TALKING DUMMIES ADVERTISE GOODS (Aug, 1933)

TALKING DUMMIES ADVERTISE GOODS
Talking dummies, with human voices that draw a crowd’s attention, have been devised for advertising purposes by a Brooklyn, N. Y., technician. The voice is supplied by a loudspeaker, connected to a hidden microphone or a phonograph pick-up. Some of the dummies represent persons prominent in public and industrial life. Thus the phonograph voice of a well-known automobile manufacturer may talk of his car’s merits.

5 comments
  1. 4th guy says: January 3, 20083:34 am

    Today they just changed their name to “door-to-door salesmen”.

  2. mrchurchill109 says: January 3, 20089:53 am

    Nahhhh…they dumped the cardboard cutout and now they’re telemarketers…:)

  3. Stannous says: January 3, 200812:17 pm

    Wasn’t ‘Talking Dummies’ the name of David Byrne’s first group?

  4. Blurgle says: January 3, 20084:48 pm

    One looks like him: the other looks like President Roosevelt!

  5. Tim Giachetti says: January 4, 20085:48 am

    Aren’t all salesman “talking dummies’?

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