Sky Full of Bacon

The world’s first food video?

Just in case anyone comes here while I’m working hard on about 27 Sky Full of Bacons at once, here’s something to look at: an example of food video (well, film) from long ago. It’s a 1933 MGM short narrated by Pete Smith (of the distinctive nasal draw and bad puns), with a story by Thorne Smith (Topper) and a cast of vaguely familiar character actors (notably Franklin Pangborn, mainly remembered for playing swishy hotel clerks and the like). Is it the world’s first food video? Who knows, but it’s an interesting picture of American kitchens in 1933, in not-entirely-appetizing two-strip Technicolor.

If you like this post and would like to receive updates from this blog, please subscribe our feed. Subscribe via RSS

Comments are closed.