Queen" provokes, ummm, interesting thoughts. I'll just leave
it at that. In the late '70s, I was living in southeast Missouri,
and there were Burger Queen locations throughout western Kentucky and parts
of west Tennessee (it never made it into Alabama, not that I'm aware of).
Commercials for the chain aired on a nearby TV station out of Paducah,
Ky., and featured BQ's mascot, named - strangely enough -
one all too well:
in restaurant: "Huuuuuh???"
you ever heard of a 'spelling bee'??"
Burger Queen items are on display at a website I just discovered while
Googling this 'dead chain':
a REWOUND-style treatment of a small city in west Kentucky. Go have
a look. (PS: If you remember the old BIG K discount chain - we've
touched on it here a time or two - there are a good number of adverts to
(Plitt had just
bought the ABC Theaters chain
... it looks
like the Plitt insignia above was simply pasted over the previous ABC circle
(special thanks to Allen Culp for 'cleaning
up' both this and the Pizitz "Darth Vader" advert two rows above)
In December 1978,
Birmingham News ran a lengthy feature piece on the city's radio scene,
profiling some of the biggest names, such as Tommy Charles and John Ed
The article is
in two parts, below:
1 | PART
Clem Kaddidlehopper says, "Watch
me wave Mr. Blackstone's magic wand and make Lawrence Welk's baton disappear."
12/06/2008 -- 118 PM EST
1948 | DECEMBER
1958 | DECEMBER
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