Something about radio advertising and breakfast foods just naturally go together. The pancake mix created by Chris Rutledge and Charles Underwood used the image of a chubby smiling Mammy as a brand image for Aunt Jemima Pancakes. Although the image on the box was just a painting, finding an actress to portray the character was a natural move.
The Aunt Jemima Show featured great musical numbers from the Jemima Chorus and advice from Aunt Jemima herself on how to make the tastiest pancakes. WARNING: Listening to this program may cause cravings for maple syrup!The first real-life Aunt Jemima was former slave Nancy Green, who signed an exclusive lifetime contract with the pancake mix makers in 1893 to make public appearances as the character. Click here to read more about Aunt Jemima
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