Simulated Fifties glam

Filmmaker Jeff Peabody dates this 60-second spot to 1956, which is of course wishful thinking:

Still, he nails the scene and the branding, though in ’56 Van Raalte (which faded in the late 1990s after becoming basically a Sears store brand) had been using “Because you love nice things” as its tagline for many years. And “Harlem Nocturne” in the background is perfect.

And were I ever to say “Aren’t you forgetting something?” in these circumstances — well, there’s no chance of actually being in these circumstances, and I suspect there’s a limit to my deviousness. Maybe.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 September 2015 · 5:50 pm

    Yeah, the whole “it’s 1956” illusion is destroyed for me as soon as I saw how the woman was dressed.

  2. CGHill »

    7 September 2015 · 6:01 pm

    Still, these things must be noted for posterity. There’s an Anachronism Watch that convenes during Downton Abbey.

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