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125 Years, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
October 21, 2007
Special advertising section to "The Kansas City Star," about the history of Saint Luke's Hospital. Includes historical timeline and facts and a map showing locations of the 11 affiliated facilities. Includes...
A Hub for New Disneys
October 12, 2010
"Kansas City is becoming an animation hub in the Midwest." A number of companies, including Bazillion Pictures, Branit FX, Real Media, and Trinity Animation, provide animation services for commercial enterprises...
Ad Agency Returns to KC's Past to find its Future Home in the River Market Area
February 25-March 3, 2005
Gragg Advertising, Inc. will move into a restored building at 450 E. Fourth Street. The building was renovated by 4th and Locust LLC, consisting of co-owners Gregory Gragg, Darryl Mattox, George Laferty...
Advertising Supplement: Community Shelter Plan for 7-County Kansas City Area
Supplement providing information on shelter locations and provisions for different sections and neighborhoods of the city, in case of nuclear war, filled with maps.
Advertising, Printing Adjunct Is a Busy Place
Article about the advertising and printing industries in Kansas City, starting the discussion with Louis Fox, revolutionizing wholesale grocery advertising in 1956 with the advertising department of Associated...
Obituary for Alvin Joslin, founder of the former Joslin Transit Advertising Company, dying at the age of 68.
Art and Artists: From Fast Ad Pace to Portraits
Photo and biographical article about Harry Fredman, a former advertising artist as a teenager in Kansas City for men's clothing, moving to New York in 1945 and becoming an illustrator of portraits and...
Barkley Ad Agency Shortens Its Name, Gets a New Logo
October 10, 2006
Article reports the shortening of the name of Barkley Evergreen and Partners advertising agency to "Barkley," along with the unveiling of a new, rocket-shaped logo. The agency moved into the refurbished...
Barkley Evergreen Takes Wing
November 12, 2005
Local ad agency, Barkley Evergreen & Partners, is planning on moving into the long vacant TWA Building in the Crossroads District. The building is at 18th and Baltimore and is presently owned by Bradley...
Beauty Brands Plans to Ride a Permanent Wave
March 29, 2005
Article describes the history of Beauty Brands Salon, Spa and Superstore, the brainchild of Robert Bernstein, of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc. In 2005, the company had 40 locations in nine states, offering...
Bernstein-Rein Pursues Development Near Plaza
April 10, 2004
Article says the firm expects to break ground Fall 2004 on an $80 million development that will occupy most of the block between Roanoke Road and Belleview Avenue, from Ward Parkway to 48th Street. Bernstein-Rein...
Building a Brand
January 25-31, 2008
Article tells history and development of Blacktop Creative, an advertising agency based at 512 Delaware in the River Market area. Founded in 2001 by Shawn Polowniak, Mike Miller, and Dave Swearingen, the...
Burton Oscar Lisman
May 11, 2007
Obituary for Burton O. Lisman who died May 3, 2007 at age 87. He was born in Cincinnati on October 15, 1919. "Mr. Lisman started working at Kaplan's Fabrics, which led to a career in ladies fashions and...
Cityscape: Kansas City Man Finds Success with Screenplays
File containing a photo and biographical article about John Scott Shepherd, or John Shepherd, a movie writer and director and "former advertising executive" of Kansas City. Writer of the screenplays for...
Clarkson: 1880-2005, Six Generations Building Roads to the Future
September 20, 2005
An advertising special section to the Kansas City Star on the Clarkson Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. The company is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It was established in 1880 as a man-and-horse...
Consultant Honored as Minority Advocate: Inez Kaiser Started PR Firm after Leaving KC Teaching Job
November 27, 1997
File containing a photo and biographical article about Inez Yeargan Kaiser, or Inez Kaiser, founder of her own public relations and advertising company in New York City after retiring as a teacher of the...
Deaths: David M. Mindlin
Photo and obituary for David Mindlin, "80, of 221 W. 48th, co-founder and former treasurer of Mindlin Inc., a clothing store formally located at 210 W. 47th" Street. Native of Chicago coming to Kansas...
Deaths: Frederick V. Klemp
Photo and obituary for Frederick Vinton Klemp, Jr., or Frederick Klemp, Jr., "55, a former vice-president of the Carter Advertising Agency and founding president of the Sales and Marketing Executives Club,"...
Downtown KC Comes Alive
June 26, 2005
Special advertising section devoted to promoting Downtown redevelopment in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes information about Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, the Power and Light District, the H & R Block...
Draw Me a Story
Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...
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