I don’t collect records by series or any other system, to be honest. Like everything else I collect, I mainly rely on the serendipity of stumbling into something and falling under it’s charm… Then, whether I buy it or not, the obsessive researching begins. So I didn’t know that the old Capitol Records series of Record-Readers were once sold as Looky Talky book and record sets.
These set of records and books for children featured Bozo The Clown, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies characters, Disney and other famous characters of the day.
The 1946 Capitol Records “Looky Talky” ad via Jon Williamson.
The Bozo the clown mechanical store display for Capital Records via Childhood-Memorabilia-Vintage-Items.