Abolene Creme Commercial (film #284 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Commercial]

This 60s cold creme commercial features a model whose face has been divided in half by a dotted line so that a comparison can be made between Abolene Creme (they keep calling it a "warm cream"--ugh!) and The Other Leading Brand (remember them?). This is mildly weird and objectifying. There's also some fairly disgusting greasy skin footage. Other than that, this is pretty standard.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.

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