I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ladies and Gents, Vintage Betty Crocker!

Oh Vintage Betty! What were you thinking? Blobs of frosting masquerading as "sugar plums?"

Can you imagine decorating your Christmas tree with frosting? Cake, yes. Tree? Ah... no.



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Betty Crocker NOT wearing red!

Seeing vintage ads with Betty Crocker not wearing red gives me a special thrill. When I was doing research at the General Mills archives I saw a large portrait of Betty at a recipe file cabinet wearing a green outfit. It was lovely.














Monday, June 13, 2016

New Betty Crocker project in the works!

A photo from my research pile. A new Betty Crocker project is cooking. Good thing I saved all the research I compiled for my book and documentary film. I could seriously open up a Betty Crocker museum.

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