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The Jive Aces present: Bring Me Sunshine

"King of the Swingers: A Salute to Louis Prima"  The Jve Aces

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OK it doesn't really fiy here but,, needed some retro sunshine

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A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Lassie as Salesdog: One More Trip to the Well -Lassie has "authenticity".. no need for a show or movie

Lassie as Salesdog: One More Trip to the Well -Lassie has "authenticity"..  no need for a show or movie | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Lassie’s new owners at DreamWorks Animation are using a series of publicity stunts to remake the classic American dog as a merchandising superstar.
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"...the studio decided that the best hope for making money from Lassie was to make her a merchandising star, and it turned to a suitably old-fashioned tactic to prepare an onslaught of products next year: the publicity stunt." 

 

...because DreamWorks needs to make money.

 

( Lassie was part of a $155 million character library acquisition)

 

Lassie was " a bit of an acting lightweight" says the article

 

Max Factor apparently made a toupee for one Lassie in the 60s...no secrets are safe!

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11 Bizarre and Dangerous Items Sold by Sears in 1902

11 Bizarre and Dangerous Items Sold by Sears in 1902 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb: A Cold War Film from 1954

How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb: A Cold War Film from 1954 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Last week, we revisited some Cold War propaganda that taught upstanding American citizens How to Spot a Communist Using Literary Criticism. It's a gem, but it has nothing on the 1954 film, The House in the Middle.
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Mad Men Stars Pose for Vintage-Style Product Ads in 'For Your Consideration' Campaign

Mad Men Stars Pose for Vintage-Style Product Ads in 'For Your Consideration' Campaign | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
AMC serves up a fun Emmy Awards campaign for Mad Men, casting its stars in print work that has the look and feel of classy period advertising from the Sterling Cooper era.
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The second coming of the Avon Lady

The second coming of the Avon Lady | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection -- over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube.
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12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off

12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Many people of a certain age look back at the 1980s as the golden age of toys. But some action figures just didn't resonate—at least back then. Here are 12 rejected toys of the 80s that, in some cases, are now sought after by collectors.
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Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes

Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Nike running: So easy, a caveman can do it? Wieden + Kennedy made quite the discovery earlier this month. The agency says it's "pretty damn pumped" to have finally found the first ads it ever made—which happen to be the first national broadcast ads Nike ever aired.
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Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today

Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Logo lovers, —an infographic charting the evolution of 18 big-company logos, beginning with Coca-Cola in 1886 and Pepsi a decade later, and continuing through the Yahoos and Googles of the late 20th century.

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The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000

The First Cellphone Went on Sale 30 Years Ago for $4,000 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Somewhere in either Chicago, Baltimore or Washington, someone plunked down $3,995 to buy the first handheld cellphone on March 13, 1984.
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souvenirs

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That's incredibly  crazy  then u could only talk today u can do everything I made this video. http://youtu.be/bQf4JC2gN2o

Stephen Lovell's curator insight, March 26, 7:56 PM

Kinda looks like the walky talky that I used as a lad. Has it really been 30 years and now billions of mobile device users all over the world. It's become the norm and the standard.

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▶ Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of All Time! - YouTube

There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren't changing fast enough... Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia
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35 Ads in 35 Years for Adweek's 35th Birthday [Video]

35 Ads in 35 Years for Adweek's 35th Birthday [Video] | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Since Adweek launched, there has been at least one culture-defining ad per year. Some won Lions and Clios, some became legendary for their own reasons, and some of them are in our compilation above. Feel free to let us know what others we should have included in our 35 for 35.
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5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes

5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Last week, the internet was abuzz after The Simpsons predicted a Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl. But that wasn't the first time the show told the future.
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7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement

7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since Steven Spielberg featured Reese's Pieces in 1982's E.T.
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Bulova: world's first television advertisement - YouTube

The first television advertisement was broadcast in the United States at 2:29 p.m. on July 1, 1941. NBC affiliate WNBT aired this 10 second spot before a bas...
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10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

From steaming out a splinter to stopping a mad dog, here's how your ancestors handled life's big problems.In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It wasn't long before they got the idea to put artwork, trivia, famous people, and pretty girls onto those cards, grouped into collectible series. The cards, which continued into the 1940s, are highly valuable now, with the most expensive (bearing the face of stringent anti-smoking baseball player Honus Wagner) selling for $2.8 million in 2007."

