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American Airlines - "California" (Commercial, 1965)

Here's a commercial for American Airlines, which starts off with a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century train robbery, then segues from that to the various sights of California including the dolphins of Marineland, San Francisco's Chinatown, night skyline, Mission Hill, cable cars, a pelican at the bay, Big Sur, and the infamous freeways. Ends with a shot of a four-engine Boeing 707 touching down as part of their "Royal Coachman" service.

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"The way you do for a television set..."

This aired on local Chicago TV early Friday, March 5th 1965.

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Never been to California. Would love to see the state!
Comment posted by Matt on Thursday, August 30th 2012 at 9:29am.

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