BOOTLEG FILES 699: “The Ann Miller Great American Soup Commercial” (1970 television advertisement).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube in both its full-length and truncated versions.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: There is no market for old-time television advertisements.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Not likely.
If you are a frequent viewer of today’s American television, you may have noticed some depressing trends regarding advertising. It appears there is a surplus number of commercials for pharmaceutical products that display cheerful images while running soundtracks full of dreadful warnings of toxic side effects, and there are too many commercials from insurance companies that offer obnoxious characters who try and fail to be funny, and there are also too many commercial from packaged food providers that promise immediate and drastic weight loss if you shift your diet to an exclusive focus on their offerings.