Of Mikes and Men

Evelyn Lampman, Jane Woodfin

Published by McGraw Hill, 1951
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book is bumped and lightly worn at head and tail of spine as well as fore edge corners. Pages are clean and binding is tight. Dust jacket has heavy wear at spine edges and fore edges. Spine corners and fore edge corners are chipped. Head of spine is missing approx 4-6mm of material. A few small soil spots and a faint ink stain/run on front surfaces as well as very light general soiling. Not price clipped. Has a $3.50 price on upper front flap. Dj has been placed in archival quality protective mylar cover. First edition (NAP), 1951. 275 pp. OF MIKES AND MEN is the story of radio in its diaper days, when announcers doubled as soundmen and every disc jockey was his own engineer. Microphones went dead at least once a program, and any wandering troubador with a glib tongue could get himself a half hour on the local network. Into these primitive conditions in the early 1930s walked twenty-two-year-old Jane Woodfin who had never before been inside a studio and didn't even know what a microphone looked like. Jane Woodfin is the pseudonym of noted author Evelyn Sibley Lampman (another pseudonym she used was Lynn Bronson) She worked for both KEX and KGW radio stations in Portland, Oregon, between 1929 and 1950. Lampman wrote over 40 books of juvenile literature. This was her only non-children's book. "Of Mikes and Men is the humorous inside story of radio in its diaper days, when announcers doubled as soundmen and every disc jockey was his own engineer." She doesn't use the real name of the radio station, "KUKU," or for persons in the book, but the stories are all drawn from her actual experience in many capacities of radio station operations in the 1930's and 1940's, the Golden Days of Radio. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Bookseller Inventory # 005741

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Title: Of Mikes and Men

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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