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History of Barbie TV Ads

Docs & Non-Fiction (Cultural), Other Gems (TV Clip)
[ 4:49 - from Brightcove ]

“Rarely have American values been so handily distilled in a 30-second spot,” offers Slate’s Amy Tennery is this revealing tour of 50 years of Barbie commercials. From her wedding gown-obsessed years to Woodstock-era “swinging” days to her disco, aerobics and glam rock phases, you probably didn’t know that Barbie has tried as hard as the rest of us to stay hip to the times.

Melissa Roth

eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer

Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.

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