Saturday, July 15, 2006

Loose ends

Sleep well tonight Jah Teh. Here is one and a bit answers. Rank Arena still makes tvs, obviously not for Australia though.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swan was a brand of soap marketed by Lever Brothers Company in the 1940s and 1950s. Like its competitor Ivory, it was a floating soap. Swan was advertised as a soap that could be used in the kitchen as a hand soap or in the bathroom to bathe the baby. A typical ad boasted that Swan was "the white floating soap that's purer than the finest castiles".

Lever Brothers used the Swan brand name to sponsor several radio programs, including The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show from 1941 to 1945, My Friend Irma in the late 1940s, and The Bob Hope Show from 1948 to 1949.

Swan Soap is no longer marketed; Lever Brothers Company is known today as Unilever.


  1. Thank you for that. Unilever used to sponsor the daytime serials, hence 'soap operas'.

  2. Anonymous5:23 pm

    Ohhhh how interesting, jahteh. I always wondered why they were called soap operas.