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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Travesty Productions The Five Cent War

Travesty Productions The Five Cent War | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Spring 1947. The long struggle of WWII was over. But just as Canada began to enjoy the peace it had earned, a new conflict erupted when children across the land rose to fight for their birthright---the five cent candy bar.

The Five Cent War is the incredible story of a 1947 revolt by Canadian children against a rise in chocolate bar prices from five to eight cents. Sparked in one sleepy Vancouver Island town, the protest proved as addictive and heart-warming as chocolate itself, igniting a campaign that swept across Canada"

 

"Cowed by allegations of communist involvement, grown-ups worked to short-circuit the drive for the nickel bar."

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Monty Python Communist Quiz sketch

Live from the Hollywood Bowl sketch from Monty Python - Communist quiz featuring Marx, Lenin, Che, Mao. A great parody...
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Five Cent War Trailer

In 1947, children launched an audacious chocolate bar revolt against candy manufacturers who raised the price of chocolate bars from five cents to eight cent...
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How to Spot a Communist

How to Spot a Communist...
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