A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 27, 2006
Smoothie (Smoothee, Smoothy)
A "smoothie" (or "smoothee" or "smoothy") was originally someone or something that is "smooth." The "You're an Old Smoothie" Broadway song (1932) helped to popularize the term.

The Waring "Blendor" (later "Blender") came out in 1939. Waring's 1940 booklet contained recipes for "smoothees." A "smoothee" or "smoothie" became any smooth drink made in a blender.

In the 1970s, "smoothies" included frozen yogurt.

"Smoothies" are associated with California, but the Waring Blendor citations appeared in New York City newspapers in the 1940s.


http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/y/youreanoldsmoothie.shtml
YOU'RE AN OLD SMOOTHIE
From the Broadway Show" TAKE A CHANCE" (1932)
(Buddy De Sylva / Richard Whiting / Nacio Herb Brown)

Ethel Merman (Stage Production) - 1932
Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Ramona Davies) - 1933
Debroy Somers Band (vocal: Dan Donovan) - 1933
Victor Young & His Orch. (vocal: Lee Wiley) - 1933
Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Pat O'Malley) - 1933
Nelson Riddle & His Orch. - 1957
Ella Fitzgerald - 1958
Ray Conniff Singers - 1959
Jimmy Clanton - 1959
Also recorded by: Margaret Whiting; Mitch Miller.

You're an old smoothie
I'm an old softie
I'm just like putty
In the hands of a girl like you

You're an old meanie
I'm a big boobie
I just go nutty
In the hands of a girl like you

Poor me, you played me for a sap
Poor you, you thought you'd laid a trap
Well dear, I think it's time you knew
You've done just what I wanted you to

Silly old smoothie
Crafty old softie
I'll stick like putty
To the hand of a girl like you


27 July 1933, Middletown (NY) Times Herald, pg. 12:
SMOOTHIE
For Ice Cream
pkg. 10c


The New Waring Blendor...Serves Everyone
Waring Products Corporation, NY
1940, 1942, 1946, 1947

Pg. 53:
CHILDREN'S MILK SMOOTHEES
APRICOT...
BANANA...
CANTALOUP...
CARROT...
LIVER...
PEACH...
PEANUT...
PINEAPPLE...
POSTUM...
PRUNE...
SPINACH... (Spinach smoothee? -- ed.)
STRAWBERRY...
TOMATO...
YELLOW TURNIP


23 June 1940, New York Herald Tribune, This Week magazine, pg. 14, col. 1:
LET THE BLENDER
DO IT FOR YOU!

If you like cooking shortcuts in summer,
use a liquefier-blender to whirl together
superb soups, beverages and desserts
by Mabel Stegner

IF YOU'VE envied the smart luncheon bars whose menus take off with sophisticated garden-fresh, herb flavored vegetable cocktails, you'll be delighted to know that you can make these now at home.

The new electric blenders, recently come on the market, bring not only these but many other new foods and drinks into your life. You can develop specialties in punches, sherbets, soups and salad dressings that will give new zest to your hot weather menus.

How does a blender work? A sturdy electric motor is housed in the metal base. The heat resistant glass container has a blending device built into the bottom of the container. Place the glass container on the base, switch on the electricity, and it blends, whips, creams, mixes or liquefies. All of these processes take less than two minutes.

For instance: place a few ounces of milk, fruit juice, tomato juice or any desired liquid in the food container. Add a banana, or strawberries, or pitted cherries, or diced vegetables. Place the container on the base, switch on the electricity and in less than a minute out comes a banana milk "smoothie," a fruit nectar, or a raw vegetable cocktail.

It's only a step from the fruit nectars to sherbets frozen in your mechanical refrigerator, from milk fruit "smoothies" to ice cream mixtures with fruit blended to a velvety, non-crystallizable consistency.


February 1941, Better Homes and Gardens, pg. 44:
The Ellises Meet
the Blenders --
-- AND ALL HANDS APPLAUD

"Banana Smoothie! Oh boy!" Betty and Billy Ellis and Cousin Peggy mix their own! Two and one-half cups milk, 2 big ripe bananas (yellow peel flecked with brown) and 1 tablespoon sugar. Flip the switch. In a minute they've got it -- a swell drink, an after-school treat for three, all for a dime!

Pg. 88, col. 2:
At home they're constant tempters for lazy appetities. Let your young fry mix their own Fruit Smoothies. They'll guzzle their milk -- and love it!


19 December 1945, Record Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan), pg. 2:
SMOOTHIE HOME MIXER...9.95
Makes ice cream and whips cream in a jiffy.


September 1946, Better Homes and Gardens, pg. 118, col. 2:
Caramel Smoothie. A creamy, delicious sundae topping simple as 1, 2, 3. Just heat 1/2 pound (28) caramels with 1/2 cup hot water in top of double boiler. Stir occasionally till caramels melt. Makes about 1 cup.


