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The Elephant in the Studio: 1954

The Elephant in the Studio: 1954

        "This morning at 10, the Happy Homemaker shares her favorite elephant recipes."

Los Angeles, 1954. "Betty White with elephant on her daytime TV show." 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

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Weekdays 12.30pm till 1.00pm , also known as The Betty White Show from Hollywood, aired from February 4th 1954 until New Years Eve of that year,the show was part sponsored by Geritol.
Watch here for show from November 29th complete with ads


If elephants are like horses, they're at home with flowered shower curtains.

Carpet cleaning hints

All you need is a shovel, a whisk broom, and a bottle of seltzer. Your party guests will never know that you own an elephant.

Gotta Love Betty

The way she has her arm on the elephant looks very affectionate and speaks to how much she cares about and of her commitment to animals.

Like a Thurber cartoon

"Officer, I seem to have this elephant -- "

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