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

  4. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jessica Feis, KRCC. KRCC said: Fresh Up! Our Forgotten 7-Up Lifestyle: We can always count on the Pikes Peak Public Library District for some a… http://bit.ly/bDsGJt […]

News

Getty Images
February 22, 2017 | NPR · The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.
 

Courtesy of Last Seen
February 22, 2017 | NPR · In the Civil War’s waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.
 

Angus Mordant for NPR
February 22, 2017 | NPR · The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.
 

Arts & Life

February 22, 2017 | NPR · The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minn., is the largest mall in the United States, and it is now looking for a writer-in-residence.
 

February 22, 2017 | NPR · Late night TV shows heavy on sharp satire of President Donald Trump are scoring well in the ratings. NPR takes a look at the phenomenon.
 

Fantagraphics
February 22, 2017 | FA · Set amid the political swirl of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’ graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won’t want to put it down.
 

Music

February 22, 2017 | NPR · There’s a country music band based in Istanbul with Syrians and Americans. Their latest tune is about President Trump’s immigration order.
 

Dutch National Archives / Wikimedia Commons
February 22, 2017 | NPR · The late Van Cliburn won a piano competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Today, pianists competing in an event named after Cliburn hold a certain reverence for the man and the moment.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 22, 2017 | WXPN · With an army of strings backing up heavy lyrics, the Danish songwriter’s session might just give you the shivers.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab