Coming Soon: The first biography of homemaker broadcaster Caroline Ellis, published by BearManor Media.
A latecomer to the broadcasting industry, Caroline Ellis was over 50 before she earned her first radio show in 1933 on Kansas City's KMBC. First on Joanne Taylor's Fashion Flashes and subsequently on Travels of Mary Ward, Ellis developed her unique style of integrating sales pitches into dramatic sketches.
Within five years Ellis was hired by General Mills to write and star in Caroline's Golden Store, a daily serial airing from the Midwest's radio capital, Chicago.
From the early 1940s to the early 1950s Ellis starred in her own homemaker program over KMBC.
This book features dozens of never-before-published photographs from private collections and detailed documentation of the work of a homemaker broadcaster based on records preserved by her family.
Look for the biography of Caroline Ellis during Q4 2019 or Q1 2020!
Visit Ryan Ellett's blog, Wistful Vistas. You'll find information and photographs related to Ellett's work that, for different reasons, isn't included in his books and articles.