Tracks include five classic Milton's radio ads, and a song I produced in 1978 by a group from Chapel Hill named The Blazers called "I Ain't Got You" that includes a line about Miltons.
By Charly Mann
Milton's ad from June 1971
Milton's first ad 9-24-1948 (note they are in a temporary location)
Milton Julian is the personification of joy. Of all the people I knew growing up in Chapel Hill from the 1950’s through the 1990’s, no one seemed to enjoy what he was doing more than this Franklin street merchant. His fame is derived from his store, Milton’s Clothing Cupboard, which he operated from 1948 to 1992, selling upscale men’s, and often women’s, clothing. Milton was also always a man just a little ahead of his time, and continued to adapt to fashion trends better than any other store in town. While his brother’s store Julian’s for example maintained the Ivy League look throughout its existence, Milton’s continued to evolve without ever feeling dated or trendy.
Third Anniversary January 1952
Summer Giveaway from July 1972 and Frogstrangler from February 1964
Milton was also a visionary. It was his imagination that created the most original and enticing newspaper and radio ads in Chapel Hill, which you can sample here. He also was the only local merchant to successfully expand outside the confines of Chapel Hill, eventually opening stores in Charlotte, Dallas, and Atlanta.
Heading for Milton's 1971
I am convinced Milton Julian, with his love for people and outgoing personality, would have been successful at anything he would have attempted in life. Fortunately, for us, he decided to open up a clothing store in Chapel Hill.
Milton Julian at 90
Milton Julian and his wife Virginia are alive and well, living on a farm outside of Chapel Hill.
From July 1952
Thanks to Gary Edens - radio master, for the Milton's radio spots
What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. or the crisp October nights. No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be, The University of the People.