Admiral Cigarette (1897)

  |  Documentary, Short


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A commercial. Four men sit in animated conversation in front of a billboard for Admiral Cigarettes. The billboard fills the entire background. Beside them is a large box, also marked ... See full summary »


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17 June 2003 | reptilicus
Could this be the first commercial?
This Thomas Edison short may very well be the very first example of a filmed advertisement. The 28 second film shows a cross section of men (including an Indian Chief and someone who looks like Uncle Sam) sitting in front of a banner that says (what else?) Admiral Cigarettes. A lady appears and drops dozens of cigarettes in front of them. The men unfurl a banner which reads "We All Smoke".

Okay so it is politically incorrect by to-days standards; this discovery of this 106 year old film shows that product endorsement went back as far as the moving pictures themselves!

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Documentary | Short

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Release Date:

August 1897

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USA

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