Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ramblin' Tommy Scott (aka Doc Scott)


Mr. Chamberlain, who had started the show late in the 19th century, retired in the late 1930s and gave Mr. Scott control of both the show and the laxative. Other medicine shows were fading at the time, but Mr. Scott continued with his. He eventually set aside the Herb-O-Lac for a skin liniment he unapologetically called Snake Oil, but his most enduring commodity was his nostalgic pitch. In time, he renamed his show “ ‘Doc’ Scott’s Last Real Old Time Medicine Show.”

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