This advertisement provides publicity for The Chesterfield Supper Club, a radio show broadcasted by NBC from 1944 to 1950. In its first four years, the show lasted for 15 minutes, but from 1949 to 1950 it was extended to 30 minutes. Crooner Perry Como (1912-2001) hosted the show all five nights of the week during its first year, but from 1945 on, Como hosted the show on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, while jazz singer Jo Stafford (1917-2008) hosted it on Tuesday and Thursday. Como passed away in his sleep after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, while Stafford passed away from congestive heart failure. Others mentioned on the left side of this advertisement include announcer Ben Grauer (1908-1977) who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 68, disc jockey Martin Block (1903-1967) who passed away during heart surgery at the age of 64, and conductor Paul Weston (1912-1996) who later married Jo Stafford in 1952.
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