August 1952, Better Homes and Gardens, pg. 84:
Calorie counters can
Count on an electric blender

Want your weight to go up or down on the scale? Then try some of these blender tricks for adding sparkle to meals and snacks
(Orange Pep-up, Banana Milk Shake, Blender Fudge Sauce, and Avocado Dip are also shown -- ed.)

Pg. 84, col. 2:
Peach Smoothie. Frozen peaches flavor a luscious, low-calorie cooler. It's so thick you drink it through fat straws. But instead of adding ice cream, you let blender whip crushed ice, nonfat dry milk into a smooth treat.

Pg. 86, col. 3:
Peach Smoothie
So thick you'll think it's made with ice cream --
1/2 12-ounce package frozen peaches
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
1 cup crushed ice

Cut package of frozen peaches in two. Thaw one half slightly and break it apart. Place water, lemon juice, and nonfat dry milk in the blender. Turn it on and gradually add small chunks of frozen peaches and the crushed ice. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Makes 2 1/2 cups. Use remaining frozen peaches for a second batch of these milk shakes.


Electric Blender Recipes
by Mabel Stegner
New York: M. Barrows and Company, Inc.
1952

Pg. 54:
MILK SMOOTHEES
Milk smoothee is the name we have given to a milk beverage into which fruit or other ingredients have been blended for added flavor.

Pg. 55:
APRICOT SMOOTHEE...
BANANA SMOOTHEE...
COFFEE SMOOTHEE...

Pg. 56:
PEACH SMOOTHEE...
PINEAPPLE SMOOTHEE...
STRAWBERRY JAM SMOOTHEE...
YOGURT PEACH SMOOTHEE...
YOGURT PINEAPPLE SMOOTHEE...

Pg. 57:
YOGURT STRAWBERRY SMOOTHEE...

Pg. 197:
MILK SMOOTHEES

Pg. 198:
BANANA SMOOTHEE...

Pg. 199:
PINEAPPLE SMOOTHEE...
STRAWBERRY SMOOTHEE...

Pg. 200:
CHOCOLATE MINT SMOOTHEE...
PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHEE


Waring Blender Cook Book
Waring Products Corporation, NY
1955

Pg. 9, col. 1:
Banana Smoothee
1 large ripe banana, or 2 medium-sized bananas
2 1/2 cups cold milk
Break banana into several pieces and put in glass container. Add milk. Cover and blend until contents are smooth and fluffy, about 15 seconds. Serve at once. Gives 2 twelve-ounce servings.


Mary Meade's Magic Recipes for the Electric Blender
by Ruth Ellen Church
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril Company
1952, 1956

Pg. 161:
Pineapple Smoothie.


Drinks of Hawaii
by Paul B. Dick
Diamond Head Publishers
1971, 1972, 1975

Strawberry Smoothee..61.


Yogurt
by Larry & Gerry Hausman
New York: Persea Books
1977

Pg. 104:
Gerry and I have had our most pleasurable yogurt experiences with "smoothies," yogurt drinks prepared in a blender. The most important thing to remember is anything goes. Experiment. Here are a few basic recipes.

THE SMOOTHY
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. fruit juice, any kind
1 c. yogurt
(Pg. 105 -- ed.)
You can add fresh fruit to make this even more tantalizing. Sliced cling peaches, for instance, or strawberries. Or combinations of these and others.

Sliced bananas
One egg
Pears
Mango
Papaya
Chocolate
Ovaltine
Orange juice
Tangerine juice
Crangrape, Cranorange, Cranapple or Cranberry
Frozen fruit (undefrosted)
Pineapple

If you like your smoothies more sweet than sour, add honey, jelly, molasses or juice from canned fruits for sweetener. Also, we use buttermilk as a creamy, complementary base, but you can do without it. This basic recipe of ours can be changed to suit your preferences, and it is not meant to be a standard, only a reference. The more juice you add the fruitier the smoothy and the more yogurt, the thicker and more tangy the drink will become. Add extra milk for more of a milk shake effect. Ice cubes added will make a delicious frosty-tasting smoothy. One healthful hint: don't throw away the whey, so to speak. This is the whitish liquid which sits on top of your yogurt, and it's loaded with vitamins. (you can drink whey all by itself with a little milk added.)


6 June 1977, Nation's Restaurant News, pg. 19, col. 1:
Smoothie No. 3
eyes sales
of $600,000
PATERSON, N.J. -- California Smoothie has opened its third unit in the Garden State, apparently fertile ground for its fresh fruit shakes that carry price markups of 1,100%.


