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History of Advertising: General 1930-1950
History of Advertising General 1930-1950
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 57min

This 2-DVD Set Shows You How Great Admen SoldCoffee, Batteries And Automobiles!The 1930s Was The Heart Of The Great Depression! Advertisers Had To Be Creative To Get People To Part With Their Hard Earned Dollars!Imagine be...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Tapeworm Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen - Full length
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Deacon | America | 05/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, you should know that these are not television ads - unlike a lot of DVD advertising collections out there. These ads actually pre-date television.

I bought this set as part of a marketing class I'm taking and it gave me a lot of good ideas for how to sell things and get the public's attention.

You see skywriting and how billboards were designed and pre-video publicity stunts.

There isn't any commentary so you sort of have to piece together what is goign on on your own, but I didn't have any problems.

Of the bunch the skywriting clip is the best one."
Good Content in a convenient package
M. Jirmanos | USA | 02/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this product based on another review and I have to agree. The content is perfect for someone who is either an enthusiast or a student. I would highly recommend this and the General 1950-1970."
Good, Historic Value
Bart | Montpellier, France | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes it seems like advertisers will do just about anything to get people to buy their products. And, when you look at movies like this you realize that this is true.

The premise of these films is that during the depression it was really hard to get people to buy anything because they had no money at all. This was before television so there was no way to simply beam commercials into people's homes so they had to find some other way to get attention.

They certainly find a bunch of ways, everything from skywriting to crazy publicity stunts to "shock" print ads (that would seem very tame today.)

I liked the historic value of seeing just how desperate ad people can get in a bad economy."
I appreciate it for what it is
A. Ross | Florida | 01/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Again, like the Origins of Animation, I read the negative hype and bought it anyway. For a student, like me, this is a very convenient way of getting the content. It is at least a buy from a reseller."