30 January 2013 @ 12:16 am
Hotpoint Hi-Vi TV (1965)  
 So it wasn't David Hasselhoff who invented eating burgers on the floor while drunk. 

Hotpoint TV Life 10-15-1965

Cute colors! The blue and pink remind me of the 80s.  
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ms_hissyfit: pic#118866453ms_hissyfit on January 30th, 2013 07:58 am (UTC)
I can't help myself, but I find this ad charming. And the TVs are adorable.
pikkewyntjie: what's for dinner?pikkewyntjie on January 30th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
I'd like it a lot more if she wasn't holding a sandwich. It's mostly just her eating on the floor right next to some dude's foot and shoe that bothers me. Gross! Maybe the idea is that she is so engrossed in the television that she doesn't notice all that.
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on January 30th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh Rooooob! Put your shoe back on!
Disco citizen: Wood:  Janto gooseteamrodent on January 31st, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
Available in walnut ... or not
"Honey, we're getting rid of that ottoman!"
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on January 31st, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
Thumbs not included.
Useless: Robotyoungwilliam on January 30th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC)
It took me a bit to work out that the seemingly random underlines were to explain what Hi-Vi was short for.
pikkewyntjie: bilkopikkewyntjie on January 30th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
It's so awkwardly worded, too: high in vivid. What? I know it's a play on HiFi, but unlike SciFi, this one didn't take hold in popular culture.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 31st, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Very poorly thought out and probably trying to duplicate what the record industry did with Hi-Fi. High Vividity? Who knows, obviously it crashed and burned as I have never heard the term anywhere in my life.
tolanm on January 30th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
And the TVs are adorable.
Man Writing Slash: Dean in happyland on bedwrite_light on January 30th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
I love this just because it's so original and unusual - lying on the floor, covering half her face, eating a sandwich, shoes off, cropped close... <3

Somebody was having a lot of fun with this photo shoot, and they seem to know what market wants a teensy cute TV in the bedroom.
pikkewyntjie: kittiespikkewyntjie on January 30th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I like your analysis. It is a very casual ad for the times, which is the idea, of course. They're not selling living room consoles here.
vix: johnny cadevix on January 31st, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Is that Millie Perkins?
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 31st, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
Certainly looks like it from the teeth....but no credit given so probably not?
E♥: Bert Convy: playing Tattletaleswhoseline_wlsc on January 31st, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Those little TVs are cute!
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 31st, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
All tubes...probably got VERY hot but perfect for the bedroom on a cold winter's night!
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