(Trademark)
Word Mark BLENDOR
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Design Search Code
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Filing Date November 17, 1950
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Registration Number 0585384
Registration Date February 9, 1954
Owner (REGISTRANT) WARING PRODUCTS CORPORATION CORPORATION DELAWARE 25 WEST 43RD STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK
(LAST LISTED OWNER) DYNAMICS CORPORATION OF AMERICA CORPORATION BY MERGER WITH NEW YORK 475 STEAMBOAT ROAD GREENWICH CONNECTICUT 06830
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Attorney of Record THEODORE R. PAULDING
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(Trademark)
Word Mark SMOOTHIE
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Filing Date April 15, 1959
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Registration Number 0700587
Registration Date July 5, 1960
Owner (REGISTRANT) A. SCHRETER & SONS CO., INC. DBA A. SCHRETER & SONS, INC. CORPORATION MARYLAND 16 S. EUTAW ST. BALTIMORE MARYLAND
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Prior Registrations 0353785;0412506
Description of Mark THE DRAWING IS LINED FOR RED
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Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15.
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Cancellation Date July 13, 2001


(Trademark)
Word Mark SMOOTHIE
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 025. US 039. G & S: FOUNDATION GARMENTS-NAMELY, GIRDLES, PANTY GIRDLES, ROLL-ON GIRDLES, COMBINATIONS OR CORSELETTES, BANDEAUX AND BRASSIERES. FIRST USE: 19330731. USED IN ANOTHER FORM IN THE FORM OF "SMOOTHEE" THE TRADE-MARK WAS FIRST USED BY THE APPLICANT'S PREDECESSOR ON FOUNDATION GARMENTS IN COMMERCE AMONG STATES WHICH MAY LAWFULLY BE REGULATED BY CONGRESS ON MAY 18, 1932. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19330731
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Filing Date April 8, 1953
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Registration Number 0587003
Registration Date March 16, 1954
Owner (REGISTRANT) STROUSE, ALDER COMPANY, THE CORPORATION CONNECTICUT 78 OLIVE STREET NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT 06507
(LAST LISTED OWNER) SARA LEE CORPORATION CORPORATION MARYLAND 1000 EAST HANES MILL ROAD WINSTON-SALEM NORTH CAROLINA 27105
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record JOHN C. LINDERMAN
Prior Registrations 0305541
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 19940112
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD


(Trademark)
Word Mark OLD SMOOTHIE
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 033. US 049. G & S: WHISKY. FIRST USE: 19340131. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19340131
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Design Search Code
Serial Number 71349107
Filing Date March 26, 1934
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 0314606
Registration Date July 3, 1934
Owner (REGISTRANT) AMERICAN SPIRITS, INC. CORPORATION MARYLAND ROCKEFELLER CENTER NEW YORK NEW YORK
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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Live/Dead Indicator DEAD


(Trademark)
Word Mark "OLD SMOOTHIE"
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: CHOCOLATE SYRUP FOR FOOD PURPOSES, AND A POWDER FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE SYRUP FOR FOOD PURPOSES. FIRST USE: 19351202. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19351202
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Design Search Code
Serial Number 71374112
Filing Date January 29, 1936
Current Filing Basis 1A
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Registration Number 0361731
Registration Date November 1, 1938
Owner (REGISTRANT) BOWEY'S, INC. CORPORATION ILLINOIS 401 WEST SUPERIOR STREET CHICAGO ILLINOIS
(LAST LISTED OWNER) NATIONAL FLAVORS, INC. UNKNOWN INDIANAPOLIS IND.
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
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(Trademark)
Word Mark SMOOTHIE
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 025. US 039. G & S: NECK-TIES. FIRST USE: 19370500. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19370500
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Design Search Code
Serial Number 71395542
Filing Date July 22, 1937
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0353785
Registration Date January 18, 1938
Owner (REGISTRANT) A. SCHRETER & SONS CO., INC. DBA "DEAUVILLE" CORPORATION MARYLAND 16 SOUTH EUTAW STREET BALTIMORE MARYLAND
(LAST LISTED OWNER) A SCHRETER & SONS CO., INC. UNKNOWN BALTIMORE MD
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 19780118
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD


(Trademark)
Word Mark CREAM SMOOTHIE
Goods and Services IC 032. US 045. G & S: SOFT DRINKS. FIRST USE: 19690319. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19690319
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Design Search Code
Serial Number 72322927
Filing Date March 26, 1969
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Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0919051
Registration Date August 24, 1971
Owner (REGISTRANT) TKAC, FRANK S. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 619 BRIGHTON AVENUE READING PENNSYLVANIA 19606
(LAST LISTED OWNER) TKAC, GREG INDIVIDUAL BY ASSIGNMENT UNITED STATES 446 S. 16TH STREET READING PENNSYLVANIA 19606
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(Trademark)
Word Mark CALIFORNIA SMOOTHIE
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 032. US 046. G & S: Real Fruit Slush-Type Drinks for Consumption On or Off the Premises. FIRST USE: 19740201. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19740201
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Design Search Code
Serial Number 73280269
Filing Date October 3, 1980
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 8, 1983
Registration Number 1240538
Registration Date May 31, 1983
Owner (REGISTRANT) California Smoothie Company, Inc. CORPORATION NEW JERSEY Suite 120 1700 Route 23 Wayne NEW JERSEY 07470
Attorney of Record Lawrence I. Lerner
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Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 6, 2004

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