Kimball High School, Off Campus — Ads, 1959-1961
Browsing the Elvis releases, 1959
by Paula Bosse
A few years ago I posted several Oak Cliff-centric ads found in the 1963 and 1967 Kimball High School yearbooks (see those ads here). I’m back for another installment.
Above, a photo I really love, showing five Kimball girls checking out Elvis records at Priest Music (2447 W. Kiest Blvd). No, they don’t look like high school girls, and, yes, they are. The man at the right is, apparently, the owner, Frank M. Anderson (whom, I think, changed the name of the store to Music Hall the following year?). I posted this ad on my Facebook page last week, and one man wrote, about the owner: “Frank, the owner. His shop was known for its collection of Jazz and Classical albums. We became friends as I got into Jazz thanks to the Great Pete Fountain!” And because, why not, here’s a recent Google Street View of the Kiestwood Village sign which was probably there at that little shopping strip when Frank and the girls were photographed for this ad.
Dairy Mart (2739 S. Hampton):
Moreno’s Patio (245 Wynnewood Village):
Ketchum & Killum (334 W. Kiest) — a sporting goods store with perhaps the best name ever:
If you’re in need of some bandages or Mercurochrome after being a little too curious at Ketchum & Killum, head over to Page’s Pharmacy (3220 Falls Dr.):
For all things “fun,” Playland (3900 W. Illinois):
Sources & Notes
All ads from the 1959, 1960, and 1961 yearbooks of Justin Kimball High School in Oak Cliff.
More Kimball yearbook ads can be found in the Flashback Dallas post “A Few Ads From the Pages of the 1963 and 1967 Kimball High School Yearbooks.”
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