: The Rhymes, the Signs, the Times
For thirty years, the series of six signs posted
along roadways were an icon of American life. The little jingles
that touted a brushless shaving cream entertained travelers across
the country. Take
a trip down memory lane with this book and discover not only all the
Burma- Shave rhymes ever erected on signs, but a bunch that weren't,
as well as those the Odell family thought unseemly. This book also
tells reader stories and experiences with the Burma-Shave
here to order for $14.95.
The Verse by the Side of the Road : The
Story of the Burma-Shave Signs and Jingles
The combination of
clever verse and brilliant exposition -- stretching along the
wide-open road until the punch line could be delivered -- is unlike
any other ad delivery in history.
Author Frank Rowsome, Jr. tells the story of the campaign's
creation and life, and provides a listing of all signs from 1927
through 1963. In between is an amazingly clever collection of
poems, including contest winners, shorter signs for smaller
displays, spin-off tooth powder and lotion jingles, and regional
here to order for $8.26.