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Monday, July 06, 2009

Say cheese:

I'd forgotten all about the Polaroid commercials with James Garner and Mariette Hartley. These commercials used to air all the time, then all of a sudden they were gone. The end of this commercial campaign was so seamless, I didn't even realize they stopped making them until now. I guess "out of sight, out of mind"...

10 comments:

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I found a 1968 poloroid camera my dad had. After some battery improvising and locating film that was compatible the thing still works. What doesn't work is the one time flash bulbs. They just don't make them any more for good reason.

joe said...

We used to like setting off flashes in dark rooms. Of course, it was only good for 5 shots..

Max Reddick said...

Didn't James Garner do the Rockford Files back in the '70's? Where is he now?

Redsoxfan said...

there are a lot of commercials that do that, they just stop, which I guess makes sense,its not like they are going to announce that they wont use it anymore, but you don;t notice until someone brings your attention to it.

joe said...

Max: He did. I think the most recent thing i saw him in was the movie "Space Cowboys" directed by Clint Eastwood a few years ago.

Red Sox Fan: That's true, I guess there is no point in announcing an ending ad campaign.,

Sans Pantaloons said...

I'm sure I have a couple of flash cubes in a drawer somewhere.

I have absolutely zero idea where my Polaroid camera is.

joe said...

Instant cameras were the late 70's version of a digital camera.
Although the pic always turned out crappy...

Hairball said...

I liked those commercials too.

joe said...

I'm pretty sure Mariette was in another ad campaign. The product escapes me at the moment.

Wendel said...

The thing was, that everyone thought Mariette and James were a real husband and wife team.

There was a picture of Mariette with her new baby and the kid is wearing a tee shirt that says,

"I am NOT James Garner's baby."

These were like the "Taster's Choice" story commercials of the late 1980s/ early 90s

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