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Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:33 am

In this 1959 ad Sabrina is selling us a B&H slide projector. I don't know who Sabrina is and I don't know why B&H chose her for the ad. It is an eye catching advertisement though. I guess those ad men in the 1950s knew something though and must have had their hard to fathom reasons for choosing Sabrina... :-)

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Hmm, it just hit me, maybe Sabrina was going for the Jayne Mansfield look? But, why would B&H care about that for a projector ad? Hmm, I wonder....

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I suspect if Sabrina is still alive she is not so perky now. :-)

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:00 am

You know, I have been pondering this a bit more. I wonder, who was the target demographic for this ad? Did the 1959 ad men even have one in mind? Was 1959 advertising still more art than science? The point or points are rather dull or abstruse, don't you think?

Hmmm, could this be a cryptic reference to the 3-D craze of the 1950s? They used dual projections. Just a thought.

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby peterottaway » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:27 am

My first thoughts were the 1954 movie Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden but of course Audrey was no Jane Mansfield.

So perhaps the lawyers got involved and to stop the directors and investors involved in the movie suing them, they had to change the "look and feel" of the ad ?

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:30 pm

Who was the target demographic for this old Miranda ad? It is just so perplexing...

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:22 am

peterottaway wrote:My first thoughts were the 1954 movie Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden but of course Audrey was no Jane Mansfield.


I am pretty sure that these days they could make Audrey resemble Jayne:

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. We have the capability to make Audrey into a Jayne-like bombshell.

:lol:

Yashica also seemed to have some target demographic in mind. It is all so confusing though.

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby Dusty » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:24 pm

Obviously, they wanted Mom to buy the big camera to take shots of the kids, and Dad the sneaky little one to take shots of other girls when Mom wasn't looking!

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:54 am

Here's an Olympus ad from 2008. :) Probably Korea. The faces don't look Japanese, I think.

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:14 am

Sony seems to have something in mind in their advertisements too. :lol:

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With ads like this how could Kodak go out of business? :lol:

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Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:07 pm

And Nikon takes it to a whole 'nother level. :lol: Going for the porno market? :o

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