The unseen models with the gorgeous legs beneath the prop boxes included
Gloria Vestoff as "Regular," Dixie Dunbar as "King Size" and Whitey as the
Tap dancing to the "Sidewalks of New York," The Dancing Packs tapped their
way through such shows as Bert Parks' STOP THE MUSIC/ABC/1949-1956
(Quiz/Participation Show) and Ted Mack's THE ORIGINAL AMATEUR
HOUR/DUM/NBC/ABC/CBS/1948-1960 (Talent Show).
To: Mr. Jerome Holst---
Sir: A friend brought your photos & info to me re the Old Gold Dancing Cigarette
Packs. My name is Jeanne Snow & I was a dancer on STOP THE MUSIC with Bert Parks
in 1950 & 51--under my maiden name Jeanne Jones (sometimes Jeannie). Harry
Salter was the conductor, Jimmy Nygren the choreographer. I was one of the
cigarette packs with Gloria Vestoff----probably must have replaced Dixie Dunbar.
I do not remember just how long I did it, but note in a 1951 journal that I had
been offered a contract to do the commercial on the West Coast. Having just been
married (May3, 1951---a show day, Thurs.)
I declined the offer. My dancing career is so long behind me but the Old Gold
Commercial keeps coming up in current TV.
For the record, I suppose I'd have been pleased to find my name along with
Gloria's @ wonder why it was not. To save me, I can't remember the advertising
Co.'s name---maybe Grey---but I would be among the names in their files.
Other dancers were Louise Ferrand, Bruce Cartwright, Tom Hansen & ????? All this
info and ,90 cents, gets me a cup of coffee.
Today, I am 82 yrs. old, living in my home state, Indiana with my spouse of 54
yrs.---both had careers on Broadway, TV, night clubs, and even the N.Y. City
Ballet in its infancy when it was named the American Concert Ballet.
Hope all this is worth the time it has taken to read it.
Regards, Jeanne Jones Snow.
P.S. I receive a pension from Equity under my maiden name Jeanne Jones.
The Snow Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>