We can always count on the Pikes Peak Public Library District for some amazingly campy old Alexander Film Company commercials shot locally. These two reels of 7-Up commercials shot in and around the Pikes Peak region offer a “lively and sparkly” taste of a more innocent, yet glamorous time in our recent past. See you there!

If you recognize any of the locations (aside of from the obvious) or people in any of these commercials, please let us know in the comments below.

 

4 Responses to Fresh Up! Our Forgotten 7-Up Lifestyle

  1. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Pretty sure that was me in the babushka, baby. My mother used to tie mine so tight, my chins would blanch. And those little soda bottles! Picture Greenville, Michigan, 1956: My brother, Tommy, and I lived for the rare summer days when we could ride our bikes to the corner Standard station and buy one 10oz. bottle of Nehi (grape or lime being our favorite flavors) and an equally tiny package of Charles’s potato chips. Than we sat on the curb, shared, and savored. Heaven! Mama

  2. Ironmermaid says:

    at 2:01, i think that is the Punchbowls now controlled by a christian group, with very limited availability…

  3. tOkKa says:

    –>> I think after all that activity in 2 – 6 minutes of drinking a carbonated 7-up, i’d prolly throw up.

    ~ t

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