Outdoor Advertising Media: SkyWriting

I ran across this link to skywriters advertising the 1935 Chevrolet.

Skywriting was very common in the 1940’s and 50’s. Pepsi Cola sticks in
my memory.

Also, there was a Seattle company (anyone remember its name?) that
bought a bunch of WWII surplus searchlights and rented them out for
sales, grand openings, etc. Newspaper and radio ads told us to “follow
the searchlights to the best deals”.

Even more exciting on summer evenings was the Mobilgas blimp with the
Flying Red Horse flapping his wings across the sky in animated red neon.

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Author: Dick Ellingson

Aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender/bumper jumper; Lazy B flunkie with 7-word job title; P-I down crew; bobtail trucker; Sunbeam breader; retail store mangler; bothersome boiler roomie; fake real estate agent; d.j./copywriter/p.d./ripper/reader - 600 KGEZ Good Advertising, Kalispell; Community Radio 1510 KURB, Mountlake Terrace; 1540 News/MOR/92.5 Solid Gold Rock & Roll KFKF, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO America's Own Music, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music & Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Koncert 106 KONC, Sun City/Phoenix; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Four-year Volunteer P-I/Times/TNT news reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service broadcasting from the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom day trader who came out alive; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. I retired at age 78 and still dream frequently about radio and bus driving, my two dream jobs. Two pups & a pension = easy livin'! More articles by Dick
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