The 1941 WLS Family Album:

Smilie Sutter (photographed by Fons Ianelli)

Curator's note: Brooklyn-born Anthony Slater (1915-1918) yodeled on WLS under the name of "Smiley Sutter". He later worked as a comic, using the monicker "Crazy Elmer". One of his bits involved pulling on a taut rope that extended into one of the stage wings. He would pull and pull, finally disappearing offstage---eventually reappearing from the opposite wing at the end of the rope.

No longer s newcomer, but new to the Family Album, 24-year-old Smilie Sutter is a Brooklyn boy who would much rather be in the country than in the city; who plays the guitar and harmonica, sings and yodels, and likes to work on crossword puzzles.

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