Sunday, May 16, 2010

The In-Laws Tout a Miracle Drug! (1950 Vintage)

Nicky recently purchased a January 1950 issue of LOOK magazine in which her grandparents, father, and two of her uncles appeared in an ad touting a keen new allergy medicine, Anahist. Note: no warnings or announced side effects anywhere in evidence! Talk about a wonder drug.

That's Nicky's dad Arthur next to her grandmother, the actress and acting teacher Lillian Green Caran. The other two boys are Nicky's uncles Ronnie and Rick. At this time, Nicky's grandfather Byron Caran was working as a studio musician in NYC. I wonder how the Caran family got tabbed (along with several other families) for this gig. Probably those nebulous, yet never-to-be-underestimated, "industry connections" were involved here.


Mark Lungo said...

Uh oh, Chris--looks like you've been spammed!

Chris Barat said...


At least this one wasn't written in Chinese characters, like one or two others I've received.


Joe Torcivia said...


This is exactly way I began “Comment Moderation”! I can’t keep deleting the comments of every spammer who infiltrates my Blog – so I just approve ‘em or reject ‘em as they are submitted.

An added benefit is that if someone comments on an older post, you are made aware of it, rather than maybe having it go unnoticed.

It’s your Blog, be a gatekeeper for it!


Chris Barat said...


I decided to take your advice and moderate comments.


JD said...

An interesting follow-up: Nicky's Uncle Rick has never caught a cold in his life! Was it due to the early intervention of Anahist????