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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 29 Years Ago Today
Here's a quick holiday commercial for Dominick's advertising Hi-C fruit punch. This aired on December 11, 1984. Today, Dominick's Finer Foods is set to close their remaining stores on or about December 28th. They are discounting their beauty products and alcohol at this time.
Dominick's - "Happy Holidays" (Commercial, 1984)
Here's a quick holiday commercial for Dominick's advertising Hi-C fruit punch.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, December 11th 1984.
Oakbrook Center was the "sister" of Old Orchard in Skokie. Old Orchard went up in 1956 and Oakbrook Center six years later. The first time I saw Oakbrook Center, I thought Old Orchard had been transplanted. Even the logo (an interlocked O and C) looked like Old Orchard's (two interlocked O's). The guy who built both of them was Philip Klutznick, who was Carter's Secretary of Commerce. Amazing the things you can learn on the Internet.
By the way, this video proves that Charles Gibson is one of those lucky people who actually become better looking with age. Even though he is 36 here, he still had a long-necked, awkward adolescent appearance.
It's odd to hear the booth announcer call it a "live" special report... you don't normally break into programming to run something taped earlier! (Unless it's one of those infamous EBS "red card" kiss-your-ass-goodbye announcements a lot of radio stations kept on a cart.)
Man, that jingle sounds cheap. Could it be more obvious that they were trying to cram a three-syllable word like "Convenient" into an existing music bed? With the off-key singing, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a William B. Tanner Co. production.