a while we'll also delve into some other aspects of the business or technical side of old time radio.

In this post, a promotional flyer distributed to stations to drum up business for the early 1950s syndicated sitcom, "The Smiths of Hollywood". "Smiths" is competent and seemed to get some wide distribution, but didn't compare to the big name shows on the networks even if "Smiths" cost $10,000 per episode to produce.

The advertising is a little deceptive - Lucille Ball, William Holden and some of the other stars depicted appeared as guests on the shows and weren't regulars in the series.

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