I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.

I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.
The Betty Crocker Kitchens 1940

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Home for Unwed Mothers Stories

Did you stay in a Home for Unwed Mothers in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s?

I'm doing writing research for a television show and I would love to hear your story.

Also - longshot - but if you had a black baby boy in 1969 in Chicago and gave him up for adoption - you just might be my brother's bio mom! And we would love to meet you.

Email me, Susan Marks at doll dot documentary at gmail dot com


Betty Crocker Search for Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship Scrapbook





I am collecting your Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship photos and memorabilia! 

Send them to me at doll dot documentary at gmail dot com and I will post to this online scrapbook post. If you want to read winners/participant stories go here.

(Recently a gentleman sent me his photos and story and his email has mysteriously disappeared. If you read this, do you mind re-sending? I'm terribly sorry that I can't find it and would love to include your photos.)

Test questions from the Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow  - 1956

Test questions from the Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow  - 1956



Sunday, March 27, 2016

General Mills 150/ Betty Crocker on CBS Sunday Morning

Check out this CBS Sunday Morning story on General Mills turning 150.

Nice little tribute to Betty Crocker. (Tom only got one fact wrong - guess they should have interviewed me again if they wanted accuracy about Betty's history!)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Vintage Easter


 It's that time of year again! A little vintage Easter joy for your viewing pleasure. I hope your Lamby cake turns out this year.








Sunday, February 14, 2016

Poor poor Betty Crocker

Things have gotten so bad for Betty Crocker that she made the front page of the local newspaper for failing. That's got to be a first for one of the most powerful brands in the world.

General Mills just can't figure out how to get America baking again. Too bad they don't ask me because I wrote the book on her.

Here's a hint Betty Crocker's people, go deeper and get smarter. What you're doing isn't working. When did it work? And why? If you really can't figure out it, get in touch with me but this time, it won't be for free.

(FYI Betty's people ask me to consult for FREE every six months or so...presumably because they are so broke they can't afford consultant fees.  Poor, poor Betty Crocker)

Dear Betty Crocker executives of 2016, this is also a hint! Love, Susan Marks