Saturday, March 5, 2011
A PEACH OF AN AD - REMINGTON RAND SHAVER COMMERCIAL - CBS-TV - CIRCA 1955
If you think you need a mini-machete with 11 blades that you have to drag across your stubble, after you slather on 28 ounces of viscous gel that smells like industrial grade potpourri,to get a clean, close shave, then check out this commercial from one of the first companies to manufacture electric shavers, Remington Rand.
Yep. That Remington Rand.The same technological titans who developed the UNIVAC computer system, which helped the Strategic Air Command scan the skies for Soviet satellites during the early days of the cold war.
This LIVE, black and white ad ran on CBS-TV's venerable, Sunday night quiz program, WHAT'S MY LINE in the mid-1950's.Remington's sonorous, commercial spokesman,Dick Stark, not only extols the virtues of a dry shave from a device that harvests your facial hair with "diamond-honed blades," but shows how close a shave you'll get by shearing the fuzz off of peach.
All that, plus an extravagant $7.50 rebate , if you trade in your old shaver.
What more could you ask from a giant computer company that apparently dedicated itself giving you a smooth face by ,first, man-scaping your mid-afternoon snack?
Here, from the MATT THE SAIYAN TUBE site, is a convincing clip about about an electric clipper.Enjoy!!!!