From the November 1941 issue of Popular Science magazine comes this advertisment for Eveready batteries. It stars Zookeeper Richard Kroemer and his pal Gargantua, the huge gorilla featured for many years in the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Gargantua was quite a celebrity in his day, and Richard Kromer was a guest on the Fred Allen radio show back in 1941. (If I can track that episode down I’ll post it here.)
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The whole thing is hilarious, but I highlighted my favorite part. "Oh yeah, the giant gorilla wants to kill me! I forgot all about