1) Sturgeons are the ONLY ones to make caviar
, therefore they are best by default, and the point is moot.
2) The mental juxtaposition engendered by this ad between a fishy taste and the taste of coffee is most unpleasant.
Original ad here.
Back in 1942, the town of Ashland, Ohio
instituted a policy of "beefless days." It had nothing to do with going vegetarian. All the town residents pledged that on every Thursday until the war ended they wouldn't complain about anything.
Oakland Tribune - Oct 9, 1942
On Thursdays, Ashland residents are now free to beef about anything they want. But the town still declares itself to be the "World Headquarters of Nice People."
March 1940 — At the International Beauty Shop Owners' show in New York City, Ruth Scott modeled a mask to heat the face and tone up the skin. The scratchers on her fingers were brass thimbles to protect nail polish until it dried.
Newsweek - Mar 25, 1940
In 1946, Micheline Bernardini modeled a two-piece swimsuit designed by Louis Reard, which he called a 'bikini' — naming it after the site of the recent atomic bomb test in the Bikini Atoll.
As wikipedia notes:
"Photographs of Bernardini and articles about the event were widely carried by the press. The International Herald Tribune alone ran nine stories on the event. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received over 50,000 fan letters."
The little box she's holding is what the bikini was sold in, to emphasize how tiny it was.
Forty years later Bernardini posed again in a bikini, "for old time's sake."
I can't figure out what picture she's holding. It doesn't seem to be the famous one, shown above. Must have been another photo from the shoot.
Original ad here.
The notion of a garment that imparts a frigid chill to the wearer seems most unappealing.
At the time of this writing, there is actually a vintage one for sale online
You get a killer tan, even at night.
The original residents of Bikini were never able to return
The Miami News - July 3, 1946
Found a better quality copy of the picture. (source
Inspired by Paul's post yesterday about the Potato Chip Queen contest
, I did some research over at newspapers.com
(subscription required) and came up with what I believe is a complete list of the Potato Chip Queens from 1946 to 1956, except for 1947 for which year I can't find any info. Perhaps there was no queen that year. After 1956 the contest seems to have transitioned into a Miss Teen Potato Chip contest. So, not quite the same.
Based on what I found, Nikki Geer was awarded the crown in 1946, but Paul found info indicating it was given to Dorothea Fagnano. Since Dorothea was only 15, I'm guessing she must have been given some kind of teen version of the crown.
Also, In 1952 the crown was given to a chipmunk ("Miss Potato Chip-munk").
Finally, the Potato Chip Queen for 1953, Joan Gehan (aka UN-KA-PU-CHI), was so popular that the next year they promoted her to "Miss Potato Chip of the Century."
1946: Nikki Geer
Shickshinny Mountain Echo - Nov 8, 1946
1948: Joan Smith
Opelousas Daily World - Feb 12, 1948
1949: Patricia Hunter
Zanesville Times Recorder - Jan 29, 1949
Found a picture of Pat Hunter's potato chip photoshoot in Life - Feb 28, 1949
1950: Peggy Sharpe
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Mar 19, 1950
1951: Edie Pike
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Mar 4, 1951
1952: Miss Potato Chip-munk (with maid-in-waiting Ronda Sherwood)
Marengo Republican News - Feb 7, 1952
1953: Joan Gehan — promoted to "Miss Potato Chip of the Century" in 1954
Image via TOGACHIPGUY.com
Pittsburgh Press - Jan 28, 1954
1955: Ruth Burkhart
Kingsport Times-News - Mar 6, 1955
1956: Elaine Kuntz
Louisville Courier-Journal - Jan 29, 1956
a better picture of the 1956 winner, Elaine Kuntz. (via Pinterest
WU-vie MJBIRD asks for the winning recipe associated with the first Potato Chip Queen. I found a slightly imperfect OCR of it here!
If anyone makes it, please report!
Potato Chips A la Gorton
2 tbs. flour
3 cups coarsely crushed potato chips
1 cup milk
6 medium size carrots
8 medium size onions
2 tbs butter or margarine
[Illegible] cup grated American cheese
Scrape carrots and slice into [Illegible]-inch slices.
Cook until tender in boiling, salted water. Drain.
Pare onions and slice in [illegible]-inch slices. Cook until tender in boiling, salted water. Drain.
Melt butter or margarine in a heavy sauce-pan. Add the flour and blend. Add the milk and cook and stir until cheese is melted.
Arrange half of carrots in bottom of a greased casserole dish. Cover with a layer of crushed potato chips, then with half the onions. Cover with crushed potato chips.
Top with sauce mixture and a dash of paprika. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees, for about 20 minutes, or until thoroughly heated and lightly browned.
Makes 5-6 servings.