Mechanical Cues DIRECT Animals in the “BARKIES” (Jun, 1932)
Odd article explaining all of the tricks and techniques used by trainers to get their animals to perform in movies without using vocal commands.
Mechanical Cues DIRECT Animals in the “BARKIES”
by WALTER A. RASCHICK
When the talkies came in, directors of animal pictures faced a new problem. Before the super-sensitive mike, vocal commands were impossible, so other means of giving “stars” their cues had to be devised. In this unusual article you are taken behind the scenes and shown how directors utilize ingenious mechanical gadgets to make animals perform with keen intelligence before the camera.
CRYSTALS are not all the same! (Jun, 1967)
Given the appearance of that guy in the ad, I’d say he was much more interested in a different kind of crystal.
Also, given the name “TEXAS CRYSTALS”, it seems rather odd that they have addresses in Florida and California, but none in Texas…
CRYSTALS are not all the same!
INSIST ON TEXAS CRYSTALS BY NAME!
If your dealer is temporarily out of stock or does not carry Texas Crystals, send us his name along with your request for catalog to our plant nearest you.
Glove Ends Thumb-Sucking (May, 1938)
This is pretty bizarre. How long does your child have to wear this thing before they stop sucking their thumb? If they use this as a surrogate why wouldn’t they start again once they took it off? What if they switch thumbs? Why is this better than sucking your thumb?
Of course if they replaced those rubber thingies with Twizzlers, then they’d have something.
Glove Ends Thumb-Sucking
By adding imitation fingers of rubber to fingerless mittens, an inventor has produced gloves that not only prevent a baby from sucking his thumb, but also provide an agreeable substitute. The flexible tips are declared to satisfy the child without any harmful effects.