'At the Peppermint Lounge' by Josh Agle (Shag) acrylic on Panel. I hadn't seen this one before. Very cool.
Dalov Ipcar Book Illustration ‘Deep Sea Farm’ 1961
Rootie Kazootie was the principal character on the 1950s children’s television show The Rootie Kazootie Club. The show was the creation of Steve Carlin and featured human actors along with hand puppets.
The show first aired locally as The Rootie Tootie Club on New York NBC affiliate WNBT on October 14, 1950. Since the title character regularly used a magical kazoo, which he called his “Magic Kazootie,” the kids began calling him “Rootie Kazootie.” Following the kids’ lead, the names of the show and the character were changed with the December 26 show.
NBC began broadcasting it nationally on July 2, 1951. Sponsors included Coca-Cola and Williamson Candy Company, makers of Powerhouse candy bars. The show aired on NBC until November 1952, and was seen on ABC beginning in December. The last telecast was May 7, 1954.
In January 1995, Ira Gallen resurrected the puppet characters for The New Rootie Kazootie TV Show, a series broadcast on Manhattan’s Time-Warner cable outlet. (Wikipedia)