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Here's something fun: a can of smog from 1957


These were apparently sold in the Fun Shop at Farmers Market and produced by Carlton (or Carleton) Young's Los Angeles Smog Corp.  Hal Tamblin was listed as a vice president, according to a 1962 item in The Times. Art Ryon, author of The Times "Ham on Ryon" column claimed to be an executive of this whimsical outfit.

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This is great. My grandfather was a friend of Carleton Young and he always had these cans around when I was a kid. They made us real popular. My brother still has one. I never knew Carleton Young (an actor) made them. Thanks for the info!

I am Hal Tamblin eldest daughter, Terry Tamblin. He is alive and well at age eighty-four. I was born when he owed the fun shop. He will be glad to know that he was mentioned.


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