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Burger King Resurrects Creepy Subservient Chicken, Minus The Chicken

Burger King Resurrects Creepy Subservient Chicken, Minus The Chicken | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, Burger King launched what is still one of the more bizarre marketing ploys of the Internet era -- the Subservient Chicken, a "webcam" featuring a person in a chicken suit doing the b...
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▶ KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS (Portable Cassette Players) - YouTube

Walkmans BONUS Reactions: http://goo.gl/qSqzcU NEW Vids Sun,Thurs & Sat! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/TheFineBros Watch all episodes of REACT http://goo.gl/4iDVa...
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18 Delightfully Artistic Vintage STD Posters

18 Delightfully Artistic Vintage STD Posters | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Here are a few classic government posters designed to help keep the men and women of America safe.
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"good time" girls....."juke joint sniper" looks like it's all their fault

 

but mercury knocks it out?

 

"A sailor doesn't have to prove he's a man"   ha

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This is what someone thought the iPad would look like, back in 2004 - The Next Web

This is what someone thought the iPad would look like, back in 2004 - The Next Web | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Before the iPad or even the iPhone was released, there were years of speculation on what portable products Apple would release. ....What’s perhaps most amazing is that this fan image accurately picked the name for a real Apple product that was released six years later in 2010. Apple was experimenting with the iPad back in 2004 as some prototypes of the device date back that far.

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Why Are Americans Giving Up Gum-Chewing?

Why Are Americans Giving Up Gum-Chewing? | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Why aren't Americans as interested in chewing gum as we used to be? Is it that we don't want to spend the money, we have better ways to freshen our breath, it's simply falling out of favor as a hab...
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Hunter S. Thompson’s Edgy 1990s Commercial for Apple’s Macintosh Computer

Hunter S. Thompson’s Edgy 1990s Commercial for Apple’s Macintosh Computer | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Contrary to what the past decade’s TV commercials may indicate, Apple’s advertising hasn’t always been so tepid and generic.
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▶ 1960s Sexist Ad When a woman's at the wheel - Goodyear Polyglass - YouTube

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MediaPost Publications Not Your Father's Norman Rockwell Cover Story Mad Men

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Not Your Father's Norman Rockwell Cover Story - 02/26/2014

"t may look like a Norman Rockwell setting, but the cover story of next week's The Saturday Evening Post is guaranteed to be anything but, as it sets the stage for the final season of AMC's "Mad Men."

Written by "legendary" Hollywood reporter Jeanne Wolf, the cover story focuses on how the cast of the Madison Avenue noir series have grown individually over the course of seven seasons, and why "fans project so much love and hate on their characters."

The issue also pays homage to the "Mad Men" era with a feature on the “new” look of vintage ’60s-era art and advertising from the pages of The Saturday Evening Post....."

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MediaPost Publications Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target 02/18/2014

MediaPost Publications Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target 02/18/2014 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Bruised Barbie's Social Storm Heads To Target - 02/18/2014

 

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Meanwhile, the kerfuffle caused by Barbie’s #unapologetic campaign, revealed last week, continues. Mattel declined to tell Marketing Daily how much it paid SI for the promotion, which includes 1,000 mock covers to be distributed as Toy Fair got underway last weekend, as well as a four-page interior spread. “As a savvy businesswoman (she’s had over 150 careers, after all!), Barbie does not disclose the terms of her partnerships,” the spokesperson says.

But Barbie is down on her luck -- and no one could blame her for getting a little desperate. Mattel, which recently revealed that Barbie’s sales nosedived 13% during the critical fourth quarter, invited the world to comment on the aging legend, rocking the same swimsuit she wore during the Eisenhower presidency...."

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ha ha "At 55, she’s increasingly invisible, no matter what she’s wearing. "

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