Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Morgan White, Jr., on WBZ Radio

In 2008, as previously mentioned, I appeared a few times on Boston’s WBZ Radio, to talk about The Lucky Strike Papers. Two of those times I was interviewed by regular guest host (and trivia expert) Morgan White, Jr. Tonight, beginning at midnight, Morgan will be appearing on WBZ as the guest of host Steve LeVeille; he’ll appear for two or three hours. You can hear the show online at

Thursday, February 19, 2009

TV magazine, 1951

Bandleader Freddy Martin (seen to the right, on the cover of a July, 1951 Buffalo/Rochester TV Guide-type magazine), was the star, at the time, of his own show on NBC-TV. The Freddy Martin Show, sponsored by Hazel Bishop lipstick, aired from July to November of 1951, and also starred singer Merv Griffin and pianist Murray Arnold. It is one of the programs profiled in The Lucky Strike Papers.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

TV magazine, 1950

Seen here: the November 25-December 1, 1950 issue of TV Times, a TV Guide-type magazine from Minnesota. On the cover: bandleader Kay Kyser, with daughters Kimberly and Carroll. At the end of December, in 1950, Kay Kyser's TV show ended, and he retired from show business.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A discount

The cover price of The Lucky Strike Papers is $24.95. Until February 12th, the book can be purchased (via my web site) for the discounted price of $21.00, which includes Media Mail shipping, and Delivery Confirmation.

The link is: