Cliche Family in Televisionland, 1950s

A gem of a film that shows the lengths advertising companies went to to market products in the 1950s.

Over the top characters are depicted in the race to sell, sell, sell.

A discussion on modern-day cliches would be an excellent follow-up lesson, with students making their own “Cliche Family”. What might that look like today? Would it be as easy to make this film today? What are the major cliches seen in most commercials today?

For more resources check out our 1950s PowerPoint.

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