“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Doublemint Gum Connection…

Posted on April 21, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

HammondIN   The Hammond Public Library in northwest Indiana is the 52nd branch to carry Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. Located in Lake County, it’s considered part of the Chicago Metropolitan area.

   Noted buildings in the area include the Horseshoe Casino and the Gothic Masonic Temple. When the ornate temple cornerstone was laid in 1907, the featured speaker of the day was U.S. Vice President Charles Fairbanks.

   Famous sports figures who have played for the Hammond Ciesar All-Americans basketball team in the early forties:  John Wooden, and Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau. NFL player and commentator Irv Cross is from Hammond. In 1972, the Hammond Little League Team came in second to Tapei in the Little League World Series.

Doublemint   However, the most enduring legacy for the town, and their most famous residents, are Jayne and Joan Boyd. They’re famously known as the Doublemint Twins. A savvy advertising campaign that began in 1956 by Chicago’s Wrigley Company, the Boyd sisters appeared in a number of television commercials until 1963. The successful promotion lasted into the 1980’s with a slew of various twins.

   Jayne and Joan live private lives today as adults. For a short time, Hammond honored the siblings as local stars.

   I’ll let you chew on this for a while!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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