Michelin Hour

The short-lived Michelin Hour radio show, 1928, in which an orchestra of men dressed as tires played popular numbers and lighter classics.

Detroit Free Press - Apr 8, 1928

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 31, 2018
     Category: Radio | 1920s

It seems a bit pointless to be costumed for a radio appearance.
Posted by KDP on 01/31/18 at 11:48 AM
Presumably they were costumed only for publicity photos. Speaking of pointless, how about Edgar Bergen, the famous radio ventriloquist?
Posted by ges on 01/31/18 at 08:41 PM
Many live radio shows at the time had studio audiences. Remember, this was at a time before laugh tracks.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/31/18 at 09:42 PM
This was when radio was still experimental in many ways. So they were still figuring a lot of things out.
Posted by Brian on 01/31/18 at 09:57 PM
Back in the early years of BBC radio, newsreaders had to wear tuxedos.
Posted by BMN on 01/31/18 at 11:07 PM
Nunc est bibendum!
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/04/18 at 08:10 AM
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