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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fun and games from 1937: Jack and Mary's JELL-O Recipe Book (minus a couple of pages)

So, this little gem came from a flat of ephemera I bought a couple of years ago, when I was still spending my Sundays at the local auction house (now defunct, alas). I went wild and spent a dollar or so (actually, I think this was a bonus, along with something else I spent real money on…you know, upwards of three dollars, to make the perfect gift for somebody).

There were, I am certain, more little product-promoting recipe booklets as part of this purchase, but, how much more American can one get, than to present a collection of JELL-O  recipes and cartoon pages featuring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone touting the product?

For the record, these pages are almost as old as The Bat. (Hi, Mom! Hugs!)

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Cover (pp. 1, 24)

pp. 2, 3.  Comic strip

pp. 4, 5. Clear and Fruited Desserts: Apricot & Lime Dessert; Autumn Glow; Pineapple Banana Dessert; Fresh Pear & Grape Dessert; Cardinal Pear Mold; Layered Peach & Raspberry Mold; Strawberry Festival Mold; Layered Cherries and Bananas; Fruit Symphony; Amber Russet

pp. 6, 7. Clever Tricks with Jell-O: Jell-O Flakes; Jell-O Fantasy; Jell-O Cubes, Self-Layering Jell-O Molds; Jell-O Fruit Cocktail; Fruited Jell-O; Jell-O Whip; Jell-O A La Mode; Strawberry Jell-O Tarts; Jell-O Mounds

pp. 8, 9. Whips & Creams: Crested Jell-O Whips; Creamy Fig Pudding; Fresh Plum Snow; Strawberry Whip; Marmalade Bavarian; Prune Whip; Fresh Raspberry Bavarian Cream;

pp. 10, 11. Puddings & Pastries: Frozen Strawberry Dessert; Jell-O Plum Pudding; Jell-O Chiffon Pie; Fresh Cherry Jell-O Tarts; Pineapple Pie

pp. 14, 15. Vegetable Salads & Entrees: Cucumber Pineapple Salad; Horse-Radish Relish; Supper Salad Ring; Carrot and Cabbage Salad; Spiced Relish and Cold Meat Plate, Grapefruit Olivia Salad; Cucumber Relish

pp. 16, 17. (more) Vegetable Salads & Entrees: Creamy Pimiento Ring; Chicken Salad Mold; Salmon Mold; Beet Luncheon Salad; Crested Tomato Salad; Celery and Carrot Salad

pp. 18, 19. (more) Vegetable Salads & Entrees: Tart Cranberry Salad; Cabbage and Apple Salad.   Jell-O Ices, a Grand New Idea: Jell-O Fruit Ices; Jell-) Milk Ices

pp. 20, 21. Jell-O pointers

pp. 22, 23. How Jack Benny made such luscious ice cream (Jell-O Ice Cream Powder); other products

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