Dick Anthony: Basement Popcorn Entrepreneur of Duluth
Dick Anthony of Duluth made popcorn in his basement circa 1952 for distribution to local stores, where it was sold in dispensers. The video clip is from the television series “Industry on Parade,” which was created by the National Association of Manufacturers and ran from 1950 to 1960.
According to Anthony’s obituary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he moved to Duluth in 1948 and worked as a journalist, news director and on-air personality at KDAL radio and television for 23 years and for six more years at WDSM radio and KBJR TV.
A film of three full episodes of “Industry on Parade” is available on the Internet Archive and is embedded below.
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