Bill Peckmann 28 Oct 2012 04:35 am
Bill Peckmann surprised me with a bit of trivia. It really has nothing to do with trivia but will call home to many New York born Baby Boomers. Here’s Bill:
- As a kid, the word “rotogravure” from the lyrics of the song “Easter Parade” always stuck in my head because I never knew what it meant. Only years later did I learn it was a printing process, but I believe in those days of “Easter Parade” it was the nickname for the color supplements of the Sunday newspapers that flooded the newsstands at the time. In those days of black and white newspapers and black and white TV, color Sunday comics and supplements were big doings! Especially as a young TV addict, if that Sunday magazine had color photos of your favorite TV (black and white) characters!
Here are the first few pages of the Daily News’ 1952 Sunday supplement. It’s about time I got it to the scanner, it’s crumbling in my hands as I put it on the platinum! Only 60 years after the fact!
Time to step into the Time Machine…