This advertisement touts two Chesterfield radio programs: First, swing musician Harry James (1916-1983), who was the head bandleader of Chesterfield’s radio show, Chesterfield Time, in 1942, headlines the left side of the ad. He is joined by two of the members of his big band Helen Forrest (1917-1999) and Johnny MaCafee. Though James was able to perform up until nine days before his death, he passed away from lymphatic cancer at the age of 67. Helen Forrest passed away from congestive heart failure at the age of 82. The right half of the ad features musician Fred Waring (1900-1984) and his orchestra of “55 Pennsylvanians.” Waring passed away at the age of 84 from a massive stroke.
Fred Waring, Harry James, Male, Radio, Throat