When E. F. Hutton Talks, People on an Airplane Listen

E. F. Hutton & Co. was an American stock brokerage firm founded in 1904 by Edward Francis Hutton, his brother Franklyn Laws Hutton, and later led by well known Wall Street trader Gerald M. Loeb. The firm was best known for its commercials in the 1970s and 1980s based on the phrase, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen” (which usually involved a young professional remarking at a dinner party that his broker was E.F. Hutton, which caused the moderately loud party to stop all conversation to listen to him).

A brokerage firm, or simply brokerage, is a financial institution that facilitates the buying and selling of financial securities between a buyer and a seller.

Corporate [check] kiting involves the use of a large kiting scheme involving perhaps millions of dollars to secretly borrow money or earn interest. While limits are often placed on an individual as to how much money can be deposited without a temporary hold, corporations may be granted immediate access to funds, which can make the scheme go unnoticed. This was the case with E. F. Hutton & Co. in the early 1980s.

Benton & Bowles (B&B) was a New York-based advertising agency founded by William Benton and Chester Bowles in 1929.

Grandpa Sures Knows His Country Time Lemonade

In many western European countries, the term limonade, from which the term “lemonade” is derived, originally applied to unsweetened water or carbonated soda water with lemon juice added, although several versions of sugar sweetened limonade have arrived on store shelves. The French word limonade, which originally referred to unsweetened lemon-flavoured water or carbonated soda, has since come to mean “soft drink,” regardless of flavor, in many countries.

The first marketed [non-carbonated] soft drinks in the Western world appeared in the 17th century. They were made from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1676, the Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks. Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to thirsty Parisians.

Country Time is the name of a brand of lemonade drinks owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS).

Ricardo Montalbán knows he needs a Chrysler Cordoba

Chrysler Cordoba was the name of an intermediate personal luxury coupe sold by Chrysler Corporation in North America from 1975 to 1983. It was the company’s first model produced specifically for the personal luxury market and the first Chrysler-branded vehicle that was less than full-size. Although Córdoba is the name of a city in Spain, the car’s emblem was actually a stylized version of the Argentine cordoba coin. Either way, the implication was Hispanic, and this theme was carried out with somewhat baroque trim inside and by having Mexican movie star Ricardo Montalban as the car’s advertising spokesman.

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino, KCSG (November 25, 1920 – January 14, 2009) was a Mexican television, theatre, and film actor. He had a career spanning decades and multiple notable roles. In 1975, he was chosen as the television spokesman for the new Chrysler Cordoba. The car became a successful model, and over the following several years, was heavily advertised; his mellifluous delivery of a line praising the “soft Corinthian leather” upholstery of the car’s interior, often misquoted as “rich Corinthian leather,” became famous and was much parodied, and Montalbán subsequently became a favorite subject of impersonators. Eugene Levy, for example, frequently impersonated him on SCTV. In 1986, he was featured in a magazine advertisement for the new Chrysler New Yorker.

Say Howdy to Fresh Food at Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers Restaurants is a Northeastern United States chain of fast food restaurants founded by the Marriott Corporation in 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia. As of October 2008, Roy Rogers has approximately 51 locations. Roy Rogers’ menu consists primarily of hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, french fries and beverages. The company’s primary target customer is adults and most items are prepared to order for each guest.

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye) (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was a singer and cowboy actor, as well as the founder of the the famous Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his third wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd Dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show.

Mel Blanc never left home without his American Express card

Melvin “Mel” Jerome Blank (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) (later changed his name to Blanc) was an American voice actor and comedian. Although he began his nearly six-decade-long career performing in radio and television commercials, Blanc is best known for his work with Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as the voice of such iconic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, and hundreds of others.

In 1971, he appeared as himself in one of the American Express “Do you know me?” credit card TV commercials. The ad campaign centered on famous people whose faces were nonetheless usually not recognized by the public.

American Express Company, sometimes known as “AmEx” or “Amex”, is a diversified global financial services company that is headquartered in New York City, New York. Founded in 1850, the company also has major offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah; Greensboro, North Carolina; Phoenix, Arizona; Sydney, Australia; Markham, Canada; and Brighton, United Kingdom. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler’s cheque businesses.

R. White’s Secret Lemonade Drinker

Lemonade is a lemon-flavored soft drink. In Germany, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand the term mainly refers to a colourless, carbonated, sweet soft drink containing either natural or artificial lemon flavor, such as Schweppes Lemonade. 7 Up and Sprite are similar but are lemon-lime flavoured and so arguably not lemonade.

R. White’s Lemonade is a brand of a carbonated soft drink, which is produced and sold in the UK by Britvic. In 1973 the popular Secret Lemonade Drinker advertising campaign was launched, devised by Rod Allen who wrote the slogan. The adverts featured the actor Julian Chagrin, dubbed with the voice of Ross MacManus (father of Elvis Costello). MacManus wrote the song, with his son providing the backing vocals.