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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Maxine Mulvey

As you might imagine, I am fascinated with the local television and radio cooking and home show hostesses of yore, particularly those who've been (largely) lost to history.  Many were part of the daily lives of women for years, bringing not only recipes and household hints, but companionship and even a feeling of routine with their daily shows.  They were post-war era working women who were helping other women to navigate their many responsibilities.  Often these hostesses invited participation from their listeners, giving them an outlet for their questions, concerns, and even creativity through listener submitted tips and recipes.  They were a pre-Internet and social media space for busy housewives and working women looking to create a lovely home life and they were important.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Maxine Mulvey, who hosted the "Hello Neighbor" program on Denver radio station KOA.  As you'll see below, she was an accomplished broadcaster as well as "an expert cook and homemaker."  Maxine, the "Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en" salutes you!




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