Radio: The Low Pitch

From carnivals, boardwalks, county fairs and street corners across the U.S. the glib salesmen known as "pitchmen" were rushing into television. In the New York area alone, TV pitchmen expect to reap a $10 million harvest this year. This week Manhattan Adman Harold Kaye will have nearly 20 of his pitchmen doing more than 130 hours of solid selling on TV, hawking such merchandise as $1 card tricks, electric irons, luminous Christmas tree ornaments, infrared-ray broilers, talking dolls, $39.95 wristwatches (on "easy, generous terms").

Make It Look Easy. Pitchmen, happily tracing their ancestry back to the ancient Phoenician traders who once unloaded...

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