by Emmett Smith
Anybody who was a kid in the Twin Cities in the 1950s doesn’t need to be told who this guy is!
In the first episode below posted by tasseltoes on YouTube, Axel tries out an unsuccessful duet with Tallulah the cat and then Towser, on Axel and His Dog on WCCO-TV (Channel 4), on July 10, 1955:
Next, Tallulah reports her catnip has been “stole” and Axel smells…the dog’s breath, on Axel and His Dog, August 4, 1955:
You can read more about Axel-creator Clellan Card and the other local children’s television hosts of Twin Cities kids shows in the 1950s, at:
In this next link there is a lot about Axel on page 2, including a photo archive::
[Emmett R Smith all text-rights reserved 23 February 2009]