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Betty Crocker Radio Show: Cooking School of the Air

contains rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program.

3 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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1 Audio CDs


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"Betty Crocker Magazine Aug 10, 1945"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Betty Crocker 1927 - 1969
Before there was Emeril Lagasse, Paula Dean, and Alton Brown, there was Betty Crocker.

Of course, Betty Crocker is one of those famous people whom everyone knows, but never existed.  The Washburn Flour Company, a forerunner of General Mills, published a promotion in the Saturday Evening Post- readers who sent in a completed jigsaw puzzle would receive a flour sack pin cushion. There were over 30,000 responses, and hundreds of letters with questions about baking. Betty CrockerAn on-the-ball advertising director saw an opportunity, and convinced company leaders to invent a fictional character to personally reply to each inquiry. The name Betty was chosen as she seemed friendly and wholesome, and Crocker was chosen to honor a recently retired company director. After using her name in print advertising and letters containing cooking advice, Betty Crocker get her voice on the radio in 1924, first locally in Minneapolis and then nationally on the NBC network. The Betty Crocker School of the Air was the countries first radio cooking show. During the Great Depression she advised cash strapped homemakers how to cook tasty meals on a tightened budget.

In 1945, according to Fortune Magazine, Betty Crocker was the second most famous American woman, after Eleanor Roosevelt. These broadcasts from 1945 are dedicated to "Young, attractive, and gallant" War brides. Not only do they give helpful cooking advice to these young brides, they are also celebrations of their intrepid spirit, which is a reflection of the virtues that their pioneer foremothers showed crossing the plains in wagon trains.

This collection contains two rare episodes of the Betty Crocker cooking program and a short blooper excerpt. For more radio cooking, see the "Betty Crocker of the West": Martha Meade. See also: The Mary Lee Program sponsored by PET milk and Baker's Theater of Stars sponsored by Baker's of America. This collection is also part of the Cooking in Old Time Radio Collection.

Betty Crocker 1972-1996

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 25 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 0 hours 25 minutes
      1. Betty Crocker 470714 Miss Kerr.mp3
      2. Betty Crocker Magazine 450810.mp3
      3. Bloopers Betty Crocker Upside Down.mp3
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    3 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 25 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      3 shows - total playtime 0 hours 25 minutes
      1. Betty Crocker 470714 Miss Kerr.mp3
      2. Betty Crocker Magazine 450810.mp3
      3. Bloopers Betty Crocker Upside Down.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    3 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 25 min

    Disc A001

    1. Bloopers Betty Crocker Upside Down
    2. Betty Crocker Magazine 450810
    3. Betty Crocker 470714 Miss Kerr

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