No one inviting you to their parties? Then here you go. Of course, any party patrons that can hear you playing in your home from across the street may not be as lively as you'd like. As a backup plan, just in case no one continues to invite you to their parties even after all that Harmonica practice, I suggest you take up whittling Gaspard the Sailor, too. It will help make all that idle time pass quickly. (Hohner Harmonicas Ad from Popular Science, December, 1936)
Travel back in time with me...To yesterday's tomorrows: Opportunities for the Radio Trained Man advertisment in Popular Science, November, 1936...and don't forget, "Television is sure to come as a commercial industry. Whether this year or later..."
Beginning a new series on Zombos Closet...Travel back in time with me...To yesterday's tomorrows: Real Scenery for Popeye, Popular Science, November, 1936...
"Fleischer cartoons differed highly from their counterparts at Walt Disney Productions and Warner Bros. Cartoons. The Popeye series, like other cartoons produced by the Fleischers, was noted for its urban feel (the Fleischers operated in New York City, specifically in Broadway), its manageable variations on a simple theme (Popeye loses Olive to bully Bluto and must eat his spinach and defeat him), and the characters' "under-the-breath" mutterings. The voices for Fleischer cartoons produced during the early and mid-1930s were recorded after the animation was completed. The actors, Mercer in particular, would therefore improvise lines that were not on the storyboards or prepared for the lip-sync (generally word-play and clever puns). Even after the Fleischers began pre-recording dialog for lip-sync shortly after moving to Miami, Mercer and the other voice actors would record ad-libbed lines while watching a finished copy of the cartoon. Popeye lives in a dilapidated apartment building in A Dream Walking (1934), reflecting the urban feel and Depression-era hardships." (from Wikipedia)