“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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A Touch of China Used to Sell Americans Buicks in 1962

Posted: December 7th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

This 1962 advert for the Buick Skylark Convertible opted to go full on with the Chinese theme . I’m afraid I don’t quite why they used such heavy Chinese imagery, including the lantern (well, I would notice the lantern wouldn’t I given recent obsessive behaviour on this blog regarding Chinese lanterns). The text makes no reference to China or anything Chinesey….


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2 Comments on “A Touch of China Used to Sell Americans Buicks in 1962”

  1. 1 Phil said at 7:27 pm on December 8th, 2013:

    And I believe that is the SF Telephone exchange in the background. You’ve previously mentioned here: http://www.chinarhyming.com/2010/08/16/the-san-francisco-chinese-telephone-exchange/

  2. 2 Paul French said at 7:34 pm on December 9th, 2013:

    Well spotted – hadn’t noticed that…

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