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Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday Flick: 1950's Promotional Vid

We often mock Soviet Union for its incredibly ham-fisted propaganda, but have a look at this 1950s promo for beer. It wouldn't even work as parody today--it's way too over-the-top. Which makes it all the more amusing. Enjoy--


  1. That beer at the beginning is very clear and pale looking considering the age of the video...

  2. That's pretty funny. The reference to Prohibition near the end suggests the reason for this campy video: The brewing industry wanted to present itself in the best possible way so there would not be another outbreak of Prohibition. What a fantastic piece of Americana!


    You're right--beer promotion has come a long way. Thank god...